Jon Favreau, for instance, who was Mike.
Jon Favreau wrote the script of “Swingers” in a single weekend but it took years to get the movie made. He met Vince Vaughn while working in Rudy and Alex Desert during the making of PCU but he (Favreau) was struggling to find work. He decided to write his own movie (Swingers) which was big hit and landed him his next Made, which he also wrote and starred in. After this, there was no looking back for him and he went on direct big budget movies like Elf, Iron Man, Cowboys & Aliens.