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Vinnie Jones (born Vincent Peter Jones, 5.1.1965)

Vinnie Jones is an ex-professional footballer and British film actor.

Vinnie Jones: Childhood

Vinnie Jones was born in Watford, England. His father was a gamekeeper.

Vinnie Jones: Football Career

Vinnie Jones' football career began in 1984, when he played for the Alliance Premier League team, Wealdstone. Outside of football, he worked as a hod carrier. Two years later, he played one season with a Swedish team, IFK Holmsund and helped them to win their league.

Later on in 1986, Vinnie Jones moved to Wimbledon, for £10,000. Over the ensuing few years, the team earned the media nickname of 'Crazy Gang', with Jones, Dennis Wise and John Fashanu being the key players of the team at that time, renowned for their boisterous behaviour and practical jokes they would play on each other and their manager, Dave Bassett.

Jones then moved to Leeds, under Howard Wilkinson's management. However, the opportunity to play regularly was lost when David Batty and Gary Speed were favoured over him. Vinnie Jones then played for Sheffield United and Chelsea before returning to Wimbledon. In 1998, he briefly played for and coached Queens Park Rangers.

Vinnie Jones was a notorious player, mainly due to his brutal and boisterous antics. He once distracted Paul Gascoigne (on the opposing team) by grabbing his testicles. He also ended Tottenham's Gary Stevens' career with a vicious tackle.

In 1992, Vinnie Jones presented a video entitled Soccer's Hard Men. He was subsequently fined £20,000, banned for six months and suspended from the FA for three years, for bringing the game into disrepute.

Vinnie Jones: A Life Away From the Football Pitch

Vinnie Jones published his autobiography, Vinnie: The Autobiography in 1998. It was reprinted the following year, to include details about his time working on the Guy Ritchie film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The film became a huge success and also starred Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Sting and Dexter Fletcher. Guy Ritchie later cast him in Snatch, playing the role of Bullet-Tooth Tony. Snatch also starred Benicio Del Toro, Brad Pitt and Dennis Farina.

In 2002, Vinnie Jones appeared in a Westlife video, for the single 'Bop Bop Baby'. He also released an album of his own; a collection of blues and soul songs, entitled Respect. The album was released by Telstar in the UK.

In February 2005, Vinnie Jones became the first guest host on The Friday Night Project on Channel 4. The programme was hosted by Jimmy Carr, Lucy Montgomery, Rob Rouse and Sharon Hogan.

Vinnie Jones then landed a small part in the 2006 film She's The Man, a romantic comedy, which starred Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum. Later that year, he also appeared in the box office hit X-Men: the Last Stand, starring Hugh Jackman, Sir Ian McKellen and Halle Berry. Jones plays the role of a mutant named Juggernaut.

In 2008, Vinnie Jones hosted the ITV4 show Vinnie Jones' Toughest Cops.

In January 2010, Vinnie Jones became a contestant on that year's edition of Celebrity Big Brother, along with Lady Sovereign, Ivana Trump and Stephen Baldwin.

Vinnie Jones: Personal Life

Vinnie Jones lives with his wife, Tanya, in Los Angeles, as well as having a home in Hertfordshire. His son Aaron is in the British Army.

In 1998, Jones was convicted of assaulting a neighbour. The following year, he was also convicted of 'air rage'. He was also the subject of a two-day trial in the USA in 2009; he was accused of misdemeanour assault but was found not guilty.

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Disney & ABC Television Group's TCA Winter Press Tour

Vinnie Jones - A host of stars turned out for the Disney ABC Television Critics Aassociation Winter Press Tour which was held at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California, United States - Wednesday 14th January 2015

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'The Expendables 3' world film premiere

Vinnie Jones - 'The Expendables 3' world film premiere held at Odeon cinema - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 4th August 2013

The Expendables 3 World premiere

Vinnie Jones - The Expendables 3 - World film premiere held at the Odeon cinema - Arrivals - Monday 4th August 2014

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The Expendables 3 Afterparty at DSTRKT

Vinnie Jones - The Expendables 3 - UK film premiere Afterparty at DSTRKT . - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 5th August 2014

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Vinnie Jones Is Diagnosed With Skin Cancer

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Vinnie Jones has been diagnosed with skin cancer and has said that he has already had "several lumps" removed from his body as he hopes to rid himself of the disease. The actor has also revealed that his wife, Tanya Jones, is also suffering from skin cancer as he told The Sun that he plans on fighting the disease with "everything I've got."

