Vince Vaughn is one of my favorite actors, and one of the funniest comedians in recent years. Did you know Vaughn is known in Hollywood as the leader of the “Frat Pack”, which includes actors Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Owen Wilson, and Luke Wilson? His first credited role was in one of my favorite all-time sports movies “Rudy”. Raised in Illinois, Vince is a Chicago Blackhawks and Cubs fan, although he’s sometimes reluctant to claim the Cubs.
On a recent trip to Chicago, I recalled his guided tours of the city in “The Break Up”, and wished I could take a tour with Vaughn as my tour guide! Who else could take something routine and at times boring and make it entertaining? Remember in “The Break Up” when Vaughn sets the rules before the tour: “Couple quick ground rules: Please, don’t jump off the bus. Weird. Not fun for anybody. Also, no throwing objects at pedestrians. Unless, of course, they deserve it, okay?”
Or another favorite quote from the same film, comes from a scene when Gary and Brooke are arguing, “Is that how you want to play it? Cause I’ll play it like that. I’ll play it like Lionel Richie, all night long, lady. Oh yeah. I’ll call some guys from my neck of the woods. And we’re not talking about, Brooke, about a couple of queens who know a few grapples. We’re talking about Polacks that don’t have a goddamn future. That’s right. We can make shit real uncomfortable around here, and that’s what we’re going to do.”
And if you’ve ever seen “Wedding Crashers”, I bet you laugh every time you hear someone say motorboat. Jeremy Gray asking John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) about Mrs. Cleary’s boobs, ” They looked pretty good, are they real? Are they built for speed or comfort? What’d you do with them? Motorboat? You play the motorboat?”
In Vaughn’s latest film “Delivery Man“, he learns he’s the biological father of 533 children…YIKES! Can you imagine the child support?
The movie doesn’t hit theaters until November 22, but to celebrate Dads, you can enter the Delivery Man Sweepstakes for a chance to win a 50′ TV, or 1 of 10 $250 gift cards! Just submit the funniest photo of your Dad on Twitter and Instagram to enter and tag it #DeliveryManSweeps!