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Michael J. Fox creates a powerful moment during surprise appearance at BAFTAs

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Michael J. Fox’s surprise appearance at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) created a decisive moment fitting of the cinematic history attached to the event at the Royal Festival Hall.

Michael J. Fox receives a standing ovation

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(Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

The beloved actor, who has Parkinson’s disease, attended the ceremony to present the award for best film…

Michael J. Fox receives a standing ovation

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(Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

With his wife Tracy Pollan in attendance, Fox was introduced by host David Tennant, who called the “Back to the Future” star a “true legend of cinema.”

Michael J. Fox receives a standing ovation

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(Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

Fox was taken to the stage on a wheelchair, and the audience members rose to give the actor a moment of recognition…

Michael J. Fox receives a standing ovation

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(Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

Fox stood up to the microphone, and the applause amplified, a rise in supportive outpouring that was truly a breathtaking scene.

Michael J. Fox receives a standing ovation

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(Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Fox only added to the heartwarming atmosphere when he delivered this line during the presentation:

“No matter who you are or where you’re from these films can bring us together. There’s a reason why they say movies are magic, ’cause movies can change your day, they change your outlook, it can sometimes even change your life.”

Story originally appeared on List Wire