Picks and Pans Review: Spotlight On...jon Favreau
>Actors can be so darn difficult. "I was," says a joking Jon Favreau, who directed and stars in the indie film Made. "I had a lot of trouble getting myself out of the trailer. But I got on my good side, and eventually a real friendship was formed." It was his real-life friendship with costar Vince Vaughn that inspired Favreau, 34, to write Made, a caper about two bungling would-be mobsters. "It's the chemistry behind the scenes that makes the film," says the Queens native, who dropped out of college in 1986 and eventually ended up in Hollywood. "Vince is more social and I'm more solitary. I mull things over."
The duo clicked while filming 1993's Rudy and proved they were money with moviegoers three years later with the Gen-X hit Swingers, which Favreau also wrote. But don't expect a sequel. "It would have been too fluffy a movie for us at this point in our lives to have us chasing women and trying to get phone numbers," says Favreau. Besides, these days he has another premiere on his mind: the imminent birth of his first child with wife Joya Tillem, 31, a doctor at L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. For once, he says, "I won't be worried about the box office."
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