->''"[[CaptainObvious That's a lot of fish!]]"''
-->-- A [[MemeticMutation memetic line]] from Matthew's character in the American ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'' remake.

Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is an American actor famous for movies such as ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'', ''Film/{{Glory}}'', ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'', and ''Disney/TheLionKing'' (as the voice of the adult Simba). He started off as a teen heartthrob as part of the Creator/BratPack, but later moved on to more serious roles in TheNineties, and has had some success on Broadway as well. He is married to Creator/SarahJessicaParker, with whom he has three children.

!!Provides examples of:
* AdamWesting: A car commercial broadcast during the 2012 Super Bowl featured Broderick parodying his Ferris role as a grown man.
* {{Adorkable}}: Comes across as this.
* BreakoutRole: In ''Ferris Bueller's Day Off''
* Creator/BratPack: a member during TheEighties.
* MrFanservice: During his Creator/BratPack days.
* IAmNotSpock: He will forever be Ferris Bueller to the world, but Broderick himself has ruled out reappearing as the character and is rumored to be annoyed when people bring it up to him. However, he may be softening his stance towards the role; see AdamWesting.
* OldShame: He admits ''Godzilla'' was a terrible movie. Also his stance towards the 2004 remake of ''Literature/TheStepfordWives'' that he appeared in.
* ThoseTwoActors: Has teamed up with Creator/NathanLane on Broadway multiple times (''TheProducers'', ''Theater/TheOddCouple'', ''It's Only a Play'') after initially teaming up with him for ''The Lion King'' (Lane voiced Timon).
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was the first choice to star as Alex P. Keaton on ''Series/FamilyTies'' before Creator/MichaelJFox got cast. In turn, ironically, Fox was the first choice to play Ferris Bueller.
** He was approached by AMC to take the lead role of Series/BreakingBad as Walter White, but declined, leaving the role to Creator/BryanCranston.

!!Films and TV shows starred in or voice acted:
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', episode "Who Would Win" (2012)
* ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie'' (2007)
* ''Film/BiloxiBlues'' (1988)
* ''Film/TheCableGuy'' (1996)
* ''Film/{{Election}}'', alongside Creator/ReeseWitherspoon. (1999)
* ''Film/FamilyBusiness'' (1989)
* ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'' (1986)
* ''Film/{{Glory}}'' (1989)
* ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'' (1998)
* ''Film/InspectorGadget'' (1999)
* ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}'' (1985)
* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' (1994)
* ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'' (the ''Series/WaltDisneyPresents'' remake) (2003)
* ''Film/ProjectX'' (2012)
* ''Literature/TheStepfordWives'' remake (2004)
* ''Series/StrangersWithCandy'' (1999)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTaleOfDespereaux'' (2008)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' (1994)
* ''Film/WarGames'' (1983)

!!Broadway Performances:
* ''Theatre/HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying''
* ''Theatre/NightMustFall''
* ''Theatre/TheOddCouple''
* ''Theatre/TheProducers''
* ''Theatre/NiceWorkIfYouCanGetIt''