Alert
Close

AARP Family Vacation Photo Contest. See official rules

Highlights

Open
Caucasian couple looking at a laptop computer together

Horoscope

Gemini - AARP Horoscope

Look at what your future holds if your birthday is between May 21 & June 21

CONTESTS & SWEEPS

AARP Family Vacation - Photo Contest

AARP REALPAD

The tablet with free 24/7 customer support. Learn More

Bob Dylan Talks!

Most Popular

Viewed

Michael J. Fox Turns 50

As his old Back to the Future buddy Doc Brown might exclaim, "Great Scott!"

Michael J Fox turns 50

Michael J. Fox's most famous films include (from left to right) Back to the Future, Teen Wolf and Stuart Little. — Illustration: Sean McCabe (Universal/Everett Collection; Brian Zak/AP Photo; Columbia/Everett Collection; MGM/Everett Collection)

The Big 5-Oh: June 9

Michael J. Fox first breezed into America's living rooms on the 1980s hit sitcom Family Ties, in which he played Alex P. Keaton, a buttoned-down high schooler and stridently conservative Republican whose political views contrasted comically with those of his liberal hippie parents. The show premiered in 1982, and Alex Keaton, a role which won Fox three Emmy Awards as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, became one of the iconic TV characters of Reagan-era America. Family Ties ran for eight seasons, fittingly ending its run as the decade closed in 1989.

See also: George Clooney at 50: His career (so far) in photos.

It was Fox's role as time-traveling teen Marty McFly in Back to the Future that catapulted the actor from sitcom king to Hollywood superstar. Released in the summer of 1985, Back to the Future was a critical hit and a bona fide blockbuster, becoming the year's highest-grossing film and spawning two successful sequels. The movie's appeal endures as well — last year we named it to our list of the 10 best summer movies ever.

Next: A champion for Parkinson's disease research. >>

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Advertisement

 

Movies for Grownups Radio

Download weekly podcasts of celebrity interviews, entertainment news and more. Listen


Movies for Grownups Awards

AARP honors the films and filmmakers who make the movies we want to see. Read

300_line
100 Must-See Movies for Grownups

100 Must-See Movies for Grownups

By Bill Newcott
E-book
January 2015


A treasure trove of delightfully offbeat recommendations for discerning moviegoers, from the beginnings of film right up the present.

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Live Nation

Members save 25% or more when buying tickets in groups of four from Ticketmaster.

amazon membership benefits aarp Woman sitting on sofa using digital tablet

Members save 50% on a monthly selection of Kindle e-books from Amazon.

Member Benefit AARP Regal 2

Members pay $8 for Regal ePremiere tickets purchased online. Conditions apply.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.

Rewards for Good

Your Points Balance:

Learn More

Earn points for completing free online activities designed to enrich your life.

Find more ways to earn points

Redeem your points to save on merchandise, travel, and more.

Find more ways to redeem points

Advertisement