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Vince Vaughn

Vaughn in October 2007
Born Vincent Anthony Vaughn
March 28, 1970 (1970-03-28) (age 39)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Kyla Weber (2010-present)

Vincent Anthony "Vince" Vaughn (born March 28, 1970) is an American film actor. He began acting in the late 1980s, appearing in minor television roles before experiencing wider recognition with the 1996 movie, Swingers. He has since appeared in a number of films, mostly comedies.

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Early life

Vaughn was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His mother, Sharon Eileen (née DePalmo), a native of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, is a real estate agent and stockbroker who was once ranked as one of the United States' top money managers by Bloomberg Wealth Manager magazine; his father, Vernon Lindsay Vaughn, worked as a salesman for a meat company.[1][2][3] His parents divorced in 1991. Vaughn has two older sisters, Valerie and Victoria. He was raised "both Protestant and Catholic" by his Catholic mother and Protestant father,[4][5][6] and has English, Irish, German, Italian, and Lebanese ancestry.[7] He grew up in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, where he played football and wrestled.[8] He then moved to Lake Forest, Illinois, where he graduated from Lake Forest High School in 1988, with award-winning writer Dave Eggers, sports agent Rob Pelinka (represents stars such as Kobe Bryant), fellow actor Don Tiffany. He developed an interest in musical theater at a young age. He decided to become an actor in 1987, after being involved in a car accident which derailed his chance at athletic success.

Career

In 1988, Vaughn was cast in a Chevrolet television commercial, and subsequently moved to Hollywood, where he came in contact with the inspiration for all of his work. Although he appeared in the 1989 season of the television series, China Beach and in three CBS Schoolbreak Specials (in 1990), he was a struggling actor and faced many rejections. His first film role was 1993's Rudy, but Vaughn did not receive wider success until his role in 1996's Swingers with Jon Favreau. Swingers was released in July 1996, and became a successful independent film. Vince's father Vernon also did a cameo in this film.

Afterwards, director Steven Spielberg cast Vaughn in the blockbuster The Lost World: Jurassic Park, which gave him increased exposure. From there, Vaughn went on to appear in several films of varied success, including playing Norman Bates in the 1998 remake of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. In 2000, he starred in The Cell with Jennifer Lopez, and in 2001, appeared in Made, another film penned by Favreau. Vaughn also appeared in Dwight Yoakam's directorial debut movie South of Heaven, West of Hell.

Since Vaughn's role in the successful 2003 comedy, Old School, his profile skyrocketed, and his notoriety improved. In 2004, he appeared alongside Ben Stiller in the hit films Starsky & Hutch and Dodgeball, Anchorman, and had roles in 2005's Be Cool, Thumbsucker and Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Vaughn at the London premiere of The Break-Up, 2006

Also in 2005, Vaughn starred alongside Owen Wilson in the comedy Wedding Crashers, which grossed over $200 million at the United States box office. After this series of roles, Vaughn was dubbed one of the Hollywood Frat Pack, a group of actors who frequently co-star in film comedies. In 2006, Vaughn starred with Jennifer Aniston in the comedy-drama The Break-Up (also with Favreau and his father).

In 2007, Vaughn also starred in a comedy called Fred Claus, in which he played the sarcastic, wild-at-heart older brother of Santa Claus (Paul Giamatti). Fred Claus was directed by David Dobkin, who previously directed Vaughn in Wedding Crashers, and co-starred Elizabeth Banks and Kevin Spacey. Next, he momentarily moved from comedy to drama in Sean Penn's critically acclaimed film Into the Wild, a film about the adventures of Christopher McCandless, which was also a best-selling book by Jon Krakauer. He played the role of Wayne Westerberg opposite Emile Hirsch as McCandless.

In 2009, Vaughn starred in Couples Retreat, a comedy chronicling four couples who partake in therapy sessions at a tropical island resort. Malin Akerman played his wife.[9] Vince's father Vernon protrayed his father in this film.

