September 25th, 2012
03:45 PM ET

Jon Cryer on being mistaken for Matthew Broderick

Actor Jon Cryer may be best known for his role as Alan Harper on CBS’ "Two and a Half Men," especially now that he's won an outstanding lead actor in a comedy Emmy for the part. (Congrats on your second Emmy, Jon!)

But it's fair to say the actor's also wooed audiences in classic '80s hits ... and flops.

When iReporter Andy Clinton recently asked Cryer about playing Lex Luthor's idiot nephew, Lenny, in 1987’s “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace,” the actor acknowledged it may not have been truly Oscar-worthy cinema.

“Unfortunately, when they ran out of money, they had to cut together an incomplete movie,” Cryer said. “You'll notice if you've seen the movie that there's effects shots that don't make any sense, there's huge scenes missing. I swear in the original script it made more sense.”

But if you’re a John Hughes fan nostalgic for teen love and 1986 hair, you’ll appreciate Cryer as Phil "Duckie" Dale in “Pretty in Pink.”

Although he had a major crush on Molly Ringwald’s character Andie Walsh, the Duck man ultimately encourages her to be with her rich, jock love – thereby cementing his history as one of the most memorable nerdy-best-friend types of that generation.

That role also prompted iReporter Dave “The Yaeckman” Yaeck to ask: Do you still have Duckie's hat and shoes?

“I had Duckie's shoes for a long time, and at one point I donated them to Planet Hollywood,” Cryer responded. “Well, I didn't donate, I lent it to them. But apparently they thought I donated it because they kept them and they have never given them back. But sadly I no longer have the Duckie memorabilia.”

Listen to Cryer talk more about "Two and a Half Men," and being mistaken for Matthew Broderick in the video above.

And if you’d love to ask your favorite celebrity something you’ve been dying to know, see who we’re talking to next on our iReport Interview page.

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    i agree he was always in the shadow of charlie..he now is having some fun Congrats Jon

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