Writer/Director John Hughes Dies at the Age of 59

It looks as if 2009 will continue to deal a cruel hand to several of the entertainment industry’s icons with today being no exception as CNN is reporting writer/director/producer and altogether generational icon, John Hughes died today of a heart attack while taking a morning walk in Manhattan. It seems almost pointless to list his most recognizable films as I am sure anyone interested in movies (and perhaps even those of you that aren’t) already know most of them, but it never hurts to mention the likes of The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Weird Science and Sixteen Candles to refresh your memory. His list of writing credits are too many to mention.

Since the early ’90s, Hughes pretty much disappeared from the world of entertainment and spent more time with his wife and two sons.

After receiving a small screenwriting credit on Drillbit Taylor due to the fact it was based on a treatment Hughes wrote years ago for Paramount, people began hoping he would perhaps make a return to films. Unfortunately that day won’t ever come.

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