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      Matthew Broderick

      Matthew Broderick

      Highest Rated: 100% Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 (2021)

      Lowest Rated: 6% Deck the Halls (2006)

      Birthday: Mar 21, 1962

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      A longtime star of both the stage and screen, Matthew Broderick remained most iconic for his title role as a charismatic high schooler in the classic comedy "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986). Born in New York City in 1965 to playwright Patricia Broderick and actor James Broderick, Broderick began studying acting at HB Studio, appearing in plays alongside his father. Impressing the directors and writers of the theater community with his performances, Broderick was soon appearing off-Broadway with Harvey Fierstein in a 1982 production of "Torch Song Trilogy." He made his Broadway debut the following year in Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs," the same year he also made his film debut in "Max Dugan Returns" (1983) and "WarGames" (1983), capping off the year with a Tony award for Best Featured Actor in a Play. He returned to Broadway to star in Simon's "Biloxi Blues" (1985) before landing the role of Ferris Bueller, which instantly took him from moderate fame to movie-star status. Then in 1987, Broderick was vacationing in Northern Ireland when he accidentally veered into the wrong lane, hitting another car in a massive head-on collision. Both the driver and passenger in the other car were killed instantly, and Broderick suffered a concussion, a fractured leg, fractured ribs, and a collapsed lung. Broderick was unable to remember the crash or the circumstances surrounding it, and was fined $175 for careless driving. It would take the better part of the year for him to recover, but he made a strong creative return, starring in the film adaptation of "Biloxi Blues" (1988) and co-starring with Denzel Washington in the acclaimed Civil War drama "Glory" (1989). Being so strongly tied to the Ferris Bueller, a character iconic to the 1980s, at first made it challenging for Broderick to find his footing as an actor in the first half of the 1990s, and films like "Out on a Limb" (1992) and "The Night We Never Met" (1993) failed to make an impact. But by 1994, Broderick was hitting his stride once again, providing the voice of Simba in the monumental Disney hit "The Lion King" (1994). He returned to Broadway the next year to star in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' (1997) alongside fellow stage-to-screen actor Sarah Jessica Parker, whom he married two years later. Broderick won a Tony for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance, and he would continue to oscillate between Hollywood and the New York stage, memorably appearing in "The Cable Guy' (1996) and the black comedy "Election" (1999), as well as starring on Broadway in "Night Must Fall" and "Taller Than a Dwarf." In 2001, Broderick starred with Nathan Lane in a smash hit Broadway musical adaptation of the classic Mel Brooks comedy film "The Producers" (1967). The show was such a sensation that Broderick and Lane starred in a big screen adaptation in 2005. He would go on to appear in films like "Margaret" (2011) and "Manchester by the Sea" (2016) as well as plays such as "It's Only a Play" and "Sylvia," and even took on recurring TV roles on "The Conners" (ABC, 2018-) and "Better Things" (FX, 2016-).

      Highest rated movies

      Manchester by the Sea You Can Count on Me Glory
      The Freshman
      WarGames Election To Dust Ferris Bueller's Day Off


      Matthew Broderick LADYHAWKE, Matthew Broderick, 1985, (c)Warner Bros. LADYHAWKE, from top: Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick, 1985, ©Warner Bros. Pictures DECK THE HALLS, Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick, 2006.TM & ©20th Century Fox. All rights reserved PROJECT X, Helen Hunt, Matthew Broderick, 1987, TM and Copyright 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF, Matthew Broderick, 1986, (c) Paramount TORCH SONG TRILOGY, Matthew Broderick, 1988, (c) New Line WARGAMES, Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, 1983, (c) MGM GLORY, from left: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, 1989, ©TriStar Pictures ELECTION, Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick, 1999 INSPECTOR GADGET, Matthew Broderick, 1999, © Buena Vista THE NIGHT WE NEVER MET, Matthew Broderick, Kevin Anderson, Annabella Sciorra, 1993, (c)Miramax Films THE LAST SHOT, Matthew Broderick, Calista Flockhart, 2004, (c) Buena Vista BEE MOVIE, Adam Flayman (voice: Matthew Broderick), Barry B. Benson (voice: Jerry Seinfeld), 2007. ©DreamWorks ELECTION, Matthew Broderick, 1999. TORCH SONG TRILOGY, Harvey Fierstein, Matthew Broderick, 1988, (c) New Line THE LAST SHOT, Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Toni Collette, 2004, (c) Buena Vista ELECTION, matthew Broderick (standing left), Chris Klein (at microphone), Reese witherspoon 9seated right), 1999, © Paramount FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF, Mia Sara, Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, 1986, (c) Paramount FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF, Matthew Broderick, 1986. ©Paramount



