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Eric Stoltz Biography

Birth Place:
Whittier, California, United States
Profession
Actor, producer, director

Fast Facts

  • Earned money playing piano for local theater productions at the age of 14
  • Was roommates with actor Anthony Edwards at the University of Southern California
  • Studied theater under Stella Adler, William Taylor and Peggy Feury
  • Made his feature-film debut in 1982's Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Originally cast as Marty McFly in the movie Back to the Future
  • After six weeks of filming, director Robert Zemeckis replaced him with Michael J
  • Fox because Stoltz was "too intense
  • " First took up directing with the 2001 TV-movie My Horrible Year!

Awards

  • 1995Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: nominated
  • 1986Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated

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