Matthew Broderick Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

7th July 2015

Quote: "I am a**-backward on this topic, so to speak. It's not one I ever talk about. You can take pictures of me day and night, photograph my children, say what you want about my marriage. I can't stop you. But you can't know anything about my sexual being. It's the last thing that I am certain is mine." Actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who is married to actor Matthew Broderick, refuses to discuss any part of her sex life with the media.

6th July 2015

Fact: Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have sold their Greenwich Village townhouse in New York City for just under $18.3 million (£11.4 million). The couple suffered a loss on the sale of the house, which they purchased in 2011.

19th March 2015

Fact: Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick have finally sold their townhouse in Manhattan, New York after it spent three years languishing on the property market. It was listed for $22 million (£13.8 million).

22nd October 2014

Fact: Actor Matthew Broderick reprised his iconic role from Ferris Bueller's Day Off to recreate a scene from the beloved 1986 film on U.S. talk show Watch What Happens Live on Monday (20Oct14). Fellow guest, rapper T.I., stepped in to play Alan Ruck's role of Cameron.

9th September 2014

Fact: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick are selling their New York City home for $22 million (£13.7 million) after failing to shift it in 2012.

21st February 2014

Fact: The glass home featured in Matthew Broderick's 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off has finally been sold after four years on the market. The Chicago, Illinois pad, which famously had a window smashed in the Ferrari car crash scene in John Hughes' coming-of-age comedy, originally went up for sale in 2009 for $2.3 million (£1.44 million), but the price had to be slashed twice before it was snapped up at $1.25 million (£781,250).

9th September 2013

Fact: Reality Tv and property mogul Donald Trump, actor Matthew Broderick and musician Questlove helped welcome new Tv co-host Jenny McCarthy to U.S. talk show The View on Monday (09Sep13) by appearing in a funny skit. The sketch featured fellow presenter Sherri Shepherd taking the blonde beauty around New York City to familiarise her with the Big Apple, where the programme is filmed, as they bumped into the famous faces.

26th June 2013

Fact: Uma Thurman, Sarah Jessica Parker, her husband Matthew Broderick, and Glee's Matthew Morrison were among the stars who headed to London's West End theatre district on Tuesday (25Jun13) for the premiere of Sam Mendes' stage adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.

4th April 2013

Quote: "I was constantly robbed. I don't know if that still happens. But in those days, every now and then, somebody would come up to you and say, 'I have a knife in my pocket. Give me whatever,' and you'd give them your change. That happened a lot to us children. I never would fight. I always just give - or try to run." Actor Matthew Broderick often ran into trouble as a young kid growing up on the mean streets of New York.

27th February 2013

Fact: Actor Matthew Broderick was among the New York City residents who attended a council hearing in Manhattan on Tuesday (26Feb13) as part of an ongoing campaign to stop a planned expansion of New York University’s campus in Greenwich Village. Broderick lives in the area with his wife, Sarah Jessica Parker, and their children and has previously testified to councillors against the proposals.

8th November 2012

Fact: Actress Blythe Danner is returning to Broadway to play Matthew Broderick's mother in the musical Nice Work If You Can Get It. Danner will begin her 12-week stint on 18 December (12).

21st April 2012

Quote: "I had surgery but it worked really well. I feel very well physically, and particularly my back. It was a really successful surgery." Actor Matthew Broderick is fighting fit as he returns to Broadway for new musical Nice Work If You Can Get It after undergoing treatment for a nagging sports injury last summer (11).

27th February 2012

Quote: "I think I do get one (but) I am too gentlemanly to say, 'Where is it?' I think it was part of the deal, but I do not have a car yet, so at some point I am going to have to call and say, 'Bring the Honda'." Actor Matthew Broderick is still waiting for a free motor after starring in Honda's new Cr7 ad, which debuted during the Super Bowl telecast earlier this month (Feb12).

19th July 2011

Quote: "It's a pretty simple setup. We don't have any live-in help. We're pretty hands-on parents. That's something that's important to both of us, and we don't shirk it, because what's the point in having a family if you're not going to really participate in it?" Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick don't rely on too much outside help to raise their three children.

