10.04.2011

The Future is Now

The following Back to the Future-themed short film was recently released to help promote an auction benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. The items being auctioned off were replicas of the futuristic shoes Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future Part II.



In the short film, Christopher Lloyd makes a brief reprise of his most famous role, Doctor Emmitt L. Brown. Watching Lloyd frantically pace around the Lone Pines Nike store, I realized that all the actors who starred in the Back to the Future series are now about the older age they were depicted as during various time periods in the movies.

Being the geek that I am, I threw concerns about the space time continuum out the window to look for images of the main actors' younger selves, their predicted selves, and what they actually look like now. Take a look:

 Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly)
Age 17 // Age 47 (Predicted) // Age 50 (Actual)

Christopher Lloyd (Doc Brown)
Age 41 // Age 71 (Predicted) // Age 72 (Actual)

Thomas F. Wilson (Biff Tannen)
Age 17 // Age 47 (Predicted) // Age 52 (Actual)

Crispin Glover (George McFly)
Age 17 // Age 47 (Predicted) // Age 47 (Actual)

Lea Thompson (Lorraine Baines McFly)
Age 17 // Age 47 (Predicted) // Age 50 (Actual)

So who do you think was the most accurate prediction? Please leave a comment explaining your choice.

8 comments:

Krissy said...

I think Biff is the closest. Of course, if Christopher Lloyd had billowy white hair, he might be the winner. Now if Thomas F. Wilson would just lurp around in a velour track suit...

Jessica said...

I love Cripsin Glover. Thanks for the awesome age timeline!!

Hali said...

I agree with Kristen on this one, I was also thinking Biff. Michael is just not gray enough, maybe he colors his hair....mmmmm? Loraine looks better for what they thought she would look like, and George needs a haircut. Awesome post!

Kristina Carter said...

Biff! Michale J. Fox looks better and Doc Brown looks worse.

Ben said...

Christopher Lloyd for the win. Just needs to grow his hair out.

ScottBoomer said...

I am going with Lea Thompson, the rest of them look so weird.
Also I just wanted to comment on what a fantastic actor Kevin Durant is. If that basketball thing doesn't work out maybe he could go into acting.

Dave said...

The only thing missing from Christopher Lloyd's makeup are the droopy prosthetic old person ears. And I think middle-aged George failed to take into consideration what a freak show Crispin Glover would become.

Sean YD said...

Good stuff.