Sixteen Candles
Steve Martin
(Movies & TV)
John Candy
(Movies & TV)
Matthew Broderick
(Movies & TV)
(Movies & TV)
Anthony Michael Hall
(Movies & TV)
Molly Ringwald
(Movies & TV)

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John Hughes (filmmaker)

Knowledge Identifier: +John_Hughes_(filmmaker)


John Hughes (filmmaker)

American film director, producer, and screenwriter add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1950.

Countries: United States (75%), Canada (13%), (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Sixteen Candles, Steve Martin, John Candy

Linked to: Arizona State University, Glenbrook North High School, Leo Burnett Worldwide, National Lampoon




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Hughes's directorial debut, "Sixteen Candles", won almost unanimous praise when it was released in 1984, due in no small part to its more honest depiction of upper middle class high school life, in stark contrast to the "Porky's"-inspired comedies made at the time add something


To avoid being pigeonholed as a maker of teen comedies, Hughes branched out in 1987, directing the smash hit "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" starring Steve Martin and John Candy add something


"Home Alone" was the top grossing film of 1990, and remains the most successful live-action comedy of all time add something


His last film as a director was 1991's "Curly Sue" add something


"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 add something


In 1994, Hughes retired from the public eye and moved back to the Chicago area add something


He recorded an audio commentary for the 1999 DVD release of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" add something


In the years following, Hughes rarely granted interviews to the media save a select few in 1999 to promote the soundtrack album to "Reach the Rock", an independent film he wrote add something


Hughes died of a heart attack on August 6, 2009 while walking in Manhattan where he was visiting his family add something


The pilot episode of the NBC comedy "Community", broadcast on September 17, 2009, was dedicated to Hughes add something


The "One Tree Hill" episode titled "Don't You Forget About Me", broadcast on February 1, 2010, ended with a scene similar to the ending scene of "Sixteen Candles" and included some other references to his movies such as "Home Alone" add something