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25 Things You Didn't Know About Your Favorite John Hughes Movies

Don't you forget about these!

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1. Viggo Mortensen auditioned for the role of Jake Ryan in Sixteen Candles, and Molly Ringwald wanted him for the role because during his audition, he kissed her. Michael Schoeffling (who landed the part) didn't.

4. When Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall first met, they hated each other. To remedy the problem, John Hughes took them record shopping and the pair bonded over similar taste in music.

6. The joke that Bender tells in the vent ("A naked blonde walks into a bar with a poodle under one arm...") actually has no punch line. According to Judd Nelson, he ad-libbed the dialogue.

11. There were plans for a Breakfast sequel, but the idea was squashed due to John Hughes' volatile relationship with Judd Nelson. Hughes went as far as to say he'd never work with the actor again.

12. For his role as Bender, Nelson went undercover at a local high school and convinced his "classmates" he was a legitimate student. He even bought them beer with his "fake" ID (he was 24 at the time).

13. The cast had to reshoot the end of Pretty in Pink, but Andrew McCarthy had already lost a ton of weight and shaved his head for a play, so he had to wear a wig while shooting.

14. Cameron's dad's car in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off wasn't a real Ferrari. Production didn't have the money to rent one, so they made three fakes, each with a fiberglass body.

20. During her kissing scene with 14-year-old Ilan Mitchell-Smith in Weird Science, Kelly LeBrock said he got carried away and stuck his tongue down her throat. Afterwards she told him, "If you ever do that again I'm going to kick your ass!"

All facts via IMDB.

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