Matthew Broderick

Born March 21, 1962

Matthew Broderick has been a part of our popular culture for years. If you start with War Games, he has been making movies that put him the public eye since 1983. The list below is a little longer than normal but his body of work cannot be denied.

Noteworthy

  • WarGames – The first time we knew that computers would be the end of the world as we know was with this Matthew Broderick project. Hopefully, he can still be called upon to defend us from the computers when it happens again in 2049.
  • Ladyhawke – A very young Broderick is Gaston, a young thief who gets mixed up with Navarre (Rutger Hauer) and his hawk. Oh yeah, his hawk is actually Michelle Pfeiffer – spoilers.
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – This is an 80s classic. It is hard to imagine that decade of movies without FBDO in it.
  • Biloxi Blues – Based on a Neil Simon play, Biloxi Blues charts a group of army recruits as they go through boot camp during WWII. Such an amazing movie and it always surprises me how many people have not seen it.
  • Glory – Broderick, playing Colonel Robert Gould Shaw leads the Civil War’s first all-black volunteer company. Huge cast and a terrific story.
  • Election – Another favorite of mine. I am not sure whose performance I enjoy more in this movie: Broderick, Witherspoon, or Klein. Quirky, weird and a hell of a lot of fun to watch.
  • The Producers – Broderick is the only actor that could have brought Gene WIlder’s performance from the 60s into this musical. Add him to Nathan Lane and it is musical gold.

I slip from workaholic to bum real easy.

-Matthew Broderick

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