“John Hughes passed away on August 6, 2009, after going into cardiac arrest. He brought the world so much awesomeness in the 80's and early 90's through the films he wrote and …”
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John Wilden Hughes, Jr. (February 18, 1950 – August 6, 2009) was an American film director, producer and writer. He 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 its sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.