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Ex-footy star Jones blames his outdoor lifestyle for his developing of cancer

The 48-year-old revealed how he noticed what he assumed to be either "a blackhead or a wart" in February this year, but when he finally visited a doctor to have the growth checked, he was diagnosed with the most life-threatening form of skin cancer there is: melanoma. Melanoma kills 1,300 men and 900 women every year and Jones went to say that, despite already having some growths removed, more keep appearing and his battle with the disease is far from over.

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Escape Plan Review


You know not to expect something deep and meaningful when a movie stars Stallone and Schwarzenegger, and indeed this is pretty much what we expect: a slick thriller that's utterly preposterous but not quite stupid. But the premise has a certain idiotic charm to it, and there are just enough clever touches to keep our brains engaged.

Stallone plays brilliant security expert Breslin, whose job entails being thrown into maximum-security prisons so he can find the weakness in the system. Clearly unbothered by being beaten and brutalised by guards and inmates, Breslin is backed up by a support crew (Ryan and Jackson) and his business partner (D'Onofrio) back in the office. But now the CIA wants Breslin to check out its new top-secret enemy combatant lock-down. To do this, Breslin must go off the grid. And when he realises that the evil warden Hobbes (Caviezel) isn't playing ball, he teams up with brilliant scientist inmate Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger) to, yes, plan an escape.

As the story develops we get the feeling that the screenwriters sat around thinking of ways they could make this prison increasingly impossible to believe. Indeed, one mid-film twist is so incredible that it actually makes us admire the writers' audacity. Arthouse director Halstrom gleefully indulges in all of this silliness, keeping the imagery sharp and cool while name-checking pretty much every cliche of both prison and heist movies. There's even a bit of political context in the way a private contractor is abusing the system to profit from the War on Terror.

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Tarantino's Next Door Neighbour Vinnie Jones Blasts UK Immigration Policy

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Vinnie Jones, the Welsh footballer turned actor who now lives next door to Quentin Tarantino in Los Angeles, plays golf six times a week and has crisps shipped in from the UK, has blasted England's immigration policy, calling the country "past its sell-by date."

The 48-year-old, best known for Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, told the Radio Times that he could never be tempted back to Britain.

"There's nothing to come back to here. To me, England is past its sell-by date," he told the magazine. "It's not the country I grew up in. It's a European country now. If someone blindfolded you and put you on a plane in LA, and you landed at Heathrow and they took it off, you wouldn't have a clue where you were."

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Josh Duhamel, Rosario Dawson and Bruce Willis Fight 'Fire with Fire' (Trailer)

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Taken and its wildly successful sequel have paved the way for revenge thrillers. Fire With Fire is the latest in this trend and with an impressive cast including stars Bruce Willis, Josh Duhamel and Rosario Dawson, one would hope it will prove to be a rip-roaring ride of suspense and intense action.

The story follows Jeremy, a firefighter who, through a stroke of terrible luck, witnesses the murder of a boy and his father in a store committed by an Ayran crime mob boss through apparently racial motives. Jeremy identifies Hagan, the man who committed the murders, in a lineup but Hagan lets Jeremy know that he knows exactly who he is by reciting his name, address and social security number. In the run up to the trial Jeremy needs to change his name and enter a witness protection programme when he begins a romantic relationship with a member of the police force. It all goes belly up though and he ends up saying words very similar to those heard in Taken, "I'm gonna find you, I'm gonna kill you.... to hell with witness protection, you're gonna need protection from me."

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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Review


Instead of developing the characters or situations for comedy gold, the filmmakers instead just crank up the chaos. So while some scenes are both funny and visually impressive, this second sequel is simply too inane to make us hope there will be a part 4. Very young kids may be distracted by the hectic pacing and hyperactive characters, but everyone else will quickly be bored by the nonstop mayhem, simply because there's nothing interesting going on.

Anxious lion Alex (Stiller), chatty zebra Marty (Rock), nerdy giraffe Melman (Schwimmer) and silly hippo Gloria (Smith) are living a Lion King-style existence in Africa, although their only hope for escape has just flown away. Namely, the brainy penguins and their monkey assistants. So our heroes follow them to Monaco, where they all end up on the run from the notorious animal control agent Dubois (McDormand). They run straight into a failing circus, which they set out to bring back to its glory days so they can catch the eye of an American promoter and go home to New York. To do this means working with the current circus acts: sultry cheetah Gia (Chastain), dorky sea lion Stefano (Short) and tetchy tiger Vitaly (Cranston).

