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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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The Last Witch Hunter Trailer


Kaulder is an immortal witch hunter, the last of his kind having been cursed with eternal life by his foe the Queen Witch centuries earlier. There was once a time where witches ran afoul of the entire Earth, bringing with them a destructive plague to exterminate humanity. After Kaulder's explosive victory, however, the world was a little safer. Now living in New York - miserable and lonely, while his deceased wife and child are worlds away in the afterlife - Kaulder discovers that it's not over yet. The Queen Witch has returned with a vengeance, but this time it's going to take more than a witch killer to take her out. In order to slay her, you've got to be like her, and so Kaulder must unite with a beautiful young sorceress with the ability to destroy her - even if it's against his better judgement.

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Teen Choice Awards 2015 - Press Room

Jordana Brewster, Vin Diesel , Michelle Rodriguez - Teen Choice Awards 2015 at USC Galen Center - Press Room at USC Galen Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 16th August 2015

Jordana Brewster, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez

Teen Choice Awards 2015 - Press Room

Jordana Brewster, Vin Diesel , Michelle Rodriguez - Teen Choice Awards 2015 - Press Room at Galen Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 16th August 2015

Jordana Brewster, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez
Jordana Brewster, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez
Jordana Brewster, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez
Jordana Brewster, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez
Jordana Brewster, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez

Teen Choice Awards 2015

Vin Diesel - Teen Choice Awards 2015 at the USC Galen Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 16th August 2015

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Robert Downey Jr Tops Forbes Highest Paid Actors List Again


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The Avengers and Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. has topped Forbes list of the world's highest paid actors for the third year in a row, taking home a massive $80million last year. The star’s ranking was said to have be greatly helped by the Chinese box office, where Downey’s latest offering The Avengers: Age of Ultron grossed $240 million.

Robert Downey JrRobert Downey Jr has been named the world’s highest paid actor by Forbes magazine.

In the number two spot was Hong Kong born action star Jackie Chan, who raked in an impressive $50 million thanks to the release of Dragon Blade. Following Chan at number three was another somewhat surprising entrant, Vin Diesel, whose role in mega-hit Furious 7 saw him take home $47 million.

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Fast & Furious - Supercharged Ride opens

Vin Diesel - Fast & Furious - Supercharged Ride opens at Universal Studios Hollywood at Universal Studios Hollywood - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 23rd June 2015

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Paul Walker's Teenage Daughter Shares Heartbreaking Throwback Photo On Father's Day


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Paul Walker’s daughter has paid tribute to her late father on Father’s Day by posting an old family photograph on social media.

Meadow Walker, now 16, picked out a beautiful picture from the family album of the Fast and Furious actor kissing her on the cheek when she was a baby, while the two of them are sharing a cuddle.

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Hand Print/Birthday Bash Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX

Vin Diesel - Hand Print/Birthday Bash Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX at The TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 3rd June 2015

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'Dukes Of Hazzard' Star John Schneider For 'Furious 8' Role?


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John Schneider, the former star of TV’s ‘Dukes of Hazzard’, has expressed a desire to be a part of the Fast & Furious franchise. Having previously been linked with a car racing film project with the late actor Paul Walker, he has said he would be “very interested” in joining the Furious cast.

The franchise’s ever-present star Vin Diesel confirmed the existence of plans for an eighth movie last week, with a release pencilled in for April 2017. Schneider, who played Bo Duke in the popular TV series, admitted a role for him “would make sense because ‘Dukes…’ really paved the way for films like Fast & Furious. I'd be very interested in joining the cast.”

John SchneiderJohn Schneider of 'Dukes of Hazzard'

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The Fast & Furious Train (Or Muscle Car, As It Were) Keeps Chugging Along With Eighth Movie


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If you thought the Fast & Furious franchise was on its way out, you clearly are not familiar with the dynamics of Hollywood franchises. As the F&F, Spider-Man, Star Wars and numerous other series have proved, you don't just enjoy success, you ride its coattails until they're so warn and ragged that the money stream starts to thin out. 

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Another round with Vin & co.? Don't mind if we do.

Yes, there will be a Fast & Furious 8 (or some variation upon that name). Vin Diesel announced on Thursday that there will be an eight installment of the muscle car franchise released on April 14, 2017.

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Wiz Khalifa Tops UK Chart, As Paul Walker Tribute Becomes Fastest Selling Single Of 2015


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Rapper Wiz Khalifa is on top of the UK charts this weekend with the emotional ‘See You Again’, which pays tribute to the late Furious 7 actor Paul Walker. The track, which features Charlie Puth on vocals, has also become the fastest selling single of the year so far, overtaking Ellie Goulding’s ‘Love Me Like You Do’.

Wiz KhalifaKhalifa's ‘See You Again’ pays tribute to the late Paul Walker.

‘See You Again’ climbed 21 places to top the chart this week, bringing its combined sales total up to 193,000 copies. The single is taken from the soundtrack to the seventh instalment of the Fast and Furious series, which has just surpassed the $1billion mark at the worldwide box office.

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'Furious 7' Sparks The Rumour Mill


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As the seventh 'Fast & Furious' movie continues to dominate the global box office, rumours are swirling about where the franchise will go from here. Originally conceived as the first in a trilogy, 'Furious 7' was rewritten as a send-off for the late actor Paul Walker and ends on a definitive final note. So where to from here?

Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel in 'Furious 7'
Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel in 'Furious 7'

"We think there's at least three more," says Donna Langley, head of the film's studio, Universal. "Paul is, and always will be, an integral part of the story. But there are many other great characters, and it's also an opportunity to introduce new characters."

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'Furious 7' Wins The Box Office Race For A Second Weekend Taking $60.6 Million


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Furious 7 is still sitting on top of the US box office, after taking $60.6 million in its second weekend. The action packed sequel opened last weekend to a record-breaking $147.2 million and has fallen just 59% in week two.

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The film is now well on the road to become the highest-grossing film in the history of the Fast and Furious franchise. The seventh instalment stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and also deals with the death of star Paul Walker, who was killed in a car accident in 2013 before the film was completed.

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Vin Diesel Sings, Talks Overcoming Grief in New Interview


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Vin Diesel wants you to know that he hasn’t stopped missing co-star and friend Paul Walker. This time, the Furious 7 actor talked to the Italian news outlet Fanpage. The conversation was pretty light, with Vin joking about his limited singing ability, but things got a little emotional when he sang See You Again from the Furious 7 soundtrack.

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At the end of the franchise, Diesel  struggled to pull through. 

So naturally, after that, the conversation turned to the topic of filming after Walker’s death in November of 2013.

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'Furious 7' Vrooms Into Cinemas


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In less than a week, the seventh film in the 'Fast & Furious' franchise has passed $500 million at the global box office, and doesn't look likely to slow down until the end of the month, when 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' arrives. 'Furious 7' is poised to not only maintain its dominance on box office charts, but the movie is certain to become 2015's biggest hit next weekend when it passes the global total earned by 'Fifty Shades of Grey' ($566 million). And it hasn't opened yet in major markets like China, Russia or Japan.

Dwayne Johnson in 'Furious 7'
Dwayne Johnson in 'Furious 7'

In North America, 'Furious 7' had the fourth best opening of all time, after two 'Harry Potter films' and 'The Avengers'. In the UK, 'Furious 7' opened bigger than any 2014 release, and has already outgrossed the lifetime UK totals of all previous films in the franchise.

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Vin Diesel

Date of birth

18th July, 1967

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.82