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John Hughes is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Art Direction, Music and Thanks American born on 18 february 1950 at Lansing (USA)

John Hughes

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Birth name John Wilden Hughes, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 18 february 1950 at Lansing (USA)
Death 6 august 2009 (at 59 years) at New York City (USA)

John Wilden Hughes, Jr. (February 18, 1950 – August 6, 2009) 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 as the king of teen movies as well as helping launch the careers of actors including Michael Keaton, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Bill Paxton, Matthew Broderick, Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, and the up-and-coming actors collectively nicknamed the Brat Pack.

Biography

Élevé dans la banlieue de Chicago, qui sera le théâtre de la majorité de ses films, il ne va pas au bout de ses études à l'Université d'État de l'Arizona, et devient rédacteur publicitaire.

Auteur de sketchs pour des comédiens, il entre en 1979 au magazine d'humour américain National Lampoon. Son d'écriture lui permet d'intéresser les studios et d'écrire ses deux premiers scénarios Class Reunion et Bonjour les vacances..., deux films estampillés National Lampoon.

Il devient rapidement dans les années 1980, l'un des principaux réalisateurs et scénaristes de teen movies américain.

Comme réalisateur, il connait d'énormes succès avec Seize bougies pour Sam, The Breakfast Club, Une créature de rêve et La Folle Journée de Ferris Bueller.

En tant que scénariste et producteur, il connait aussi le succès avec des comédies familiales comme Maman, j'ai raté l'avion et ses deux suites, Un ticket pour deux, Oncle Buck ou Bébé part en vadrouille.

Dans les années 1990, il écrit beaucoup de scénarios adaptés d'anciennes franchises comme Les 101 dalmatiens et Flubber pour Disney, Denis La Malice pour Warner, ou Miracle sur la 34e rue pour la Fox.

Dans les années 2000, éloigné d'Hollywood, il tient une ferme dans l'Illinois. Il participe à l'écriture des Visiteurs en Amérique en 2001 et de Drillbit Taylor, garde du corps en 2008. Il meurt d'une crise cardiaque lors d'une visite familiale à New York.

Best films

Home Alone (1990)
(Scriptwriter)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
(Scriptwriter)
101 Dalmatians (1996)
(Scriptwriter)
Flubber (1997)
(Scriptwriter)
Maid in Manhattan (2002)
(Story)
Beethoven (1992)
(Writer)

Usually with

John W. Corso
John W. Corso
(9 films)
Marilyn Vance
Marilyn Vance
(7 films)
John Candy
John Candy
(9 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Hughes (48 films)

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Actor

Ferris Bueller's Day Off, 1h42
Directed by John Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about films, Films about education, L'action se déroule en une journée, Transport films, Road movies
Actors Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara, Alan Ruck, Charlie Sheen, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey
Roles Guy Running Between Cabs (uncredited)
Rating77% 3.8987053.8987053.8987053.8987053.898705
High school senior Ferris Bueller skips school by fooling his parents into thinking he is sick. He then persuades his depressive best friend Cameron Frye to join him. Ferris coaxes Cameron into taking his father's prized 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder out for a spin. Sympathy spreads throughout his school and the community for Ferris' faked illness, inspiring a campaign to "Save Ferris." His absence is called into question by his sister Jeannie and the school's dean of students, Edward Rooney, who believes Ferris is truant, which Rooney believes jeopardizes his own ability to effectively govern the student body.
The Breakfast Club, 1h37
Directed by John Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, L'action se déroule en une journée, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Teen movie
Actors Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Paul Gleason, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy
Roles Brian’s Father (uncredited)
Rating77% 3.8994953.8994953.8994953.8994953.899495
On Saturday, March 24, 1984, five students report at 7:00 a.m. for all-day detention at Shermer High School in Shermer, Illinois. While not complete strangers, each of them comes from a different clique, and they seem to have nothing in common: the beautiful and pampered Claire Standish, the state champion wrestler Andrew Clarke, the bookish Brian Johnson, the reclusive outcast Allison Reynolds, and the rebellious John Bender.

