Knowledge Identifier: +Anthony_Michael_Hall
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1968.
Countries: United States (87%), (11%), Canada (2%)
Linked to: Microsoft, Professional Children's School, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post
His stage debut was in 1977, when he was cast as the young Steve Allen in Allen's semi-autobiographical play "The Wake"
His films with director-screenwriter John Hughes, beginning with the popular 1983 comedy "National Lampoon's Vacation" and the coming-of-age comedy "Sixteen Candles", shaped his early career
The Breakfast Club - Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall were both in Hughes' 1984 film "Sixteen Candles"
Dana Hill - In 1985, the producers of the 1983 movie "National Lampoon's Vacation" were looking to make a sequel, but Anthony Michael Hall declined to reprise his role as son Rusty Griswold, choosing instead to do the film "Weird Science"
Brat Pack (actors) - Many would include 1985's "Weird Science", starring Brat Packer Anthony Michael Hall and close contributor Robert Downey, Jr., because it was directed by John Hughes Other 1980s films, many with similar coming-of-age themes, that starred only one core Brat Pack actor with one or more close contributors include:
Hall was offered the starring role in the 1987 film "Full Metal Jacket" in a conversation with Stanley Kubrick, but after an eight-month negotiation, a financial agreement could not be reached
His next film would be 1988's "Johnny Be Good", in which he worked with Uma Thurman and fellow "Saturday Night Live" cast member Robert Downey, Jr. The film was a critical failure, and some critics panned Hall's performance as a high school football star, claiming that he, the movies' reigning geek, was miscast for the role
Stewart Copeland - In 1988 Copeland followed up with "The Equalizer & Other Cliff Hangers" on I.R.S. No Speak, an album collecting some of his soundtrack efforts for TV. In 1986, he teamed with Adam Ant to record the title track and video for the Anthony Michael Hall movie "Out of Bounds"
John Hughes (filmmaker) - "Don't You Forget About Me" is a documentary about four Canadian filmmakers who go in search of Hughes after his drop out of the spotlight in 1991, featuring interviews with actors in Hughes's films, notably missing Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall and Matthew Broderick
The band released an album, "Welcome to the Hall of Mirrors", through Hall's own RAM Records label in 1999, with collaborations from former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke and Prince's former keyboard player Tommy Barbarella
Sheryl Lee - Lee starred opposite Anthony Michael Hall as the sweet but vengeful housewife Eve Robbins in the 2001 USA Cable movie "Hitched"
Ally Sheedy - She was reunited with "Breakfast Club" co-star Anthony Michael Hall when she became a special guest star on his television show "The Dead Zone", in the second-season episode "Playing God," from 2003
In June 2005, "The Breakfast Club" was rewarded with the "Silver Bucket of Excellence award" at the MTV Movie awards, in honor of the film's twentieth anniversary
National Lampoon's Vacation - The various actors were Anthony Michael Hall and Dana Barron in "Vacation", Jason Lively and Dana Hill in "European Vacation", Johnny Galecki and Juliette Lewis in "Christmas Vacation", Ethan Embry and Marisol Nichols in "Vegas Vacation", and Ed Helms and Leslie Mann in 2015's "Vacation"