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Matthew Broderick is a Actor, Director and Producer American born on 21 march 1962 at New York City (USA)

Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick
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Nationality USA
Birth 21 march 1962 (57 years) at New York City (USA)

Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is an American film and stage actor. His roles include the title character in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), the adult voice of Simba in The Lion King trilogy (1994-2004), and Leo Bloom in the Hollywood and Broadway productions of The Producers.
Broderick 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. He was also nominated for the Tony Award, Best Actor in a Musical, for The Producers but lost to his co-star Nathan Lane. As of 2015, Broderick is the youngest winner of the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

Biography

Family
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. Although Broderick considers himself culturally Jewish, the ceremony was performed by his sister, Janet Broderick Kraft, an Episcopal priest.

Parker and Broderick have a son, James Wilkie Broderick, born in 2002. In April 2009, it was confirmed that Broderick and Parker were expecting twin girls through surrogacy. Broderick and Parker's surrogate delivered their twin daughters, Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge, in 2009.

Although they live in Manhattan, they 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.


Family ancestry
In March 2010, Broderick was featured in the NBC program Who Do You Think You Are?. Broderick stated that his participation in the ancestry research program emotionally reconnected him with the role he played in Glory twenty-two years earlier, as he discovered a paternal great-great-grandfather, Robert Martindale (incidentally sharing the same prenom 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.


1987 car accident
On August 5, 1987, Broderick was in a car accident in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, while vacationing with Jennifer Grey, whom he had begun dating in semi-secrecy during the filming of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The accident, which was the event through which their relationship became public, occurred when, at the wheel of a rented BMW, 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, who were both killed instantly in the accident. Broderick suffered a fractured leg, fractured ribs, a 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." 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. As of October 2015, the meeting has not taken place. In 2012, Broderick had been featured in a multi-million dollar Honda commercial aired during the Super Bowl in which he was highlighted driving a CR-V in homage to the Ferris Bueller movie. Doherty was quoted as saying that Broderick "wasn't the greatest choice of drivers knowing his past."

Best films

The Lion King (1994)
(Actor)
Godzilla (1998)
(Actor)
Bee Movie (2007)
(Actor)
Inspector Gadget (1999)
(Actor)
The Cable Guy (1996)
(Actor)
WarGames (1983)
(Actor)

Usually with

John Hughes
John Hughes
(2 films)
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(3 films)
Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
(2 films)
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Filmography of Matthew Broderick (54 films)

