John Hughes

Film director

1950 – 2009

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Who was John Hughes?

John Wilden Hughes, Jr. was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He directed or scripted some of the most successful films of the 1980s and 1990s, including National Lampoon's Vacation; Ferris Bueller's Day Off; Weird Science; The Breakfast Club; Some Kind of Wonderful; Sixteen Candles; Pretty in Pink; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Uncle Buck; Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

He is known for his work on teen movies as well as for helping launch the careers of several actors, including Michael Keaton, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Bill Paxton, Matthew Broderick, Macaulay Culkin, and the up-and-coming actors collectively nicknamed the Brat Pack.

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Born
Feb 18, 1950
Lansing
Also known as
  • Edmond Dantes
  • Edmond Dant├Ęs
  • John Wilden Hughes Jr.
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • White American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Arizona State University
  • Glenbrook North High School
    ( - 1968)
  • New Trier High School
  • University of Arizona
Employment
  • Advertising Copywriter, Leo Burnett Worldwide
    (1974 - )
  • Advertising Copywriter, Needham, Harper & Steers
    (1970 - )
Lived in
  • Northbrook
  • Manhattan
  • Grosse Pointe
  • Lansing
Died
Aug 6, 2009
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013