In February 2010, Vaughn was among the nearly 80 musicians and actors to sing on the charity-single remake of We Are the World.[10]

Personal life

Vaughn dated two of his The Break-Up co-stars: actress Joey Lauren Adams during the filming of 1999's A Cool, Dry Place[11] and Jennifer Aniston between 2005 and 2006. His relationship with Aniston began the summer after her separation from husband Brad Pitt. Due to the media firestorm surrounding it, along with Pitt's relationship with Angelina Jolie, Vaughn and Aniston's relationship was showered with tabloid attention. Rumors about the relationship included the couple moving to Australia,[12] and a possible engagement. In the fall of 2006, Vaughn filed a lawsuit against three tabloid magazines, accusing them of falsely claiming that he had been unfaithful to Aniston, thus tacitly confirming their relationship.[13] By December 2006, both Vaughn's and Aniston's reps confirmed that they had broken up.

On March 5, 2009, it was announced that Vaughn and Canadian realtor Kyla Weber are engaged. Weber's father confirmed the story.[14] On January 2, 2010, Vaughn and Weber married in a small private ceremony in his hometown of Lake Forest, Illinois, USA.[15] The wedding site was the Great Hall of the historic Armour House at Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Illinois.[16]

Vaughn is also an avid fan of the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bulls and the University of Notre Dame, all of which are featured prominently in his film The Break-Up. Similarly, Vaughn played a small part in the movie Rudy.

Vaughn is part of the U.S.O. tour. He has visited soldiers all over Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Iraq. He lives in Chicago.

Awards

2006

  • People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite On-Screen Match-Up for: Wedding Crashers (2005) Shared with: Owen Wilson
  • MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Team for: Wedding Crashers (2005) Shared with: Owen Wilson
  • Teen Choice Awards Movies - Choice Chemistry for: The Break-Up (2006) Shared with: Jennifer Aniston
  • ShoWest Convention: Special Award - Comedy Star of the Year (2006)

2007

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Rudy Jamie O'Hare
1994 At Risk Max Nolan
1996 Swingers Trent Walker
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Nick Van Owen
The Locusts Clay Hewitt
1998 Psycho Norman Bates
Clay Pigeons Lester Long
A Cool, Dry Place Russell Durrell
Return to Paradise John 'Sheriff' Volgecherev
2000 The Cell FBI Agent Peter Novak
The Prime Gig Pendelton "Penny" Wise
South of Heaven, West of Hell Taylor Henry
2001 Domestic Disturbance Rick Barnes
Zoolander Luke Zoolander Uncredited
Made Ricky Slade Also Producer
2003 I Love Your Work Stiev
Old School Bernard "Beanie" Campbell
Blackball Rick Schwartz
2004 Starsky & Hutch Reese Feldman
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Wes Mantooth Uncredited
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Wes Mantooth Uncredited
Straight-To-DVD
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Peter La Fleur
2005 Thumbsucker Mr. Geary
Mr. & Mrs. Smith Eddie
Wedding Crashers Jeremy Grey
Be Cool Randolph "Raji" Lowenthal
Paparazzi Actor
2006 The Break-Up Gary Grobowski Also Producer/Writer
2007 Into the Wild Wayne Westerberg
Fred Claus Frederick "Fred" Claus Also Co-Producer
2008 Wild West Comedy Show Himself Also Producer
Four Christmases Brad (A.K.A Orlando) Also Producer
2009 Couples Retreat Dave Also Producer/Writer
2011 Your Cheating Heart TBA pre-production
Also Producer

