Persistence paid off for Vince Vaughn and in 1993 he landed a minor role in the hit movie Rudy but there was a subplot to his time with the movie Rudy that would play out to Vince Vaughn’s advantage not too far down the road. While on the set for the movie Rudy Vince Vaughn met Jon Favreau who was putting together a script about, oddly enough, out of work actors. Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau became friends and when Favreau was getting ready to film his movie Swingers in 1996 based on the script he was writing when he met Vince Vaughn he asked Vince Vaughn to play the role of Trent in the movie. Vince Vaughn agreed never imagining that he just agreed to a life changing role that would bring him to the forefront of Hollywood success. Swingers was a financial success and a hit with movie goers and suddenly Vince Vaughn found himself on the verge of being a real movie star just like he always dreamed.
Vince Vaughn’s appearance in Swingers caught the eye of one of the most powerful men in Hollywood and soon Vince Vaughn would get offered the role that would finally put him in the Hollywood scene and make him a successful actor. Steve Spielberg saw Vince Vaughn in Swingers and cast Vaughn in the 1997 mega hit The Lost World: Jurassic Park and that movie put Vaughn permanently on the Hollywood map and started to bring in roles for Vaughn that rapidly put him on Hollywood’s A-list of celebrities. The next year in 1998 Vince Vaughn starred as Norman Bates in the re-make of the classic horror movie Psycho. The movie was a critical and financial failure but Vaughn’s performance was pegged as the highlight of the movie and the offers kept rolling in.
In 2004 Vince Vaughn was a busy actor as he had a role in the hit comedy Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy and he played the villain in the less that impressive Ben Stiller comedy Starsky And Hutch. But it was his work in the popular movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story that brought Vince Vaughn more accolades and it was no coincidence that the movie that did the best for him in 2004 was the movie that he was the main star of and had the most to do with the success of the movie. In 2005 he was busy yet again doing the movie Be Cool which was the less than stellar sequel to Get Shorty and he also had a role in the hit Mr. And Mrs. Smith. But once again the movie that did the best for Vaughn was the movie where he was the star and that was Wedding Crashers. Vaughn worked his magic again in the 2006 hit The Break Up and for Vince Vaughn the sky is the limit.