Director

Curly Sue
Curly Sue (1991)
, 1h41
Directed by John Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Children's films, Escroquerie
Actors James Belushi, Kelly Lynch, Alisan Porter, John Getz, Branscombe Richmond, Cameron Thor
Rating59% 2.955372.955372.955372.955372.95537
Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the archetypal homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. After moving from Detroit to Chicago, the duo cons the rich divorce lawyer Grey Ellison into believing she backed her Mercedes into Bill, in hopes of a free meal. When Grey accidentally collides with Bill for real, she insists on putting the two up for the night, even over the objections of her snotty fiance Walker McCormick. After a confrontation with Bill exposing the truth of the con, Grey lets them stay for as long as they need when she understands the precarious position the homeless pair are in. One night, Bill tells Grey that he's not Sue's father, he met Sue's mother one night in Florida. After Sue's mother died, Bill raised her himself, growing to love her like his own, thus when they lost their home and money, Bill couldn't find it in his heart to give Sue up and put her into an orphanage, so he took Sue with him. Grey, thinking Bill has been neglecting and abusing Sue by using her in his cons and scams, suggests Sue stay with her when he leaves, but this only angers Bill, who says that after all the years he's looked after her, if he gave up Sue now, people would make fun of her for being on welfare. He tells her that he is not neglecting or abusing Sue; he cares about Sue and his cons are to provide for Sue. However when it becomes apparent that Sue is completely unable to read or write (despite spelling a difficult word earlier in the film), Grey begins to push even harder for Bill to leave Sue with her. Eventually Bill realizes that this is where she belongs - in a home, cared for by someone that can give her the advantages that his homeless, nomadic existence lacks. The film culminates with Sue and Grey returning to their apartment where they discover a tiny ring, which Sue takes as a sign that Bill has chosen to leave her behind with Grey. (Throughout the film it is implied that Bill had pawned a ring left to Sue by her mother, which he would return to her when it came time for the two to part forever.) However the ring is accompanied by a note that says that he is in another room. Sue happily turns to find Bill, realizing that the ring is not a sign that he will leave her but a sign that he is going to abandon his old lifestyle in order to give Sue the home she needs and in order to pursue a romance with Grey.
Uncle Buck
Uncle Buck (1989)
, 1h40
Directed by John Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors John Candy, Jean Louisa Kelly, Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffmann, Macaulay Culkin, Laurie Metcalf
Rating70% 3.5483553.5483553.5483553.5483553.548355
Bob and Cindy Russell and their three kids, 15-year-old Tia, 10-year-old Miles, and 6-year-old Maizy, have recently moved from Indianapolis, Indiana to the Chicago, Illinois suburbs because of Bob's promotion. Tia resents her parents for the move. Late one night, they receive a phone call from Indianapolis informing them that Cindy's father has suffered a heart attack. They make plans to leave immediately to be with him. After hearing the news, Tia accuses Cindy of abandoning her.
She's Having a Baby, 1h46
Directed by John Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin, William Windom, Holland Taylor, John Ashton
Rating59% 2.9502652.9502652.9502652.9502652.950265
This film is a look at the lives of Jefferson (Jake) and Kristy Briggs, from their wedding day until the birth of their first child. Beginning on their wedding day, it follows both their lives, but more so Jake's, with his voice over commentaries and several imaginary scenes, based on actual or feared future events.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles, 1h33
Directed by John Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Aviation films, Rail transport films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean, Kevin Bacon, Dylan Baker
Rating75% 3.797653.797653.797653.797653.79765
Neal Page is trying to return to his family for Thanksgiving in Chicago after being on a business trip in New York City, but is held up by an advertising executive who spends the entirety of the meeting looking at the three pictures to choose to launch their ad. On their way out, he tries to find a cab and successfully hails one, but is beaten to the punch by another man (Kevin Bacon in a cameo appearance). Del Griffith, a traveling salesman, interferes by leaving his trunk by the side of the road causing Neal to trip while racing a man for a cab, then inadvertently snatching the taxi ride that Neal bought from an attorney. The two meet again on the flight from JFK Airport to O'Hare; the plane is diverted to Wichita due to a blizzard in Chicago. What should have been a 1-hour and 45-minute New York-to-Chicago flight turns into a three-day ordeal, in which everything that can go wrong does.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, 1h42
Directed by John Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about films, Films about education, L'action se déroule en une journée, Transport films, Road movies
Actors Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara, Alan Ruck, Charlie Sheen, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey
Rating77% 3.8987053.8987053.8987053.8987053.898705
High school senior Ferris Bueller skips school by fooling his parents into thinking he is sick. He then persuades his depressive best friend Cameron Frye to join him. Ferris coaxes Cameron into taking his father's prized 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder out for a spin. Sympathy spreads throughout his school and the community for Ferris' faked illness, inspiring a campaign to "Save Ferris." His absence is called into question by his sister Jeannie and the school's dean of students, Edward Rooney, who believes Ferris is truant, which Rooney believes jeopardizes his own ability to effectively govern the student body.
The Breakfast Club, 1h37
Directed by John Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, L'action se déroule en une journée, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Teen movie
Actors Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Paul Gleason, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy
Rating77% 3.8994953.8994953.8994953.8994953.899495
On Saturday, March 24, 1984, five students report at 7:00 a.m. for all-day detention at Shermer High School in Shermer, Illinois. While not complete strangers, each of them comes from a different clique, and they seem to have nothing in common: the beautiful and pampered Claire Standish, the state champion wrestler Andrew Clarke, the bookish Brian Johnson, the reclusive outcast Allison Reynolds, and the rebellious John Bender.
Weird Science, 1h34
Directed by John Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about computing, Films based on mythology, Comedy science fiction films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Buddy films, Teen movie, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Rusler
Rating65% 3.299523.299523.299523.299523.29952
Shermer, Illinois, is a fictitious suburb of Chicago. There, nerdy social outcasts Gary Wallace (Anthony Michael Hall) and Wyatt Donnelly (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) are publicly humiliated by Ian (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Max (Robert Rusler) after they are seen swooning over two girls who happen to be their girlfriends. Dejected and disappointed at their direction in life and wanting more, Gary convinces the uptight Wyatt that they need a boost of popularity in order to get their crushes, Hilly (Judie Aronson) and Deb (Suzanne Snyder), away from Ian and Max. Alone for the weekend with Wyatt's parents gone, Gary is inspired by the 1931 classic Frankenstein to create a virtual girl using Wyatt's computer; infusing her with everything they can conceive to make the perfect dream girl. After hooking electrodes to a doll and hacking into a government computer system for more power, a power surge creates Lisa, a beautiful and intelligent woman with seemingly endless powers. Promptly, she conjures up a Cadillac convertible to take the boys out to a bar, using her powers to manipulate people into believing Gary and Wyatt are of age. The boys come up with the name Lisa (Kelly Le Brock), based upon a failed romantic experience of Gary's that ended with Lisa kicking him in the testicles.
Sixteen Candles, 1h33
Directed by John Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Teen movie, Films about marriage, Films about virginity
Actors Molly Ringwald, Paul Dooley, Justin Henry, Anthony Michael Hall, Michael Schoeffling, Gedde Watanabe
Rating69% 3.498363.498363.498363.498363.49836
High school sophomore Samantha "Sam" Baker (Molly Ringwald) struggles to get through the day on her 16th birthday, which her entire family has forgotten about because her older sister, Ginny, is getting married the next day. She is also plagued by infatuation with a popular and attractive senior, Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling). At school she fares no better when she finds out that a completed "sex quiz," which she tried to surreptitiously slip to her friend, never reached her friend and, unbeknownst to either of them, was picked up by Jake. Sam panics because the quiz contains sensitive information, such as she is a virgin and is saving herself for Jake.

