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Cryer: 'Hughes was an amazing talent'

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Cryer: 'Hughes was an amazing talent'
Jon Cryer has said that despite being initially shocked by the death of John Hughes, he was later overcome with a sense of gratitude for the director.

Cryer played Philip F. 'Duckie' Dale in Hughes's 1986 teen movie Pretty In Pink, alongside Molly Ringwald.

Speaking about Hughes, he told Parade: "He had become, you know, the J.D. Salinger of filmmakers by just going off and not really participating in Hollywood anymore.

"I had lost track of him and I hadn't spoken to him in 15 years. It was a horrible shock and I felt very sad at first but, then, I was just overwhelmed with this feeling of gratitude."

He added: "John gave me an incredible chance and wrote one of the best roles that I will ever play.

"John created a great atmosphere on the set where we came up with this funny stuff that wasn't even in the script. He was an amazing talent, and there was a little bit of him in every geek he wrote."

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