In honor of DailyGrace's interview with Vince Vaughn and in light of his upcoming movie The Internship, I have compiled a list of the top five Vince Vaughn roles. Vince Vaughn has had a long, storied career, and there are many roles to choose from, and you might not agree with my selections. Very well, then! But in reality, I am an arbiter of taste in all matters of culture, so these are correct and definitive.
1. Wedding Crashers - Jeremy Grey - I give this role the number one slot because it brought Vince Vaughn to true A-level movie star greatness. Everyone knows Wedding Crashers and everyone loves it. His role in Swingers is my personal favorite, but the universal appeal of Jeremy Grey and this movie push it to the top, along with the dozens of one-liners and quips Vince spits out during the course of the movie.
2. Swingers - Trent - My favorite of all his movies, Vince Vaughn in Swingers is nothing short of perfection. The attitude, the swagger, the humor, it's all there. That Vince Vaughn cockiness that we have all come to love was on full display for the world to see in 1996. Teamed up with his buddy Jon Favreau, for me, it's a little slice of heaven. Heart and humor: that's what made Vaugh's performance - as well as the movie - great.
3. Old School - Bernard "Beanie" Campbell - Old School ushered in the frat pack crew of actors that still have not left the public eye. One of the greatest college movies of all-time; a movie that can stand shoulder to shoulder with Animal House, the highest praise there is. Vince Vaughn is as integral and funny as any other character in it.
4. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story - Peter La Fleur - More of a straight man in this flick, but still, Vaughn anchors the film and allows the other zanier members of the cast to shine and make us laugh. It's Ben Stiller's show, really, but without Vaughn, Stiller would not be as funny.
5. The Break-Up - Gary Brobowski - This is an underrated movie that I will watch every time it is on. Vaughn plays an everyday type Joe who loses sight of what's important in a romantic relationship - but he's not the villain. The movie balances blame between both Vaughn and his girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston. Vince Vaughn is as good as anyone at playing it real and grounded - from which humor always blossoms.
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