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(1990-1998) Lived with Bridget Fonda
Attended San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, CA.
Sister is Catherine Stolz, professional opera singer.
Dropped out of USC.
Director Cameron Crowe promised him a role, however small, in every film he makes.
He was origionally cast as Marty McFly in Back to the Future. After filming about 1/3 of the movie, they fired him and hired Micheal J. Fox. They said that Stoltz didn't act enough like a teenager.
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1984" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 43.
Dated Ally Sheedy for 5 years (met in college)
Nominated for a Golden Globe for Mask (1985)
Nominated for a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for On Our Own (1988)
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards for Pulp Fiction (1994)
1980-83: Lived with actress Ally Sheedy they both appeared in Our Guys: Outrage at Glen Ridge (1999) (TV).
1985-89 Dated Jennifer Jason Leigh they both appeared in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) and Sister, Sister (1988).
Dated Lili Taylor while they both starred in Sensibility and Sense (1990) (TV).
1990-98 Lived with Bridget Fonda: they both starred in Singles (1992), Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993), Grace of My Heart (1996) and Mr. Jealousy (1997).
Dated 'Rachel Griffiths' as reported by the British newspapers during the summer of 1999.
Member of the Actors Studio.
(May 2001) Dating Laura Linney.
"It's hard not to get a big head, people cater to you all the time."
"I'm interested in doing movies I wouldn't normally be interested in doing."
Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:
This talented, red-haired, soft-spoken actor, who debuted as a surfer dude in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), was poised for stardom as the lead character in Back to the Future (1985), but after filming began he was replaced by Michael J. Fox (apparently the producers' first choice, who was initially unavailable). He rebounded with an empathetic performance as the disfigured teen in Mask (1985), but since his real face was never seen, his success in this part didn't lead to audience recognition. He followed in a myriad of projects, including The New Kids (1985), Some Kind of Wonderful, Lionheart (both 1987), Haunted Summer (1988, as Percy Bysshe Shelley), EB> (both 1989) and Memphis Belle (1990). His powerful work as a paraplegic in The Waterdance (1992) signaled a new chapter in his career, and he has since become an invaluable player, usually in supporting roles, and often in small, quirky independent films, two of which he starred in and coproduced, Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993, with his real-life companion Bridget Fonda) and Sleep With Me (1994). In 1994, his range was amply demonstrated in Naked in New York, Killing Zoe, Pulp Fiction and Little Women. Most recently he was featured in Rob Roy and Fluke (both 1995). On stage, Stoltz received a 1989 Tony nomination for an acclaimed revival of "Our Town."