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*** Creator/DanielStern and Creator/TimRobbins were also considered for the role of Biff Tannen before Creator/ThomasFWilson was cast..

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*** Creator/DanielStern and Creator/TimRobbins were also considered for the role of Biff Tannen before Creator/ThomasFWilson was cast..cast.


*** *** [[Film/TheKarateKid Ralph Macchio]], Creator/JohnCusack, Creator/CThomasHowell, Creator/CharlieSheen, and Creator/JohnnyDepp were also considered for the role of Marty [=McFly=] before the casting of Fox. When asked about Depp's audition, Bob Gale responded with this.

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*** *** [[Film/TheKarateKid Ralph Macchio]], Creator/JohnCusack, Creator/CThomasHowell, Creator/CharlieSheen, and Creator/JohnnyDepp were also considered for the role of Marty [=McFly=] before the casting of Fox. When asked about Depp's audition, Bob Gale responded with this.


* CastTheRunnerUp: J.J. Cohen was originally cast as Biff Tannen. However, he didn't look so imposing against Eric Stoltz, the TropeNamer for TheOtherMarty, so Creator/ThomasFWilson was cast as Biff while Cohen was recast as Skinhead, one of Biff's {{Mooks}}. According to Bob Gale, had Creator/MichaelJFox been cast as Marty from the beginning, Cohen would definitely have landed the role of [[IdenticalGrandson Biff/Griff/Buford Tannen]] instead of Wilson.



** Creator/CThomasHowell was originally cast for two weeks as Marty, even rehearsing with Creator/CrispinGlover and Creator/LeaThompson. After ''Film/{{Mask}}'' became a surprise hit, the filmmakers decided to recast the role with Eric Stoltz and replaced Howell.
** J.J. Cohen was initially chosen to portray Biff Tannen after Stoltz was cast. However, Cohen was replaced from the role as he wasn't considered physically imposing enough next to Stoltz and was cast as one of Biff's gang members instead. According to [[Film/Interstate60 Bob Gale]], had Creator/MichaelJFox been cast from the beginning, Cohen would've probably won the part, because he was much taller than Fox.



*** Creator/JohnCusack, Creator/CharlieSheen, and Creator/JohnnyDepp were also considered for the role of Marty [=McFly=] before the casting of Fox. When asked about Depp's audition, Bob Gale responded with this.

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*** *** [[Film/TheKarateKid Ralph Macchio]], Creator/JohnCusack, Creator/CThomasHowell, Creator/CharlieSheen, and Creator/JohnnyDepp were also considered for the role of Marty [=McFly=] before the casting of Fox. When asked about Depp's audition, Bob Gale responded with this.



** Creator/JohnLithgow was the first candidate for the part of Doc Brown, but turned down the offer due to scheduling conflicts with ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie''. Also considered were Creator/JeffGoldblum, Creator/DudleyMoore and Creator/JamesWoods.
** Creator/DanielStern and Creator/TimRobbins were also considered for the role of Biff Tannen before Creator/ThomasFWilson was cast.

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** Creator/JohnLithgow was the first candidate for the part of Doc Brown, but turned down the offer due to scheduling conflicts with ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie''. Also considered were ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie''.
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Creator/JeffGoldblum, Creator/DudleyMoore Creator/JohnCleese, Creator/JohnCandy, Creator/DannyDeVito, Creator/SteveMartin, Creator/ChevyChase, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/EddieMurphy, [[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Randy Quaid]], [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Joe Piscopo]], Creator/GeneWilder, Creator/DudleyMoore, Creator/MichaelKeaton, and Creator/JamesWoods.
Creator/JamesWoods were considered for Doc Brown as well before the casting of Creator/ChristopherLloyd.
** [[Film/BackToTheFuture J.J. Cohen]] was initially chosen to portray Biff Tannen after Creator/EricStoltz was cast as Marty [=McFly=]. However, Cohen was replaced from the role as he wasn't considered physically imposing enough next to Stoltz and was cast as one of Biff's gang members instead. According to [[Film/Interstate60 Bob Gale]], had Creator/MichaelJFox been cast from the beginning, Cohen would've probably won the part, because he was much taller than Fox.
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Creator/DanielStern and Creator/TimRobbins were also considered for the role of Biff Tannen before Creator/ThomasFWilson was cast.cast..

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* CastTheRunnerUp: J.J. Cohen was originally cast as Biff Tannen. However, he didn't look so imposing against Eric Stoltz, the TropeNamer for TheOtherMarty, so Creator/ThomasFWilson was cast as Biff while Cohen was recast as Skinhead, one of Biff's {{Mooks}}. According to Bob Gale, had Creator/MichaelJFox been cast as Marty from the beginning, Cohen would definitely have landed the role of [[IdenticalGrandson Biff/Griff/Buford Tannen]] instead of Wilson.


