Brat Pack - Round 2


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 Emilio Estevez v 9 James Spader

Emilio is the top seed in this bracket for a good reason - he starred in The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo's Fire, along with The Outsiders and Wisdom (which he wrote and directed). He may not have been the epitome of "cool" like Judd or Rob, but we all could identify with his doe-eyed Kirby in St. Elmo.

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.

4 Judd Nelson v 5 Molly Ringwald

Judd Nelson had one of the widest ranges of all the Brat Packers, going from the bad boy John Bender in The Breakfast Club, to the philandering politician wanna-be Alec Newbary in St. Elmo's Fire. He was also featured in Blue City, alongside Ally Sheedy, in 1986.

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.

2 Ally Sheedy v 7 Anthony Michael Hall

Ally Sheedy shined in The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire, Oxford Blues, Betsy's Wedding, and Blue City in the 80s. She was alternately weird, strong, provocative, sensitive, and just plain cool.

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.

3 Andrew McCarthy v 4 Rob Lowe

Andrew McCarthy has taken on a reputation as the kind-of leader of the Brat Pack in the years since the 80s. He's the single most prolific person in the bracket, with roles in St. Elmo's Fire, Pretty in Pink, Less Than Zero, Mannequin, Class, and Fresh Horses. And it's most his vulnerability that sets him apart from the other Brats.

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.


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