18th July 2011

Quote: "They follow every move I make until I'm back inside the house. You do start to understand the behind-the-gate mentality... but I can't imagine living in seclusion. We flirted with it. We went outside the city and troubled all these realtors and stood in these homes and fantasised." Sex And The City star Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick considered moving out of New York City to escape the paparazzi.

12th April 2010

Quote: "It's awful. You think to yourself, 'Why did I ever agree to do this? Nothing is worth what I'm going through.' So then you go other routes - movies, TV - which means you don't have to go through all that. But sooner or later, you succumb again. I don't know of any way to handle opening night panic and fear. I only know we all get it." Actor Matthew Broderick on his fear of performing live.

30th March 2010

Fact: Wealthy fans of Matthew Broderick's 1986 comedy FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF can now bid on the Ferrari 250GT Spyder California specially created for the movie - a replica of the sports car is going up for auction at a Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia sale in the U.K. on 19 April (10). The Ferrari is expected to attract bids between $45,000 and $60,000 (£30,000 and £40,000).

8th March 2010

Fact: Matthew Broderick and Molly Ringwald presented a very moving tribute to late filmmaker John Hughes at the Oscars and then joined their fellow 'Brat Pack' stars Ally Sheedy, Jon Cryer, Judd Nelson and Anthony Michael-Hall and reclusive former child star MACauley Culkin onstage for recollections about working with the director. The group then saluted Hughes' family, who were in the audience at the 82nd Academy Awards.

13th January 2010

Quote: "I don't really like to watch myself much. I don't find it very valuable and I guess I'm self conscious about it. I like to pretend it's not happening. In plays, I never have to watch myself. I just do them. So that's kind of how I like to do movies. I sort of just pretend it's a play." Matthew Broderick avoids watching himself on the big screen.

12th January 2010

Quote: "God, he gave me so much. I remember I auditioned for something and didn't get the job and was very disappointed and he said, 'You always say you messed up. Why does it never occur to you that they might have messed up? Maybe you were the best one but they didn't recognise it.' It sounds obvious, but you forget stuff like that." Matthew Broderick on the advice his actor dad James passed on to him.

12th January 2010

Quote: "I always insist on one scene in bed. Just kidding. It's very nerve-racking to be half-naked, pretending to have sex. I don't get those kind of moments very often in movies. My wife does a lot more than I do. But Sarah Jessica (Parker) and I are both pretty grown-up about watching each other's love scenes on the screen." Matthew Broderick on his big-screen sex scenes.

11th January 2010

Quote: "More than one person has come up to me and said, 'Are you gonna buy that house?' And I'm like, 'What, like a trinket from the movie?!'" FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF star Matthew Broderick can't understand why film fans think he should purchase the property featured in the 1980s comedy. The Chicago, Illinois house is on the market for $2.3 million (£1.5 million) and features in one famous scene where Broderick and his co-star Alan Ruck crash a Ferrari through a glass-walled garage.

8th January 2010

Quote: "I like to think I'm a fun dad. I'm not so good at the disciplinarian stuff. I clearly have an emotional problem being a disciplinarian. I'm like a lot of husbands... I think my wife is better." Matthew Broderick allows his actress wife, Sarah Jessica Parker, to scold their kids.

2nd December 2009

Quote: "I don't want my children to feel they have a sense of entitlement. I want them to work hard and be challenged. That's hard to do when you have everything you need and want, so I am working on those values all the time." Hollywood mum Sarah Jessica Parker has vowed not to spoil her three children with husband Matthew Broderick. The couple has five-month-old twins Tabitha and Marion, and a seven-year-old son, James Wilkie.

4th November 2009

Quote: "I love the smell of diapers; I even like when they're wet and you smell them all warm like a baked good." Actress Sarah Jessica Parker on the joys of being a mum again after she and husband Matthew Broderick welcomed twin girls via a surrogate in June (09).

