Our best friend... Trent Walker
Episode #8 of the CE4K podcast saw the team pick and discuss their favourite on screen movie characters with praise given to Jack Burton (Kurt Russell, 'Big Trouble in Little China'), Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell, 'Evil Dead') and Michael Corleone (Al Pacino, 'The Godfather') but after much deliberation - and as something of a bonus for our web readers - we'd like to submit the marvellous performance of Vince Vaughn as Trent Walker in the 1996 classic, 'Swingers'.
Written by and starring Jon Favreau, 'Swingers' is a movie about a group of single friends and out of work actors trying to make it in LA with the film really focusing on their dating and night life activities. The film centres on Favreau's character (Mike) who has recently moved to town following a severe break up so while the film focuses on his attempts to come to terms with being single again, it's for best friend Trent to pull him out of that slump.
'Swingers' went on to make stars of Favreau and Vaughn, and also the film's director Doug Liman, but Vaughn was potentially the name who gained the more immediate success finding himself cast in 'The Lost World: Jurassic Park'. We could do a whole podcast episode about how awesome a character Trent is. Trent epitomises that infectious energy that people are drawn to - that proverbial guy that every guy wants to be and that every girl wants to be with. He undoubtedly cares about Mike but sometimes finds it difficult to pull himself out of his child-like take on the world and be a grown up, as perfectly encapsulated by the film's final scene.
But there's something about Vince Vaughn putting his arm over your shoulder and telling you that "your're money" that would just make everything right with the world.
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