It is a sad day. Legendary film icon, John Hughes, has died from a heart attack at the age of 59. This man is single-handedly responsible for some of the most memorable films of the 1980s and 1990s as a writer, director and producer. He was an idol of mine (as he was to many) and his comedic genius never quite seemed to get the recognition it deserved. He will be greatly missed.
What are your favorite John Hughes films? My top 5, in no particular order, are:
1. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (writer/director)
2. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (writer/director)
3. The Great Outdoors (writer)
4. The Breakfast Club (writer/director)
5. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (writer)