Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick is an American actor whose career has spanned both the silver screen and the stage.  Broderick got his start off broadway but quickly wound up as the lead in Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs. His first screen role was Max Dugan Returns, also penned by Neil Simon.  His breakout role came the same year for his role as a young hacker in Wargames.  Later he stared as the eponymous Ferris Bueller in 1985's Ferris Bueller's Day Off, a film which has achieved cult status and had made Broderick a household name.   In 1985 while on Vacation in Ireland with his then fiancee Jennifer Grey, who played his sister in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Broderick was involved in a head on collision that killed two locals.  Broderick was deemed at fault and faced five years in prison but his punishment was lessened to just a fine.   In 1997 he married Sarah Jessica Parker and the pair have had 3 children together.

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Bee Movie (2007)

Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Hickner  •  Simon J. Smith
CAST:  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Jim Cummings

Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Hickner  •  Simon J. Smith
CAST:  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Jim Cummings

Election (1999)

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Jim McAllister, a well-liked high school government teacher, can't help but notice that successful student Tracy Flick uses less than ethical tactics to get what she wants. When Tracy runs for school president, Jim feels that she will be a poor influence on the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Payne
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Chris Klein  •  Jessica Campbell

Jim McAllister, a well-liked high school government teacher, can't help but notice that successful student Tracy Flick uses less than ethical tactics to get what she wants. When Tracy runs for school president, Jim feels that she will be a poor influence on the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Payne
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Chris Klein  •  Jessica Campbell

Family Business (1989)

Jessie is an aging career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a fairly shady past and is indeed no stranger to illegal activity. They both ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Rosanna DeSoto

Jessie is an aging career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a fairly shady past and is indeed no stranger to illegal activity. They both ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Rosanna DeSoto

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

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After high school slacker Ferris Bueller successfully fakes an illness in order to skip school for the day, he goes on a series of adventures throughout Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane and best friend Cameron, all the while trying to outwit his wily school ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Alan Ruck  •  Mia Sara  •  Jeffrey Jones

After high school slacker Ferris Bueller successfully fakes an illness in order to skip school for the day, he goes on a series of adventures throughout Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane and best friend Cameron, all the while trying to outwit his wily school ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Alan Ruck  •  Mia Sara  •  Jeffrey Jones

Glory (1989)

Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Denzel Washington  •  Cary Elwes  •  Morgan Freeman

Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Denzel Washington  •  Cary Elwes  •  Morgan Freeman

Godzilla (1998)

When a freighter is viciously attacked in the Pacific Ocean, a team of experts -- including biologist Niko Tatopoulos and scientists Elsie Chapman and Mendel Craven -- concludes that an oversized reptile is the culprit. Before long, the giant lizard is loose in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Jean Reno  •  Maria Pitillo  •  Hank Azaria

When a freighter is viciously attacked in the Pacific Ocean, a team of experts -- including biologist Niko Tatopoulos and scientists Elsie Chapman and Mendel Craven -- concludes that an oversized reptile is the culprit. Before long, the giant lizard is loose in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Jean Reno  •  Maria Pitillo  •  Hank Azaria

Inspector Gadget (1999)

John Brown is a bumbling but well-intentioned security guard who is badly injured in an explosion planned by an evil mastermind. He is taken to a laboratory, where Brenda, a leading robotics surgeon, replaces his damaged limbs with state-of-the-art gadgets and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Kellogg
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Rupert Everett  •  Joely Fisher  •  Michelle Trachtenberg

John Brown is a bumbling but well-intentioned security guard who is badly injured in an explosion planned by an evil mastermind. He is taken to a laboratory, where Brenda, a leading robotics surgeon, replaces his damaged limbs with state-of-the-art gadgets and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Kellogg
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Rupert Everett  •  Joely Fisher  •  Michelle Trachtenberg

Ladyhawke (1985)

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Captain Etienne Navarre is a man on whose shoulders lies a cruel curse. Punished for loving each other, Navarre must become a wolf by night whilst his lover, Lady Isabeau, takes the form of a hawk by day. Together, with the thief Philippe Gaston, they must try to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Rutger Hauer  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Alfred Molina

Captain Etienne Navarre is a man on whose shoulders lies a cruel curse. Punished for loving each other, Navarre must become a wolf by night whilst his lover, Lady Isabeau, takes the form of a hawk by day. Together, with the thief Philippe Gaston, they must try to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Rutger Hauer  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Alfred Molina

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)

Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Rudolph
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Campbell Scott  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

Dorothy Parker remembers the heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Rudolph
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Campbell Scott  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

She's Having a Baby (1988)

