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The Roy Faires Collection - Interview with Matthew Broderick (1986)

Austin History Center

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  •  Roy Faires asks actor Matthew Broderick about the reality of a character like Ferris Bueller 
  •  On working with acclaimed writers like Horton Foote, a Wharton native, and Neil Simon. Broderick won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs in 1983. 
  •  Broderick talks about his background in stage acting 
  •  On playing a Texan in Foote’s play, On Valentine’s Day 
  •  Broderick’s perception of Texans 
  •  Faires questions if Broderick will ever feel bored with acting 
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In this interview for Austin’s KVUE-TV, Roy Faires sits down with actor Michael Douglas to talk about his latest film, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), written and directed by John Hughes. In the interview, Broderick discusses his background in stage acting and his success as a young actor. He also describes his experience playing a Texas in the play On Valentine’s Day, written by Wharton native Horton Foote. Faires worked as a special project director and entertainment critic/reporter at KVUE-TV, Austin’s ABC affiliate, from 1976-1989.