Over the last several weeks, Robin B Gallery has dedicated its attention to celebrating “Chicago’s Own”.
Chicago’s Own is Robin B Gallery’s way of saying thank you to those who raise the bar for the Arts. It is also an opportunity to highlight those individuals whose love of the city has served as an inspiration to others. When considering the vast number of important citizens that call the Windy City home, a list of criteria was created to help determine which of those individuals have consistently contributed their talents, time and interest to the city and the Arts.
Obvious selections included President Barack Obama, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Oprah, members of Second City past and present, and other noteworthy neighbors. Vince Vaughn was selected because of his wide appeal, his love of Chicago and his amazing career in the Arts.
Much like art, Vince has the ability, through his own work as an American film actor, screenwriter, producer, comedian and activist, to bring people together. As a professional, his contributions have been significant on the big screen. Some of his most notable projects include Swingers, Rudy, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Return to Paradise, Old School, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Wedding Crashers, The Break Up, Fred Claus, Couples Retreat, The Watch, and The Internship.
Vince is also an avid fan of the Chicago Blackhawks and Cubs sports teams. Oftentimes, he can be spotted rink-side at the United Center or in the stands at Wrigley Stadium cheering on his favorite team. His enthusiasm for Chicago sports is infectious. While he was not born in Chicago, most of his young life through adulthood was spent in the suburbs of Chicago, and it is there that he developed his love for all things Chicago – and continues to this day. He is so beloved among his fans, and critics alike, that he has been recognized on numerous occasions and platforms for his undeniable talent. Such awards include a People’s Choice Award, MTV Movie Award, Teen Choice Award, ShoWest Convention Special Award. His appeal is so universal that he has also received awards for being a “Favorite Leading Man” as well as a “Guys Choice” for the Guy Movie Hall of Fame.
Because the Arts, in every form, have continued to diminish in the United States due to lack of funding and support, it is critical for their existence to increase awareness, education and most importantly, acknowledge those individuals who have helped to elevate the Arts through their own work.
Robin B salutes Chicagoan Vince Vaughn in the gallery’s Chicago’s Own for his incredible artistry onscreen and the legacy of his work through film! We think it’s clear – Chicago Loves Vince Vaughn!
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