John Hughes was the king of the ’80s, and his movies are still considered classics to this day. Hughes was able to tap into a certain aspect of the teenage experience that really resonated with audiences in a way that is rarely seen today. While he definitely created a number of iconic characters of cinema, perhaps his most well-known is Ferris Bueller.
In Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Hughes created a hero that wasn’t particularly likable. He isn’t kind to his best friend, he strings along his girlfriend, and really buys into the cult of personality around himself at school. However, he’s so darn charismatic that you can’t help but root for him.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is one of the biggest movies from the ’80s, so take a look at some interesting facts surrounding one of the ultimate teen wish-fulfillment films.
Love Was All Over That Set… At Least Temporarily
Despite playing a brother and sister onscreen, Matthew Broderick and Jennifer Grey were engaged during the filming. They would eventually call it off, with Broderick marrying Sarah Jessica Parker and Grey marrying Clark Gregg. Additionally, Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward, who played Mr. and Mrs. Bueller, met and fell in love on set as well. They would eventually marry and have two children before separating in 1992.