Another Gen X icon, John Hughes, Passes On.

Generation X (born 1961-1981) lost another icon today when Baby Boomer (born 1943-1960) John Hughes died. Hughes wrote and directed many movies that were influential to my generation, from “The Breakfast Club” to “Home Alone”.  Although he was a Boomer (born in 1950) he had his pulse on the teen angst that surrounded him in the 80’s and 90’s. He made it onto my “Top 10 Gen X Movies” lists (twice on both!) and most of us have seen almost every movie he directed:

  1. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  2. Weird Science (1985)
  3. The Breakfast Club (1985)
  4. Sixteen Candles (1984)

RIP John Hughes, February 1950 – August 2009

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