Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick


3/21/1962, New York, New York

Birth Name

Matthew Broderick


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Born March 21, 1962 in New York, New York Matthew is no stranger to the camera or comedy. Starring as the leading role in dozens off blockbuster films Matthew is still very much active in the film community. Matthew is currently married to television/movie star Sarah Jessica Parker.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 1987, Matthew was nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical for his lead role in the 1986 comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

    • In 2005, Matthew won the Hollywood Film Award in the category of Supporting Actor of the Year.

    • Matt weighs roughly 182 pounds.

    • Matthew's favorite sport team is the New York Mets.

    • Matthew's hobbies include watching spectator sports, bowling, paddle ball, and pingpong.

    • Matthew is allergic to horses.

    • Matt's dentist once sent Matt a stripper on his birthday.

    • On January 9, 2006 Matthew and his Broadway and Movie co-star, Nathan Lane, were awarded a joint star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star is located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd.

    • Matt was actually the first choice to play Alex P. Keaton on the sitcom Family Ties, but he didn't want to be committed to a long television run so Michael J. Fox took the role instead.

    • Matthew married actress Sarah Jessica Parker on May 19, 1997. The couple are still married today. They have had one child together, a Son named James Wilke Broderick born in Manhattan, New York on October 28, 2002.

    • Matt is Polish on his mother's side and Irish on his father's side.

    • Matt has two older sisters one of which is named Martha, who's a therapist and Janet who works as a minister. He also has a brother who's named Timothy Britten Parker.

    • Matt is the son of actor James Broderick and Patricia Broderick both of whom are deceased.

    • Matt played Leopold Bloom in the remake of the movie of the broadway play The Producers with fellow costar Nathan Lane.

    • Matthew is close friends with Megan Mullally, with whom he starred in the Broadway musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."

  • Quotes

    • Matthew: (on his young son James) I can just see the little budding gene of a smoker in there. He'll see a cigarette but and say: 'What is that? Why do people smoke?'

    • Matthew: I just want the money and the fame and the adoration, and I don't want any of the other stuff.

    • Matthew: Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws. I love it when they come to visit now. They can hold the baby and I can go out.

    • Matthew (on a gay kissing scene in an early role): We did only two takes... he wasn't very gentle... and he didn't call me afterwards.

    • Matthew: (about his collaborations with Nathan Lane) You don't want to put the whammy on it, you know - we haven't done this yet. But, yeah, it feels like a good match.

    • Matt: (about his role in "Godzilla"): All I can really say is I play a scientist, like a bugologist or something ...what the hell am I? I forgot what I am... how embarrassing.

    • Matthew: (on Clint Eastwood) I've just always loved him and his big brutal gun.

    • Matthew: (about his role in "The Producers"): I probably wouldn't make a good accountant. I don't even understand what my accountant tell me. But the character is a sort of exaggerated version of me he's a little more frightened than I am, everything seems so much bigger to him than it does to me.

    • Matt: (on prepairing for his role in "Finding Amanda") It's baffling. I know nothing about gambling. I've barely been to the track. When I was a kid my father took me a few times. As an adult I think I've been twice. I'm not a research person but I'll have to learn about gambling and betting because I don't know anything about it.

  • Flat and boring.

    He's really not that great of an actor...he showed some promise in the 80's but from the 90's through he's played the same role over and over again with the possible exception of Leo Bloom. All of his characters have been the same or he plays them the same way: he's always the normal nerdy guy stuck in weird situations. I'll admit he uses good facial expressions but his emotions are robotic which doesn't help make his characters seem any different from the other. I mean, let me ask you this...what was the difference between his character in The Cable Guy and Godzilla?moreless
  • Stars in several of my favorite movies.

    Matthew Broderick is one of my favorite actors. He is so funny! One of my favorite movies of all time is Ferris Bueller's Day Off. He was perfect as Ferris Bueller! I don't think the directors could have picked a more natural or funny guy. Another favorite movie of mine is Godzilla. I wasn't going to watch that movie because it looked scary, but when I saw Matthew was starring in it, I thought I would give it a shot and watch it. I loved it! It was great. The only thing I regret about Matthew, is that he doesn't star in many movies. He does act in a bunch of movies, but not many that I hear about.moreless