Things You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’
“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is an iconic movie with a cult following. It remains a timeless classic as students will always try to figure out ways to get out of class and the phrase “Bueller, Bueller, Bueller” will always be a fun saying. Here are three facts from the 1986 hit that you may not know.
The Casting Could Have Been Very Different
John Hughes catapulted many young stars to fame. Some of those stars were rumored to potentially play a part in this movie. Coming off his fame from “The Breakfast Club,” Emilio Estevez was offered the role of Cameron. He turned it down. It is also rumored the role was offered to Anthony Michael Hall who turned it down to avoid being typecast. Others actually wanted a role, but couldn’t get one. Molly Ringwald wanted to play the role of Sloane, but Hughes didn’t want America’s Sweetheart to overshadow his new prince in Bueller so he didn’t cast her. Anthony Michael Hall also thought Hughes wrote Bueller’s role for him, but Hughes still says Broderick was always meant to be Ferris.
Some Conspiracy Theorists Believe Ferris Is Imaginary
Conspiracy theorists have some crazy thoughts when it comes to Ferris Bueller. Many people believe Ferris’ day off is all in the mind of Cameron. Ferris isn’t a real character at all according to some people, but a figment of Cameron’s imagination. This is why he stole the Ferrari, why he makes out with a beautiful girl and why he does the Abe Froman stunt. It could almost make sense if you watch the clip where Cameron is talking to himself trying to get out of joining Bueller on his day off. It almost seems like he’s conjuring up an imaginary friend.
A Comedy God Has A Small Part
There’s a cameo by one of the most well known comedic teachers in the business, Del Close. Everyone knows about the monotone Ben Stein saying Bueller’s name over and over. He’s monotone, but memorable. Del Close is actually the English teacher boring his students with his slow speaking teaching. This man has coached some of the biggest names in sketch comedy including Tina Fey and Bill Murray. He’s also considered one of the leaders of modern improvisational theater.