Leaders of the Brat Pack: 8 Cast Members from John Hughes Movies — Then and Now!
Four years ago today Hollywood lost one of the most beloved filmmakers of our generation. John Hughes died of a heart attack while taking a morning walk. He is survived by a collection of films that became the touchstone genre for adolescence and coming of age. Ask someone in their thirties to late forties to name a favorite movie by John Hughes and there will be a pause. Not because they can't think of a favorite, but because it is impossible to pick just one! In an interview with Roger Ebert on the set of The Breakfast Club, Hughes said, "Kids are smart enough to know that most teenage movies are just exploiting them. They'll respond to a film about teenagers as people. [My] movies are about the beauty of just growing up." In honor of this prolific filmmaker, check out 8 cast members from some of his most famous movies, then and now! -By Dresden Shumaker
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