Matthew Broderick

Born Mar 21, 1962

Matthew Broderick is an American film, stage and voice actor who, among other roles, played the title character in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, voiced Simba in The Lion King, and portrayed Leo Bloom in the Hollywood and Broadway productions of The Producers. He has won two Tony Awards, one in 1983 for his featured role in the play Brighton Beach Memoirs and one in 1995 for his leading role in the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Matthew Broderick.


1962 Birth Born on March 21, 1962.


1983 21 Years Old His first big hit film was WarGames, a summer hit in 1983, in which he played the main role of David Lightman, a Seattle teen hacker. … Read More
1986 24 Years Old Broderick then won the role of the charming, clever slacker in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off. … Read More
1987 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Also in 1987, he played Air Force research assistant Jimmy Garrett in Project X.
1988 26 Years Old In 1988, Broderick played Harvey Fierstein's gay lover, Alan, in the screen adaptation of Torch Song Trilogy.
1989 27 Years Old In the 1989 film Glory, he received favorable reviews for his portrayal of the American Civil War officer Robert Gould Shaw, whom Broderick incidentally physically resembled at the time. … Read More


2001 39 Years Old Broderick returned to Broadway as a musical star in the 1990s, most notably with his Tony Award-winning performance in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and his Tony Award-nominated role in the Mel Brooks 2001 stage version of The Producers. … Read More


2003 41 Years Old Martin Doherty, whose sister and mother were killed in the crash, later stated that he forgave Broderick, amid plans to meet with Broderick in 2003, in order to gain a sense of closure.
2005 43 Years Old 1 More Event
Broderick reprised the role in the 2005 film adaptation of the same name.
He appeared on Broadway as a college professor in The Philanthropist, running April 10 through June 28, 2009.
2010 48 Years Old In March 2010, Broderick was featured in the NBC program Who Do You Think You Are? … Read More


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