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John Hughes is seen in his this 1984 file photo. The 35-year-old former ad writer has an uncanny knack for mining the youth market is the most in demand filmaker of the moment. Hughes is the man who wrote "National Lampoon's vacation, Mr. Mom and Natonal Lampoon's European Vacation. He has written and directed "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club," and "Weird Science."
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