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Michael J. Fox reflects on ‘dumpster-diving for food’ while struggling in Hollywood before Parkinson's disease

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As Michael J. Fox continues his ongoing battle with Parkinson’s Disease, he reflected on the sacrifices he made to become a successful Hollywood actor.

The "Back to the Future" star was determined to succeed in the industry, even if it meant being a starving artist for a while.  "I was 18 years old, with no money, no connections, literally dumpster diving for food," Fox said during an interview with Variety.

Although the 61-year-old actor went through several rough patches and failed auditions, Fox continued to have a go-getter attitude.  "I was sitting around with all these actors, and I remember thinking, ‘Why is this going to work for me and not for them?’" he recalled. "It’s not that I wished them unhappiness or bad luck…I wished them all the success in the world.

But I knew I was going to make it. God knows why. I was living on the margins." Fox eventually landed his breakout role as Alex P.

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