12th August 2009

Fact: FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF star Matthew Broderick and Vince Vaughn were among mourners at the private funeral of film writer/director John Hughes in Lake Forest, Illinois on Tuesday (11Aug09). The beloved filmmaker died from a heart attack on Thursday (06Aug09). He was 59.

30th April 2009

Quote: "He came to see Matthew during the day of the first previews. And he came home and told me, 'Papa knew his lines' and that he was 'dashing'. And that Matthew's accent was very good." Sarah Jessica Parker admits her husband Matthew Broderick received good reviews from their son JAMES WILKIE for his turn in Broadway play The Philanthropist.

26th February 2009

Quote: "I actually had to cut myself out of that dress that night. My husband (Matthew Broderick) was out of town, so I was alone when I got home, and I couldn't unzip it. So, I got out the scissors." Sex And The City star Sarah Jessica Parker committed a fashion sin after squeezing into an Alexander McQueen dress for a movie event.

5th November 2008

Fact: Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick were left red-faced when they visited a ballot box to vote in the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday (04Nov08) - after a confused passerby referred to the couple's son JAMES WILKIE as their "beautiful daughter".

15th October 2008

Fact: Hollywood couple Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker will appear together onstage to host Broadway concert event, Broadway Voices For Change, benefiting America Votes, an organisation promoting the upcoming presidential elections, on 19 October (08).

7th October 2008

Fact: Matthew Broderick will star in the Broadway production of THE PHILANTHROPIST by English playwright Christopher Hampton. He is slated to play a college professor in the show at American Airlines Theatre from 10 April (09).

15th November 2007

Quote: "I had a guy on the subway, and he said, 'Did anyone ever tell you that you look like Matthew Broderick? I mean you look exactly like him?' And I said 'yeah, I've heard that before.' And he said, 'You even sound like him.' But it never actually occurred to him that I was him." MATTHEW BRODERICK revels in confusing his fans.

17th October 2007

Quote: "He wants to be Batman and he wants the Batman costume that comes in the mail... It has fake muscles in it, which is very disconcerting on a four-year-old." Matthew Broderick on his son JAMES WILKE's Halloween outfit plans.

4th June 2007

Quote: "I'm really shocked. Not because I'm shocked that we lasted, it's just a lot of years. You can't stop time." Actress Sarah Jessica Parker can't believe she's been in a relationship with her husband Matthew Broderick for 15 years, 10 of which they have been married.

25th May 2007

Quote: "I wore a pair of jeans I had bought from Fred Segal in, like, 1986. I still have them." Sarah Jessica Parker remembers what she wore on her first date with husband Matthew Broderick. The couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary last weekend (19May07).

25th February 2007

Fact: MICHAEL ARNDT, the screenwriter of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE and the Best First Screenplay prizewinner at yesterday's (24FEB07) Independent Spirit Awards, was Matthew Broderick's former assistant.

29th October 2006

Fact: Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's young son JAMES WILKIE is allergic to peanuts.

6th October 2006

Fact: Matthew Broderick beat out John Cusack to play the role of FERRIS BUELLER in the 1986 comedy FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF.

4th April 2006

Fact: Actor Matthew Broderick was among the fans cheering on the New York Mets as they won their baseball season opening game against the Washington Nationals yesterday (03APR06).

26th February 2006

Quote: <p>"If we were both working together, we'd be gone. I just think that would be wrong for our son and maybe not the best thing for our marriage." SEX AND THE CITY star Sarah Jessica Parker rubbishes rumours she and husband Matthew Broderick will be starring on Broadway together. </p>

17th January 2006

Quote: <p>"We left him $5 for food and he knows our telephone numbers... He knows not to speak to strangers." Sarah Jessica Parker jokes about leaving her young son JAMES WILKE home alone in New York to attend the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles with her husband Matthew Broderick last night (16JAN06). </p>

10th January 2006

Fact: <p>Sarah Jessica Parker was in Hollywood yesterday (09JAN06) to honour her husband Matthew Broderick, who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame alongside The Producers co-star Nathan Lane. </p>

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