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Matthew Broderick

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Matthew Broderick#1
Posted: 1/3/08 at 9:47pm
Is it time to stick a fork in his career?
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re: Matthew Broderick#2
Posted: 1/4/08 at 2:57pm
No, despite all the people on this board that seem to loathe him, I think his career is fine. Despite years of success on Broadway and in films, people on BWW are so sure he's through. He has about 4-5 films coming out this year, two scheduled for Palm Springs and Sundance. I believe we will see him on Broadway again also. Perhaps his future will consist more of character roles and smaller parts, but some actors wish they had such a "down" time in their careers..
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re: Matthew Broderick#2
Posted: 1/4/08 at 2:59pm
no, He's like a young Jack Lemmon without the superior acting chops.

He is an everyman, and is suited for many roles. As for me, I can take him or leave him, but that doesn't mean his career has finished. Everyone has some "slow points" in thier career. He'll make a huge comeback one of these days.
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re: Matthew Broderick#3
Posted: 1/4/08 at 3:09pm
I don't always love him on stage, but I've been a big fan of his later movies. He's really found a way to take what was lovable about Ferris Bueller and turn it into something slightly sleazy.
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re: Matthew Broderick#4
Posted: 1/4/08 at 3:27pm
Election = perfection
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re: Matthew Broderick#5
Posted: 1/4/08 at 3:29pm
It was on the other night and I just marvel at the film. Witherspoon is so freaking right...and Broderick is just magnificent.

I also loved him in YOU CAN COUNT ON ME.
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re: Matthew Broderick#6
Posted: 1/4/08 at 3:29pm
Lest we forget his wonderful perf as the douchey boss in YOU CAN COUNT ON ME.


Did that MTC play with Lonergan ever pan out?
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re: Matthew Broderick#7
Posted: 1/4/08 at 3:36pm
Lonergan seems to have problems getting projects in on time. MTC cancelled Starry Messenger for this season. His movie, Margaret, was finished almost two years ago and may finally be released in 2008.

As far as Broderick, his quirky and weird interpretations are part of what makes him unique in this business. He hasn't sold out and has done things the way he perceives them, not the way everyone else perceives them. Perhaps one drawback sometimes, is that he chooses some questionable material, but I also realize that sometimes things look good on paper and don't turn out that way. I admire the way he has handled his career and it's obvious that he likes being under the radar more than in the spotlight.
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re: Matthew Broderick#8
Posted: 1/4/08 at 3:39pm
He's also much cuter in person than on screen or stage.
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re: Matthew Broderick#9
Posted: 1/4/08 at 4:03pm
Having worked with him, I can safely say he's one of the nicest guys on the planet. He will always work when he wants to.

His co-workers always adore him.

For now, he's busy raising a kid! He wants to be there as much as possible.
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re: Matthew Broderick#10
Posted: 1/4/08 at 4:05pm
"He will always work when he wants to."

Probably because he made more than enough money in his life as a young actor. He doesn't need to take every job that comes his way.
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re: Matthew Broderick#11
Posted: 1/4/08 at 5:39pm
Like me, you mean? Look, I told you, when I took the job it was my (mis)understanding that it would entail making fluffer-nutters. Also, I thought I was going to get paid, not that I would have to pay for the privlege.
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re: Matthew Broderick#12
Posted: 1/4/08 at 11:24pm
He's always reminded me of my dad, only younger (even though they're actually the same age) and with the ability to act.
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re: Matthew Broderick#13
Posted: 1/5/08 at 3:51pm
He was in Highway Patrol, right?
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re: Matthew Broderick#14
Posted: 1/6/08 at 12:57am
I actually think Mel Brooks should call him and line him up for Bart's replacement in YF in order to save the show. Broderick would keep this show alive a bit longer so Mel doesn't take a bath.
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re: Matthew Broderick#15
Posted: 1/6/08 at 1:20am
Broderick would never replace someone in a show. And the reason he was never asked to do Young Frankenstein is because Brooks did not want to spend the money Broderick costs to have in a show.
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re: Matthew Broderick#16
Posted: 1/6/08 at 1:23am
Well, it's going to cost him more money when the show doesn't last two years. He might have to reconsider. However, you're right, I don't think Matthew would go in as a replacement and certainly not to help Brooks after how he was treated.
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re: Matthew Broderick#17
Posted: 1/6/08 at 2:00am
How much d'you reckon it costs to get Broderick? How much more is that compared to other actors?
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I remember days
Or at least I try
But as years go by
They're sort of haze
And the bluest ink
Isn't really sky
And at times I think
I would gladly die
For a day of sky

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And Starbucks will use the words 'large' and 'small', not pretentious crap like grande and tall.
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re: Matthew Broderick#18
Posted: 1/6/08 at 9:56pm
My guess is that Broderick could probably get 50K per week for a musical.
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