Michael Schoeffling as Love Interest Jake Ryan
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In 1984, the name "Michael Schoeffling" (or rather, "Jake Ryan") was synonymous with "heartthrob." (Isn't it still?) After appearing in "Sixteen Candles," one of his first film roles, Schoeffling went on to appear in several other movies before leaving Hollywood for good in the early '90s. Since then, he's stayed out of the public eye, so much so that it's nearly impossible to find recent photos or interviews with the former actor. The Washington Post once reported that his last interview took place in 1991, and at that point, Schoeffling, a carpenter near Wilkes-Barre, Pa., was married with two children.