* TheOtherMarty: The TropeNamer. Creator/EricStoltz was cast as Marty, and filmed some scenes, before being replaced by Michael J. Fox because people felt Stoltz was too serious for the role. They finally did include [[http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/thr-eric-stoltz-as-the-original-marty-mcfly.html some Stoltz footage]] in the Blu-Ray release of the trilogy.

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* TheOtherMarty: TheOtherMarty:
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The TropeNamer. Creator/EricStoltz was cast as Marty, and filmed some scenes, before being replaced by Michael J. Fox because people felt Stoltz was too serious for the role. They finally did include [[http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/thr-eric-stoltz-as-the-original-marty-mcfly.html some Stoltz footage]] in the Blu-Ray release of the trilogy.trilogy.
** Creator/CThomasHowell was originally cast for two weeks as Marty, even rehearsing with Creator/CrispinGlover and Creator/LeaThompson. After ''Film/{{Mask}}'' became a surprise hit, the filmmakers decided to recast the role with Eric Stoltz and replaced Howell.
** J.J. Cohen was initially chosen to portray Biff Tannen after Stoltz was cast. However, Cohen was replaced from the role as he wasn't considered physically imposing enough next to Stoltz and was cast as one of Biff's gang members instead. According to [[Film/Interstate60 Bob Gale]], had Creator/MichaelJFox been cast from the beginning, Cohen would've probably won the part, because he was much taller than Fox.



*** [[Film/TheKarateKid Ralph Macchio]], Creator/JohnCusack, Creator/CThomasHowell, Creator/CharlieSheen, and Creator/JohnnyDepp were also considered for the role of Marty [=McFly=] before the casting of Fox. When asked about Depp's audition, Bob Gale responded with this.

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*** [[Film/TheKarateKid Ralph Macchio]], Creator/JohnCusack, Creator/CThomasHowell, Creator/CharlieSheen, and Creator/JohnnyDepp were also considered for the role of Marty [=McFly=] before the casting of Fox. When asked about Depp's audition, Bob Gale responded with this.



** Creator/JohnLithgow was the first candidate for the part of Doc Brown, but turned down the offer due to scheduling conflicts with ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie''.
*** Creator/JeffGoldblum, Creator/JohnCleese, Creator/JohnCandy, Creator/DannyDeVito, Creator/SteveMartin, Creator/ChevyChase, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/EddieMurphy, [[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Randy Quaid]], [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Joe Piscopo]], Creator/GeneWilder, Creator/DudleyMoore, Creator/MichaelKeaton, and Creator/JamesWoods were considered for Doc Brown as well before the casting of Creator/ChristopherLloyd.
** [[Film/BackToTheFuture J.J. Cohen]] was initially chosen to portray Biff Tannen after Creator/EricStoltz was cast as Marty [=McFly=]. However, Cohen was replaced from the role as he wasn't considered physically imposing enough next to Stoltz and was cast as one of Biff's gang members instead. According to [[Film/Interstate60 Bob Gale]], had Creator/MichaelJFox been cast from the beginning, Cohen would've probably won the part, because he was much taller than Fox.
*** Creator/DanielStern and Creator/TimRobbins were also considered for the role of Biff Tannen before Creator/ThomasFWilson was cast.

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** Creator/JohnLithgow was the first candidate for the part of Doc Brown, but turned down the offer due to scheduling conflicts with ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie''.
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''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie''. Also considered were Creator/JeffGoldblum, Creator/JohnCleese, Creator/JohnCandy, Creator/DannyDeVito, Creator/SteveMartin, Creator/ChevyChase, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/EddieMurphy, [[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Randy Quaid]], [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Joe Piscopo]], Creator/GeneWilder, Creator/DudleyMoore, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/DudleyMoore and Creator/JamesWoods were considered for Doc Brown as well before the casting of Creator/ChristopherLloyd.
Creator/JamesWoods.
** [[Film/BackToTheFuture J.J. Cohen]] was initially chosen to portray Biff Tannen after Creator/EricStoltz was cast as Marty [=McFly=]. However, Cohen was replaced from the role as he wasn't considered physically imposing enough next to Stoltz and was cast as one of Biff's gang members instead. According to [[Film/Interstate60 Bob Gale]], had Creator/MichaelJFox been cast from the beginning, Cohen would've probably won the part, because he was much taller than Fox.
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Creator/DanielStern and Creator/TimRobbins were also considered for the role of Biff Tannen before Creator/ThomasFWilson was cast.


