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Vin Diesel

Actor, Director, Writer Date of birth 18th July 1967
Place of birth New York City, New York, USA
Year of debut 1997
First feature film Strays
Biography

Vin Diesel was born Mark Sinclair Vincent. At an early age, he was an active member in community theatre groups. From the age of 17, he worked as a bouncer. In 1994, he decided to create his own luck by making the short movie Multi-Facial, which was screened at Cannes. After seeing Multi-Facial, Steven Spielberg asked him to audition for Saving Private Ryan. He has since become a renowned Hollywood action hero in movies including Fast & Furious.

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Vin Diesel's films

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Packshot for the film Riddick
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
114 Mins
Released
2013

Riddick (Vin Diesel) is hunted by ruthless bounty hunters on a hostile alien planet. With Karl Urban. Strong bloody violence and strong language.

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Packshot for the film Find Me Guilty
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
119 Mins
Released
2011

Based on a true story. A notorious mobster (Vin Diesel) shocks everyone by representing himself in court. Strong language and strong sex and drug references.

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Packshot for the film Saving Private Ryan
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
160 Mins
Released
1998

Oscar-winning WWII adventure directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Tom Hanks and Matt Damon. Violence, language and horror of war.

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Packshot for the film Fast & Furious
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
107 Mins
Released
2009

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker must team up to bring down a heroin smuggler. With Michelle Rodriguez. Strong action violence.

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Packshot for the film Pitch Black
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
104 Mins
Released
2000

A dangerous fugitive (Vin Diesel) crash lands on an alien planet while being transported across space. Strong language and intense violence.

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Did you know?

  • Vin Diesel founded Tigon Studios that produces video games to compliment The Chronicles of Riddick movie trilogy. He has also founded One Race Films and Racetrack Records.
  • He supposedly created his stage name while working as a bouncer as he did not want to give out his real name on the job. Vin is short for his surname Vincent. Diesel is based on a nickname that Chuck Norris gave him.
  • He learned a fighting style called kali for his role of Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick. Kali is a form of blade fighting. Kali gets its name from the energetic Hindu goddess who is often pictured with swords.
  • He was raised by his mother, a psychologist and astrologist, and stepfather, a theatre teacher.
  • He admitted to being a huge fan of Dungeons & Dragons. He started playing the game when he was 12.