Vince Vaughn

AGE: 41
OCCUPATION: Actor and producer

When it comes to steering Hollywood projects our way, this bro-comedy star is in a league of his own. Scripts with nary a mention of the Midwest are filmed here after this intensely loyal native son goes to bat for Chicago and its potential to become a moviemaking mecca.

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