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Breaking Up...Is Fun to Do

What have the stars of ''The Break-Up'' done? -- Looking at the film careers of Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston

JENNIFER ANISTON'S BIG-SCREEN ADVENTURES
The onetime TV queen has been through drama, depression, and a brush with God

1999
Office Space
She had flair to spare in this ode to Dilberts everywhere. That it now has a cult following, she says, is ''insane!''

2002
The Good Girl
Aniston earned the first strong reviews of her film career for this indie about two depressed retail clerks.

2003
Bruce Almighty
Her biggest box office hit yet. As Jim Carrey's loyal girlfriend, she largely stood by while he did his God thing.

2005
Rumor Has It
This failed spin on The Graduate brings back bad memories: ''It was a problem child from the beginning.''

2006
Friends With Money
''It was the perfect time to play a zombie,'' Aniston says of portraying a down-and-out maid during her divorce.


VINCE VAUGHN, FROM ''SWINGERS'' TO STAR
After ''Vegas, baby!'' put him on the map, the actor struggled before scoring again in comedy

1996
Swingers
Our boy is ''all growns up!'' It's been 10 years since he and Jon Favreau broke out and redefined the word money.

1997
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
When Steven Spielberg cast Vaughn as a dino trekker, he dubbed him a ''future icon.''

1998
Psycho
Vaughn's ill-fated portrayal of Norman Bates continued a five-year run of dark — and critically drubbed — movies.

2003
Old School
His big return to comedy. ''DreamWorks was reluctant to cast me: 'He's not a comedic actor anymore.'''

2005
Wedding Crashers
Vaughn thought he'd made a good movie with Owen Wilson, ''but I didn't know it would do what it did!''

Originally posted May 26, 2006 Published in issue #879 Jun 02, 2006 Order article reprints
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