John Hughes (I) (1950–2009)


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John Hughes was an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter. He was credited for creating some of the most memorable comedy films of the 1980s and the 1990s, when he was at the height of his career. He had a talent for writing coming-of-age stories, and for depicting fairly realistic adolescent characters. In 1950, Hughes was born in... See full bio »

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Uncle Buck Writer
(1989)
Weird Science Writer
(1985)

Filmography

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 2021 Home Sweet Home Alone (based on a screenplay by) / (story by)
 2015/I Vacation (characters)
 2014 Beethoven's Treasure Tail (Video) (based on characters created by - as Edmond Dantes)
 2012 Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (TV Movie) (original characters - uncredited)
 2011 Beethoven's Christmas Adventure (Video) (original characters)
 2010 Hotel Hell Vacation (Video short) (original characters)
 2008 Drillbit Taylor (story - as Edmond Dantes)
 2006 Home Alone (Video Game) (characters)
 2003 Beethoven's 5th (Video) (characters - as Edmond Dantes)
 2002 Maid in Manhattan (story - as Edmond Dantès)
 2002 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series) (characters - 1 episode)
- Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House (2002) ... (characters)
 2001 Beethoven's 4th (Video) (based on characters created by - as Edmond Dantès)
 2001 Just Visiting (screenplay)
 2000 Beethoven's 3rd (Video) (characters - as Edmond Dantès)
 1998 Reach the Rock (written by)
 1997 Home Alone 3 (written by)
 1997 Flubber (screenplay)
 1996 101 Dalmatians (screenplay)
 1994 Miracle on 34th Street (screenplay)
 1994 Baby's Day Out (written by)
 1993 Beethoven's 2nd (characters - as Edmond Dantès)
 1993 Dennis the Menace (written by)
 1992 Home Alone (Video Game) (characters)
 1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (Video Game) (characters)
 1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (characters) / (written by)
 1992 Beethoven (written by - as Edmond Dantès)
 1991/I Home Alone (Video Game) (characters)
 1990-1991 Uncle Buck (TV Series) (characters - 18 episodes)
- Fame (1991) ... (characters)
- The Music Man (1991) ... (characters)
- The People's Half Court (1991) ... (characters)
- Movin' Out (1991) ... (characters)
- Buck to the Future (1991) ... (characters)
 1991 Curly Sue (written by)
 1991 Dutch (written by)
 1991 Career Opportunities (written by)
 1990 Home Alone (written by)
 1989 Uncle Buck (written by)
 1988 The Great Outdoors (written by)
 1988 She's Having a Baby (written by)
 1987 Planes, Trains & Automobiles (written by)
 1987 Some Kind of Wonderful (written by)
 1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off (written by)
 1986 Pretty in Pink (written by)
 1985 Weird Science (written by)
 1985 National Lampoon's European Vacation (screenplay by) / (story by)
 1985 The Breakfast Club (written by)
 1984 Mr. Mom (TV Movie) (characters)
 1984 Sixteen Candles (written by)
 1983 Savage Islands (screenplay)
 1983 National Lampoon's Vacation (screenplay) / (short story "Vacation '58")
 1983 Mr. Mom (written by)
  At Ease (TV Series) (1 episode, 1983) (creator - 1 episode, 1983)
- A Tankful of Dollars (1983) ... (creator)
 1982 Class Reunion (written by)
 1980 The Secret Life of Nikola Tesla (co-writer)
 1979 Delta House (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- The Matriculation of Kent Dorfman (1979) ... (written by)
- Campus Fair (1979) ... (written by)
- The Deformity (1979) ... (written by)
- The Shortest Yard (1979) ... (written by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Audio commentary for the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986).

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Edmond Dantes | Edmond Dantès

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Spouse:

Nancy Hughes  (his death)  (2 children)

Children:

Hughes III, John | See more »

Parents:

Crawford, Marion Joyce | Hughes Sr, John
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

Chris Columbus was sent two scripts by Hughes while he was staying with his wife's parents in Chicago after the birth of their first child; one was for Home Alone (1990). Columbus fell in love with it, it really struck a chord with him and he felt he could make a really strong film out of it. He and Hughes hit it off instantly so Hughes gave him the job to direct. See more »

Trademark:

Most of his teen movies from the 1980s have a scene in the school lunchroom, school library, or both. See more »

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