      71% 87% No Hard Feelings Unknown (Character) $50.2M 2023
      100% No Score Yet Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 Self - 2021
      10% 49% Lazy Susan Doug (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Horton Foote: The Road to Home Self - 2020
      34% 44% Wonder Park Dad (Voice) $45.2M 2019
      33% 45% Look Away Murray (Character) - 2019
      89% 74% To Dust Albert (Character) $179.6K 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey Home to the USS Arizona Narrator - 2017
      43% 32% A Christmas Story Live! Unknown (Character) - 2017
      55% 34% Rules Don't Apply Levar Mathis (Character) $3.6M 2016
      96% 78% Manchester by the Sea Rodney (Character) $47.7M 2016
      30% 22% Dirty Weekend Les Moore (Character) - 2015
      79% 80% The American Side Borden Chase (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Skum Rocks! Unknown (Character) - 2013
      67% 48% Tower Heist Mr. Fitzhugh (Character) $78.0M 2011
      75% 49% Margaret Andrew (Character) $46.5K 2011
      42% 33% Wonderful World Ben Singer (Character) $8.6K 2009
      57% 44% The Tale of Despereaux Despereaux (Voice) - 2008
      34% 37% Diminished Capacity Cooper (Character) $21.3K 2008
      40% 28% Finding Amanda Taylor Mendon (Character) $56.4K 2008
      51% 43% Then She Found Me Ben (Character) $3.7M 2007
      50% 53% Bee Movie Adam Flayman (Voice) $126.6M 2007
      6% 30% Deck the Halls Steve Finch (Character) $35.1M 2006
      51% 55% Strangers With Candy Dr. Roger Beekman (Character) $2.1M 2005
      51% 63% The Producers Leo Bloom (Character) $19.4M 2005
      76% 62% The Lion King 1 1/2 Simba (Voice) - 2004
      No Score Yet 26% Marie and Bruce Bruce (Character) - 2004
      62% 32% The Last Shot Steven Schats (Character) $463.7K 2004
      26% 30% The Stepford Wives Walter Kresby (Character) $59.5M 2004
      40% 59% The Music Man Professor Harold Hill (Character) - 2003
      44% 40% Good Boy! Hubble (Voice) $37.6M 2003
      No Score Yet 68% Recording The Producers: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks Unknown (Character) - 2001
      95% 88% You Can Count on Me Brian (Character) $9.2M 2000
      20% 18% Inspector Gadget Officer John Brown/Inspector Gadget/Robo Gadget (Character) $97.4M 1999
      92% 79% Election James T. 'Jim' McAllister (Character) $14.9M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Walking to the Waterline Michael Woods (Character) - 1998
      67% 61% The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Simba (Voice) - 1998
      20% 28% Godzilla Dr. Niko Tatopoulos (Character) $136.1M 1998
      55% 50% Addicted to Love Sam (Character) $34.7M 1997
      55% 51% The Cable Guy Steven M. Kovacs (Character) $60.2M 1996
      62% 35% Infinity Richard Feynman (Character),
      $145.7K 1996
      76% 61% Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Charles MacArthur (Character) $2.1M 1994
      39% 44% The Road to Wellville William Lightbody (Character) $6.5M 1994
      93% 93% The Lion King Adult Simba the Lion (Voice) $422.8M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Life in the Theatre John (Character) - 1993
      56% 74% The Thief and the Cobbler Tack (Voice) $635.4K 1993
      56% 35% The Night We Never Met Sam Lester (Character) $1.4M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome to Buzzsaw Bill Campbell (Character) - 1992
      20% 46% Out on a Limb Bill Campbell (Character) $1.6M 1992
      94% 61% The Freshman Clark Kellogg/Narrator (Character) $20.7M 1990
      35% 28% Family Business Adam (Character) $11.1M 1989
      95% 93% Glory Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Character) $25.5M 1989
      75% 62% Biloxi Blues Wilson (Character) $41.9M 1988
      77% 91% Torch Song Trilogy Alan Simon (Character) $4.9M 1988
      74% 55% Project X Jimmy Garrett (Character) $16.0M 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet On Valentine's Day Brother (Character) - 1986
      82% 92% Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferris Bueller (Character) $69.0M 1986
      67% 74% Ladyhawke Phillipe Gaston, the Mouse (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Master Harold and the Boys Unknown (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 29% 1918 Brother (Character) - 1984
      94% 76% WarGames David Lightman (Character) - 1983
      71% 68% Max Dugan Returns Michael McPhee (Character) - 1983


      51% 61% Painkiller Richard Sackler (Character) 2023
      No Score Yet 62% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014-2015 2017 2022
      70% 66% Daybreak Principal Michael Burr (Character) 2019
      No Score Yet 87% Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Guest 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2019
      100% 80% At Home With Amy Sedaris Guest 2019
      No Score Yet 47% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014 2019
      93% 49% The Conners Peter (Guest Star) 2018-2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2015 2018
      No Score Yet 20% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016-2017
      No Score Yet 50% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2011-2012 2015-2016
      No Score Yet 38% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016
      100% 94% Adventure Time Dream Warrior (Guest Voice) 2012 2016
      No Score Yet 9% The View Guest 2014-2015
      93% 95% Louie Man (Guest Star) 2010 2015
      100% 90% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2015
      85% 90% Modern Family Dave (Guest Star) 2012
      78% 92% 30 Rock Cooter Burger (Guest Star) 2008 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009-2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2011
      33% No Score Yet The Marriage Ref Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cyberchase Unknown (Guest Voice) 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2004
      No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Host 1988 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1996
      95% 94% Frasier Mark (Guest Voice) 1995