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Vin Diesel (born Mark Sinclair Vincent; 18.07.1967) is an American actor.

Net Worth: Vin Diesel's net worth was estimated at $72 Million in 2014 (Cnetworth)

Childhood: Vin Diesel as born in New York City. His mother is Delora, an astrologer; he has never met his biological father and was raised by his stepfather Irving, an acting coach. He started acting on stage when he was seven and appeared in the play Dinosaur Door. He landed the part after he and his friends broke into the theatre to vandalise it and was offered a part by the director instead of being reprimanded. He attended Hunter College and began screenwriting. He changed his name to Vin Diesel when he was a bouncer at a club. Vin is short for Vincent and Diesel is a nickname referring to his endless energy.

Career: Vin Diesel made his film debut in 'Awakenings' in 1990 with an uncredited role. He then made a semi-biographical short film called 'Multi-Facial' in 1994 in which he also starred. The first feature film he made was called 'Strays' in 1997 and it was selected to compete at the Sundance Festival. In 1998, he landed a role in Stephen Spielberg's 'Saving Private Ryan' which also starred Tom Hanks. The following year, he played the voice of the title character in the animation 'The Iron Giant'. In 2000, he appeared in 'Boiler Room' with Ben Affleck and 'Pitch Black' alongside Radha Mitchell and Cole Hauser. In 2001, he was in 'The Fast and the Furious' and appeared in four of the sequels alongside Dwayne Johnson and Paul Walker. 2002 saw him in the action thriller 'xXx' opposite Asia Argento and Marton Csokas. In 2004, he had the lead role in 'The Chronicles of Riddick' with Thandie Newton and Judi Dench which did poorly at the box office. The following year he had a more humorous role in the comedy 'The Pacifier' with Brittany Snow and Max Thieriot. In 2006, he played real-life gangster Jack DiNorscio in 'Find Me Guilty' alongside Alex Rocco and Peter Dinklage . In 2008, he was in the sci-fi flick 'Babylon A.D.' which also starred Gerard Depardieu and Mark Strong. In 2013, he was back as Riddick in the sequel of the same name and that same year landed a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2014, he plays the half-tree Groot in comedy Marvel movie 'Guardians of the Galaxy' alongside Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Bradley Cooper.

Personal Life: Vin Diesel dated Michelle Rodriguez in 2001. In 2008, he welcomed his daughter Hania Riley into the world with his girlfriend Paloma Jimenez. He is fond of the Dominican Republic and knows President Leonel Fernandez personally. He enjoys playing Dungeons & Dragons and wrote the foreword for the book '30 Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons & Dragons'.



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Michelle Rodriguez Insists Vin Diesel Is Not To Blame For 'Fast And Furious' Complaint


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Michelle Rodriguez opened up recently about the sexism of the 'Fast and Furious' franchise, but she has now clarified that her comments were not in reference to her co-star Vin Diesel's input in the film series and insists that he is a 'supporter' of strong female roles.

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The 38-year-old actress wants everybody to know that she was not talking about Vin Diesel when she said recently that she may leave the 'Fast and Furious' series for good if the next movie does not explore equal opportunities for female stars. In fact, Vin is totally on her side.

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Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster and Tyrese Gibson in the press room at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 8th May 2017

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Vin Diesel Talks About Groot The Gentle Giant


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By far the most loved character in the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' franchise is Groot, voiced by the indomitable Vin Diesel. There's an innocence to this character that strikes a chord will all who engage in the movies, and there's almost nothing about him that Vin doesn't adore.

Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper lend their voices to 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper lend their voices to 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'

For those who don't know, Groot is essentially a friendly, anthropomorphic, monosyllabic tree, who communicates using only three words: 'I', 'Am' and 'Groot' (exclusively in that order). In the first movie it seemed that Rocket was the only one who really understood him, but by 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' it seems all his new friends have connected with his unique personality.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

Extraordinary

It was never going to be easy to match the impact of 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy, which jolted the Marvel franchise to life with its fresh comedy and freewheeling adventure. This sequel is still a lot of fun, but it's also far more controlled, a conventional, plot-based step of the Marvel universe. And all of the characters are angry about everything and everyone. Thankfully, there's also an emotionality that sneaks into the final act.

Now working as a team, the bickering Guardians just manage to complete their latest mission when Rocket (Bradley Cooper) makes an enemy of a tenacious high priestess (Elizabeth Debicki). Her fleet chases them into an encounter with Ego (Kurt Russell), a god-like being who claims to be the father of Guardian leader Peter (Chris Pratt). So Peter takes Gamora and Drax (Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista) to check out Ego's planet, while Rocket and Baby Groot (Vin Diesel) fend off both the priestess and Peter's old mentor Yondu (Michael Rooker), who arrives with a large posse. And then there's Gamora's perpetually furious sister Nebula (Karen Gillan), who's on the rampage, determined to get revenge against everyone who has slighted her.

