John Hughes (filmmaker)
John Wilden Hughes, Jr. (February 18, 1950 - August 6, 2009) was an American movie director, producer and screenwriter. He was born in Lansing, Michigan. He grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and Northbrook, Illinois a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. He died of a heart attack on Manhattan, New York City.
Hughes' movies include: National Lampoon's Vacation, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, National Lampoon's European Vacation, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Some Kind of Wonderful, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, She's Having a Baby, The Great Outdoors, Uncle Buck, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, Career Opportunities, Only the Lonely, Curly Sue, Beethoven, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Dennis the Menace, Baby's Day Out, Miracle of 34th Street, 101 Dalmatians, Flubber, Home Alone 3, Just Visiting, Maid in Manhattan and Drillbit Taylor.