Michael Schoeffling (Jake Ryan) was so shy during his audition that he almost lost the role. But the film’s producer Michelle Manning found him so “stunning and dreamy” that they cast him. | 16 Things You Might Not Know About "Sixteen Candles"
Playing the role of Jake Ryan, the most desirable boy in school in the 1984 movie "Sixteen Candles," rocketed Michael Schoeffling to fame. This led to roles in other films including "Vision Quest" and "Mermaids.