Matthew Broderick
Actor
Matthew Broderick
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.
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Matthew Broderick Has His Donald Trump Impression Locked Down
Huffington Post - 3 months
Matthew Broderick’s impression of Donald Trump is just yuuuuge. The actor poked fun at the president-elect on Friday after “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert asked whether he’d ever met his fellow native New Yorker. “I’ve walked by the building plenty,” said Broderick. “[But] I don’t think I’ve ever met him, I don’t think he’s ever come to a show that I was in, at all. “Usually if somebody likes that comes, you kinda know it, he comes back stage,” the “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” star added, before launching into an impromptu impression of how he’d imagine Trump thanking him after the show. Broderick later claimed it was the first time he’d attempted to send up the incoming POTUS. Check out the full interview above, and further footage from the show below: type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=5842759ae4b09e21702ed646,58413871e4b017f37fe402f7,584122ade4b0c68e048031bc,58296e98e4b0c4b63b0d4443 -- ...
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Kyra Sedgwick and Matthew Broderick dated in high school
CNN - 3 months
Actors Kyra Sedgwick and Matthew Broderick not only attended the same private school, but the pair also dated.
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'Rules Don't Apply' To Warren Beatty
Huffington Post - 3 months
Rules Don't Apply is Warren Beatty's first major motion picture in 15 years, but definitely worth the wait. Warren Beatty's film debut in Elia Kazan's Splendor in the Grass, made him a star in his 20's. Now, his new film which opened Thanksgiving weekend, Rules Don't Apply, has shades of Splendor inside out. Both films deal with young love struggling with the strictures of strong religious upbringings.The difference is that in Splendor the guy doesn't get the girl at the end. Whereas in Rules, the guy does. But not telling which guy. You have to see the movie to find out. More Splendor comparisons. Singer Phil Collins daughter, Lilly Collins, is a Natalie Wood lookalike. Alden Ehrenreich comes across as a young Beatty. The two have great chemistry and Beatty, the director, is able to elicit strong performances from them both. Director Beatty, despite his reputed insistence on many takes, is often able to bring out the best in actors. Their performances in his f ...
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"Rules Don't Apply" Is Beatty's Folly
Huffington Post - 3 months
Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Rules Don't Apply" (20th Century Fox) Warren Beatty hasn't been seen on screen since his 2001 film "Town & Country" and that was not a major hit. His star power has diminished a bit over the years and there is no reason to think his latest film "Rules Don't Apply" will bring back any of the old glitter. Mr. Beatty stars in this film and also was the director. Plus he was one of the writers of the screenplay and was a co-producer. In short Beatty huffed and puffed all over this project but the only thing it inflated was his ego. In the film Beatty plays Howard Hughes, a bizarre acting man if there ever was one. Alden Ehrenreich plays Frank Forbes, one of Hughes drivers, and Lily Collins plays Marla Mabrey, a starlet under contract to Hughes. It seems Hughes kept a stable of starlets under contract and ensconced them in bungalows around the city of Los Angeles. At various times they were summoned to meet with Hughes, usually in hi ...
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Warren Beatty Feted at Museum of the Moving Image Gala
Huffington Post - 4 months
Warren Beatty, Hollywood legend and famed boulevardier, starred in or directed and wrote the movies Splendor in the Grass, Bonnie and Clyde, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Shampoo, Bulworth, and Reds, to name a few, so now that he has his first film in many years, the long awaited Rules Rules Don't Apply, it is fitting that the Museum of the Moving Image Image honor him. From this great night of speeches and clips this week, an observation beyond Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" was evident: eccentric, beyond the pale, this man is much beloved. Guests included Elaine May, Jeanne Berlin, Barry Diller, Mandy Patinkin, Lee Grant, Robert Benton, Barry Levinson, James Toback, Oliver Platt, and Michael Barker, some legendary figures themselves; many provided a piece of movie history in their accolades. Matthew Broderick with Sarah Jessica Parker, and Haley Bennett attended too. Paul Sorvino said he makes actors feel free and beautifully guided. The Rules Don't Apply stars Alden Ehrenreich and Lil ...
