It has been 14 years since the last time Vince last hosted SNL and he will finally host again on April 13 to promote The Internship, which opens June 7!
Who will take home the award for Best Actor? Vince is up against Jack Black, Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd and Channing Tatum. Check out all of the categories in the 7th Annual Frat Pack Tribute Earmuff Awards.
The Earmuff Award nominations were selected by the editorial staff of the Frat Pack Tribute website, the leading online resource for the comedic actors who often appear in each other’s films. Once again this year, the winners will be selected by Fan Voting.
Voting is now open. Each person can vote once before the balloting closes at 9:00 am PST on February 23, 2012.
Earmuff Awards logo by Jenny Spaulding
Source: FOX NEWS
BY: DALIAH SINGER
During the span of his lengthy career, it’s almost certain that Vince Vaughn has made you laugh. Whether he’s avoiding a family sing-along in The Break-Up or making “Earmuffs” the quote of the year in Old School, Vaughn has proved his mettle in Hollywood. He’s also stepped behind the camera, with writing credits on movies including Couples Retreat and The Internship, his upcoming comedy with Owen Wilson. For all these reasons, the folks running the Starz Denver Film Festival, which wrapped yesterday, awarded Vaughn the 2012 John Cassavetes Award, which “is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the world of filmmaking and whose work reflects the spirit of the late John Cassavetes.”
Vaughn was in town for a screening of his sister Valeri Vaughn’s documentary, Art of Conflict, which he narrates. The film depicts how street murals illustrate the story of Northern Ireland’s violent history—particularly between the Protestants and Catholics in the region— and includes interview with muralists, political figures, and historians. Some highlights from the Q&A that followed Saturday’s viewing:
On where the story idea for Art of Conflict came from: “I went on a trip to Ireland and had heard stuff about the conflicts in the north. I ended my trip in Belfast and was shocked to see to the murals—they were powerful, shocking, and inspiring. [They were] something I hadn’t seen before.”
On making the film: “It’s a lot of years, a lot of hours, lots of clearance to get [a film made], especially with documentaries, when you’re dealing with a lot of material. It takes a lot of people. The editor of this also cut The Break-Up and Iron Man.”
On making a documentary: “It’s like writing a script. In a documentary, you get all the footage and then you have to find the story. Our focus is not a history lesson.”
On the group dynamic of filmmaking: “You need to have a vision. You need to surround yourself with people who have good ideas.”
On being pegged as a comedy actor: “I was lucky to have older actors who said, ‘An actor’s job is to work.’ [So I thought] I should probably try to go do some movies. The comedies were scripts that I liked. It was something that was fresh, that we hadn’t seen in the way we were doing it. Just now I’m starting to go do other types of films. Like anybody, you have a lot of sides to yourself, and one gets more prominent or rewarded. I never had much of a game plan. You try to do your best with the thing that’s in front of you that you’re excited about. The fame is the part that’s really hard about it. You do have to really love [acting] to go through it and deal with it.”
On his next project: “It’s with Owen Wilson, a movie called The Internship, where two guys originally from Atlanta lose their jobs. They start Googling “good jobs,” [then they end up] typing “Google” into Google. We decide, why not us? So we try our hand at the internship program at Google.”
—Image courtesy of James Dimagiba
Reposted from 5280 The Denver Magazine
Peter Billingsley will direct action-thriller
By JEFF SNEIDER
Looking to assert himself outside the comedy genre, Vince Vaughn has signed on to star in “Triple Time,” an action-thriller movie that Peter Billingsley will direct and Scott Pictures Intl. will shop to foreign buyers at AFM.
Scott Steindorff’s shingle Scott Pictures preemptively purchased the spec script co-written by Michael J. Wilson and Billingsley.
Two-hander follows a broke U.S. marshal (Vaughn) tasked with escorting a prisoner accused of an environmental disaster to Washington, D.C. When their transport plane explodes, the unlikely pair must work together to figure out who is behind the conspiracy, which may include one of them.
Vince and Victoria Vaughn will produce through their Wild West Pictures Show banner along with Steindorff, the founder and CEO of Scott Pictures, whose Peter Fruchtman, Scott LaStaiti and Dylan Russell will serve as exec producers.
CAA packaged the project and will represent domestic distribution rights, with Scott Pictures Intl. handling foreign sales.
Having anchored hit comedies such as “Wedding Crashers” and “Old School,” Vaughn has been looking to branch out from the genre and establish himself as an action star. Thesp is attached to topline Randall Wallace’s “Gunslingers” at New Regency as well as a feature adaptation of “The Rockford Files” at Universal, and he had also been circling Emmett/Furla’s “Lucky Strike” prior to Tony Scott’s death. Vaughn recently wrapped Shawn Levy’s comedy “The Internship” for Fox and will soon begin filming DreamWorks’ remake of “Starbuck.”
Billingsley, who directed Vaughn in the 2009 Universal comedy “Couple’s Retreat,” also exec produced “Iron Man.”
