VINCE VAUGHN (Dan Trunkman) has become one of Hollywood's
most highly acclaimed triple threats - as an actor, producer and screenwriter. A
Chicago native, Vaughn first caught the attention of critics and audiences in
Doug Liman's independent sleeper hit and cult classic Swingers. He reunited with
Swingers screenwriter and co-star Jon Favreau in 2001 as producer and star of
the comedy classic Made.
In the summer of 2003, Vaughn starred alongside Luke Wilson and Will Ferrell
in Old School, a Todd Phillips comedy sensation that's now become a modern day
comedy classic. In the summer of 2004, Vaughn re-teamed with Phillips to star
opposite Ben Stiller in the hit comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. The
film opened number one on its way to grossing $114 million at the box office. In
2005, Vaughn teamed up with Owen Wilson in the runaway comedy hit Wedding
Crashers. With a domestic box-office take of over $208 million, the New Line
Cinema release is the one of the highest grossing R-rated comedies of all time
and the ninth R-rated film in cinematic history to pass $200 million
domestically. In addition to reinvigorating the R-rated comedy arena, the film
went on to become one of the highest selling DVDs of its genre. Just one year
later, Vaughn re-teamed with Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin as
co-producer of the holiday film Fred Claus, where Vaughn played Santa's
disgruntled and bitter brother Fred, who returns to the North Pole after a long
He is currently in production in the second season of the critically
acclaimed HBO series "True Detective" alongside Colin Farrell. Netflix recently
greenlit the period family comedy "F is for Family," a six-episode animated
series from his production company Wild West Picture Show Productions based on
the comedy of Bill Burr which will debut in 2015. Vaughn most recently starred
in DreamWorks Pictures' Delivery Man, directed by Ken Scott. This is a remake of
the original French Canadian film, Starbuck. He also recently made a cameo
appearance in Paramount Pictures' Anchorman: The Legend Continues.
In addition to producing the TBS original sitcom "Sullivan & Son," Vaughn's
Wild West Picture Show Productions produced and Vaughn narrated the documentary
film Art of Conflict: The Murals of Northern Ireland, which premiered at the
2012 Galway Film Festival in Ireland. The documentary tells the story of
Northern Ireland's history and the violent Troubles through the unique art of
In the summer of 2013, Vince starred opposite his Wedding Crashers co-star,
Owen Wilson in The Internship, a Shawn Levy-directed comedy that Vaughn wrote
and produced for 20th Century Fox. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson were also named
Comedy Duo of the Year at CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards that year.
In the summer of 2012, Vaughn starred alongside Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill in
The Watch, a comedy about suburban dads from a watch group that unveil a
conspiracy to destroy Earth. In January 2011, Vaughn produced and co-starred
with Kevin James in The Dilemma, directed by Ron Howard. This comedy-drama
follows the arduous psychological battle that Vaughn's character endures when he
witnesses the wife of his best friend, played by Kevin James, having an
In fall 2009, Vaughn co-wrote, and starred in Universal's Couples Retreat.
Also starring Jon Favreau, Jason Bateman, Malin Akerman and Kristin Davis, the
comedy made over $34 million in its opening weekend - the highest-grossing
October comedy release ever.
In 2008, Vaughn served as producer and star once again - this time in Warner
Bros. hit comedy Four Christmases. Co-starring Reese Witherspoon, the film
follows a disgruntled couple's struggle to visit all four of their divorced
parents on Christmas Day. The film opened number one at the box office and has
grossed over $156 million worldwide. In 2007, Vaughn starred alongside Sean Penn
in Penn's critically acclaimed film Into the Wild.
In the summer of 2006, Vince Vaughn was creator, producer, and star of the
hit anti-romantic comedy The Break-Up. The film opened number one at the box
office and grossed over $209 million worldwide. Co-starring Jennifer Aniston,
The Break-Up was also the first feature film for Vaughn's production company,
Wild West Picture Show Productions. The company signed a first-look production
agreement with Universal Pictures the following year.
That same year, Vaughn reinvented himself once more when he released his
first comedy documentary, Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30
Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland. The film follows Vaughn and four stand-up
comedians as they travel the country to perform 30 shows in 30 days.
Vaughn's humbling yet impressive scope of successes also includes F. Gary
Gray's Be Cool for MGM, where he starred as the scene-stealing Raji, a wannabe
rap and R&B music producer. Vaughn also appeared in Doug Liman's Mr. and Mrs.
Smith for Twentieth Century Fox as Brad Pitt's best friend. Vaughn's film
credits additionally include Thumbsucker, Domestic Disturbance, The Cell,
Psycho, Clay Pigeons, Return To Paradise, A Cool Dry Place, Rudy, The Locusts,
and The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2.
Vaughn resides in Los Angeles with his wife and children.
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