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Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel Vin Diesel was born on July 18, 1967 in New York, USA, never knowing his biological father. He is a famous American actor.

Biography and Career :

He was raised by his astrologer mother and adoptive father in the Westbeth artist's housing project in New York's Greenwich Village. Vin Diesel first showed an inclination to becoming a performer at the age of three during a visit to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus when he tried to join in with the show, before being rescued by his mother.

Vin Diesel's father, a theatre director turned drama teacher at New York University, further stimulated the young Vin Diesel's innate interest by taking him, his twin brother and his younger sisters to the movies.

His first break in acting happened by chance, when at the age of seven he and his friends broke into a theatre to vandalize it. A woman stopped them and offered them each a script and $20, on the condition that they would attend everyday after school. From there, Vin Diesel's fledgling career progressed from the New York repertory company run by his father, to the Off-Off-Broadway circuit. At 17 and already sporting a well-honed physique, Vin Diesel became a bouncer at some of New York's hippest clubs to earn himself some extra cash. It was at this time that he changed his name to 'Vin Diesel'.

Vin Diesel enrolled as an English major at Hunter College, but dropped out after three years to go to Hollywood to further his acting career. Being an experienced theatre actor did not make any impression in Hollywood and after a year of struggling to make his mark, he returned to New York. His mother then gave him a book called "Feature Films at Used Car Prices" by 'Rick Schmidt'. The book showed him that he could take control of his career and make his own movies.

He wrote a short film based on his own experiences as an actor, called Multi-Facial (1994), which was shot in less than three days at a cost of $3,000. Multi-Facial (1994) was eventually accepted for the 1995 Cannes Film Festival where it got a tumultuous reception.

Afterwards, Vin Diesel returned to Los Angeles and raised almost $50,000 through telemarketing to fund the making of his first feature, Strays (1997). Six months after shooting, the film was accepted for the 1997 Sundance Film Festival, and although it received a good reception, it didn't sell as well as hoped. Yet again Vin Diesel returned disappointed to New York only to receive a dream phone call. Steven Spielberg was impressed by Multi-Facial (1994) and wanted to meet Vin, leading him to be cast in Saving Private Ryan (1998). Multi-Facial (1994) earned Vin Diesel more work, when the director of Iron Giant, The (1999) saw it and decided to cast Vin Diesel in the title role. From there, Vin's career has steadily grown, with him securing his first lead role as 'Richard B Riddick' in the sci-fi film Pitch Black (2000). That role has earned him a legion of devoted fans and the public recognition he deserves.

Trivia :

- He worked as a bouncer in New York.
- Has a non-identical twin brother, Paul Vincent (IV), who is a film editor.
- Has an Italina Mastiff named "Roman".
- Mother is an astrologer.
- Has 2 sisters

Vin Diesel's Dates :

  • Nicole Kidman

  • Kaya Jones

  • Michelle Ruben

  • Summer Altice

  • Mariah Carey (1993)

  • Samantha Phillips (1998)

  • Carmen Electra (2000)

  • Chanel Ryan (2000)

  • Karrine Steffans (2001)

  • Michelle Rodriguez (2001)

  • Maria Menounos (2004)

  • Alexandra Cheron (2005)

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    Saving Private Ryan
    The Iron Giant
    Boiler Room
    Pitch Black
    Knockaround Guys
    The Fast and the Furious
    A Man Apart
    The Chronicles of Riddick
    The Pacifier
    Find Me Guilty
    The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
    Babylon A.D.
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    Date Added: 26 November '12

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