‘Entourage’: Quitting ‘Aquaman 2’, ‘Medellin’, and More of Vincent Chase’s Worst Career Moves

by Jeremy Spirogis
Adrian Grenier

On the hit HBO sequence Entourage, Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) was characterised as a carefree playboy recognized to take monetary dangers and fear in regards to the penalties of his selections later. He hardly ever put a lot thought into a lot of his profession strikes, and lived by the mantra that “things will work out, they always do.”

While this can be a good notion to stay by on a TV present, it’s not one to comply with in actual life. Although Vince at all times ended up figuring issues out on Entourage, there have been a number of notable moments the place he risked his profession on a whim and virtually misplaced the whole lot.

Here are a few of Vince’s most memorable blunders within the film business.

Vince Chase stop ‘Aquaman 2’ and his big paycheck

At the start of season 3, Vince is on the quick monitor to turning into one in every of Hollywood’s brightest stars. His first blockbuster hit, Aquaman, has a monster opening, turning into the highest-grossing movie of all time, and the studio is able to spend money on two sequels in hopes of making a billion-dollar franchise.

However, Vince desires to star in Medellin, a biopic about Pablo Escobar, somewhat than construct off of the momentum of his success. Against his agent Ari Gold’s (Jeremy Piven) needs, he refuses to signal on for Aquaman 2—declining a $12.5 million payday—and makes enemies with the studio and its head, Alan Gray (Paul Ben-Victor).

This mistake drastically alters the trajectory of Vince’s profession and haunts him for years to return.

He fired Ari Gold as his agent

For nearly all of Entourage, Ari is Vince’s trusted consultant who at all times is aware of finest. However, there was a brief interval when the 2 didn’t work collectively.

After Ari loses Vince’s function in a Ramones biopic in season 3, Vince decides to fireside Ari and search different illustration. This proves to be a giant mistake, as he shortly realizes how exhausting it’s to seek out an agent he can belief. 

Vince finally ends up signing with Amanda Daniels (Carla Gugino), one in every of Ari’s sworn enemies. She advises him to star in interval movie that doesn’t match him, and so they start a romantic relationship, clouding his judgment and sending his profession within the flawed path. 

Vince and Amanda half methods earlier than lengthy, and he returns to Ari in hopes of doing ‘Medellin.’

Vince stars in and produces ‘Medellin’

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Medellin was a mission cursed from the start, however Vince might by no means let it go.

After sacrificing his main function in a profitable movie franchise and promoting all of his property, Vince is lastly in a position to movie Medellin. However, the film is poorly produced, has horrible path, and lacks skilled management, resulting in a disastrous remaining product.

The movie turns Vince into an trade outcast who no studio will threat working with.

Not promoting ‘Medellin’ earlier than Cannes

Although Medellin was unhealthy sufficient in its personal proper, it nonetheless had potential. Ari admits this as he watches the trailer, and claims he can promote it to Harvey Weingard (Maury Chaykin) for some huge cash. Once Ari finds out Vince truly likes the minimize of the movie, he ignores Eric’s (Kevin Connolley) request to promote the movie earlier than anybody can see it.

The crew finally ends up screening the movie at Cannes Film Festival, the place it’s panned by critics and trade professionals. The detrimental reception ruins Vince’s picture and burgeoning profession, leaving him in profession limbo for the subsequent two seasons.

Doing his personal stunts

At the beginning of season 7, Vince is again on prime, starring in a serious motion movie directed by Nick Cassavetes. Cassavetes pressures him into doing a potentially-deadly stunt for the movie, which results in him getting right into a automobile accident on set. 

Although he’s unhurt, the fun of the expertise sends Vince down a rabbit gap of untamed conduct. He goes skydiving, begins relationship adult-film star Sasha Grey, and develops a drug dependancy, all of which lands him in rehab to keep away from jail. 

Luckily for Vince, he at all times finds a technique to come out on prime. Many of us in the true world wouldn’t be so fortunate. 

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