John Hughes Biography (1950-)

Full name, John Hughes, Jr.; born February 18, 1950, in Lansing, MI; son of John Hughes (in sales); mother, a volunteer for charity work; married Nancy Ludwig, c. 1971; children: John III (a musician, composer, and music industry executive), James (a screenwriter). Addresses: Agent: Jim Wiatt, William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer, writer
Birth Details
February 18, 1950
Lansing, Michigan, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Director
  • Sixteen Candles, Universal, 1984
  • The Breakfast Club, Universal, 1985
  • Weird Science, Universal, 1985
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off (also known as Day Trip to Chicago), Paramount, 1986
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Paramount, 1987
  • She's Having a Baby, Paramount, 1988
  • Uncle Buck, Universal, 1989
  • Curly Sue, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Reach the Rock, Gramercy, 1998
  • Executive Producer
  • (With Michael Chinich) Pretty in Pink, Paramount, 1986
  • (With Tom Jacobson) The Great Outdoors, Universal, 1988
  • New Port South, Buena Vista, 2001
  • Producer
  • (With Ned Tanen) The Breakfast Club, Universal, 1985
  • (With Tom Jacobson) Ferris Bueller's Day Off (also known as DayTrip to Chicago), Paramount, 1986
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Paramount, 1987
  • Some Kind of Wonderful, Paramount, 1987
  • She's Having a Baby, Paramount, 1988
  • (With Jacobson) National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (also knownas Christmas Vacation and National Lampoon's Winter Holiday), Warner Bros., 1989
  • (With Jacobson) Uncle Buck, Universal, 1989
  • Home Alone, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • (With A. Hunt Lowry) Career Opportunities (also known as One Wild Night), Universal, 1991
  • Curly Sue, Warner Bros., 1991
  • (With Richard Vane) Dutch (also known as Driving Me Crazy),Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • (With Lowry) Only the Lonely, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Dennis the Menace (also known as Dennis), Warner Bros., 1993
  • Baby's Day Out, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • Miracle on 34th Street, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • 101 Dalmatians, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Flubber (also known as The Absent Minded Professor and Disney's Flubber: The Absent Minded Professor), Buena Vista, 1997
  • Home Alone 3, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Reach the Rock, Gramercy, 1998
  • Maid in Manhattan, Sony Pictures Releasing, 2002
  • Film Appearances
  • Girl in dress with paper bag over head, National Lampoon's Class Reunion (also known as Class Reunion), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Brian's father, The Breakfast Club, Universal, 1985
  • Guy running between cabs, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (also known asDay Trip to Chicago), Paramount, 1986
  • Police officer, Broken Vessels, Unapix Entertainment, 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • The Making of "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York," Fox, 1992
  • Hal Roach: Hollywood's King of Laughter (also known as Hal Roach: King of Laughter), The Disney Channel, 1994
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • National Lampoon's Class Reunion (also known as Class Reunion), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Mr. Mom (also known as Mr. Mum), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • (With David O'Dell) Nate and Hayes (also known as Savage Islands), Paramount, 1983
  • National Lampoon's Vacation (also known as American Vacation, National Lampoon's Summer Vacation, and Vacation; adapted from Hughes's story "Vacation `58," first published in National Lampoon,1975, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Sixteen Candles, Universal, 1984
  • The Breakfast Club, Universal, 1985
  • (With Robert Klane) National Lampoon's European Vacation (also known as European Vacation), Warner Bros., 1985
  • Weird Science, Universal, 1985
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off (also known as Day Trip to Chicago), Paramount, 1986
  • Pretty in Pink, Paramount, 1986
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Paramount, 1987
  • Some Kind of Wonderful, Paramount, 1987
  • The Great Outdoors, Universal, 1988
  • She's Having a Baby, Paramount, 1988
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (also known as ChristmasVacation and National Lampoon's Winter Holiday), Warner Bros., 1989
  • Uncle Buck, Universal, 1989
  • Home Alone, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Career Opportunities (also known as One Wild Night), Universal, 1991
  • Curly Sue, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Dutch (also known as Driving Me Crazy), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • (As Edmond Dantes; with Amy Holden-Jones) Beethoven, Universal, 1992
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (based on Hughes's characters), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Dennis the Menace (also known as Dennis), Warner Bros., 1993
  • Baby's Day Out, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • Miracle on 34th Street (based on the film of the same name), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • 101 Dalmatians, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Flubber (also known as The Absent Minded Professor and Disney's Flubber: The Absent Minded Professor; based on the film The Absent Minded Professor), Buena Vista, 1997
  • Home Alone 3, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Reach the Rock, Gramercy, 1998
  • Just Visiting (also known as Les visiteurs en Amerique), Buena Vista, 2001
  • Maid in Manhattan, Sony Pictures Releasing, 2002
  • (With others) Peter Pan, Universal, 2003
  • Film Music
  • Songs Featured in Films
  • "Walley World National Anthem," National Lampoon's Vacation (alsoknown as American Vacation, National Lampoon's Summer Vacation,and Vacation), Warner Bros., 1983
  • "I Can Take Anything," Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Paramount,1987
  • "Ika Freaka," New Port South, Buena Vista, 2001
  • Teleplays
  • Series
  • Delta House, ABC, 1979
  • Writings
  • Other
  • Contributor to magazines, including National Lampoon and Playboy.

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off was adapted for an NBC television series,called Ferris Bueller, broadcast from 1990-91; Uncle Buck wasadapted for a CBS television series, broadcast from 1990-91. Credited as Edmond Dantes, Hughes provided characters from the film Beethoven for thesequels Beethoven's 2nd, 1993, Beethoven's 3rd, Universal Studios Home Video, 2000, and Beethoven's Fourth, Universal Studios Home Video, 2001.
OTHER SOURCES
    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, December 2, 1994, p. 36
    • New York Times, August 4, 1991, p. 30
    • Premiere, July, 1988

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