There's no way Sixteen Candles premiered nearly 34 years ago already! The iconic 1984 film starred actors including Molly Ringwald, Michael Shoeffling, Anthony Michael Hall, and more. And today, we're taking a look back at the fan-favorite film's cast then and now.
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The cast was apparently easy to choose for the film! According to LA Magazine, writer John Hughes wrote the movie with Molly Ringwald in mind for the lead role of Samantha Baker. The same thing was true for Anthony Michael Hall — Hughes allegedly like him so much in National Lampoon’s Vacation that he wanted him to play the geek in Sixteen Candles.
Since the the chemisty between all the stars in the movie was so strong, many fans today have high hopes for a sequel to the film that stole our hearts in the early '80s, however, it seems a second installment of the film may be forgotten about just like Samantha's 16th birthday was.
Back in 2005, Molly toggled with the idea of Sixteen Candles 2. "I've turned it down for years. I couldn't see how it would work," she said at the time. "Now, it seems right." We wonder how she feels about it in 2018!
Click through the gallery below to see what the cast of the film is up to today!