Vince Vaughn Actor and Comedian
Tel Aviv University Reporter's Judd Handler asked Vaughn "Everyone
has their soft spots in their self-esteem, where do yours lie?..."
Vaughn replied: "In a lot of ways, as a kid I had a hard time reading
in school. I was the kid who would go one period a day to the class
for kids with learning disabilities." "...The teachers thought I
was crazy. I was sort of a wild kid. But I always felt like, if a kid
is getting up to give a speech and he's starting to cry, he's gotta
go to school with us for the rest of the year, and your
[messing]....with him, making him stand up there. I'd tell the kid to
sit down. And they'd say, "You can't tell him that, it's my class."
And I'd say, "Give him a break on the speech, he just ... cried in
front of you." What do you want? He's gotta go and hang out, he's
gotta go to school for the rest of the day. You want him to sit up
there the whole period and cry? ...So I would get in a lot of trouble
for that kind of stuff. I was always confidante enough to say, "This
Vaughn regarding the movie Swingers: "...People would offer money to
buy it and wanted to change it. ... Look, we weren't trying to make
something everyone in the world would love. And I think by doing
that, people saw that value in the film."
Vaughn: "I thought Elvis was cool ... because he wasn't a ... [jerk]
with it. He was warm and a gentleman. He was able to make fun of
himself. He was just smooth. I have always thought Clint Eastwood was
real cool. I like Walter Matthau in the Bad News Bears. I always
thought there was something really honest about that. ..."
Vaughn: "The last book I read was the book I've been rereading most
of my life, The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)."
Vaughn was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and grew up in Buffalo
Grove, Illinois where he played football and wrestled. Eventually he
moved to Lake Forest, Illinois, where he graduated from Lake Forest
High School in 1988. He developed an interest in theater at A young
age and decided to become an actor in 1987.
Some of the movies Vaughn appeared in are: The Lost World: Jurassic
Park, Old School, Starsky & Hutch and Dodgeball, Anchorman, Be Cool,
Swingers , Thumbsucker and [wikipedia.org] Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The
Break-Up, Wedding Crashers, Santa Claus, Into the Wild, Couples
Retreat. Television series; China Beach and CBS Schoolbreak.
Vaughn is also an avid fan of the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bears
and Chicago Cubs and the University of Notre Dame, all of which are
featured prominently in his film The Break-Up. Similarly, Vaughn
played a small part in the movie Rudy.
By Stacy Poulos
Dyslexia TV & FreeThinkers University
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