‘Back to the Future II’ Aging Was Way Off

By  · Published on June 28th, 2010

You never know what you’ll stumble upon out there in the internet when you’re searching for news about the 25th Anniversary of the Back to the Future Trilogy which hits Blu-ray shelves on October 26th. Today, the stumbling involved this clever gem that shows the discrepancy between how Back to the Future II showed Marty McFly at age 49 and what Michael J. Fox actually looks like at age 47.


I imagine the reason that they made him look like he was in his 60s was a combination of the limitations of make-up at the time and the need to make him far, far different looking than his already-adult self in order to make the audience hyper aware that he was old.

As a bonus, I’ve thrown in what they made Elisabeth Shue look like and what she actually looks like now.

They were a bit off there, too.

And where’s my hoverboard?

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