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John Hughes

FULL NAME John Wilden Hughes Jr.
BORN 18 February 1950, Lansing, Michigan, USA
ASSOCIATION

Director, screenwriter, producer

NATIONALITY American
REVIEWED ENTRIES 12 (total)
6 (as director)
MAX. RATING (total)
(as director)
MIN. RATING (total)
(as director)
AVERAGE RATING (DIRECTOR) 3.04 (total)
3.00 (as director)

 

FILMOGRAPHY (ONLY REVIEWED ENTRIES)

YEAR TITLE ASSOCIATION

FILM RATING

1984 Sixteen Candles Director/Writer

1985 The Breakfast Club Director/Producer/Writer

1985 Weird Science

Director/Writer

1986 Pretty in Pink

Executive Producer/Writer

1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off Director/Producer/Writer

1987 Some Kind of Wonderful

Producer/Writer

1987 Planes, Trains and Automobiles Director/Producer/Writer

1989 Uncle Buck Director/Producer/Writer

1990 Home Alone

Producer/Writer

1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Producer/Writer

1996 101 Dalmatians

Producer/Writer

1997 Home Alone 3

Producer/Writer

 

BIO

With his ability to depict teenage angst and social roles with sensitivity and authenticity, John Hughes became the voice of the Gen X from the United States to many parts of Europe during the 1980s. His series of high-school films between 1984's Sixteen Candles and 1987's Some Kind of Wonderful enthralled young movie audiences and divided critics, but decades later his magnum opus The Breakfast Club from 1985 stands as a beacon of late 20th century suburbian Americana. From the late 1980s, Hughes made a number of less remarkable comedies starring John Candy before stepping away from the director's chair and shifting to writing and producing children's comedies. Often exaggerated and borderline tasteless, these were nevertheless remarkably successful, such as the Home Alone series and the Beethoven series. Hughes died of a heart attack aged 59 in 2009.