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LUKE WILSON (Mitch) made his feature film debut in “Bottle Rocket,” which also marked his first onscreen work with his brother, actor/writer Owen Wilson, and writer/director Wes Anderson. They then reteamed on Anderson’s “Rushmore,” one of the most critically acclaimed films of 1998, which was co-written by Anderson and Owen Wilson, and co-starred Luke Wilson. In 2001, Anderson and the Wilson brothers enjoyed their most successful collaboration on the widely acclaimed comedy “The Royal Tenenbaums,” again directed by Anderson and co-written by Owen Wilson and Anderson, in which the Wilson brothers joined an all-star ensemble cast, including Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller and Bill Murray.

Earlier that year, Wilson had also earned praise from critics and audiences when he starred opposite Reese Witherspoon in the smash hit comedy “Legally Blonde.”

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He had previously appeared in the blockbuster “Charlie’s Angels,” with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu. This summer, Wilson will be seen in the much anticipated sequels to both films: “Legally Blonde: Red, White & Blonde” and “Charlie’s Angels 2: Full Throttle.”

Wilson had first worked with Barrymore when they starred together in the offbeat romantic comedy “Home Fries.” His other feature film credits include “Committed,” opposite Heather Graham; “My Dog Skip”; “Blue Streak,” with Martin Lawrence; and “Scream 2.”

Following “Old School,” Wilson stars in “Masked & Anonymous,” with Bob Dylan, Penelope Cruz and Jessica Lange. He is presently filming the romantic comedy “Loosely Based on a True Love Story,” in which he stars opposite Kate Hudson, under the direction of Rob Reiner.

WILL FERRELL (Frank) recently completed his seventh and final season on NBC’s seminal late-night hit “Saturday Night Live.” Ferrell’s hilarious impersonation of candidate-then-President George W. Bush—especially during the historic “Indecision 2000”—was one of several characters that established him as one of the show’s most popular and versatile cast members. Ferrell’s work on “Saturday Night Live” brought him two Emmy Award nominations in 2001 for Outstanding Individual Performance and Outstanding Writing on a Variety, Music or Comedy Program.

On the big screen, Ferrell was most recently seen in the comedy “Zoolander,” with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, in which he played Mugatu, the overbearing fashion designer; and in Kevin Smith’s “Jay and Silent Bob Fight Back,” as an ambitious Wildlife Federal Marshal. He has also worked with several of his “Saturday Night Live” castmates in the films “The Ladies Man,” with Tim Meadows; “Superstar,” with Molly Shannon; “A Night at the Roxbury,” with Chris Kattan, with whom he also collaborated on the screenplay; and the mega-hit comedy “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery,” starring Mike Myers, in which Ferrell made his feature film debut.

Ferrell is currently filming the Christmas-themed comedy “Elf,” for director Jon Favreau, in which he plays the title role of a man who was raised in the North Pole to be an elf. “Elf,” which also stars Zooey Deschanel, Bob Newhart, James Caan and Mary Steenburgen, will be released this November.

VINCE VAUGHN (Beanie) first caught the attention of critics and audiences in Doug Liman’s independent sleeper hit “Swingers,” in which he starred as Trent, the ultra-hip social ringleader of the lounge set populating Hollywood’s hottest night spots. In 2001, Vaughn reunited with “Swingers” screenwriter and co-star Jon Favreau in the comedy “Made,” which Favreau also directed.

Vaughn’s other recent work includes the hit thriller “Domestic Disturbance,” in which he starred with John Travolta, delivering a chilling performance as a stepfather who terrorizes his young stepson; and Gregory Mosher’s independent feature “The Prime Gig,” with Ed Harris and Julia Ormond. He also co-starred with Jennifer Lopez in the science fiction thriller “The Cell,” and includes among his additional film credits Gus Van Sant’s faithful remake of the Alfred Hitchcock classic “Psycho,” opposite Anne Heche; “Return to Paradise,” with Anne Heche and Joaquin Phoenix; “Clay Pigeons,” also with Phoenix; “A Cool Dry Place”; “The Locusts,” with Ashley Judd and Kate Capshaw; and Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster sequel “The Lost World: Jurassic Park.”

Later this year, Vaughn will be seen as a sports agent in “Blackball,” about the bad boy of the British sport of lawn bowling. His upcoming films also include “The Sky is Green,” with Steve Buscemi.

JULIETTE LEWIS (Heidi) was still in her teens when she earned Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations for her performance in Martin Scorsese’s suspense thriller “Cape Fear,” in which she co-starred with Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte and Jessica Lange. Prior to that breakout role, Lewis had already been seen in a number of film and television projects, including the hit comedy “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”

Since “Cape Fear,” Lewis has starred in a long list of notable films, including Woody Allen’s “Husbands and Wives”; Dominic Sena’s “Kalifornia,” opposite Brad Pitt; “Romeo Is Bleeding,” opposite Gary Oldman; Lasse Hallström’s “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” with Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio; Oliver Stone’s controversial drama “Natural Born Killers,” opposite Woody Harrelson; Nora Ephron’s comedy “Mixed Nuts”; “Strange Days,” with Ralph Fiennes; Robert Rodriguez’ “From Dusk Till Dawn,” with George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino; the “Terms of Endearment” sequel “The Evening Star,” with Shirley MacLaine; Garry Marshall’s “The Other Sister,” opposite Giovanni Ribisi; and the independent films “Some Girl” and “The 4th Floor.”

Lewis recently co-starred with Jennifer Lopez in “Enough,” and in the HBO drama “Hysterical Blindness,” with Uma Thurman and Gene Rowlands. Lewis earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her work in the latter, which premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. She was honored for her work on television with an Emmy nomination for Showtime’s coming-of-age drama “My Louisiana Sky.”

Lewis just completed production on Mike Figgis’ “Cold Creek Manor,” in which she co-stars with Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone. Also upcoming for Lewis is a starring role in the French film “Blueberry,” with Vincent Cassel and Michael Madsen, under the direction of avant-garde filmmaker Jan Kounen.

ELISHA CUTHBERT (Darcie) gained the attention of television critics and fans with her starring role as Kiefer Sutherland’s teenage daughter in the widely acclaimed series “24.” On the big screen, she next stars in the romantic comedy “The Girl Next Door,” and will also appear in Richard Curtis’ directorial debut “Love Actually,” with Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.

A native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Cuthbert grew up in Montreal and began acting as a child. At the age of 15, she was one of the hosts of the award-winning series “Popular Mechanics for Kids,” which led to her being invited to Washington, D.C. to meet with then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.

More recently, Cuthbert was honored with a Gemini Award for her performance in the telefilm “Lucky Girl.” She has also had starring roles in the Canadian features “Believe,” “Who Gets the House?,” “Time at the Top” and “Dancing on the Moon.”

SNOOP DOGG (Himself) is a major star in the hip-hop and rap music world, who has also appeared in a number of feature films. He was recently seen in the gritty police drama “Training Day,” with Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, and he also starred in such films as “The Wash,” “Bones” and John Singleton’s “Baby Boy.” Snoop Dogg next stars as Huggy Bear in the big-screen version of the television cop show “Starsky & Hutch,” being directed by Todd Phillips.

Snoop Dogg helped put Death Row Records on the music scene map with a string of platinum and gold records. His sixth and most recent studio album is called “Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Boss.”

His success extends beyond his work as an actor and rap artist to include his own eponymous clothing line, as well as his own Snoop DeVille car line with Cadillac.

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