Vince Vaughn Is 'Old School'

VINCE VAUGHN stars as Beanie, who tries to juggle the reponsibilities of his life as a husband, father, and the owner of Speaker City, with his membership in an off-campus fraternity DREAMWORKS

For some, the college years may have been the best years of their lives, and some graduates may only wish they could relive the experience.

In the new comedy "Old School," Vince Vaughn plays one of three 30-something friends who actually try to recreate the college party days by starting a very unique fraternity.

Vaughn explained on The Early Show that his character and his two friends are at a crossroad in their lives where they must decide between taking the responsible smooth road or the bumpy but exciting reckless path. They choose to follow the reckless path with some hilarious results.

The film also stars Luke Wilson ("Legally Blonde") and Will Ferrell (television's "Saturday Night Live") as Vaughn's buddies looking to escape responsibility, wives and families. Ellen Pompeo ("Daredevil"), Juliette Lewis ("Hysterical Blindness"), Leah Remini (television's "The King of Queens"), Perrey Reeves ("The Suburbans"), Craig Kilborn (television's "The Late, Late Show"), Jeremy Piven ("The Family Man") and others make appearances in the film.

Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell and Luke Wilson are three actors you might not put together, but producer Dan Goldberg says they really worked well as a team. Vaughn plays the cocky friend, Farrell is the naive buddy with a party-animal dark side and Wilson's personality falls somewhere between them and holds the friendship together.

In the movie, Mitch (Wilson) is a conservative real estate lawyer who is about to propose to his girlfriend. But one day he finds his girlfriend has been unfaithful to him. He moves out and buys a house close to a college campus.

His two best friends, Beanie (Vaughn) and Frank (Farrell), encourage Mitch to start a fraternity with pledges that don't fit the traditional mold. Soon the party begins and things fall apart.

Some Facts About Vince Vaughn
  • Vincent Anthony Vaughn was born in Minneapolis, March 28, 1970.

  • Vaughn attended Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, Ill.

  • Vaughn says he decided to pursue acting at age 17 after a car accident derailed any hopes of an athletic career

  • In 1988, Vaughn appeared in a television commercial for Chevrolet's "Heartbeat of America" campaign

  • In 1989, Vaughn made his primetime television acting debut in the third-season premiere of ABC's "China Beach."

  • In 1993, Vaughn made his film debut, "Rudy"

  • In 1996, Vaughn made his breakthrough screen role as Trent in "Swingers."

  • In 1997, Vaughn was casted in director Steven Spielberg's "The Lost World: Jurassic Park"

  • In 1998, Vaughn starred opposite Anne Heche and Joaquin Phoenix in the drama "Return to Paradise"; he re-teamed with Phoenix in "Clay Pigeons"; He inherited the role of Norman Bates in Gus Van Sant's remake of "Psycho."

  • In 2001, Vaughn played a low-level mobsters in "Made"; He played a mysterious stepfather who may or may not be involved in a murder in "Domestic Disturbance"; coincidentally during filming, Vaughn was embroiled in a bar fight that led to his arrest

  • Vaughn's upcoming film will be "The Sky is Green," with Steve Buscemi
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