Wilson is currently writing the action-thriller “Samurai” with Gavin O’Connor, who is attached to direct the pic for Warner Bros. He also recently sold the spec thriller “Inventory” to Bruce Willis and his Willis Brothers Films banner.
A production and financing company founded by Steindorff (“The Lincoln Lawyer”) and Peter Nathanial, Scott Pictures is producing Lynne Ramsay’s “Jane Got a Gun,” which will star Natalie Portman. Company is also producing Olivier Megaton’s horror-thriller “Land of the Living” and an adaptation of Jessica Khoury’s fantasy novel “Origin.”
Vaughn is repped by CAA, which also reps Wilson.
Via: Screen daily
The honour is presented annually “to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the world of filmmaking.”
The ceremony will take place on Nov 10 during an on-stage interview with Vaughn and his sister Valeri Vaughn following a screening of the latter’s documentary Art Of Conflict, which Vaughn produced and narrated.
“Since Vince Vaughn burst on to the indie film scene in 1996 as the charismatic wise-guy Trent in the break-out hit Swingers, we’ve closely watched his star rise,” said festival director Britta Erickson.
“Much to the delight of our audiences he’s graced our big screen at sold-out Film On The Rocks events featuringOld School and Wedding Crashers. Behind the scenes, Vince’s star shines equally bright as a writer and a powerful producer making him a tenacious Hollywood triple-threat.”
Previous recipients of the award include Steven Soderbergh, Sean Penn, William H Macy, Kevin Bacon, Tim Robbins, Bill Pullman, JK Simmons, Elliott Gould and Judy Greer.
The festival is scheduled to run from Nov 1-11 in Denver.
By Cam Inman
Bay Area Newsgroup
For the second straight week, the 49ers are celebrating a victory on Monday, and they’re doing so by posting video of the locker-room celebration.
Here is how the scene played out Sunday night after their 27-19 win over the Detroit Lions, and stay tuned for the cameos by actors Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson:
Harbaugh: “Hell of a win, hell of a win. Two playoff teams back-to-back to start the season. It doesn’t get any easier. We’ll have to come back and do it every single week just like this. I’ll tell you what, this teams sucked it up tonight! Just SUCKED it up! It wasn’t perfect. Things didn’t fall our way. We just SUCKED it up!
“One guy I’ve got in my mind who really SUCKED it up down the stretch and deserves a game ball was Michael Crabtree. Give us a little something.”
Crabtree: “We just did what it takes to win. That’s all I’ve got to say. Just did our job. That’s it right there, coach.”
Harbaugh: “Hey, are those famous special guests here. Come on up guys. You’ll recognize these guys.”
Actors Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson emerge wearing red 49ers jackets and white team caps. Players shake their hands and throw out movie lines.
Harbaugh points to Wilson and says: “He assured me we would win.” Harbaugh then breaks down the celebration in familiar fashion, with Vaughn and Wilson in the midst of this huddle:
“Who’s got it better than us? Noooo-body!”
Originally posted on September 20, 2012 on allthingsd.com
You wouldn’t know that relations between Google and Hollywood are testy by the week they’ve had together.
Google has taken in movie stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn with open arms, lending its campus as the set for their upcoming film “The Internship.”
I’d previously written about the project coming to the San Francisco Bay Area this week, but hadn’t realized the extent to which Google was cooperating.
It wasn’t feasible to let the 20th Century Fox-produced film take over its entire campus for months, but Google’s marketing team consulted on the creation of “Google office” sets at Georgia Tech, and opened up its actual Mountain View, Calif., headquarters this week to shoot some external scenes.
Not only that, but Eric Schmidt interviewed Vince Vaughn for an employee talk (the video is not online yet, that I can see), and many Google employees (including Android guru Hugo Barra, I’ve been told) were extras on the film. Plus, Google co-founder Sergey Brin hosted part of the crew for dinner at his own home, and his Google[x] projects Google Glass and driverless cars are set to be featured in the movie.
Unlike some other Hollywood representations of tech companies, like the Facebook creation myth “The Social Network,” it sounds like this movie might as well be a Google advertisement.
Those last few details about the Google campus shoot come courtesy of Bloomberg TV reporter Jon Erlichman, who spent some time on set yesterday during the last day of filming at Google.
Vaughn told Erlichman that he wrote the first draft of the screenplay about an unspecified tech company, and later ended up making it explicitly about Google after meeting with people there.
And here’s Google’s statement on the film: “We’re excited that Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson chose the Google campus as a backdrop for their first film together since ‘Wedding Crashers.’ We’re sure they’ll have a humorous take on life in Silicon Valley and look forward to seeing the result.”
Also, while they were in town, Wilson and Vaughn shot scenes on the Stanford campus (check out the great paparazzi shot taken by a professor) and showed up at a 49ers game, where Wilson committed a major local faux pas in admitting he was a Cowboys fan during a broadcast postgame interview.