Date of Birth : Mar 28th 1970
While filming his first speaking role in the football flick Rudy, Vaughn meets costar Jon Favreau. They become quick pals. When Favreau writes Swingers, about a group of struggling actor pals, he uses Vaughn’s real-life vernacular (“money,” “honeys” and “babies”) in his script. In 1996, Swingers becomes a low-budget, indie comedy with Vaughn starring as Trent Walker, a fast-talking, funny ladies’ man.
After seeing Vaughn in an early screening of Swingers, Steven Spielberg casts the unknown in his Jurassic Park sequel, The Lost World. “It’s so strange to think, ‘Okay, I’m going to work with Steven Spielberg and Julianne Moore,'” Vaughn tells Entertainment Weekly. The blockbuster grosses nearly $93 million its opening weekend
In Wilmington, N.C. shooting Domestic Disturbances with John Travolta, Vaughn gets into a barroom brawl with several University of North Carolina students. Vaughn and three others are arrested, while costar Steve Buscemi, who is trying to break things up, is stabbed in the head, throat and arm and receives 35 stitches. “Vaughn was trying to fight everyone at once,”
Costarring with Will Ferrell and Luke Wilson as a trio of thirtysomething guys who return to college to start their own fraternity in Old School, Vaughn reestablishes himself as a comic actor. “For a while before Old School came, I couldn’t get any comedies,” he tells the L.A. Times.