Actor Anthony Michael Hall films ‘The Class’ in Chicago and reminisces about his long career

Paul Lisnek Behind the Curtain

Anthony Michael Hall

This week, Paul goes behind the curtain with Anthony Michael Hall (Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Weird Science and now, The Class) to talk about his new film just filmed in the Chicago area called The Class, where Anthony, once the geeky nerd student who drove the teachers and principals crazy, is now that principal dealing with a new generation of young folks. In addition, he has a new movie coming out this fall called “Halloween Kills,” the latest entry in the Halloween series. Then, it’s a walk down memory lane as Anthony talks about the old films, his relationship with John Hughes, whether he really turned down some roles so he did not get typecast, his close friendship with Robert Downey, Jr. thru the high times and low, and so much more. Who influenced Anthony? Who would he like to work with? It’s all answered in this in-depth and candid chat with one of the great Brat Pack originals! Enjoy.

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Paul Lisnek Behind the Curtain
Behind the Curtain

Paul Lisnek is the political analyst for WGN-TV and anchors “WGN-TV Political Report,” seen Sunday mornings at 9am and repeating at 1:30am. Paul also hosts “Broadway in Chicago Backstage” on the Comcast Network. Click for more.