Scriptwriter

Vacation
Vacation (2015)
, 1h39
Directed by John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann, Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day, Beverly D'Angelo
Roles Characters
Rating61% 3.0529453.0529453.0529453.0529453.052945
Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) is now a disenchanted adult working as a pilot for Econo-Air, and he shares a very estranged relationship with his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons, the shy and awkward older teenager, James (Skyler Gisondo), and the cruel and obnoxious younger kid, Kevin (Steele Stebbins). The gloating from his friends, Jack (Keegan-Michael Key) and Nancy Peterson (Regina Hall), about a family trip they had in Paris doesn't help his situation. He desires to relive the fun of his family vacations back when he was a kid (such as their trip to Vegas, Europe, Walley World, and even staying at home for the Christmas holiday). These memories prompt him to nix his family's annual trip to their cabin in Cheboygan, Michigan and instead drive cross country to Walley World, just as he had years before with his parents and sister, Audrey Griswold (Leslie Mann) (as seen in the original Vacation film).
Home Alone: The Holiday Heist, 1h27
Directed by Peter Hewitt
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Christmas films, Children's films
Actors Jodelle Ferland, Ellie Harvie, Malcolm McDowell, Debi Mazar, Eddie Steeples, Edward Asnere
Roles Characters
Rating35% 1.778671.778671.778671.778671.77867
The Baxter family move from California to Maine and settle into their new house during the Christmas season. 10-year-old Finn Baxter (Christian Martyn) and his older sister, Alexis Baxter (Jodelle Ferland), are technophiles, who isolate themselves from their parents Curtis Baxter (Doug Murray) and Catherine Baxter (Ellie Harvie) and the outside world where Finn is playing his video game "Robo Infantry 3" and Alexis is always on her phone. Encouraged by his dad to socialize, Finn befriends his neighbor, Mason (Peter DaCunha), who informs him about the legend of a smothered gangster whose ghost haunts the Baxters' new home, leaving Finn paranoid.
Drillbit Taylor, 1h42
Directed by Steven Brill
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about school violence
Actors Owen Wilson, Troy Gentile, Nate Hartley, David Dorfman, Alex Frost, Josh Peck
Roles Story
Rating57% 2.8508352.8508352.8508352.8508352.850835
On the first day of high school, Wade and Ryan witness two bullies, Filkins and Ronnie, attack a geek, Emmit, by stuffing him into his locker. Wade intervenes. Filkins and Ronnie begin endlessly targeting Wade, Ryan and Emmit.