* PopCultureUrbanLegends: Once real-life history got into the decade of the 2010s, pretty much every year there would be a picture claiming that that day was the day Marty went to when he went to the future (with the date being photoshopped to the current date). It's easy to tell the fakes, since the real years in the movies [[ExtyYearsFromNow all end in 5]]. Now that the real date has passed, only time will tell if these fakes will stop being made.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The 1985 scenes, by being so current at the time of filming, falls headlong into this. Justified, in that the differences in eras wouldn't be nearly as significant if they'd been downplayed.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: UnintentionalPeriodPiece:
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The 1985 scenes, by being so current at the time of filming, falls headlong into this. Justified, in that the differences in eras wouldn't be nearly as significant if they'd been downplayed.



* UrbanLegends: Once real-life history got into the decade of the 2010s, pretty much every year there would be a picture claiming that that day was the day Marty went to when he went to the future (with the date being photoshopped to the current date). It's easy to tell the fakes, since the real years in the movies [[ExtyYearsFromNow all end in 5]]. Now that the real date has passed, only time will tell if these fakes will stop being made.

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* UrbanLegends: Once real-life history got into the decade of the 2010s, pretty much every year there would be a picture claiming that that day was the day Marty went to when he went to the future (with the date being photoshopped to the current date). It's easy to tell the fakes, since the real years in the movies [[ExtyYearsFromNow all end in 5]]. Now that the real date has passed, only time will tell if these fakes will stop being made.


** A specific one, that may not be understood by younger viewers, is the significance of the terrorists in BTTF I being {{UsefulNotes/Libya}}ns. In 1985 when the movie came out, Libya under Col. Gaddafi was a seen as a big ColdWar bogeyman and considered by UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan to be a serious enemy of the United States.

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** A specific one, that may not be understood by younger viewers, is the significance of the terrorists in BTTF I being {{UsefulNotes/Libya}}ns. In 1985 when the movie came out, Libya under Col. Gaddafi was a seen as a big ColdWar bogeyman and considered by UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan to be a serious enemy of the United States.

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** A specific one, that may not be understood by younger viewers, is the significance of the terrorists in BTTF I being {{UsefulNotes/Libya}}ns. In 1985 when the movie came out, Libya under Col. Gaddafi was a seen as a big ColdWar bogeyman and considered by UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan to be a serious enemy of the United States.


* IAmNotSpock: Actor Creator/ThomasFWilson (Biff). He even [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwY5o2fsG7Y wrote a song about it]]. He also started carrying small laminated cards he'd hand out to fans he'd run into, featuring answers to the most frequent questions he's asked about the movies.

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* IAmNotSpock: Actor Creator/ThomasFWilson (Biff). He even [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwY5o2fsG7Y wrote a song about it]]. He also started carrying small laminated cards he'd hand out to fans he'd run into, featuring answers to the most frequent questions he's asked about the movies. Not only is he exactly the opposite of a bully (and Biff) in real life, he drew on his real life high school experiences of BEING bullied in order to play Biff.

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** Doc was originally called "Professor".


** Creator/JohnLithgow was the first candidate for the part of Doc Brown before Creator/ChristopherLloyd was cast. However, Lithgow turned down the offer due to scheduling conflicts.
*** Creator/JeffGoldblum, Creator/JohnCleese, Creator/JohnCandy, Creator/DannyDeVito, Creator/SteveMartin, Creator/ChevyChase, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/EddieMurphy, [[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Randy Quaid]], [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Joe Piscopo]], Creator/GeneWilder, Creator/DudleyMoore, Creator/MichaelKeaton, and Creator/JamesWoods were considered for Doc Brown as well before the casting of Lloyd.

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** Creator/JohnLithgow was the first candidate for the part of Doc Brown before Creator/ChristopherLloyd was cast. However, Lithgow Brown, but turned down the offer due to scheduling conflicts.
conflicts with ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie''.
*** Creator/JeffGoldblum, Creator/JohnCleese, Creator/JohnCandy, Creator/DannyDeVito, Creator/SteveMartin, Creator/ChevyChase, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/EddieMurphy, [[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Randy Quaid]], [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Joe Piscopo]], Creator/GeneWilder, Creator/DudleyMoore, Creator/MichaelKeaton, and Creator/JamesWoods were considered for Doc Brown as well before the casting of Lloyd.Creator/ChristopherLloyd.


