35 Facts About Matthew Broderick


Matthew Broderick was born on March 21, 1962 and is an American actor.

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Matthew Broderick's roles include the Golden Globe-nominated portrayal of the title character in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the voice of adult Simba in Disney's The Lion King (1994), and Leo Bloom in both the Broadway musical The Producers and its 2005 film adaptation.

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Matthew Broderick has won two Tony Awards, one for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Brighton Beach Memoirs, and one for Best Actor in a Musical for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1995).

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In 2001, Matthew Broderick starred in Mel Brooks' musical comedy The Producers alongside Nathan Lane.

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Matthew Broderick later reunited with Lane in the Broadway revival of Terrence McNally's showbiz comedy It's Only a Play.

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In 2013, Matthew Broderick starred in the Broadway musical Nice Work If You Can Get It where he went on to receive a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

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In 2006, for his contributions to the film industry, Matthew Broderick was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a motion pictures star located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.

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Matthew Broderick was born in Manhattan, the son of Patricia, a playwright, actress, and painter, and James Matthew Broderick, an actor and World War II veteran.

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Matthew Broderick's mother was Ashkenazi Jewish, a descendant of emigrants from Germany and Poland.

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Matthew Broderick's father was a Catholic of Irish and English descent.

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Matthew Broderick attended grade school at City and Country School in Manhattan and high school at the private Walden School, in Manhattan.

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Matthew Broderick's first major acting role came in an HB Studio workshop production of playwright Horton Foote's On Valentine's Day, playing opposite his father, who was a friend of Foote's.

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Matthew Broderick commented on the effects of that review in a 2004 60 Minutes II interview:.

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Matthew Broderick followed that with the role of Eugene Morris Jerome in the Neil Simon Eugene Trilogy including the plays Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues.

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Matthew Broderick won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his role in Brighton Beach Memoirs.

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Matthew Broderick then won the role of the charming, clever slacker in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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At the age of 23, Matthew Broderick played the titular high school student who, with his girlfriend and best friend, plays hooky and explores Chicago.

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Also in 1987, he played Air Force research assistant Jimmy Garrett in Project X In 1988, Broderick played Harvey Fierstein's lover, Alan, in the screen adaptation of Torch Song Trilogy.

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Matthew Broderick starred in the 1989 film Glory alongside Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman, and Denzel Washington, where he received favorable reviews for his portrayal of the American Civil War officer Robert Gould Shaw, whom Broderick physically resembled.

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Matthew Broderick won recognition for two dark comedy roles: bachelor Steven Kovacs in 1996's The Cable Guy with Jim Carrey, and a high school teacher in Alexander Payne's 1999 film Election with Reese Witherspoon.

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Matthew Broderick returned to Broadway as a musical star in the 1990s, winning a Tony Award for his performance in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

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Matthew Broderick then starred alongside Nathan Lane in the Mel Brooks 2001 stage version of The Producers which was a critical and financial success.

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Matthew Broderick played Leopold "Leo" Bloom, an accountant who co-produces a musical designed to fail that turns out to be successful.

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Matthew Broderick was nominated for another Tony Award but lost to his co-star Nathan Lane.

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Matthew Broderick starred in a 2004 off-Broadway production of the award-winning Larry Shue play The Foreigner as the witty Charlie Baker.

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Matthew Broderick was reunited with his co-star from The Lion King and The Producers, Nathan Lane, in The Odd Couple, which opened on Broadway in October 2005.

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Matthew Broderick appeared on Broadway as a college professor in The Philanthropist, running April 10 through June 28, 2009.

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Matthew Broderick returned to the Broadway stage in Spring 2012 to star in the musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall.

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Matthew Broderick made his West End debut in The Starry Messenger in May 2019, co-starring with Elizabeth McGovern.

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In 2018, it was announced that Matthew Broderick was cast in the main role of Michael Burr in the Netflix comedy-drama series Daybreak.

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In 2022, Matthew Broderick returned to Broadway in a revival of Plaza Suite where he starred alongside his wife Sarah Jessica Parker.

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Matthew Broderick was vacationing with Jennifer Grey, whom he had begun dating in semi-secrecy during the filming of Ferris Bueller's Day Off; the crash publicly revealed their relationship.

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Matthew Broderick suffered a fractured leg and ribs, a concussion, and a collapsed lung.

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Matthew Broderick told police he had no recollection of the crash and did not know why he had been in the wrong lane: "What I first remember is waking up in the hospital, with a very strange feeling going on in my leg.

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In February 2012, when Matthew Broderick was featured in a multi-million-dollar Honda commercial that aired during the Super Bowl, Doherty said the meeting had still not taken place and that Matthew Broderick "wasn't the greatest choice of drivers, knowing his past".

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