There's an underlying rage that drives everyone's actions, and the constant screaming matches become exhausting as the film progresses. The worst offender is Rocket, who expresses his perpetual aggravation in a stream of tetchy tirades. Thankfully, the dialogue is sharply written, with wicked insults to keep the audience smirking along. And there's also a nice sense that all of this fury is masking a deeper affection these misfits have for each other, which boils over in some remarkably strong dramatic scenes. Pratt and Russell are both terrific, seizing every chance to play with the comedic and dramatic notes. There are nice moments for Rooker, Saldana and Gillan, plus some witty cameos. And while Baby Groot is almost painfully adorable, it's Bautista's hilariously open-hearted Drax who steals the show.

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Vin Diesel, Hania Riley Sinclair and Vincent Sinclair at the world premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.' held at Dolby Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 19th April 2017

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Vin Diesel, Hania Riley Sinclair and Vincent Sinclair
Vin Diesel, Hania Riley Sinclair and Vincent Sinclair
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Vin Diesel, Hania Riley Sinclair and Vincent Sinclair at the world premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.' held at Dolby Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 19th April 2017

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Vin Diesel, Hania Riley Sinclair and Vincent Sinclair
Vin Diesel, Hania Riley Sinclair and Vincent Sinclair
Vin Diesel, Hania Riley Sinclair and Vincent Sinclair
Vin Diesel, Hania Riley Sinclair and Vincent Sinclair
Vin Diesel, Hania Riley Sinclair and Vincent Sinclair

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 - Extended Trailer & Clips


The Guardians of the Galaxy have returned for another interplanetary adventure, having decided to stick together after forming an unbreakable bond on their last journey. Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord), Drax the Destroyer, Rocket, Gamora and Groot (well... Baby Groot) are back but this time they are not alone. They are joined by Gamora's cynical and formerly evil sister Nebula, initially as a prisoner but then as a fully-fledged member of the team. Ravagers leader Yondu Udonta also join them, though not without trying to kill them first, and a new face in the form of Mantis is also among the new arrivals. Mantis happens to be the adoptive daughter of Ego - a mysterious being who Peter meets on his latest quest, and discovers that he is in fact his father. The team come against plenty of adversaries on their new adventures, but nothing compares to this confusing and unexpected meeting.

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Vin Diesel And Dwayne Johnson Fought Over The Spotlight On 'The Fate Of The Furious'


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All sorts of stories have been circling regarding the tense relationship between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson on the set of 'The Fate of the Furious', and now it seems the cause of that co-called feud has finally been revealed. It was all a battle of masculinity.

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Following Dwayne's indirect accusation of Vin Diesel being a 'candy ass' last year, it seems everything is okay between the two men now. In fact, it seems their fall-out was little more than a battle of egos according to a new report.

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The 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Characters Ranked


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With 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' well on the way, we order the Guardians of the original movie from best to nearly best before their newest members join the ranks. Of course, Groot has been replaced by Baby Groot, and Yondu Udonta and Nebula are apparently about to join this force for good - though they haven't given us much reason to like them yet. Also, Mantis is another forthcoming addition, who we expect will steal our hearts very soon.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' has some of Marvel's best characters'Guardians of the Galaxy' has some of Marvel's best characters

1. Groot - He's a tree of little words, but he also sacrificed himself to save his friends, most of which he had only known a short time. Also, he becomes Baby Groot after that sacrifice - and he is the character that we're all excited to meet in the forthcoming 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'. Voiced by Vin Diesel, he is the most innocent and the most loving of all the Guardians.

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The Fate Of The Furious Review

Very Good

With the more dumbed-down title Fast & Furious 8 outside of North America, this overcrowded franchise continues in its trajectory to provide mindlessly outrageous thrills involving muscly guys, tough girls and loud cars. This episode is marginally more grounded than the high-flying previous instalment, but it's still utterly preposterous. It's also a huge amount of fun, thanks to the snappy cast and far larger than life driving stunts.