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Matthew Broderick is with her, and her
CNN - 4 months
Matthew Broderick is with her.
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Sarah Jessica Parker On Why She Thinks People Get Divorced
Huffington Post - 5 months
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Sarah Jessica Parker's Divorce Doesn't Parallel Her Marriage to Matthew Broderick: 'I Don't Relate to It' - PEOPLE.com
Google News - 5 months
PEOPLE.com Sarah Jessica Parker's Divorce Doesn't Parallel Her Marriage to Matthew Broderick: 'I Don't Relate to It' PEOPLE.com Sarah Jessica Parker's newest role involves playing a woman whose marriage is falling apart — but art doesn't always imitate life. Speaking to reporters Now at the New York City premiere of her HBO show Divorce, the actress opened up about what it's ... 'Divorce' & 'Insecure' Review: Issa Rae Series More Confident Bet Than Sarah Jessica Parker's Return To HBODeadline Sarah Jessica Parker Rings in 'Divorce' With 'Sex and the City' Reunion at NYC PremiereHollywood Reporter 'Divorce' Review: Sarah Jessica Parker Returns to HBO in Top FormIndieWire USA TODAY -Us Weekly -Vanity Fair -ABC News all 68 news articles »
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Bueller? Bueller? Matthew Broderick wasn't sure he wanted Ferris role
Chicago Times - 6 months
Turns out Matthew Broderick could have used one of Ferris Bueller's famous pep talks. Broderick said he initially expressed doubt about playing the teenage slacker in the 1986 comedy "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." He recalled his concerns in an interview for the new book "Powerhouse: The Untold Story...
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How 'Ferris Bueller' Became One of the Best High School Films Ever
ABC News - 9 months
The John Hughes film, starring Matthew Broderick, was released 30 years ago.
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The Week Ahead: ‘Shining City’ Reappears, This Time With Matthew Broderick at Irish Rep
NYTimes - 9 months
Mr. Broderick stars in this Off Broadway revival of Conor McPherson’s hit as a man whose wife’s ghost won’t leave him alone.
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Most Tony nominations ever: How does 'Hamilton' stack up to history?
LATimes - 10 months
Just how tall do the record-breaking 16 Tony nominations racked up by "Hamilton" on Tuesday stand up in Broadway history? Here's a rundown of a dozen other productions with the most Tony nominations, according to the American Theatre Wing: Matthew Broderick, left and Nathan Lane in "The Producers"...
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Bueller? 30? Take a day off to celebrate Ferris with new hotel packages
Chicago Times - 11 months
This summer marks the 30th anniversary of a Chicago classic, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," and you can celebrate the milestone by playing hooky at some Chicago hotels. The Palmer House Hilton's "Bueller's Chicago" package invites people to make like Matthew Broderick and re-create Ferris' day of...
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Matthew Broderick to Star in Revival of ‘Shining City’
NYTimes - 11 months
The Irish Repertory Theater production of this work by Conor McPherson starts previews on May 17 and opens on June 9.
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Matthew Broderick And Nathan Lane Revive 'Producers' To Give Donald Trump His Final Bow
Huffington Post - 12 months
Fingers crossed voters today have more common sense than Broadway audiences of the 1950s and '60s or else we are in for "Springtime for Trump." On "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Sunday, Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick reprised their roles as Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom from the award-winning Mel Brooks musical, "The Producers," to deliver a Donald Trump spoof so good it could go to Broadway.  In the sketch, Broderick and Lane are now political consultants in need of a big break, who choose to back a losing candidate, instead of winner, to profit heavily off of his or her loss. Naturally, their focus turns to Trump who meets all of the qualifications: "a real trainwreck, a schmuck, a putz, a grade A, world class, gold-plated nincompoop."  Everything goes as planned until the candidate and the musical, "Trumped," become huge hits, making the two producers more successful than ever before. It would almost be funny, IF THIS WASN'T ACTUALLY HAPPENING.  Watch the full sketch a ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Matthew Broderick
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 49
    He 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. Broderick met actress Sarah Jessica Parker through her brother. The couple married on May 19, 1997, in a civil ceremony in a historic deconsecrated synagogue on the Lower East Side.