*** [[Film/TheKarateKid Ralph Macchio]], Creator/JohnCusack, Creator/CThomasHowell, Creator/CharlieSheen, and Creator/JohnnyDepp were also considered for the role of Marty [=McFly=] before the casting of Fox. When asked about Depp's audition, Bob Gale responded with this.

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*** [[Film/TheKarateKid Ralph Macchio]], Macchio]], Creator/JohnCusack, Creator/CThomasHowell, Creator/CharlieSheen, and Creator/JohnnyDepp were also considered for the role of Marty [=McFly=] before the casting of Fox. When asked about Depp's audition, Bob Gale responded with this.



*** Creator/JeffGoldblum, Creator/JohnCleese, Creator/JohnCandy, Creator/DannyDevito, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/SteveMartin, Creator/ChevyChase, Creator/EddieMurphy, [[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Randy Quaid]], [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Joe Piscopo]], Creator/MickeyRourke, Creator/GeneWilder, Creator/DudleyMoore, and Creator/JamesWoods were considered for Doc Brown as well before the casting of Lloyd.

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*** Creator/JeffGoldblum, Creator/JohnCleese, Creator/JohnCandy, Creator/DannyDevito, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/DannyDeVito, Creator/SteveMartin, Creator/ChevyChase, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/EddieMurphy, [[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Randy Quaid]], [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Joe Piscopo]], Creator/MickeyRourke, Creator/GeneWilder, Creator/DudleyMoore, Creator/MichaelKeaton, and Creator/JamesWoods were considered for Doc Brown as well before the casting of Lloyd.


*** [[Film/TheKarateKid Ralph Macchio]], Creator/CharlieSheen, Creator/CThomasHowell, Creator/JohnCusack, and Creator/JohnnyDepp were also considered for the role of Marty [=McFly=] before the casting of Fox. When asked about Depp's audition, Bob Gale responded with this.

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*** [[Film/TheKarateKid Ralph Macchio]], Creator/CharlieSheen, Macchio]], Creator/JohnCusack, Creator/CThomasHowell, Creator/JohnCusack, Creator/CharlieSheen, and Creator/JohnnyDepp were also considered for the role of Marty [=McFly=] before the casting of Fox. When asked about Depp's audition, Bob Gale responded with this.



** Creator/JohnLithgow was the original choice for the part of Doc Brown before Creator/ChristopherLloyd was cast. However, Lithgow turned down the offer due to scheduling conflicts with ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie''.
*** Creator/JeffGoldblum, Creator/JohnCleese, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/DudleyMoore, and Creator/JamesWoods were considered for Doc Brown as well before the casting of Lloyd.

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** Creator/JohnLithgow was the original choice first candidate for the part of Doc Brown before Creator/ChristopherLloyd was cast. However, Lithgow turned down the offer due to scheduling conflicts with ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie''.
conflicts.
*** Creator/JeffGoldblum, Creator/JohnCleese, Creator/JohnCandy, Creator/DannyDevito, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/SteveMartin, Creator/ChevyChase, Creator/EddieMurphy, [[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Randy Quaid]], [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Joe Piscopo]], Creator/MickeyRourke, Creator/GeneWilder, Creator/DudleyMoore, and Creator/JamesWoods were considered for Doc Brown as well before the casting of Lloyd.


*** [[Film/TheKarateKid Ralph Macchio]], Creator/JohnCusack, Creator/CThomasHowell, Creator/CharlieSheen, and Creator/JohnnyDepp were also considered for the role of Marty [=McFly=] before the casting of Fox. When asked about Depp's audition, Bob Gale responded with this.

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*** [[Film/TheKarateKid Ralph Macchio]], Creator/JohnCusack, Creator/CharlieSheen, Creator/CThomasHowell, Creator/CharlieSheen, Creator/JohnCusack, and Creator/JohnnyDepp were also considered for the role of Marty [=McFly=] before the casting of Fox. When asked about Depp's audition, Bob Gale responded with this.



*** Creator/JeffGoldblum, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/DudleyMoore, and Creator/JamesWoods were considered for Doc Brown as well before the casting of Lloyd.

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*** Creator/JeffGoldblum, Creator/JohnCleese, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/DudleyMoore, and Creator/JamesWoods were considered for Doc Brown as well before the casting of Lloyd.


*** Creator/JeffGoldblum, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/DudleyMoore, and Creator/JamesWoods were considered for Doc Brown as well. Goldblum was reportedly the runner-up for the role had Lloyd turn down the part.

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*** Creator/JeffGoldblum, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/DudleyMoore, and Creator/JamesWoods were considered for Doc Brown as well. Goldblum was reportedly well before the runner-up for the role had Lloyd turn down the part.casting of Lloyd.

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