The King of 1980's teen movies is dead.
Long live the king.
This death bums me out more than any other celeb this year. I remember watching The Breakfast Club five times within a two-week span. I've seen many of his movies many times. He only directed eight himself, and the first five are all 1980's classics (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Planes Trains & Automobiles). He also wrote Mr. Mom, the Vacation movies, Pretty in Pink, and Some Kind of Wonderful. In the 1990's he got more into kid comedies, with Home Alone, Beethoven, Dennis the Menace, 101 Dalmatians, and Flubber. He seemed to fall out of favor with Hollywood the past few years. Most recently he had "story by" credits on Maid in Manhattan and Drillbit Taylor.