The circus premise lets the filmmakers have a lot of visual fun with the characters, most notably in a riotously colourful Cirque du Soleil-on-acid performance in London. But the plot makes no sense at all (if they can get to Monaco, surely they could get to New York, right?), and there are so many new characters that the central quartet feels almost sidelined. Especially since they've also wedged in an under-developed romance for the lemur king (Baron Cohen). Yes, it's all over the place, and being busy is not the same thing as being clever or funny.

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Video - Tanya Jones Ignores Questions On Vinnie's Cheating At LAX

Actor Vinnie Jones' wife Tanya Jones is snapped by paparazzi arriving at LAX airport not long after Vinnie was recently spotted kissing a Russian woman by the name of Lama Safonova. She ignores questions by photographers asking her feelings on the matter and whether or not she believes that Vinnie was 'set up' like he claims.

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A Week In Movies 21st September 2012

Kylie Minogue turned up in London on Tuesday night for the red carpet premiere of her new movie Holy Motors, which opens next week in the UK and next month in the US. A hit at Cannes, the film is a surreal masterpiece that really does your head in. And Kylie's great in it.

A Week In Movies - 21st September 2012


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The big release in the US this weekend is Dredd, which isn't actually a remake of the 1995 Sylvester Stallone action romp. It's a completely reimagined thriller based on the same series of comics, a surprisingly intelligent blockbuster, and a rare 18-certificate film that topped the UK box office chart a couple of weeks back.

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Year One Review

The filmmakers and cast find a few great laughs in this flimsy premise, but the whole film is so underdeveloped that it hardly seems to be up there on screen at all.

In a prehistoric woodland village, the goof-off Zed (Black) isn't a very good hunter, while the smart-but-shy Oh (Cera) isn't the best gatherer. After breaking the community's one rule, they're banished, heading off over the mountains. There they run into the biblical world, linking up with Cain (the hilariously slippery Cross), Abraham (Azaria) and Isaac (Mintz-Plasse) on the way to Sodom to rescue their enslaved semi-girlfriends (Raphael and Temple).

But a nasty soldier (Jones), scheming princess (Wilde) and flamboyant high priest (Platt) are in their way.

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The Midnight Meat Train Review

Although the title sounds like the punch line to a crude joke ("...and they called it the midnight meat train!"), The Midnight Meat Train is in fact based on an early Clive Barker short story. The film is perhaps best known (at least in Barker fan circles) as a sterling example of what happens when studio politics gets in the way of filmmaking. While The Midnight Meat Train had a sizable budget and an edgy, young director (Japanese impresario Ryuhei Kitamura of Versus (a hyperactive zombie flick) fame), the movie was unceremoniously dumped into a hundred-odd budget theatres (quelle horror!) where maybe a hundred-odd people saw it. Maybe. The reasons this sad fate befell The Midnight Meat Train are legion, but most Barker fans (as well as Barker himself) seem to agree it had everything to do with infighting at Lionsgate. Whether the film was dumped due to internal politics or whether it was because Lionsgate no longer had faith in the picture, The Midnight Meat Train, despite its ridiculous title, is a decent horror flick. Slick and well-shot, it easily could have played first run theaters and may even have turned a profit.

Closely following Barker's original story (found in volume one of his Books of Blood collection), The Midnight Meat Train concerns a spate of subway disappearances. It seems a serial killer ("The Butcher" aka Mahogany) is offing commuters unlucky enough to be riding the late night trains he lurks on. Told he needs to kick his photos up a notch if he wants to be respected, photographer Leon (played by Bradley Cooper), heads into the bowels of the city looking for kicks. He finds them but he also stumbles upon The Butcher and begins a one-man quest to capture the killer.

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Hell Ride Review

In Hollywood, as they say, it's not what you know. It's who you know. Some people don't know anything and still manage to get movies made. Take Larry Bishop, for example. He worked with David Carradine, Michael Madsen, and Quentin Tarantino on Kill Bill. One day, after shooting, they probably got together for a few drinks and rambled about making a biker movie. A few meetings with the Weinsteins later, Hell Ride was given the green light.

Bishop played a strip club manager in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 and directed the flop Mad Dog Time back in 1996. He writes, directs, produces, and stars in Hell Ride, so at least audiences will know who to blame for wasting their time and money. A self-adoring, offensively boring homage to biker movies of the '60s, Hell Ride is indeed one of the more hellish cinematic experiences this year.

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