Crispin Glover is still pissed over the dispute that resulted in him being replaced in the ‘Back to the Future’ franchise. 30 years after the release of the classic 80s comedy, in which he played Michael J. Fox‘s father, George McFly, the eccentric actor is still bitter and isn’t keeping his feelings bottled up.
He recently unleashed this statement:
“Me asking the questions that I asked [about the film’s ending] infuriated [the film-makers], and they were angry and they wanted to do something that was cruel, which they accomplished. Bob Gale then specifically lied, and said false things about me.”
The disagreement stemmed from Glover’s opposition to the movie’s ending. Glover felt that ultimately the message of the story’s message was that money buys happiness. At the beginning of the film, when the McFlys are broke, they are miserable but after Marty changes history and they end up rich at the end, they’re all happy. (Even Biff, oddly.)
Glover was apparently so upset about what he perceived as the film’s materialistic message that he chose not to return for the sequel ‘Back to the Future Part II.’ He wasn’t the only actor to not return. The role of Jennifer, Marty’s girlfriend was also recast. Relative unknown Claudia Wells played the role in the first film, in which the character had a small part, but when Jennifer was given a meatier role in the second film, a bigger name, Elisabeth Shue was enlisted. But while Shue simply stepped into the role, George Weissman, the new George was made up with prosthetics to actually look like Glover, which caused Glover to file a lawsuit, claiming that the filmmakers were deceiving audiences by using a “fake Crispin Glover.”
Glover is so chaffed over this decades-long feud that he’s writing a book about the propaganda in which he reportedly will call out producer Bob Gale for the “lies” he is believed to have spread about Glover since this debacle.
Well, ain’t this a fine mess?
But those in the know are aware that Glover is one of the most… unique actors in Hollywood. His erratic behavior has caused friction on subsequent projects, which is why he isn’t widely seen (i.e. employed) these days.
Do you think Glover has a right to be miffed about this conflict? Or should he let it go? Will you be reading his book when it arrives?
Source: Cinema Blend