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->''"[[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: ''Ferris Bueller's Day Off''.
* Creator/BratPack: He was a member during TheEighties.
* MrFanservice: During his Creator/BratPack days.

!!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''