Vincent Anthony "Vince" Vaughn is an American film actor, screenwriter, producer, comedian and activist. He began acting in the late 1980s, appearing in minor television roles before attaining wider recognition with the 1996 movie Swingers. He has since appeared in a number of films, including Rudy, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Return to Paradise, Old School, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Wedding Crashers, The Break Up, Fred Claus, Couples Retreat, The Watch and The Internship. He is one of the tallest leading men in Hollywood at 6 ft 5 in.
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Hey reddit, my new film DELIVERY MAN opens November 22nd. Here's a behind the scenes look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzJ_pMPG5VI
Excited to do this! AMA!
FINAL EDIT: Thanks guys, this has been fun. Stay sweet.
When are you going to settle down and make an honest man out of Owen Wilson?
Owen's doing just fine...
Do you still have that painting Todd painted in Wedding Crashers?
I'm not sure where that painting is. But it will always be in my heart.
Jennifer Aniston's bare ass in 2-d was amazing, what was it like on the set in real life?
Have you ever donated sperm?
I’ve practiced, but I’ve never actually donated.
Can you tell us anything about the Dodgeball sequel?
I heard that they're working on a script for it. That's all I know. But if you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball. Never a truer statement ever said.
Very PC answer, you motor boating son of a bitch.
Gotta go home at night.
Have you ever killed a homeless person to get an erection?
I just wanted to say that you and Jon Favreau in Swingers got me through some rough times with past break ups. I still make friends watch it when their relationships go to shit.
You're like a bear man.
Glad to hear it.
What is the most expensive thing you bought when you came into a lot of money that you regret now?
I don't spend my money on a lot of things, although the seven sex slaves I bought have become very expensive.
Would you ever consider reprising your roll as Luke Zoolander?
You vs. Will Ferrell who wins in a real game of dodgeball? Also congrats on your 533 kids.
I'm insulted you have to ask.
Hi Vince. Do you have any good inside jokes from the set of The Lost World: Jurassic Park? Working with Jeff Goldblum must have sparked a hundred!
Goldblum is very funny, I enjoyed being around him. When we were flying from LA to Hawaii to film I would take the plastic from the headphones and put it over my face to look like I was hyperventilating to have some fun with the flight attendants. And Jeff found that to be a particularly interesting choice.
Hey Vince. I noticed in Wedding Crashers Owen kept calling your character "baba ghanoush." At one point Isla Fisher's character even does it.
Inside joke or part of the script?
Also, Old School 2? Maybe? Please...
Baba Ghanoush was an inside joke. Old School 2 nothing immediately planned although there is a script.
Is it true that you don't own a cell phone? Is your wife okay with this? How do you look up random pieces of information throughout the day?
I was late to the party but now I'm the last one to leave. I do currently own a cell phone.
If you had the chance to motorboat any person in the world who would it be?
At this point it would be my wife.
When did you and Owen become such great bros?
Owen came to a boxing gym that I used to work at. That was the first time that I met him.
Hi Vince, I’m a big fan of the French-Canadian film Starbuck. Had you seen the movie before signing on to do Delivery Man? Are there many differences between the two films?
We have the same writer-director who did the US Version. When DreamWorks came to me to do the movie I was excited to know that it was the same writer/director, and I asked him why are you wanting to do this movie again. He's a very passionate filmmaker, he was very excited to tell the story here. There are some differences between the film but the core of the story is the same.
How much of Couples Retreat was a vacation as opposed to actual work? Filming in Bora Bora must have been tough.
it was a beautiful place to film. No complaints.
I am really looking forward to your new movie. As I have 4 kids and I love them all.
What was it like being with the Anchorman crew again?
DOROTHY MANTOOTH is a SAINT!!!
It was fun! And Dorothy Mantooth is a saint!
please tell me more about how awesome it was to be in The Lost World: Jurassic Park.
Yeah. I bet a lot of you nerds forgot about that one.
I had just come off Swingers which was a small movie that Jon and I did and the biggest eye opening was that the food budget for The Lost World was bigger than the entire budget for Swingers.
While being one of the funniest people in the world today, I always thought you were very effective in your darker, villainous roles in the likes of the Psycho remake, Clay Pigeons, South of Heaven West of Hell, and Domestic Disturbance. Did you enjoy playing those parts?
