Brat Pack - Round 1


Brat Pack

For so many of us, these actors are a defining part of our childhoods. Did you want to be glamorous, yet tragic, like Demi Moore in St. Elmo's Fire? Maybe you identified more with the nerdy Anthony Michael Hall or the always awkward Andrew McCarthy. Maybe you had a secret crush on bad boy Judd Nelson? Or maybe you just wanted to play the saxophone like Rob Lowe does. Whichever one you liked best, the Brat Pack are an indelible part of our adolescence.

8 Demi Moore v 9 James Spader

As a Brat Packer, Demi Moore starred in St. Elmo's Fire, About Last Night, and Wisdom. Whichever movie she was in, she brought an air of elegance and beauty. And her hair was always iconic 80s.

James Spader was almost always the bad guy. Featured in movies like Pretty in Pink, Mannequin, and Less Than Zero, Spader was incredibly handsome and the absolute pinnacle of jerkiness. We loved to hate him in the 80s.

5 Molly Ringwald v 12 Mare Winningham

Molly Ringwald is unquestionably one of the most prolific names on this bracket, starring in The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Fresh Horses, The Pick-Up Artist, and Betsy's Wedding. It feels almost sacrilegious to call her a "Brat," since she's always been the opposite of that.

Mare Winningham gets the last seed in the bracket because she was only in one Brat Pack movie, but it's a memorable one. As the mousey Wendy Beamish in St. Elmo's Fire, she was in love with Rob Lowe, and she would always forgive his downright awfulness.

7 Anthony Michael Hall v 10 Robert Downey Jr

Anthony Michael Hall, the youngest Brat Packer, shines as the brain Brian Johnson in The Breakfast Club, but he also plays a football player in Johnny Be Good. He also had a girlfriend once. You wouldn't know her--she lives in Canada.

Is it possible to be the polar opposite of Anthony Michael Hall? If so, it's RDJ. Only starring in Less Than Zero, Johnny Be Good, and The Pick-Up Artist, Robert Downey Jr. was (and still is) a fast-talking bad boy.

4 Rob Lowe v 11 Jami Gertz

The breaker of a million hearts. Rob Lowe might be the poster child for the Brat Pack attitude. With roles in The Outsiders, About Last Night, Oxford Blues, and Class, Lowe owned the Brat Pack aesthetic. But it's his role as the saxophone playing Billy Hicks in St. Elmo's Fire that makes him such a high seed in this bracket.

Jami Gertz might be a fringe Brat Packer, but she's a memorable one. With roles in Sixteen Candles and Less Than Zero (plus a bunch of other 80s classics like The Lost Boys), Gertz made an impact whenever she was on the screen.


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