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Vince Vaughn

Highest Rated:   87% Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Lowest Rated:   0% Term Life (2016)
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Birthplace:   Minneapolis, Minnesota
An actor whose strong features and sinewy 6'4" physique appear to have been chiseled from a slab of testosterone, Vince Vaughn is Hollywood's closest human approximation of a Chevy pick-up. Born March 28th, 1979, Vaughn's roles invariably reflect these qualities, and have given him a genial affability among middle Americans. Thanks to Vaughn's skills as a performer, however, he continues to resist typecasting, lending effortless portrayals to characters ranging from slick bachelors to raging psychopaths to morally conflicted limo drivers. A tried-and-true Midwestern boy, Vaughn was born in Minneapolis on March 28, 1970, and raised in the wealthy Chicago suburb of Lake Forest. The son of a self-made businessman and a stock and real-estate broker, Vaughn diverged from the upwardly mobile path forged by his parents. A hyperactive teen (and lackluster student), Vaughn spent time in special ed. and ran with a fast crowd (though he later claimed that he never felt the need for all-out rebellion). Despite his poor scholastic performance, Vaughn derived ambition from his interest in acting -- an interest that first blossomed at the age of seven -- and even served as senior class president. Upon graduation, with only his diploma and a role in a Chevy commercial as his credentials, Vaughn headed for Hollywood. Upon arrival, he proceeded to work in almost complete obscurity for the next seven years.During this period, Vaughn made the acquaintance of Jon Favreau, another struggling actor who hailed from the East. Their ensuing friendship and real-life adventures provided the inspiration for their ticket to the bigtime, 1996's Swingers. Directed by Doug Liman, the comedy stars Vaughn and Favreau (who also co-wrote the script) as two amiable, Rat Pack-obsessed, "so money" bachelors prowling the streets and bars of L.A. for "beautiful babies" and the occasional job opportunity. This irreverent-but-insightful Miramax release became a bona-fide sleeper hit. Vaughn, whose character, Trent, was the film's resident fast-talking ladies' man, emerged as a sex symbol in the making. A supporting role in Steven Spielberg's The Lost World: Jurassic Park heightened the actor's profile and revealed his ability to transition with great fluidity between indie films and box-office blockbusters. Nevertheless, Vaughn subsequently took the small, quiet film route, starring in The Locusts (1997), an overheated but half-baked melodrama in debt to both Tennessee Williams and East of Eden, and A Cool, Dry Place, a family drama that garnered a cool, dry reception from both audiences and critics. In 1998, the actor fared substantially better with his turn as a limo driver who is called upon to make a great sacrifice for a friend in Joe Ruben's Return to Paradise, and he brought a fine admixture of dark humor and sublimated menace to his part as a charismatic sociopath in Clay Pigeons. Vaughn evoked colossal mental dysfunction as Norman Bates in Gus Van Sant's truly ugly and ill-advised remake of Psycho that same year. Critics and viewers regarded his performance -- like the film itself -- with a tepid blend of indifference and bewilderment. After that egregious misfire, Vaughn wisely took a couple of years off before re-emerging with a number of projects in 2000. These included The Cell, a surrealistic horror picture co-starring Jennifer Lopez and Vincent D'Onofrio, Prime Gig, with Vaughn as California's best telemarketer, and South of Heaven, West of Hell, an ensemble western that marked the directorial debut of country singer Dwight Yoakam. Following-up with a part in writer Favreau's Made, Vaughn's next big role arrived in the form of a deceptive stepfather harboring a dark secret in the thriller Domestic Disturbance. Unfortunately, the film bombed on a critical front. Vaughn again ducked out of sight for several years, but Todd Phillips's 2003 comedy Old School brought him back to the top o

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Forgiven
  • Actor
2017
87% Hacksaw Ridge
  • Sgt Howell
$67.2M 2016
0% Term Life
  • Producer
$13.5k 2016
69% Prescription Thugs
  • Executive Producer
2016
11% Unfinished Business
  • Dan Trunkman
2015
39% Delivery Man
  • David Wozniak
$30.7M 2013
44% A Case of You
  • Alan
2013
35% The Internship
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Billy McMahon
$44.5M 2013
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
  • Producer
  • Jim Rockford
2013
19% Lay the Favorite
  • Rosie
$21.5k 2012
17% The Watch
  • Bob
$34.1M 2012
24% The Dilemma
  • Producer
  • Ronny Valentine
$48.5M 2011
No Score Yet Sunny and 68
  • Actor
2010
11% Couples Retreat
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Dave
$109.2M 2009
25% Four Christmases
  • Producer
  • Brad
$120.2M 2008
58% Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland
  • Actor
  • Producer
$0.5M 2008
21% Fred Claus
  • Fred Claus
  • Producer
$72.0M 2007
82% Into the Wild
  • Wayne Westerberg
$18.2M 2007
33% The Break-Up
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Gary Grobowski
$118.7M 2006
22% I Love Your Work
  • Stiev
2005
71% Thumbsucker
  • Mr. Geary
$1.2M 2005
75% Wedding Crashers
  • Jeremy Grey
$209.3M 2005
59% Mr. & Mrs. Smith
  • Eddie
$186.2M 2005
30% Be Cool
  • Raji
$55.6M 2005
43% National Lampoon's Blackball
  • Rick Schwartz
2005
18% Paparazzi
  • Actor
$15.6M 2004
66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
  • Wes Mantooth
$84.2M 2004
70% Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story
  • Peter LaFleur
$114.2M 2004
64% Starsky & Hutch
  • Reese Feldman
$87.2M 2004
57% Pauly Shore Is Dead
  • Himself
2003
60% Old School
  • Beanie
$74.7M 2003
24% Domestic Disturbance
  • Rick Barnes
$44.4M 2001
71% Made
  • Ricky
  • Producer
$3.7M 2001
14% South of Heaven, West of Hell
  • Taylor Henry
2000
46% The Cell
  • Peter Novak
2000
44% The Prime Gig
  • Pendelton `Penny' Wise
2000
37% Psycho
  • Norman Bates
1998
54% A Cool Dry Place
  • Russell
1998
63% Clay Pigeons
  • Lester Long
1998
71% Return to Paradise
  • Sheriff
1998
18% The Locusts
  • Clay Hewitt
1997
51% The Lost World - Jurassic Park
  • Nick Van Owen
1997
87% Swingers
  • Trent
1996
No Score Yet Just Your Luck
  • Cop No. 2
1996

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet 30 for 30
2009
  • Executive Producer
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
82% F Is for Family
2015
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • 2015
75% True Detective
2014-2015
  • Frank Semyon
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet Sullivan & Son
2012-2014
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2004
  • 2000
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 2013
  • 1998
No Score Yet Sullivan Son
  • Producer

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