I did enjoy playing those parts. As people you many sides to yourself. So it's fun to get to explore those in a role. And that's what's fun in the Delivery Man film, it allows itself to be funny and touching and dramatic under all one roof.
Any plans to open a Speaker City near Denver?
Denver needs a Speaker City!
Hey Vince, huge fan of your work. Any chance we'll see you in the Anchorman sequel?
I can confirm. Yes.
Thanks for doing this AMA!! What were your best memories growing up in Lake Forest?
Lighting off fireworks in cornfields.
How much of the dialogue in Swingers was improvised?
I've always wondered how much of the "...and she's this little bunny..." speech was off the cuff....
I've enjoyed watching your films.
A lot of the lines were things we said in our daily lives and Jon used them in the screenplay.
Do you hate Steve Bartman, or do you feel bad for him? There is no middle ground...
You cannot make up the rules of the universe. We're moving past that unfortunate incident.
How was it working with Chris Pratt?
Chris is great. Genuine guy. Funny. He’s going to be around for a long time...
What's it like to anchor the number TWO rated news station in San Diego?
Gives you something to strive for.
Have you ever considered directing? You're associated with other actors who have also directed (Jon Favreau, Ben Stiller) and can see them acting as great mentors/influence if you were ever interested in the idea.
Would be open to it. I've collaborated on some films which have been fun but no plans right away.
I just realized how tall you are, has that ever given you problems with casting because you might tower over other people?
I've been known to have to take my shoes off occasionally on set.
Hey Vince! Thanks for the AMA. I don't really have a question, but my mom thinks you're super hot and we both love your movies. I was wondering if you could give a shout out to my mom, Amy?
What's up you and mom, Amy!
what is your fantasy role as an actor? if someone gave you unlimited funding and no creative boundaries what kind of movie would you write/direct?
Strength and conditioning coach for the Swedish Women's swim team. And don't crowd my creativity with a time table and budget.
If you weren't an actor, what do you imagine you would you be doing right now instead of this AMA?
I just want to say I loved you in Return to Paradise
I love Return to Paradise as well. One of my favorites...
What's the worst question we could possibly ask you? But don't give us the answer.
Do I sleep naked in the snow?
What's your opinion on internet dating?
Whatever works for you.
If you could sum up Delivery Man into 5 words in order to get me to go watch it, what would you say?
You’ll be glad you did.
I'm early for a great AMA? What to ask you Vince!!??
What do you do on a typical Saturday morning?
Fight crime and hang glide.
Any plans to work again with Jon Favreau? Big fan of Swingers and Made. Be great to see you two again
You never know. Nothing planned as of now.
Any advice for young actors?
Swingers was and still is the fucking best. That is all.
Do you feel like you've done everything you wanted to do careerwise? If not, what do you still want to do?
Go to the moon.
What's your favorite movie of all time? What bands/artists are you currently listening to?
Have you heard of this guy called Mozart?
Hi Vince! You are working on another movie with Ken Scott.
Clean breath. Well showered. Business Trip is bad ass.
I’m a big fan, you’ve brought a lot of happiness in my life with your amazing career so thank you. My personal favorite role you performed was in “Made” – watching you fight with Jon Favreau for an hour and a half was hysterical.
My question is your friend Jon Favreau has said that “Dungeons and Dragons” has influenced his storytelling and imagination - have you ever played D&D with him?
I never played D&D with Jon, but he has a great imagination and always has a fun way in to story.
Hey Vince as a big fan of your films and a diehard hockey fan I’m excited you’re doing this AMA. I’ve always thought it was really cool how much of a Blackhawks fan you are. Two questions
Do you have a favorite current Hawks player?
Do you still wish you could bitch-slap Wayne?
That was a fun scene in Swingers but Wayne truly is the great one.
What scene in any film took the longest to film from cracking up so much and why?
The yoga scene in Couples Retreat.
You're from Chicago, but it doesn't look like you ever studied at one of the improv comedy theaters that so many other famous comedians and actors have come from. I've always wondered why and if wish you had.
I did study with Del Close who started Second City when I was a kid for a few months, and I did perform live in high school in bars that I wasn’t old enough to be in.