References

  1. ^ "Rush & Molloy" (column), "Vince Had to Deal with Mother of All Swindles". New York Daily News, June 16, 2006.
  2. ^ Parry, Ryan (2005-08-29). "Vince was a scrawny class clown. Girls didn't fancy him; EXCLUSIVE: SHY PAST OF JEN'S NEW MAN". The Mirror. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-135556494.html. Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  3. ^ "Money honey Vaughn turns Disturbingly evil". The Toronto Star. 2001-11-02. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/thestar/access/426175291.html?dids=426175291:426175291&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Nov+02%2C+2001&author=&pub=Toronto+Star&desc=Money+honey+Vaughn+turns+Disturbingly+evil&pqatl=google. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  4. ^ Webb, Cynthia L. (1998-11-03). "VINCE VAUGHN: SERIEL KILLER". Associated Press. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=WE&s_site=kansas&p_multi=WE&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EB576000EED9D5B&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM. Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  5. ^ "Vince Vaughn: Playing Kooks is OK with Him". Associated Press at VinceVaughn.com. http://www.vince-vaughn.com/archives/1998_10.html. Retrieved May 24 2006. 
  6. ^ Washingtonpost.com: Live Online
  7. ^ ""Vince Vaughn: Company"". Vincev.com. http://www.vincev.com/int_company.html. Retrieved May 24 2006. 
  8. ^ "People Magaine:Vince Vaughn". People Magazine at people.com. http://www.people.com/people/vince_vaughn. Retrieved March 10 2009. 
  9. ^ Trio of Ladies Going on Couples Retreat" TV Guide. October 15, 2008. Retrieved on October 15, 2008.
  10. ^ Vince Vaughn, music veterans form unlikely group for 'We Are the World' charity single " USA Today. February 2, 2010. Retrieved on February 21, 2010.
  11. ^ ""Vaughn and Adams Reunited for The Break-Up"". ContactMusic.com. http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/vaughn%20and%20adams%20reunited%20for%20the%20break-up_09_06_2006. Retrieved June 16 2006. 
  12. ^ ""Aniston and Vaughn to Move to Australia?"". Hollywood.com. http://www.hollywood.com/news/detail/id/3501941. Retrieved May 24 2006. 
  13. ^ "Vince Vaugh to tabloids: Watch it"". CNN.com. http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movies/10/18/people.vaughn.aniston.ap/index.html. Retrieved October 18 2006. 
  14. ^ Vince Vaughn Is Engaged!
  15. ^ http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20334448,00.html
  16. ^ "Vince Tied the Knot!". Vince-Vaughn.com. http://www.vince-vaughn.com/2010/01/best_wishes_vince_and_kyla.html. Retrieved on January 6, 2009. 

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Vince Vaughn
Born Vincent Anthony Vaughn
March 28, 1970 (1970-03-28) (age 40)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Occupation actor
Years active 1989-present

Vincent Anthony "Vince" Vaughn (born March 28, 1970) is an American film actor.

Movies

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Rudy Jamie O'Hara Credited as Vincent Vaughn
1994 At Risk Max Nolan
1996 Swingers[1] Trent Walker
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Nick Van Owen
The Locusts Clay Hewitt
1998 Psycho Norman Bates
Clay Pigeons Lester Long
A Cool, Dry Place Russell Durrell
Return to Paradise John 'Sheriff' Volgecherev
2000 The Cell FBI Agent Peter Novak
The Prime Gig Pendelton "Penny" Wise
South of Heaven, West of Hell Taylor Henry
2001 Domestic Disturbance Rick Barnes
Zoolander Luke Zoolander uncredited role
Made Ricky Slade
2003 I Love Your Work Stiev
Old School Bernard "Beanie" Campbell
Blackball Rick Schwartz
2004 Starsky & Hutch Reese Feldman
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Wes Mantooth uncredited role
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Wes Mantooth uncredited role
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Peter La Fleur
2005 Thumbsucker Mr. Geary
Mr. & Mrs. Smith Eddie
Wedding Crashers[1] Jeremy Grey
Be Cool Randolph "Raji" Lowenthal
Paparazzi Actor
2006 The Break-Up Gary Grobowski
2007 Into the Wild Wayne Westerberg
Fred Claus Frederick "Fred" Claus
2008 Wild West Comedy Show himself
Four Christmases[1] Brad post-production
2009 Couples Retreat Dave
2011 The Dilemma Ronny Valentine Post production; finished

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