Has won two Tony Awards: in 1983, as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for "Brighton Beach Memoirs"; and, in 1995, as Best Actor (Musical) for a revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." He was also nominated as Best Actor (Musical) in 2001 for "The Producers," the new Mel Brooks musical--but the Tony went to co-star Nathan Lane.
He played football and soccer in his youth.
His parents James and Patricia Broderick were in the business as actor and writer. After James himself died, Matthew himself finally named their first-born son after his father James himself.
He signed up to do the 1998 American Dean Delvin/Roland Emmerich blockbuster film "Godzilla" without seeing a script first. He was under contract for two additional sequels, but the first bombed so badly, it all ended there.
Stopped with his athletic pursuits after his knee was injured.
For his return to the stage production of "The Producers" in December 2003-April 2004, his contract required a fee of being paid $100,000 a week.
He allegedly turned down the leading role of Walter White on the hit cable show "Breaking Bad."
He was involved in a deadly car crash on vacation in Ireland with then-girlfriend Jennifer Grey (whom he co-starred with in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off") in which he was hurt and two passengers in the other car were killed.
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