Frat Pack on “The Frat Pack”

“Well, I love the name. We’ve made over twenty-five thousand T-shirts that say, “Get on board, the Frat Pack train is leaving the station.” We’re going to work on the slogan. But it’s catchy. It’s fun. It’s now.”
Will Ferrell (zapit.com interview)

“I don’t know if that will stick or not. I can see what they’re talking about. It is good to work with people that you know and enjoy their work and are creatively are stimulated by. I don’t know Frat Pack, though. I never went to college.”
Ben Stiller (BBC video interview)

“The Frat Pack is more than just a name. We’re a real organization. We’ve had a few meetings in Elko, Nevada. We talk about our upcoming projects, discuss initiating a few new members and spend a lot of time hazing one another. On some nights you can hear the paddles echoing through the canyons.”
Luke Wilson (Playboy, July 2006)

“That’s awesome, but not by design. The Wilson brothers, Will Ferrell, Jack Black and Ben Stiller and I never planned that, it’s just one of those things that happened. They are all people that I think are funny and smart. It’s especially fulfilling to work with people that you respect.”
Vince Vaughn (BuyMagazine interview)

“I really wish that we had secret headquarters where there was a batcave in the Hollywood Hills mountain, like inside the Hollywood sign, where we would drive in and talk about domination of world comedy. We’d have superpowers and drive out in our super-comedy mobiles. But it doesn’t exist.”
Jack Black (Sports Illustrated)

“It was Ben Stiller who called up all the top comedians to his headquarters in the Hollywood sign. We meet there and talk about what our plan is to dominate the world of comedy. Tim Robbins works the door and we all have frat pack comedy helicopters. They come out of the O, the O lifts up and out we come, and we meet there and we talk about what our plan is to dominate comedy. Will Ferrell - you take the new Christmas movie. Jack - you go rock.”
Jack Black (Sligo Weekender)

“There’s a perception that we all have a secret society and go off to an undisclosed island once a year to decide the fate of comedy.”
Will Ferrell (San Francisco Chronicle)

“The only common denominator in all this is Ben Stiller, who has found work for all of us.”
Vince Vaughn (AZ Central)

“Owen and Ben are friends, and me and Will are friends, and Jack Black. I’m glad to be included in it, because those are some of my favorite guys.”
Luke Wilson (People Magazine, January 9, 2006)

“I don’t think there’s a sinister conspiracy. It seems more like a common-sense thing. When you’re casting a movie, you cast people that you know and are comfortable with and think can do it.”
Owen Wilson (New York Daily News)

“It doesn’t really exist this Frat Pack. We run into each other on occasions and we all like each other’s films, I guess, but there isn’t some big funny restaurant or bar where we all hang out. At least, if there is, they haven’t invited me. I wasn’t in You, Me And Dupree, Owen’s last movie, and none of them was in Talladega Nights with me and actually, nobody gives a shit.” 
Will Ferrell (Observer Magazine)

“I have no idea where that title came from but we’re all friends. We’ve just been doing some movies, which started to become some movies that made some money… that’s it. There’s no club or anything.You want to get the funniest people and, if anything, it’s become a hindrance because all these guys are so successful, I can’t afford to work with them!”
Ben Stiller (Cosmo U.K., January 2007)

“See, I’m in the big leagues now. I’m in a category with the Vince Vaughns, the Owen Wilsons, and the Ben Stillers. I’m one of those guys now, raking the box office numbers. I’m not bragging, but it’s not bad to brag, when you’re just like Jack Black but better. Hey, move over, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, out of my way. I hear Stiller’s a big kiss-ass, and Owen Wilson is gay!”
Steve Carell (Saturday Night Live, September 2005)

Who would win in a fight, the Frat Pack or the Rat Pack? 
“Definitely the Frat Pack. Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn are both huge and my brother Owen is pretty scrappy. Jack Black would bite you on the cheek. But you’d have to take into account Sinatra’s connections.”
Luke Wilson (Maxim, May 2007)

“People ask if that bothers me and I say, “Shit, maybe it bothers somebody like Ben [Stiller] or Jack Black.” But I just feel lucky to be included in the group. What’s good about it is that every one of these guys gets his own thing done. When you’re able to get your own thing done, it does make it easier to say, “Hey, do you mind if I use Will [Ferrell] in this part?” Or for Ben to have Owen do a part, and Vince [Vaughn]…. But it’s comedy, so maybe people think, “Oh, boy, who’s gonna pop up in this?””
Luke Wilson (Los Angeles Confidential, May 2007)

“I couldn’t be happier to be included with those guys. I really like the fact that Will and Ben and Vince, they make their own movies. I’ve never even met Steve Carrell but 40 Year Old Virgin, whenever that’s on cable I watch it every time it’s such a good movie. I don’t know, I just think they’re real funny guys. You gotta be wary, you feel that sometimes people try to knock it by calling it the “Frat Pack” like it’s a negative thing, but those guys, I really feel like they are super talented and smart and funny. Somebody like Will, you know, I love the idea that he tries to make his own movies. It’s the same with Vince and Owen and Ben. Cause you can obviously just act in movies and make a living but these guys I think they want to make stuff thats important to them.
Luke Wilson (Ain’t It Cool News)

“I love it! All of them I think would like to destroy that thing, but I love it. I think those guys are great and I’m in there? Yeah! I’m the only card-carrying member that actually shows up for Frat Pack meetings!”
Jack Black (LA Times)

“Back in 1986, I was pretty hard on myself, going, ‘I’m not in the Brat Pack. What’s wrong with me?’ Now, I’m so happy I wasn’t.”
Ben Stiller (Parade Magazine, June 8, 2008)

“This movie puts you in a better club. It’s called the Frat Pack! We unzip the door, we allow you in. We haven’t allowed a new member in, in like ten years since the Frat Pack was formed.”
Jack Black to Robert Downey, Jr. (Moviefone interview)


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