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When a knee injury ended his athletic endeavors, Matthew Broderick followed his father, James, into the acting business. The young Broderick, born in New York City March 21, 1962, made his stage debut at age 17 and soon began appearing in Broadway plays such as "Brighton Beach Memoirs" (for which he took home a 1983 Tony Award).

Broderick found big-screen success in the thriller War Games (1983), but his star-making turn didn't come until 1986 when he accepted the title role in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Three years later, critics extolled his performance in the Civil War drama Glory, and in 1990 he was cast opposite Marlon Brando in The Freshman.

Broderick garnered an Emmy nod in 1993 for the made-for-cable movie A Life in the Theater and won plaudits playing against type in Election (1999). His subsequent films include You Can Count on Me (2000) and the 2004 remake of The Stepford Wives.

Matthew Broderick in Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

2016 R

While working as a handyman in Boston, taciturn loner Lee Chandler gets word that his brother Joe has died of a coronary. After returning to the siblings' hometown, Lee receives another shock: He's been named legal guardian of Joe's 16-year-old son.

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