- Date of birth: February 18, 1950
- Died: August 06, 2009
- Born: in Lansing, Michigan, The United States.
- Description: John Hughes, Jr. was an American film director, producer and writer. He made some of the most successful comedy films of the 1980s and 1990s, including National Lampoon's Vacation; Ferris Bueller's Day Off; Weird Science; The Breakfast Club; Some Kind of Wonderful; Sixteen Candles; Pretty in Pink; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Uncle Buck; Home Alone and its sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
Hughes is best known for his pioneering romantic comedies that featured realistic portrayals of teenagers, most of which were set and filmed in the Chicago area (where Hughes lived for most of his life).