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  • 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.

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