#1 Judd Nelson as John Bender
John Hughes, who directed the film, almost fired Nelson because he stayed in character and continued
to mock Molly Ringwald when they were no longer filming. However, the other actors convinced Hughes to let him stay.
#2 Molly Ringwald as Claire Standish
Ringwald was originally
cast to play Allison, but she persuaded John Hughes to recast her as Claire.
#3 Emilio Estevez as Andy Clark
Estevez was originally
supposed to play John Bender, but Hughes couldn't find anyone to play Andy, so he asked Estevez to switch roles.
#4 Anthony Michael Hall as Brian Johnson
Hall turned 16
while they were filming, and the cast went to Chuck E. Cheese to celebrate.
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