Happy Birthday: Howard Deutch

howarddeutchHoward Deutch

Born: September 14, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA

Married to: Lea Thompson (23 July 1989 – present) (2 children)

[In a 1987 magazine interview] I have a theory that peer pressure doesn’t end with high school. It may be more glaring there because the groups are so distinct socially; but it doesn’t let up as you get older. There’s pressure in any business to choose a safe project, to go with the group. In corporations, there’s pressure to be seen with the right people; to eat in the right restaurants; at all costs to avoid the smell of failure. A case in point was the pressure on me to choose a ‘safer’ title than “Pretty in Pink.” You constantly have to fight to keep everything from being reduced to the lowest common denominator. Standing on your own is not a thing that ends in high school.

Pretty in Pink
1986
dir. Deutch
Starring
Molly Ringwald
Harry Dean Stanton
The Replacements
2000
dir. Deutch
Starring
Keanu Reeves
Gene Hackman
My Best Friend's GirlMy Best Friend’s Girl
2008
dir. Deutch
Starring
Dane Cook
Kate Hudson

 

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