Ferris Bueller's Day Off was John Hughes’ fourth film as a director and it helped solidify him as a very successful filmmaker in the '80s. He even gave himself an uncredited role as "Guy Running Between Cabs" in the film. But the '90s proved to be just as successful, with Hughes writing classics such as Home Alone (1990), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) and 101 Dalmations (1996), to name a few. Sadly, Hughes passed away at the age of 59 in 2009 of a heart attack. Some of his last better-known works were writing the stories for films such as Maid in Manhattan (2002) and Drillbit Taylor (2008).