Top 10 Facts - Matthew Broderick
Fact #1

Broderick was born in Manhattan, New Vork.His mother Patricia, was a playwright, actress, and painter. His father James Joseph Broderick III, was an actor and World War II veteran.

Fact #2

Broderick met actress Sarah Jessica Parker through her brother. The couple married on May19, 1997. The couple wed in a civil ceremony in a historic deconsecrated synagogue on the Lower East Side.

Fact #3

Broderick's ?rst maior acting role came in an HB Studio workshop production of playwright Horton Foote's On Valentine's Day, playing opposite his father, who was a friend of Foote's. In ?lm Broderick debuted in Max Dugan Returns.

Fact #4

His ?rst big hit ?lm was War?ames, a summer hit in 1983, in which he played the main role of David Lightman, a Seattle teen hacker. Broderick then got the role as the charming, clever slacker in the 1986 movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Fact #5

At age 23, Broderick played a high-school student who, with his girlfriend and best friend, plays hooky and explores Chicago. The ?lm remains a 1980s comedy favorite today and is one of Broderick's best-known roles.

Fact #6

In the 1990s, Broderick voice of the adult Simba, in Disney's successful animated ?lm The Lion King, and also voiced Tack the Cobbler in Miramax's controversialversion of The Thief and the Cobbler, which had originally been intended as a silent role.

Fact #7

He won recognition for two dark-comedy roles. The ?rst was that of a bachelor in The Cable Guy with Jim Carrey. The second was that of a high-school teacher in Alexander Payne's Election with Reese Witherspoon.

Fact #8

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.

Fact #9

As of 2015, Broderick is the youngest winner of the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

Fact #10

On December 16, 2015 both, Matthew and his wife Sarah had movies opening on the same day in the USA.

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