Matthew Broderick

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Matthew Broderick (2012)

Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962 in New York City , New York ) is an American actor and director . He was best known in the 1980s for his leading roles in WarGames (1983) and as Ferris Bueller in Ferris makes blue (1986).


Matthew Broderick (1986)
Broderick with his wife Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival

Youth and career

The son of actor James Broderick celebrated 1983 in WarGames by John Badham his feature film debut as an actor. This hit as well as the teen - comedy Ferris Bueller's made him a member of the Brat Pack to a successful star in his age group. He established himself as a serious actor with films such as the civil war drama Glory or the crime comedy Family Business (both 1989). In addition to popcorn cinema films such as Cable Guy - Die Nervensäge (1996), In Dinge Liebe (1997), Godzilla (1998) and Inspector Gadget (1999), he also played leading roles in acclaimed independent films such as Das Kuckucksei , Election , Mrs. Parker and her vicious circle or You Can Count on Me .

For his role in Mel Brooks ' Broadway - Musical The Producers , he was for his third Tony Award nomination but it went to Nathan Lane . He previously won the coveted theater award for his roles in Brighton Beach Memoirs and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying . In the 2005 movie adaptation of The Producers , he also embodied the character of Leo Bloom.

As a voice actor he had great success as the voice of Simba in the original version of The Lion King (1994) and its sequels. He made his directorial debut in 1996 with A Love for Infinity . The film is about the physicist Richard Feynman , whom he played himself.


On August 5, 1987, Broderick caused a serious car accident in Northern Ireland, in which a 63-year-old woman and her 28-year-old daughter were killed. Broderick was also seriously injured, his co-driver Jennifer Gray suffered only minor injuries. Broderick was fined $ 175.

He has been married to actress Sarah Jessica Parker since May 1997 . He lives in New York with her, their son and their twin daughters .


In the US sitcom Two and a Half Men , the physical similarity between Matthew Broderick and the leading actor Jon Cryer is parodied.


Awards (selection)

Screen Actors Guild Award

Web links

Commons : Matthew Broderick  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Official site of the Tony Awards
  3. Surrogate mother gives Sarah Jessica Parker twins - AP / Reuters via from June 24, 2009
  4. Tracy Brown: Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations 2017: Complete list of nominees In: Los Angeles Times, December 14, 2016.