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At the time I came along, Hollywood's idea of teen movies meant there had to be a lot of nudity, usually involving boys in pursuit of sex, and pretty gross overall. Either that or a horror movie. And the last thing Hollywood wanted in their teen movies was teenagers!

At the time I came along, Hollywood's idea of teen movies meant there had to be a lot of nudity, usually involving boys in pursuit of sex, and pretty gross overall. Either that or a horror movie. And the last thing Hollywood wanted in their teen movies was teenagers!

It's like being at the kids' table at Thanksgiving - you can put your elbows on it, you don't have to talk politics... no matter how old I get, there's always a part of me that's sitting there.

It's like being at the kids' table at Thanksgiving - you can put your elbows on it, you don't have to talk politics... no matter how old I get, there's always a part of me that's sitting there.

I always preferred to hang out with the outcasts, 'cause they were cooler; they had better taste in music, for one thing, I guess because they had more time to develop one with the lack of social interaction they had!

I always preferred to hang out with the outcasts, 'cause they were cooler; they had better taste in music, for one thing, I guess because they had more time to develop one with the lack of social interaction they had!

Many filmmakers portray teenagers as immoral and ignorant, with pursuits that are pretty base... But I haven't found that to be the case. I listen to kids. I respect them... Some of them are as bright as any of the adults I've met.

Many filmmakers portray teenagers as immoral and ignorant, with pursuits that are pretty base... But I haven't found that to be the case. I listen to kids. I respect them... Some of them are as bright as any of the adults I've met.

People forget that when you're 16, you're probably more serious than you'll ever be again. You think seriously about the big questions. ---->>>

When I did 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off', I had the idea on Monday and the following Tuesday it was in budget at Paramount. I couldn't walk. ---->>>

My heroes were Dylan, John Lennon and Picasso, because they each moved their particular medium forward, and when they got to the point where they were comfortable, they always moved on. ---->>>

A nerd will be a nerd all his life. ---->>>

I was obsessed with romance. When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.

I was obsessed with romance. When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.

I don't want to be too cool. You get so caught up with whether you're doing it right.

I don't want to be too cool. You get so caught up with whether you're doing it right.

I used to judge the quality of music by whether I could make a 90-minute cassette and not repeat any artists. ---->>>

When I go to a concert, I can't believe that people pay lots of money to see a band that they obviously like and then they dance the whole time. ---->>>

Why watch someone kissing when people really close their eyes when they kiss? ---->>>

I'm from Chicago, I live in Chicago and I wanted very much for the music in Chicago to succeed. ---->>>

What a director should be doing is making it appear as though there was no script. ---->>>

A nerd will be a nerd all his life. When we did The Nerd Book at National Lampoon, the nerds got picked up as if there were a lot of them at every school - and there aren't. Maybe two. There are many more geeks. A geek is a guy who has everything going for him, but he's just too young. He's got the software, but he doesn't have the hardware yet. ---->>>

I happen to go for the simplest, most ordinary things. The extraordinary doesn't interest me. I'm not interested in psychotics. I'm interested in the person you don't expect to have a story. I like Everyman. ---->>>

I so desperately hate to end these movies that the first thing I do when I'm done is write another one. Then I don't feel sad about having to leave and everybody going away.

I so desperately hate to end these movies that the first thing I do when I'm done is write another one. Then I don't feel sad about having to leave and everybody going away.

My generation had to be taken seriously because we were stopping things and burning things. We were able to initiate change, because we had such vast numbers. We were part of the baby boom, and when we moved, everything moved with us. ---->>>

The best sounds a kid will get is in a movie theater, with huge speakers, turned up loud. I always mix my music really loud. I don't care if you don't hear all the dialogue. The audience are not idiots. ---->>>

I'm a former hippie, so clothes are important to me - your clothes defined you in that period. I guess clothes still defines people. But, I change a lot. I'm in my Brooks Brothers period now. ---->>>

I stumbled into this business, I didn't train for it. I yelled 'Action!' on my first two movies before the camera was turned on. ---->>>

A geek is a guy who has everything going for him but he's just too young. He's got the software but he doesn't have the hardware yet. ---->>>

I don't think of kids as a lower form of the human species. ---->>>

I don't think I'm making any great statements, and I certainly don't think I'm making art. ---->>>

Advertising was fairly simple work, and I really just wanted a job where I could sit and write every day and not get fired for it like I had at other jobs, but it was fun. ---->>>

I find that screen kissing wears very thin very quickly. ---->>>

I usually listen to surf music, not much instrumental music, and when I was younger I listened to jazz. ---->>>

My early prose style - this is so embarrassing - was sort of a suburban, Presbyterian knockoff of Woody Allen. ---->>>

The only reason I got into movies was because I had no music talent. ---->>>

I didn't have this tortured childhood; I liked it. ---->>>

If I'm on a roll, and I finish a script at 3:00, I'll start another at 3:02. ---->>>

Fantastic! Right in the middle of that long stretch between Christmas and Spring Break, your coats are getting dirty, everything's dark, dingy - what a great time for a movie! ---->>>

I like young actors because they're so unspoiled, not like some of those actors who are about half an hour into their fifteen minutes of fame by the time they get to me. ---->>>

I so desperately hate to end these movies that the first thing I do when I'm done is write another one. Then I don't feel sad about having to leave and everybody going away. That's why I tend to work with the same people; I really befriend them. ---->>>

To have a song work for the movie, it can't just be written apart and shoved in. It's got to come out of the action. It's got to talk about the characters, not the story: it has to augment that action. ---->>>

When I approach a band, I want to respect them and be respectful of their music. I'm not gonna say, 'Look, you guys are real hot, so we'll stick you in the movie, and we'll get it in all these stores and all these stations.' That isn't right. ---->>>

I don't consider myself qualified to do a movie about international intrigue - I seldom leave the country. ---->>>

I'd rather make music if I had the talent. ---->>>

It's been about ten years since I've worked with actors who knew their lines! ---->>>

It's arguable whether a hit song is gonna add to the business a film does. There are plenty of films that didn't do any business and sold a million albums. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 02-18, 1950
Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States
Die: 2009-08-06
Occupation: Director
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John Wilden Hughes Jr. (February 18, 1950 – August 6, 2009) was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He directed and/or scripted some of the most successful comedy films of the 1980s and early 1990s including the comedy National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), the coming-of-age comedy Sixteen Candles (1984), the teen sci-fi comedy Weird Science (1985), the coming-of-age comedy-drama The Breakfast Club (1985), the coming-of-age comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), the romantic comedy-drama Pretty in Pink (1986), the romance Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), the comedies Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) and Uncle Buck (1989), the Christmas family comedy Home Alone (1990) and its sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) (wikipedia)