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FAST FACTS: John Hughes Biography

A prolific writer, director and producer in the 1980s and early 1990s, John Hughes was the guiding force behind some of the most popular teen-oriented comedies of the period, including "National Lampoon's Vacation" (1983), "Sixteen Candles" (1984), "The Breakfast Club" (1985) and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986). Though his stock in trade was broad, he had a particular gift for the speech and emotions of middle-class suburban youth, who were portrayed in his films with a complexity and respect rarely afforded to them in major Hollywood features. Hughes' popularity appeared to fall off after the blockbuster holiday hit "Home Alone" (1990), though he remained active as a screenwriter, often under his pen name of Edmond Dantes. His films were frequently cited as a major influence on writers and directors who toiled in the teen movie field.Born John Hughes, Jr. in Lansing, MI on January 18, 1950, Hughes was raised in the suburbs of Detroit but moved to Chicago, IL in his early teens. He s...

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  1. FAST FACTS: John Hughes Biography

    A prolific writer, director and producer in the 1980s and early 1990s, John Hughes was the guiding force behind some of the most popular teen-oriented comedies of th...

  2. Ben Stein Remembers John Hughes

    Ben Stein reflects on the life and work of the 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off,' 'Breakfast Club' director John Hughes , who died of a heart attack at 59.

  3. Two Actors Face Child Porn Charges

    A year-old pornography investigation has led to the filing of criminal charges against two Hollywood actors: Paul Reubens, best known as Pee-wee Herman, and veteran ...

  4. Rep. Collins: President’s answer to sequestration is like ‘Ferris Bueller ’s Day Off’

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  7. Director John Hughes Dead at 59

    Writer-director John Hughes, Hollywood's youth impresario of the 1980s and '90s who captured the teen and preteen market with such favorites as "Home Alone," " The B...

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