Vincent Anthony Vaughn, world renowned for his roles in the 1997 "The Lost World: Jurassic Park," the 2006 "The Break-Up," and the 2013 "The Internship," is often referred to as the leader of the famous "The Frat Pack," consisting of Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Owen Wilson, and Luke Wilson. Here are some interesting things to know about the American actor, producer, screenwriter, activist, and comedian:
In the year 1988, he was cast in a Chevrolet television commercial following which he subsequently moved to Hollywood. He credits his mother as the main inspiration behind his career.
In preparation for his role as Bradley Thomas in the movie "Brawl in Cell Block 99," he had to put on 15 lbs of muscle and underwent training as a boxer for 3 months prior to shooting.
In May 2011, during the filming of the movie “Domestic Disturbance,” Vaughn, along with Steve Buscemi and screenwriter Scott Rosenberg, were banned from Wilmington, North Carolina bars, ordered to undergo alcohol assessment, and fined $250 after an April brawl.
It was reported that for the movie "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story," director / writer Rawson Marshall Thurber wrote the parts of Peter La Fleur, White Goodman and Justin with Vaughn, Ben Stiller, and Justin Long respectively in mind.
During the filming of the "Hacksaw Ridge," in Australia, he made headlines when he explored Sydney and its attractions and participated in a public climb of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
During the filming of the 2003 movie "Old School," Vaughn had to keep the crowd at the Mitch-a-Palooza scene (over 300 extras) under control by entertaining them for at least an hour.
While at Lake Forest High School in the year 1988, he did not have an exemplary grade in school, and thus became the president of his Senior Class. He knew that if he were the president, he would have to speak at graduation, and that if he had to speak at graduation, then the school would have to let him graduate.
In the movie "Swingers," the relationship between the characters played by Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn mirrors their one in real life - the two actors are best friends.
In his 2006 movie "The Break-Up," his parents Vernon Vaughn, a character actor, and Sharon Vaughn, a real-estate agent and stockbroker, have bit roles, in which his father plays Jennifer Aniston's father, and his mother as a tourist.
For his 2008 movie "Four Christmases," it was reported that he didn't go out to promote the film after it was rumored in gossip columns that he and Reese Witherspoon did not get along throughout filming.
Vince's father, Vernon Vaughn, can be seen as the man sitting at the "$100 minimum bet table" in the 1996 movie "Swingers." In fact, his father has been in a total of six of his movies.
During the shooting of the 1998 movie "Return To Paradise," A February New York Post Article reported that Vaughn and his co-star Anne Heche shared passionate lovemaking sessions inside each others' trailers during breaks in filming. It was also reported that movie sources said the chemistry between Vaughn and Heche was evident during shooting in exotic locales like Thailand and Macao.
Vaughn signed his contract for the movie "Old School," during the scene with the wedding. It was his first day of shooting and he had to sign the contract before he could start.
Before he became famous, he did an "After School Special" on steroids with Peter Billingsley.
In the 1996 movie "Swinger," the scene, in which his character Trent angrily yells at Sue, after Sue insulted Mike, was written specifically at Vince Vaughn's request. He wanted to show that beneath Trent's bravado and swagger, he truly cared for Mike as a friend.
In the 2005 movie "Wedding Crashers," his character of Jeremy was given a painting by Todd Cleary, played by Keir O'Donnell, which Vaughn has kept safe till date in his house.
He is not a fan of cell phone and till date does not own one. When he is working on a movie, he is provided with one, by the crew, with he usually ends up losing.
A few of his trademarks include the most famous sardonic sense of humor, towering height and his frequent works with Ben Stiller and Jon Favreau.
Vaughn once admitted that, during the filming of the movie "Old School," the studio didn't want him for the film, as they were unsure that he could do comedy. This was before he became famous as a comedic actor.
In the movie "Fred Claus," the wardrobe department consulted Levi Strauss and Company, and had special 501s created to accommodate his sizes exactly.
He is an Alumnus of the Famous Improv Olympic along with actors Mike Myers, the late Chris Farley, Ossie Beck, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Adam McKay.
It was reported that director Steven Spielberg was impressed with his performance in the movie "Swingers," and cast him for a role in the 1997 movie "The Lost World: Jurassic Park."
In preparation for his role in the movie "The Break-Up," he is said to have gained over 26 pounds. It was reported that he gained weight as a result of quitting smoking.
Vaughn, Luke Wilson, and Will Ferrell dubbed themselves "The Wolfpack" - years before Todd Phillips directed the 2009 movie "The Hangover" - because they would always make fun of each other.
In the year 2008, Vaughn topped the Forbes list of actors who give movie studios the best return on their investment, with his films earning $14.75 Dollars for every $1 Dollar he is paid.
While filming the movie "Starsky & Hutch," he accidentally had his face smashed into fake glass during one take where Ben Stiller arrests him while being dressed as a mime.
He married Kyla Weber, a Canadian real-estate agent, on January 2, 2010 after getting engaged on Valentine's Day 2009. The duo have two children - daughter Locklyn Kyla Vaughn, born on December 18, 2010 and son Vernon Lindsay Vaughn, born on August 7, 2013.
He is famous for often playing sadistic types of roles or slobbish roles that are actually more likeable characters.
It was reported that he accepted to play the role of Bob in the 2012 movie "The Watch," because, he liked the relationship his character had with his daughter.
In the movie "Brawl in Cell Block 99," the destruction of the car was all done by himself. The car parts were reportedly real and were set up in a way that he wouldn't hurt himself badly.