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Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Alec Baldwin  •  William Windom

Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Alec Baldwin  •  William Windom

Strangers with Candy (2006)

A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Dinello
CAST:  Amy Sedaris  •  Stephen Colbert  •  Paul Dinello  •  Greg Hollimon

A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Dinello
CAST:  Amy Sedaris  •  Stephen Colbert  •  Paul Dinello  •  Greg Hollimon

The Cable Guy (1996)

When recently single Steven moves into his new apartment, cable guy Chip comes to hook him up—and doesn't let go. Initially, Chip is just overzealous in his desire to be Steven's pal, but when Steven tries to end the 'friendship', Chip shows his dark side. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Leslie Mann  •  Jack Black

When recently single Steven moves into his new apartment, cable guy Chip comes to hook him up—and doesn't let go. Initially, Chip is just overzealous in his desire to be Steven's pal, but when Steven tries to end the 'friendship', Chip shows his dark side. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Leslie Mann  •  Jack Black

The Freshman (1990)

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Clark Kellogg is a young man starting his first year at film school in New York City. After a small time crook steals all his belongings, Clark meets Carmine "Jimmy the Toucan" Sabatini, an "importer" bearing a startling resemblance to a certain cinematic godfather ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Bruno Kirby  •  Penelope Ann Miller

Clark Kellogg is a young man starting his first year at film school in New York City. After a small time crook steals all his belongings, Clark meets Carmine "Jimmy the Toucan" Sabatini, an "importer" bearing a startling resemblance to a certain cinematic godfather ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Bruno Kirby  •  Penelope Ann Miller

The Lion King (1994)

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A young lion prince is cast out of his pride by his cruel uncle, who claims he killed his father. While the uncle rules with an iron paw, the prince grows up beyond the Savannah, living by a philosophy: No worries for the rest of your days. But when his past comes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff  •  Roger Allers
CAST:  Jonathan Taylor Thomas  •  Matthew Broderick  •  James Earl Jones  •  Jeremy Irons

A young lion prince is cast out of his pride by his cruel uncle, who claims he killed his father. While the uncle rules with an iron paw, the prince grows up beyond the Savannah, living by a philosophy: No worries for the rest of your days. But when his past comes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff  •  Roger Allers
CAST:  Jonathan Taylor Thomas  •  Matthew Broderick  •  James Earl Jones  •  Jeremy Irons

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998)

The circle of life continues for Simba, now fully grown and in his rightful place as the king of Pride Rock. Simba and Nala have given birth to a daughter, Kiara who's as rebellious as her father was. But Kiara drives her parents to distraction when she catches the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darrell Rooney
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Moira Kelly  •  Neve Campbell  •  Liz Callaway

The circle of life continues for Simba, now fully grown and in his rightful place as the king of Pride Rock. Simba and Nala have given birth to a daughter, Kiara who's as rebellious as her father was. But Kiara drives her parents to distraction when she catches the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darrell Rooney
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Moira Kelly  •  Neve Campbell  •  Liz Callaway

The Producers (2005)

After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Stroman
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Uma Thurman  •  Will Ferrell  •  Eileen Essell

After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Stroman
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Uma Thurman  •  Will Ferrell  •  Eileen Essell

The Stepford Wives (2004)

What does it take to become a Stepford wife, a woman perfect beyond belief? Ask the Stepford husbands, who've created this high-tech, terrifying little town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Bette Midler  •  Glenn Close

What does it take to become a Stepford wife, a woman perfect beyond belief? Ask the Stepford husbands, who've created this high-tech, terrifying little town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Bette Midler  •  Glenn Close

The Thief and the Cobbler (1993)

It is written among the limitless constellations of the celestial heavens, and in the depths of the emerald seas, and upon every grain of sand in the vast deserts, that the world which we see is an outward and visible dream, of an inward and invisible reality .. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Williams
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Jennifer Beals  •  Anthony Quayle  •  Vincent Price

It is written among the limitless constellations of the celestial heavens, and in the depths of the emerald seas, and upon every grain of sand in the vast deserts, that the world which we see is an outward and visible dream, of an inward and invisible reality .. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Williams
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Jennifer Beals  •  Anthony Quayle  •  Vincent Price

WarGames (1983)

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High School student David Lightman has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions! Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Ally Sheedy  •  John Wood

High School student David Lightman has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions! Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Ally Sheedy  •  John Wood

You Can Count on Me (2000)

A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Lonergan
CAST:  Laura Linney  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Rory Culkin

A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Lonergan
CAST:  Laura Linney  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Rory Culkin
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