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FRED CLAUS

VINCE VAUGHN (Fred Claus/Co-Producer) has established himself as one of Hollywood's biggest names in comedy. He counts "Fred Claus” as his third collaboration with director David Dobkin.

Vaughn recently co-wrote, produced and starred in the 2006 hit comedy "The Break-Up,” opposite Jennifer Aniston. The film opened number one at the box office and went on to gross $205 million worldwide. "The Break-Up” was the first feature film produced under the banner of Vaughn's production company, Wild West Picture Show Productions.

Wild West Picture Show Productions' next film release will be "Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland Tour,” which chronicles Vaughn and four stand-up comedians, on and off stage, traversing the country on a tour bus while performing 30 consecutive nights in 30 cities. The film is slated for a February 2008 theatrical release.

In the summer of 2005, Vaughn teamed with Owen Wilson to star in David Dobkin's smash hit comedy "Wedding Crashers.” With a domestic box office total of over $209 million, the film is the second highest grossing R-rated comedy to date and the seventh highest grossing R-rated film to date.

In 2004, Vaughn starred opposite Ben Stiller in the hit comedy "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.” That same year, he was also seen in Todd Phillips' "Starsky and Hutch,” with Stiller and Owen Wilson. Vaughn also starred in Phillips' 2003 comedy hit "Old School,” alongside Will Ferrell and Luke Wilson.

Additionally, Vaughn starred in F. Gary Gray's "Be Cool,” with an ensemble cast including John Travolta and Uma Thurman; Doug Liman's 2005 actioner "Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie; and the indie feature "Thumbsucker,” alongside Keanu Reeves and Vincent D'Onofrio.

A Chicago native, Vaughn first caught the attention of critics and audiences in Doug Liman's 1996 indie sleeper hit and cult classic "Swingers.” In 2001, Vaughn reunited with "Swingers” screenwriter and co-star Jon Favreau in the comedy classic "Made,” for which Vaughn also served as producer. His additional film credits include "Domestic Disturbance,” "The Cell,” "Psycho,” "The Prime Gig,” David Dobkin's "Clay Pigeons,” "Return to Paradise,” "A Cool Dry Place,” "The Locusts” and Steven Spielberg's "The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2.” Vaughn was seen this fall in the Sean Penn-helmed "Into the Wild,” an adaptation of the nonfiction bestseller by Jon Krakauer.

This December, Vaughn will begin production on the comedy "Four Christmases,” opposite Reese Witherspoon. Under his Wild West Picture Show Productions banner, Vaughn currently has three projects in development, including "Male Doula,” a high-concept comedy written by Dana Fox, based on an idea of Vaughn's; an as-yet-untitled comedy written by Jon Favreau about couples who attend a retreat in order to rejuvenate their relationships; and "Realtors,” a satire centered on rival realtors in the cutthroat residential housing market.

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