VINCE VAUGHN (Billy McMahon / Writer / Producer) has, in the last decade, established himself as one of Hollywood's most versatile comedic performers showcasing his unique blend of quick wit and personable charm in a diverse array of projects from big-budget blockbusters to offbeat independent fare. Vaughn made his cinematic debut in the 1993 underdog film "Rudy," where he also became friends with fellow actor, Jon Favreau and forged a symbiotic creative partnership that led to his break-out role in Favreau's 1996 film-turned-cult-classic "Swingers." Over the next sixteen years, a dynamic collaboration ensued between these two comical virtuosos that would have them reunite for several projects beginning with the mob farce "Made," followed by "The Break-up" with Jennifer Aniston playing opposite of Vaughn, "Four Christmases" co-starring Reese Witherspoon, and "Couples Retreat."
Since emerging on the scene, Vaughn solidified himself as a bona fide talent earning him accolades and industry recognition with prominent roles in high-profile megahits that began with Steven Spielberg's "The Lost World: Jurassic Park." In 2003, Vaughn's popularity skyrocketed with the release of "Old School" starring alongside Will Ferrell and Luke Wilson. Following this pivotal performance, Vaughn proved to be a comedic tour de force with a succession of hit comedies including the seventies television show remake, "Starsky & Hutch," "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story," both with Ben Stiller; reuniting with Will Ferrell in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy;" "Be Cool," opposite John Travolta and Uma Thurman; "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie; and "Fred Claus", alongside Paul Giamatti, Kathy Bates and Rachel Weisz.
In 2005, Vaughn's soaring comic trajectory culminated with the highest-grossing comedy of the year, "Wedding Crashers." Again, Vaughn teamed with Owen Wilson, this time, to form a womanizing duo deceptively enchanting the lovelorn with their hedonistic debauchery. The film, also, starred Rachel McAdams, Christopher Walken and Isla Fisher.
Throughout Vaughn's stellar career, he continues to impress with his versatility as a gifted performer equally adept at both comedy and drama as well as other genres appearing in "A Cool, Dry Place," "Return to Paradise," "Thumbsucker," Dwight Yoakam's directorial debut "South of Heaven, West of Hell," Sean Penn's critically acclaimed film adaptation of "Into the Wild," "Psycho" directed by Gus Van Sant co-starring Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen and William H. Macy, "The Cell" opposite Jennifer Lopez and "Domestic Disturbance" with John Travolta.
Vaughn's most recent projects include "The Dilemma" directed by Ron Howard, co-starring Kevin James, Channing Tatum and Queen Latifah; the Stephen Frears dramedy, "Lay the Favorite," with Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Rebecca Hall; the sci-fi comedy, "The Watch," alongside Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill; the romantic comedy, "A Case of You," starring Peter Dinklage, Evan Rachel Wood and Sam Rockwell; as well as the soon to be released comedy, "The Delivery Man," with Chris Pratt and Cobie Smulders.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Vaughn formed Wild West Picture Show Productions producing the films "The Break-up," "Four Christmases," "Couples Retreat," "The Dilemma," and the documentary, "Wild West Comedy Show."
In September 2012, TBS ordered a ten episode second season of the Wild West Picture Show-produced half-hour comedy, "Sullivan & Son," executive produced by Vaughn and starring Steve Byrne.
Vaughn's production acquired the rights to the Ridley Pearson novel, "The Risk Agent," to develop as a starring vehicle for Vaughn, who will produce with his partners Victoria Vaughn and Sandra J. Smith.
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