One of the many things I like about Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast is that him and his co-host Frank Santopadre are huge film and TV buffs, especially for anything made in the 1970’s. So the 70’s were a big theme when Matthew Broderick was the guest in the current episode.
It’s easy when you think of Broderick to immediately think only of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, but he’s done so much more than just that.Also impressive is the acting heavyweights he’s worked with with, including Jason Robards, Marlon Brando, Sean Connery, Sidney Lumet, Neil Simon, Mel Brooks, Christopher Walken, Bruno Kirby, and Nathan Lane, to name a few.
As always, there’s a lot of laughs (from the jump, when Gottfried tells Broderick that he “fucking hates” the movie Ferris Bueller). Broderick too is funny and tells some great stories about many of the greats listed above (complete with a Brando impersonation) as well as his dad, James Broderick, who was also an actor. I especially love hearing about Walken as I’ve always loved him Broderick and him in Biloxi Blues. Trivia: what movie were Broderick and Gottfried in together?