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Matthew Broderick's

Day Off

2/27/2007 4:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A plumping Matthew Broderick braved the frigid Manhattan weather yesterday to shovel the sidewalk in front of his apartment.


The "Producers," which has grossed $1 billion worldwide, will be closing in New York on April 22 after nearly 2,500 performances. Broderick's salary was rumored to be in the $100,000 a week range.

Couldn't he pay someone to shovel?

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NativeVT    

He could probably afford to buy a whole company of shovelers but why not do it himself? It will give him some exercise and fresh (questionable) air. I like him and his wife. They don't seem pretentious.

2760 days ago
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mike    

The shoveling helps with the plumping.

2760 days ago
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Toots    

Good for him! Why not shovel the snow? Why pay someone to do it? It's not like it's a huge area and his kid will learn that it's important to do tasks around the house. Plus, I agree with #1, he'll get some exercise. I don't think he's any more plump than before. He's just wearing a sweatshirt, which always adds pounds, since they're inherently bulky.

2760 days ago
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Tara    

The fact that he IS shoveling his own snow is totally refreshing. I saw good for him. That just shows me he's a down to earth guy.

2760 days ago
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DP    

And if he did pay someone to shovel, you'd say "why can't he do it himself"? You guys are a piece of work! I think it's great, and I'm not quite sure I see the plumping. Lets see your photos!

2760 days ago
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Christyl    

iTS GOOD TO SEE NOT ALL CELEBRITIES GET TOO BIGHEADED!!!
I love him and Sarah Jessica..they make a really nice couple and they have a handsome little boy. So what if he wants to shovel snow...hes allowed to right?? JUS CUZ HES A CELEBRITY DOESNT MEAN HE CANT...LEAVE HIM ALONE

2760 days ago
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Amanda    

Just because a person is rich, doesn't mean that they're freaking helpless!! Although, there have been plenty of rich folk that don't even know what "Cashing a check" is.

2760 days ago
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V    

Well, you're saying he is "plumping", so why wouldn't he shovel his own sidewalk? It seems you just had to put a story to the picture, so you came up with that?

2760 days ago
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ronny    

He's doing it himself because he's not a lazy snob.

New Yorkers are hardy bunch. They do it for themselves.

2760 days ago
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rosanna    

He doesn't have an assistant anymore because he quit his job. He wrote Little Miss Sunshine and won an oscar. I guess the role is open!

2760 days ago
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BLT    

From the looks of things, he probably needs the exercise

2760 days ago
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justme    

oh no, they are getting desperate, I guess no one checked into rehab, shaved their head, appeared high in a video, flashed their privates, died of a drug overdose, or made racial or homophobic remarks, we better find something really outrageous so we can humiliate some one, anyone? anyone? anyone?
...Bueller?
Since when is shoveling snow a scandal? at least he's not at some club shoveling it up his nose like others in Hollywood! Go Ferris!!

2760 days ago
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Jake    

He must be getting tips from thestylishman.com b/c he looks good - good for you Matthew!!! Keep it up.

2760 days ago
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Jake    

He looks great - he must be using the tips at thestylishman.com - good for you Matthew - keep it up!!!

2760 days ago
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disgusted    

good for him wish we saw more stars handling more of their own chores. Seems quite self centered that someone must be hired to do everything for them. Matthew doesn't think he's too good for the world, very commendable. Unlike some other princesses who pay extra to reserve entire wings of rehabs, cause they are too good to mingle with other people, or have to hire people to hold and care for their children.

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