82nd Academy Awards has paid tribute to the late John Hughes. A montage containing his films and crafts and memories in the business was presented by the show’s hosts Matthew Broderick and Molly Ringwald. After which, his most famous leading actors, Anthony Michael Hall, Macaulay Culkin, Jon Cryer, Ally Sheedy and Judd Nelson made some speeches about him.
John Hughes died last August 6, 2009 due to Heart Attack in his home in Manhattan. Among of his most well known films are the first and the second parts of the “Home Alone” franchise, “Pretty In Pink,” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” While no longer active in Hollywood, he more recently provided the stories for films including “Maid in Manhattan” and “Drillbit Taylor” using the pseudonym Edmond Dantes.
The filmmaker, whom critic Roger Ebert once called “the philosopher of adolescence,” was a major influence on filmmakers including Wes Anderson, Kevin Smith and Judd Apatow, who told the L.A. Times last year, “Basically, my stuff is just John Hughes films with four-letter words.”
Hughes family were present in the audience when the tribute was presented.