Vince Vaughn Takes on Menacing Role

Actor Vince Vaughn is probably best known for the line "You're money, baby," from the 1996 film Swingers. The line from Vaughn's smooth-talking character became a rallying cry for guys on the prowl.

The 31-year-old actor whose acting debut was in a sex education film, has had some other unusual parts.

He had 2 feet of his intestines pulled out in The Cell with Jennifer Lopez. He stepped into Anthony Perkins' shoes in the remake of Psycho. Despite the rather grisly roles, Movieline magazine still called him one of the sex symbols of the 21st century, with the best 5 o'clock shadow.

Vaughn is now starring with John Travolta in the new movie, Domestic Disturbance, a thriller.

He spoke with Good Morning America's Charlie Gibson. Here is an unedited version of the transcript:

GIBSON: Nice to have you here.

VAUGHN:Nice to be here. Good morning to you.

GIBSON: Sex symbol of the 21st century and a mean guy in this movie.


GIBSON Mean, nasty.


GIBSON: Scary guy.


GIBSON: It's basically the story of the boy who cried wolf?

VAUGHN: Exactly. A boy who cried wolf and what I liked about the material was a lot of times when a married couple splits up and there's a child involved, they will move on, and they'll date someone else, but the child and the new significant other never really have a courtship period. They're sort of thrown into a very intimate situation without ever getting to know each other. And a lot of those situations turn out to be good where we have a great friendship that develops or a parent/child relationship. But our movie sort of deals with, you know, what if the worst-case scenario happens and you really don't know who it is that's around your child.

GIBSON: Travolta and his (on-screen) wife divorced.

VAUGHN: Very nice man.

GIBSON: Yeah, very nice man. But John Travolta and his wife…

VAUGHN: In the movie divorced.

GIBSON: …divorced.

VAUGHN: We don't want to start a scandal.

GIBSON: Oh, no, no, no. Not Kelly Preston.

VAUGHN: You're so money. You're so money. Am I supposed to say that and be happy?

GIBSON: No, no, no, no. In the movie…


GIBSON: …he's divorced from his wife and there are kids. And you come in as the new suitor…


GIBSON: …and you are a murderer.

VAUGHN: I'm kind of a guy with a past, yeah.


VAUGHN:With some problems, with some things happening. And then…

GIBSON: And the kid knows it and can't get anybody to listen.

VAUGHN: Because the kid sort of was acting out early on, and so no one really sort of takes him seriously because they're just like he's going through a hard time with the divorce.

GIBSON: And you're very menacing, as we will see in this clip, from Domestic Disturbance. (Clip from Domestic Disturbance)

GIBSON: Ooh, oohh, menacing man. As I read about your background, first film you made.

VAUGHN: I know it. Well, this is…yeah, I guess you could call it that. But when I was in high school, I was a junior in high school, and a friend of mine — I grew up outside of Chicago, Lake Forest, Ill., and I went to…

GIBSON: I'm an Evanston boy.

VAUGHN: Are you really?


VAUGHN: There you go. Are you a Northwestern fan or no?

GIBSON: I am absolutely a Northwestern fan.

VAUGHN: Tough— tough to be but…


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