6. John Green
To Vulture, director Josh Boone said: “If he’s happy, I guess the fans will be happy with it.” And that is that. The “he” Boone talks about, is the author of The Fault In Our Stars, John Green, also world-widely known as the “Teenage-whisperer.”
In 2006, Green released his first young-adult novel, Looking for Alaska and ever since then, the author has had a very loyal online fan-base. The online community circling around Green’s online Youtube video’s and his novels, is called “Nerdfighteria” and while this may sound quirky, Green was included in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2014.
Green’s most popular novel, The Fault In Our Stars, is one of the many reasons his adaptation is the best of this year. If his novel would not have been that good, it’s adaptation also would not been that good. Perhaps Green’s presence on set is one of the reasons the film is so true to the book. Green tells Vulture he spent around 80% of the filming time on the actual set. “My job was to be professionally happy and excited,” the author says. “But there were certainly a few moments that I advocated for, because I knew they were popular with readers, so they ended up in the movie.”