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Matthew Broderick

In 1986, Broderick played the title character in the hugely popular high school comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Audiences just adored him as Ferris, a smart, smooth-talking teenager who plays hooky, and embarks on a day of adventures in Chicago. Ferris Bueller was one of the top-grossing films at the box office that year, and remains a comedy classic to this day. It has become one of Broderick's best-known roles.

Two years later, Broderick starred in the film adaptation of Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues as Nathan Jerome, a part he had played originally on Broadway. He showed his talents for more dramatic fare with 1989's Glory. In the film, Broderick earned positive reviews for his role as a Civil War officer who leads a volunteer unit of African Americans. His co-stars include Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman.

In the 1990s, Broderick worked on a diverse array of acting projects. He voiced the adult Simba in the hit animated movie The Lion King. Broderick won another Tony Award for the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying around this time. Back on the big screen, he helped battle a legendary monster in 1998's Godzilla and won accolades for his work on the comedy Election (1999) with Reese Witherspoon. Broderick later picked up a Tony Award nomination for his role in the Broadway adaptation of Mel Brooks' The Producers in 2001.

I have seen Ferris Bueller's Day Off and I really enjoyed it. I am a critic when it comes to movies, but I really found this to be a funny movie and I loved Broderick playing as Ferris.