Tom Cruise named H'wood's most powerful

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- Premiere magazine has named Tom Cruise Hollywood's most powerful star, ranking the "Mission: Impossible" star No. 13 on its "2006 Power List."

Cast lined up for 'Into the Wild'

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Actors Vince Vaughn and Katherine Keener have signed on to star with Emile Hirsch in Sean Penn's film, "Into the Wild," it was reported Monday.

MTV Movie Awards nominees announced

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- "Wedding Crashers" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" each garnered five nominations Monday for the 2006 MTV Movie Awards.

Aniston, Winfrey discuss bogus wedding

CHICAGO, April 18 (UPI) -- Jennifer Aniston called in to the "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in another effort to quash the rumor that she's marrying boyfriend Vince Vaughn.

'Today' show interview angers stars

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- It got a little tense on the "Today" show set Tuesday when guest Jennifer Aniston was asked about rumors that she planned to marry Vince Vaughn.

ShoWest names Vaughn comedy's best

LAS VEGAS, March 12 (UPI) -- Actor Vince Vaughn has been named recipient of ShoWest's comedy star of the year.

Vince Vaughn to star in holiday comedy

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Actor Vince Vaughn is poised to reunite with "Wedding Crashers" director David Dobkin for the Warner Bros. holiday comedy, "Fred Claus."

Sandler and James to take on comedy roles

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Adam Sandler and Kevin James are in talks to play fake gay firefighters in a big screen comedy for Universal Pictures.

Tom Cruise was 'top star' of 2005

GROTON, Mass., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The annual Quigley Poll has found Tom Cruise to be the top money-making star for U.S. movie theaters in 2005.

'Lost' cast named Entertainer of 2005

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Entertainment Weekly Thursday announced its Entertainer of the Year is the entire cast of ABC's hit series, "Lost."

Photog denies trying to sell Aniston pics

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The photographer being sued by actress Jennifer Aniston for taking topless pictures of her says she bears some responsibility for going outside like that.

Vaughn, Aniston pulled over in Arizona

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston were pulled over by police in Scottsdale, Ariz., where Vaughn was given a field sobriety test.

Favreau on board for hot-rod flick

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Hot-rod enthusiast Jon Favreau is writing and directing an action film about the cars called "Johnny Zero," it was reported Friday.

GQ picks Aniston as Man of the Year

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Jennifer Aniston has become GQ magazine's first (Wo)Man of the Year.

Aniston trespasser sentenced to jail

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A man who entered Jennifer Aniston's Malibu, Calif., home in August was sentenced to a year in jail Tuesday as part of a plea deal in Los Angeles.
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Vince Vaughn
Actor Vince Vaughn speaks to the media prior to theNASCAR Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth, TX on November 4, 2007. Vaughn drove the pace car in the event. (UPI Photo/Ian Halperin)

Vincent Anthony "Vince" Vaughn (born March 28, 1970) is an American film actor, producer and comedian. He began acting in the late 1980s, appearing in minor television roles before experiencing wider recognition with the 1996 movie, Swingers. He has since appeared in a number of films, mostly comedies, including Old School, Starsky & Hutch, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Couples Retreat, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Wedding Crashers.

Vince Vaughn was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His mother, Sharon Eileen (née DePalmo), a native of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, is a real estate agent and stockbroker who was once ranked as one of the United States' top money managers by Bloomberg Wealth Manager magazine. His father, Vernon Lindsay Vaughn, worked as a salesman for a toy company. His parents divorced in 1991. Vaughn has two older sisters, Victoria and Valeri. He was raised "both Protestant and Catholic" by his Catholic mother and Protestant father, and has English, Irish, German, Lebanese, and Italian ancestry.

Vaughn grew up in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, where he played football and wrestled; he has, though, called himself unathletic and "very average" at sports in high school. He then moved to Lake Forest, Illinois, where he graduated from Lake Forest High School in 1988, with award-winning writer Dave Eggers, sports agent Rob Pelinka, and fellow actor Don Tiffany. In high school, he was a tall, scrawny kid, known as a class clown and avid prankster. He was introduced to musical theater at a young age and decided to become an actor in 1987. He has credited his mother as the inspiration behind his career, saying: "I saw her overcome stuff, and I thought if you worked hard at something you'd give yourself a chance."

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