Biography / trivia
# Vin Diesel was born on 18th July 1967 in New York, United States. His mother Delora Vincent is a psychiatrist.
# Vin Diesel has a twin brother Paul Vincent,a film editor,a younger brother, Tim and a younger sister, Samantha Vincent.
# His birth name is Mark Sinclair Vincent and he preferred to use Vin Diesel as his screen name.
# Vin Diesel never met his father in life and he was raised by stepfather, Irving, who works as a theater manager and acting instructor.
# Before coming to films Vin Diesel used to work at theaters. His stage debut was with children’s play “Dinosaur Door” in 1974.
# After many years of theater work he made his film debut with film “Awakenings” in 1990, but it was an uncredited role.
# His first blockbuster film was “Fast and the Furious” in 2001 alongside Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez. The film was huge commercial hit. His next success was with “xXx” in 2002.
# During the filming of The Fast and the Furious he fell in love with his co-star Michelle Rodriguez and dated for sometime.
# After breaking up Michelle Rodriguez Diesel started to date model Paloma Jimenez and the coupla have a daughter named Hania Riley, born on 2nd April 2008.
# Vin Diesel is a multi talented person, after his successful career in acting he started to write and direct movies. He founded his own production companies “One Race Films” in 1995, “Tigon Studios” in 2002, and “Racetrack Records” a subsidiary of One Race Films.
“I do practice martial arts, more as a recreational thing, but a lot of my friends have been heavyweight champions the in mixed martial arts world.”
“I guess there’s more pressure now than there was then. I was of the mindset that I was lucky to work. I was of the mindset that nobody wanted me in Hollywood. I approached Hollywood with that idea – nobody wants me here, so I’ve got to work extra hard.”
“At this stage in my life I’m trying to tweak out every body part. When I was younger I was trying to gain as much weight as possible. Now I focus on each body part to define it. I shock the muscle with two sets of power lifting and then go into higher-rep sets afterwards.”
“Film is my hobby, so I will work well through the night to develop films, whatever film I’m doing or dream projects I have. I haven’t changed much.”
Filmography / all movies list
|1||1990||Awakenings||Penny Marshall||Robert De Niro,Robin Williams,Julie Kavner|
|2||1994||Multi-Facial||Vin Diesel||Lewis Steidl,Cara Gaffen|
|3||1997||Strays||Vin Diesel||Suzanne Lanza,Joey Dedio|
|4||1998||Saving Private Ryan||Steven Spielberg||Tom Hanks,Edward Burns,Matt Damon|
|5||2000||Boiler Room||Ben Younger||Giovanni Ribisi,Ben Affleck,Nia Long|
|6||-||Pitch Black||David Twohy||Radha Mitchell,Cole Hauser|
|7||2001||The Fast andthe Furious||Rob Cohen||Paul Walker,Michelle Rodriguez,Jordana Brewster|
|8||-||Knock around Guys||Brian Koppelman||Barry Pepper,Seth Green|
|9||2002||xXx||Rob Cohen||Samuel L. Jackson,William Hope,Danny Trejo|
|10||2003||A Man Apart||F. Gary Gray||Larenz Tate,Timothy Olyphant|
|11||2004||The Chroniclesof Riddick||David Twohy||Karl Urban,Judi Dench|
|12||2005||The Pacifier||Adam Shankman||Lauren Graham,Faith Ford,Brittany Snow|
|13||2006||Find Me Guilty||Sidney Lumet||Peter Dinklage,Richard Portnow,Alex Rocco|
|14||2008||Babylon A.D.||Mathieu Kassovitz||Michelle Yeoh,Mélanie Thierry,Lambert Wilson|
|15||2009||Fast & Furious||Justin Lin||Paul Walker,Michelle Rodriguez,Jordana Brewster|
|16||2011||Fast Five||Justin Lin||Paul Walker,Jordana Brewster|
|17||2013||Fast Six||Rob Cohen||Paul Walker,Michelle Rodriguez,Jordana Brewster|
|18||2013||The Chroniclesof Riddick||David Twohy||Karl Urban,Katee Sackhoff,Jordi Mollà|
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