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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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  • 2010
    Age 47
    In March 2010, Broderick was featured in the NBC program Who Do You Think You Are?
    More Details Hide Details Broderick stated that his participation in the ancestry research program emotionally reconnected him with the role he played in Glory 22 years earlier, as he discovered a paternal great-great-grandfather, Robert Martindale (incidentally sharing the same given name as his Glory character), who actually was a Union soldier. A veteran of the Battle of Gettysburg, Martindale, who belonged to the 20th Connecticut, was killed in the aftermath of the Battle of Atlanta and was eventually interred in an unnamed grave at the Marietta National Cemetery. Having identified the grave with the help of historian Brad Quinlin, Broderick's research enabled him to give his ancestor his name back. In the same program, Broderick discovered that his paternal grandfather, James Joseph Broderick II, whom he had never known, had been a highly decorated combat medic in World War I, having earned his distinctions during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.
  • 2009
    Age 46
    Broderick and Parker's surrogate delivered their twin daughters, Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge, in June 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Broderick is a New York Mets fan, while Parker supports the New York Yankees, and their son the Boston Red Sox. Although the couple lives in Manhattan, Broderick and Parker spend a considerable amount of time at their holiday home near Kilcar, a village in County Donegal, Ireland, where Broderick spent his summers as a child. They also have a house in The Hamptons.
    In April 2009, it was confirmed that Broderick and Parker were expecting twin girls through surrogacy.
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    He appeared on Broadway as a college professor in The Philanthropist, running April 10 through June 28, 2009.
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  • 2005
    Age 42
    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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    Broderick reprised the role in the 2005 film adaptation of the same name.
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  • 2003
    Age 40
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2001
    Age 38
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In the latter production, he played Leopold "Leo" Bloom, an accountant who co-produces a musical designed to fail, but which turns out to be successful.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1989
    Age 26
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1990s, Broderick voice of the adult Simba, in Disney's successful animated film The Lion King, and also voiced Tack the Cobbler in Miramax's controversial version of The Thief and the Cobbler, which had originally been intended as a silent role. He won recognition for two dark comedy roles. The first was that of a bachelor in The Cable Guy with Jim Carrey. The second was that of a high school teacher in Alexander Payne's Election with Reese Witherspoon.
  • 1988
    Age 25
    In 1988, Broderick played Harvey Fierstein's gay lover, Alan, in the screen adaptation of Torch Song Trilogy.
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  • 1987
    Age 24
    On August 5, 1987, while driving a rented BMW in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Broderick crossed into the wrong lane and collided head-on with a Volvo driven by Anna Gallagher, 28, accompanied by her mother, Margaret Doherty, 63, killing both instantly.
    More Details Hide Details 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. Broderick suffered a fractured leg, fractured ribs, concussion, and a collapsed lung. Grey received minor injuries, including severe whiplash. Broderick told authorities he had no recollection of the crash and did not know why he was in the wrong lane. "I don't remember the day. I don't remember even getting up in the morning. I don't remember making my bed. What I first remember is waking up in the hospital, with a very strange feeling going on in my leg," he said at the time. Broderick was charged with causing death by dangerous driving and faced up to five years in prison, but was later convicted of the lesser charge of careless driving and fined $175, which the victims' family called "a travesty of justice".
    Also in 1987, he played Air Force research assistant Jimmy Garrett in Project X.
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  • 1986
    Age 23
    Broderick then won the role of the charming, clever slacker in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
    More Details Hide Details At the age of 23, Broderick played a high school student who, with his girlfriend and best friend, plays hooky and explores Chicago. The film remains a 1980s comedy favorite today, and is one of Broderick's best known roles (particularly with teenage audiences).).
  • 1983
    Age 20
    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.
    More Details Hide Details This was followed by the role of Philippe Gaston in Ladyhawke, in 1985.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on March 21, 1962.
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