Vincent Anthony “Vince” Vaughn (born March 28, 1970) is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and activist. Vaughn began acting in the late 1980s, appearing in minor television roles before attaining wider recognition with the 1996 comedy-drama film Swingers. He has appeared in a number of films in the 1990s, including the sports film Rudy (1993), the sci-fi adventure monster film The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), and the drama-thriller Return to Paradise (1998). In the 2000s, he appeared in the comedy Old School (2003), the sports comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004), the romantic comedies Wedding Crashers (2005) and The Break-Up (2006), and the Christmas comedy Fred Claus (2007). His films from the 2010s include the romantic comedy Couples Retreat (2010), the sci-fi comedy The Watch (2012), and the comedy The Internship (2013).