We catch up with Dom and Letty (Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez) living in Havana and challenging the locals to some vroom-vroom racing antics. But their happy life is interrupted by the arrival of Cipher (Charlize Theron), a mysterious woman who has something on Dom and lures him to the dark side. To stop Cipher's nefarious plan, Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) is brought back into action by Mr Nobody (Kurt Russell) and his rookie colleague Eric (Scott Eastwood), who also draft in Letty and the team (Tyrese Gibson, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges and Nathalie Emmanuel) before heading off to Berlin. Things don't go so well there, so they bring in hothead nemesis Deckard (Jason Statham) and chase Dom and Cipher to New York and Arctic Russia for even more outrageous vehicular mayhem.

New to the franchise, director F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) gives the film a gritty edge that sits surprisingly well with a stream of wry comedy running right through every scene. He also kicks off the action from the opening shot, then barely pauses for breath for a odd moment of plot exposition or emotion along the way. This is full-on action entertainment, riotously over-the-top and hilariously enjoyable, even if it's dumb as a post. And the action sequences are jaw-droppingly enormous.

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Vin Diesel Explains Troubles When Voicing 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Character Groot


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Later this year, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans will be able to hit movie theatres to check out James Gunn's sequel offering to the critically-acclaimed movie, 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'. Bringing back Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper, the space-travelling crime-fighters will be forced to do battle against a new enemy.

Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel voice Rocket and Groot in 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel voice Rocket and Groot in 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

Taking place two to three months after the events of the first film, the Guardians this time travel through the cosmos whilst struggling to keep their group together. As Peter Quill aka Star-Lord does his best to find out more about his heritage, a dangerous entity emerges and threatens to undo all of the good the Guardians have sewn before them.

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Vin Diesel Insists He's Dwayne Johnson's Only Film 'Brother'


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Can we expect a Smackdown sometime soon between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel? Apparently, 'The Fate And The Furious' co-stars haven't been getting along. However, Vin has recently insisted that they are good now, and that he is totally 'rooting' for the former wrestler.

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In August last year, The Rock spoke out about his last week shooting the then-named 'Fast & Furious 8'. He praised the 'hardworking' crew as well as his female co-stars, but he didn't have an awful lot of respect for some of the men on the set. While he didn't name any names, it was rather obvious he was talking about Vin.

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Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel at 'The Fate Of The Furious' New York Premiere held at Radio City Music Hall, New York, United States - Sunday 9th April 2017

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The Fate Of The Furious - Trailer and Featurette


Dominic Toretto has gone rogue. It seemed like the game was finally up with Brian and Mia retiring from their fast and furious lifestyles, and Dom and Letty swapping that life for marriage, but as it turns out things are not that simple. Dom has apparently sold out his family and friends to embark on another dangerous adventure. He seems to have been lured into action again by a very beautiful but extremely dangerous individual named Cipher. She has some seriously advanced technology at her disposal that she wants to use to execute her plan to take control of every motor vehicle in the city and cause some serious mass destruction. But Letty refuses to lose faith in him because she's sure there must be something more going on, though she doesn't know what yet. She re-teams with Tej Parker and Hobbs and this time they got a tank. Unfortunately for Hobbs, the only way they can take on Dom and his new girlfriend is by enlisting the help of his criminal nemesis Deckard Shaw.

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Vin Diesel stops for photos on the red carpet at the 54th New York Film Festival premiere of 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' held at AMC Lincoln Square Theater, New York, United States - Friday 14th October 2016

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Vin Diesel

Date of birth

18th July, 1967

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

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Vin Diesel Movies

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Movie Review

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Movie Review

It was never going to be easy to match the impact of 2014's Guardians of...

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 - Clips and Extended  Trailer

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 - Clips and Extended Trailer

The Guardians of the Galaxy have returned for another interplanetary adventure, having decided to stick...

The Fate of the Furious Movie Review

The Fate of the Furious Movie Review

With the more dumbed-down title Fast & Furious 8 outside of North America, this overcrowded...

The Fate Of The Furious - Featurettes and Trailer

The Fate Of The Furious - Featurettes and Trailer

Dominic Toretto has gone rogue. It seemed like the game was finally up with Brian...

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Super Bowl Trailer

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Super Bowl Trailer

It's been two months since the Guardians of the Galaxy defeated the evil Ronan, and...

Fast and Furious 8 (The Fate Of The Furious) Super Bowl Trailer

Fast and Furious 8 (The Fate Of The Furious) Super Bowl Trailer

Just what does Dominic Toretto think he's doing? It seems the original team has disbanded,...

xXx: Return of Xander Cage Movie Review

xXx: Return of Xander Cage Movie Review

It's been 15 years since Vin Diesel walked away from his XXX role, killing off...

Fast 8: The Fate of the Furious Trailer

Fast 8: The Fate of the Furious Trailer

If you thought things had cooled down for the 'Fast and Furious' team in the...

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