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The Frat Pack is an unofficial 1990s-2000s era nickname given to a "pack" of male Hollywood comedy actors who have appeared together in many movies since the mid 1990s. It was coined by USA Today in a story from June 2004. Before USA Today dubbed this group the Frat Pack, Entertainment Weekly referred to them as the "Slacker Pack," but this term is rarely used. Meanwhile, EW used the term Frat Pack to describe Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Edward Norton, and Ryan Phillippe, but this usage has not been seen elsewhere. Since then, EW has dropped the "Slacker Pack" term, and also began referring to the group as the Frat Pack Template:Harv. The name is a take-off of the Rat Pack, a nickname given to a group of performers that included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. in the 1950s and 1960s combined with the shorthand term for a college fraternity. (See also: Brat Pack) Also, this name is a reference to the group's popular film, Old School.

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