American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer Vince Vaughn. His most notable parts were in the films ‘The Break-Up,’ ‘DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story,’ ‘The Internship,’ ‘Wedding Crashers,’ and ‘Four Christmases.’ He has also been on a number of television shows, including ‘True Detective,’ ‘Sex and the City,’ ‘Going to California,’ and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm.’ Born from a wealthy family, he enjoyed a nice upbringing. However, he yearned for something more and desired to experiment with new things. He took an early interest in the theater. As a student, he had no interest in academics and regarded himself as average. The subsequent opportunity to feature in a ‘Chevrolet’ television ad inspired him to attempt acting. He then relocated to Hollywood, only to struggle as he was unable to secure any acting gigs. Despite making his feature debut in 1993, he was unable to gain mainstream success. It was his portrayal of Trent Walker in the comedy-drama picture Swingers that brought him to public attention. Even though the film was not a monetary success, Steven Spielberg cast him in The Lost World: Jurassic Park, establishing him as an actor.A cinematic actor, screenwriter, producer, and comedian from the United States. In the late 1980s, he began starring in minor television parts, gaining greater fame with the 1996 film Swingers. Since then, he has appeared in numerous films, primarily comedies, such as The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Old School, Starsky & Hutch, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Couples Retreat, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Wedding Crashers.
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Vince Vaughn Movies
1. Into the Wild (2007)
(Drama, Adventure, Biography)
2. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
(Biography, History, Drama, War)
3. Rudy (1993)
(Sport, Drama, Biography)
4. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
(Action, Thriller, Crime)
5. Dragged Across Concrete (2018)
(Action, Crime, Mystery, Drama, Thriller)
6. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
7. Wedding Crashers (2005)
8. Swingers (1996)
9. Old School (2003)
10. Prescription Thugs (2015)
MTV Movie & TV Awards
|2006||Best On-Screen Team||Wedding Crashers (2005)|
People’s Choice Awards
|2007||Favorite Leading Man||Winner|
|2006||Favorite On-Screen Match-Up||Wedding Crashers (2005)|
Childhood & Early Life
Vincent Anthony Vaughn was born on March 28, 1970 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Sharon Eileen and Vernon Vaughn. His mother was a real estate agent/stock broker and his father was a salesman. The upbringing of he and his two sisters was comfortable.
In 1988, he graduated from ‘Lake Forest High School’. He formerly competed in sports such as football, baseball, and wrestling. Before graduating from high school, he chose to become an actor due to his early passion in theater.
- In 1988, he had the opportunity to feature in a Chevrolet television advertisement. This opportunity inspired him to move to Hollywood and become an actor.
- In 1989, he began his acting career by starring in television shows such as ‘China Beach’ and ’21 Jump Street.’ However, these television assignments did not garner him recognition, and he struggled to find employment.
- In 1993, he made his film debut as Jamie O’Hare in the sports blockbuster Rudy. On the film’s set, he met Jon Favreau, and the two became close friends.
- In the 1996 comedy-drama picture Swingers, he co-starred with Jon Favreau as the struggling actor Trent. The picture was well-received by critics but failed commercially.
- Spielberg was so impressed by Vince’s performance in ‘Swingers’ that he cast him in 1997’s ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’ His performance as ‘Nick Van Owen’ earned him significant praise.
- In 1998, he appeared in many films, including “A Cool, Dry Place,” “Clay Pigeons,” and “Psycho.” Unfortunately, none of these films did well at the box office. Vince, discouraged, took a brief hiatus from performing.
- In the 2000 psychological thriller ‘The Cell,’ in which he portrayed FBI agent Peter Novak, he made his comeback. Jennifer Lopez also starred in the film.
- His friend Jon Favreau wrote and directed the 2001 comedy picture ‘Made,’ which he co-produced and starred in.
- In the 2003 comedy picture ‘Old School,’ he co-starred with Luke Wilson and Will Ferrell as a thirty-something sad man wishing to relive his college years. The picture was a commercial triumph and a career booster for him.
- In 2005, he portrayed divorce mediator Jeremy Gray in the romantic comedy Wedding Crashers. The film earned favorable reviews and was a box office success.
- Despite garnering bad reviews, he was cast with Jennifer Aniston in the 2006 romantic comedy drama “The Break-Up,” which went on to become a commercial hit.
- In the latter part of the decade, he produced and co-produced a large number of films, including “Fred Claus” (2007), “Four Christmases” (2008), and “Couples Retreat” (2009).
- In the early 2010s, he released the films ‘The Dilemma’ (2011), ‘Lay the Favorite’ (2012), and ‘The Internship’ (2013).
- After his 2013 film ‘Delivery Man’ premiered to mixed reviews and became a moderate success, he acted in unsuccessful films such as ‘Unfinished Business’ (2015) and ‘Term Life’ (2016).
- Then he began to take on more dramatic roles and starred in Mel Gibson’s biographical war drama film “Hacksaw Ridge” (2016). The subsequent year, he appeared in the neo-noir prison drama ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99.’
- Then he appeared in films such as ‘Dragged Across Concrete,’ ‘Fighting With My Family,’ and ‘Seberg.’ Additionally, he voiced a character in the animated adult sitcom F is for Family.
- In 2020, he took a supporting role in ‘Arkansas,’ the first film directed by Clark Duke. The film, starring Liam Hemsworth, John Malkovich, Vivica A. Fox, and Michael Kenneth Williams, was based on John Brandon’s novel of the same name.
“Wedding Crashers” is one of his most recognisable films. It earned him nominations and prizes. His portrayal of a womanizing divorce mediator without remorse was well received.
Awards & Achievements
- In 2006, he received the “MTV Movie Award” for “Best On-Screen Team” for “Wedding Crashers.” Owen Wilson shared the award with the winner.
- In 2006, he received the “Teen Choice Movie Award” for “Choice Chemistry” for “The Break-Up.” Jennifer Aniston split the honor with another recipient.
Personal History and Legacy
- After a brief relationship, he and his co-star Jennifer Aniston ended their relationship.
- In 2010, he married Canadian real estate agent Kyla Weber, with whom he had two daughters.
- He is an avid sports fan who enjoys watching baseball and hockey games.
- His father has appeared in cameo roles in several of his films.