By Alyssa Fiske
As anyone who has seen Back to the Future knows, Biff Tannen is one bad dude. Things escalate in Back to the Future Part II, after Biff steals the DeLorean and travels back in time to change his life and become “America’s greatest living folk hero.” Biff becomes an ultra-rich, combover-sporting, “God bless America” parroting, misogynist who keeps getting married… hey… this guy sounds awfully familiar…
Sorry, haters and losers, but it’s true: Donald Trump was the inspiration for Biff Tannen in Part II. In an interview with The Daily Beast to celebrate “Back to the Future Day,” screenwriter David Gale confirmed your sneaking suspicion that that hairdo was no accident.
“We thought about it when we made the movie! Are you kidding?” he says. “You watch Part II again and there’s a scene where Marty confronts Biff in his office and there’s a huge portrait of Biff on the wall behind Biff, and there’s one moment where Biff kind of stands up and he takes exactly the same pose as the portrait? Yeah.”
In the end, of course, Doc Brown and Marty McFly save the day and send him barreling into a manure truck. Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox reunited for a Toyota ad, so maybe they could team up to defeat Trump, too.
(Via The Daily Beast)