People: Sep. 26, 1983

"As a kid I was fascinated by knights and pageantry," says Actor Matthew Broderick, 21, now in Italy filming Ladyhawke, a medieval love story. Turning myth into filmed reality, however, has been anything but child's play. "The first day of shooting I was asked to ride a horse up a steep hill to a castle; at the same time I was told to hold on to a live hawk with a glinting brown eye," says Broderick, who was last seen on-screen playing WarGames with a renegade Defense Department computer. This time he is a young...

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