52 years old (Born on July 18, 1967)
American film actor, producer, director, and screenwriter; He is famous from The Fast and The Furious.The movie action man claims,contrary to reports, he did not talk dirty to Nicole Kidman over dinner in a restaurant, but rather enjoyed a chat about the classic "Guys and Dolls". (askmen.com) It was traditional for bouncers to choose rock-hard monikers for themselves. Vin Diesel was as good as any. (tiscali.co.uk) Revolution Studios wanted him for the title role in Hellboy (2004), but director Guillermo del Toro thought that Ron Perlman was the perfect choice for the role, and wouldn't direct the movie if he wasn't cast. Once worked as a telemarketer, selling light bulbs. Physically intimidating, focused and intense, he inadvertently gave people the impression that, if he didn`t get the part, someone was going to get hurt. No one reacted well to THAT. (tiscali.co.uk)
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Fun Facts About Vin Diesel
He's an admitted fan of Dungeons and Dragons, and, according to an interview on _"Late Night with Conan O'Brian" (1993)_, he played for 24 years.
He was cast opposite Ben Affleck in Reindeer Games (2000), but left the production shortly after filming began over concerns with the quality of Ehren Kruger's screenplay and creative differences with director John Frankenheimer.
Vin Diesel is said to have Diva like qualities that would put J.LO to shame! Having reserved a table at a club in Miama Florida, he had his people call the club requesting a roped off area for him and his entourage. He also requested free drinks for them all for the whole night. After the club declined he cancelled his reservation. (bollywoodsargam.com)
Ranked #46 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #95 in 2002.
Has a fraternal twin brother, Paul Vincent, who is a film editor.
Credits the book "Feature Filmmaking at Used Car Prices" by Rick Schmidt as the one resource above all upon which he built his career. This book, according to Diesel, gave him the tools, knowledge, and most importantly, the inspiration to develop his short film _Multi-Facial (1994)_, which he wrote, produced, directed and starred in.
Was offered the role of Matt Murdock/Daredevil in Daredevil (2003) that eventually went to Ben Affleck.
Vin Diesel worked as a bouncer at some of the nightclubs in New York. It was then he changed his name from Mark Sinclair Vincent to Vin Diesel.
Is the cousin of rapper/producer Kwame "The Boy Genius". Kwame says if you watch his old videos, you'll see Vin in a few of them.
Architecture student, Marianny pimentel Orde,claims the muscle bound actor ordered security guards to eject her from a top nightclub in the Dominican Republic for spurning his advances. (askmen.com)
Credits the book "Feature Filmmaking at Used Car Prices" by Rick Schmidt as the one resource above all upon which he built his career. This book, according to Diesel, gave him the tools, knowledge, and most importantly, the inspiration to develop his short film Multi-Facial (1994), which he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in.
During his teens, he performed breakdancing in an instructional video on the subject.
Vin was attacked by a duck in "The Pacifier" it was actually supposed to kiss him in a funny scene, instead it bit him on the ear and drew blood. (askmen.com)
I'm not gonna put it out there on a magazine cover like some other actors. I come from the Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino code of silence (en.wikipedia.org)
Was listed as a potential nominee on both the 2003 and 2004 Razzie Award nominating ballots. He was listed as a suggestion for the Worst Actor category on the 2003 ballot for his performances in the films Knockaround Guys (2001) and xXx (2002). And was listed as a suggestion again on the nominating ballot in the Worst Actor category the next year for his role in A Man Apart (2003). He did not receive either nomination. The following year though, he finally received his first Razzie nomination for Worst Actor in the film The Chronicles of Riddick (2004). However he didn't "win".
He worked as a bouncer in New York at the famous nightclubs Tunnel (which has since closed) and Mars.
Producing partner with George Zakk. Their company is called One Race Productions.
Attended Hunter College and got his jump start by Steven Spielberg just like fellow actors Sam Feuer and Edward Burns.
In addition to being considered for the role of Hellboy in 2004, he was also considered for the part of Abe Sapien.
Wrote an original screenplay titled "Doormen" (based on his experiences as a bouncer) as a follow-up to Strays (1997), his directorial debut. However, his acting career exploded and his plans to direct the film have fallen by the wayside.
Has a younger sister, Samantha and a younger brother in addition to his fraternal twin, Paul.
He gained 35 pounds so he could portray 'Fat Jackie' in 'Find Me Guilty' (2006).
Has an Italian Mastiff named "Roman".
He is bi-racial, being half African-American and half Italian American