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Actor

Rules Don’t Apply, 2h7
Directed by Warren Beatty
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Alden Ehrenreich, Warren Beatty, Lily Collins, Taissa Farmiga, Matthew Broderick, Annette Bening
Roles Levar Mathis
Rating57% 2.8538352.8538352.8538352.8538352.853835
The film takes place in the year 1958, and tells the story of an affair billionaire industrialist Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty) had in the later years of his life with a young actress (Lily Collins).
Manchester by the Sea, 2h15
Directed by Kenneth Lonergan
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Erica McDermott, Gretchen Mol
Roles Jeffrey
Rating77% 3.897673.897673.897673.897673.89767
After the sudden death of Joe Chandler, his younger brother Lee is made legal guardian of his son. Lee returns to his hometown and has to deal with both his separated wife Randi and the community of North Shore.
Dirty Weekend
Directed by Neil LaBute
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Matthew Broderick, Alice Eve
Roles Les Moore
Rating49% 2.459092.459092.459092.459092.45909
Les Moore (Broderick) is a businessman who finds himself delayed in a city where a year earlier a few too many drinks led to an unexpected encounter that has since haunted him. He sets out with his co-worker Natalie Hamilton (Eve) to figure out what really happened that night.
Trainwreck
Trainwreck (2015)
, 2h5
Directed by Judd Apatow
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Tilda Swinton, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Amy Schumer, Barkhad Abdi
Roles Himself
Rating61% 3.097113.097113.097113.097113.09711
Gordon Townsend (Colin Quinn) is telling his two young daughters Amy (Devin Fabry) and Kim (Carly Oudin) that he and their mother are divorcing because monogamy isn't realistic. Twenty-three years later, Amy (Amy Schumer) is a party girl who drinks too much, smokes weed and sleeps around while dating a gym-addict named Steven (John Cena).
Tower Heist, 1h44
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Téa Leoni
Roles Mr. Fitzhugh
Rating61% 3.098673.098673.098673.098673.09867
Josh Kovaks is the building manager of The Tower, a luxury apartment complex on Central Park West in New York City whose employees include concierge Charlie, who is expecting a child with Josh's sister; Enrique, a newly hired elevator operator; Lester, the doorman nearing retirement; Odessa, an immigrant maid from Jamaica; and receptionist Miss Iovenko, who is studying to become a lawyer.
New Year's Eve, 1h57
Directed by Garry Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Nouvel an
Actors Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Abigail Breslin, Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro
Roles Mr. Buellerton (Uncredited)
Rating57% 2.8509452.8509452.8509452.8509452.850945
On New Year's Eve, Vice-President of the Times Square Alliance Claire Morgan (Hilary Swank) is making the final arrangements for the ball drop with the help of her friend Police Officer Brendan (Chris "Ludacris" Bridges). Meanwhile, after being nearly run over by a car and denied a vacation, Ahern Records secretary Ingrid Withers (Michelle Pfeiffer) quits her job and offers the deliveryman Paul Doyle (Zac Efron) tickets for the Ahern Records Masquerade Ball if Paul helps her complete a series of New Year's resolutions before midnight, which he accepts.
Margaret
Margaret (2011)
, 2h30
Directed by Kenneth Lonergan
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, Kieran Culkin, Krysten Ritter, Olivia Thirlby
Roles Andrew Van Tassel
Rating63% 3.199453.199453.199453.199453.19945
A 17-year-old Manhattan student, Lisa Cohen, shopping on the Upper West Side, interacts with bus driver Gerald Maretti as she runs alongside his moving bus; he allows himself to become distracted, leading to a fatal accident by missing a red light, in which a pedestrian, Monica Patterson, is hit by the bus and subsequently dies in Lisa's arms. Initially, Lisa reports to the police that the driver had a green traffic signal, but later, out of remorse, changes her story. She confronts Maretti, who first pretends to have forgotten the details of the accident, and then reveals to her in anger that he does remember them, but believes he did nothing wrong, causing Lisa to pursue his firing from the company with passion. In collaboration with Monica's best friend, Emily, and cousin, Abigail, Lisa ultimately becomes involved in a wrongful death lawsuit against the Metropolitan Transit Authority, seeking the dismissal of the driver (who is revealed to have caused two previous accidents), as well as monetary damages, which would be awarded to the victim's next of kin, her cousin. Meanwhile, Lisa's life takes various turns, including a flirtation with her math teacher, Aaron Caije, her decision to lose her virginity to a classmate, Paul Hirsch, and various vehement debates about politics and terrorism with classmates.
Wonderful World
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Matthew Broderick, Sanaa Lathan, Michael K.Williams, Jodelle Ferland, Philip Baker Hall, Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Roles Ben Singer
Rating61% 3.0983753.0983753.0983753.0983753.098375
Ben Singer (Matthew Broderick) is a former children's folk singer whose misanthropic worldview leads him to an isolated existence. When his Senegalese roommate Ibou (Michael K. Williams) falls into a diabetic coma and is taken to the hospital, his sister Khadi (Sanaa Lathan) arrives from Senegal to take care of him. After Khadi and Ben eventually fall in love, circumstances lead Ben to reconsider his way of thinking.
The Tale of Despereaux, 1h23
Directed by Sam Fell, Gary Ross
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Children's films
Actors Matthew Broderick, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Frances Conroy, Ciarán Hinds, Dustin Hoffman
Roles Despereaux (voice)
Rating60% 3.04793.04793.04793.04793.0479
Sailor Pietro and his rat companion Roscuro dock in the kingdom of Dor, famous around the world for its delicious soups, during the "Royal Soup Day." The chief cook, Andre, makes good soup due to Boldo, a magical genie that emerges from his pot and is made entirely out of food. Enchanted by the smell of the delicious soup, Roscuro slips away and ends up in the royal banquet hall, on a chandelier above the royal family's table. He slips and falls into the Queen's soup, giving her such a fright that she has a heart attack and dies.
Diminished Capacity
Directed by Terry Kinney
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Matthew Broderick, Virginia Madsen, Alan Alda, Jimmy Bennett, Louis C.K., Jim True-Frost
Roles Cooper
Rating57% 2.8532852.8532852.8532852.8532852.853285
A newspaper editor (Broderick) suffering from memory loss after an accident takes a trip to a memorabilia expo with his Alzheimer's-impaired relative, Rollie (Alda), and his high school flame, Charlotte (Madsen). The plan is for Rollie to sell a rare baseball card, but a few people want the card.
Finding Amanda
Directed by Peter Tolan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Brittany Snow, Peter Facinelli, Matthew Broderick, Daniel Roebuck, Maura Lynn Tierney, Steve Coogan
Roles Taylor Peters
Rating55% 2.750852.750852.750852.750852.75085
Working as a television writer for a low-rated sitcom, Those McAllister's, Taylor Peters (Matthew Broderick) has developed a few vices, such as drinking, drug abuse and compulsive gambling, which have previously damaged his career to the extent that he takes sessions with an analyst only so his wife Lorraine (Maura Tierney) can feel he is taking the cure. Adding to this stressful home life is the discovery that their 20-year-old niece Amanda (Brittany Snow) has run away from home to Las Vegas to work as a prostitute. Although he writes a good comic scene for his lead actor Ed Begley, Jr., Taylor still has the need to run off to the track to play the horses, his only vice, but when his wife discovers it and threatens him with divorce, Taylor agrees to go to Amanda and try to get her into a rehab community in Malibu. Taylor goes to Las Vegas and locates Amanda and realizes that, even though she is involved in a dangerous profession, she has accumulated wealth and retained a relatively refined attitude about life. During the rescue, Taylor's drinking and drug addiction returns and his relationship with his wife crumbles, but he learns a large lesson about life and bonds with Amanda, entreating her to make some positive choice about her own life.
Bee Movie
Bee Movie (2007)
, 1h27
Directed by Steve Hickner, Simon J. Smith
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about insects, Children's films
Actors Renée Zellweger, Jerry Seinfeld, Matthew Broderick, Patrick Warburton, John Goodman, Chris Rock
Roles Adam Flayman (voice)
Rating60% 3.0479353.0479353.0479353.0479353.047935
A bee named Barry B. Benson (Jerry Seinfeld) has recently graduated from college and is about to enter the hive's Honex Industries honey-making workforce alongside his best friend Adam Flayman (Matthew Broderick). Barry is initially excited to join the workforce, but his latent non-conformist attitude emerges upon discovering that his choice of job will never change once picked. Later, the two bees run into a group of Pollen Jocks, bees who collect pollen from flowers outside the hive. The Jocks offer to take Barry outside the hive to a flower patch, and he accepts. While on his first pollen-gathering expedition, Barry gets caught in the rain, and ends up on the balcony of a human named Vanessa (Renée Zellweger). Upon noticing Barry, Vanessa's boyfriend Ken (Patrick Warburton) attempts to swat him, but Vanessa instead safely catches and releases Barry outside the window, saving his life.