Vin Diesel, a twin, was born July 18, 1967 in Manhattan, New York. His twin's name is Paul Vincent. His mother is an astrologist,and having very little or no contact with his real father, Vin looked to his step-father for fatherly guidance during his years growing up. Vin's road to fame in the acting world began at age seven because he was caught vandalising a thearter run by his step-father and was paid $20 to act there every so often.
Vin enjoyed his experiences in acting so much he enrolled in Hunter College located in New York, majoring in English with a screenwriting career in mind. He dropped out shortly after and jump-started his screenwriting career by writing a script for a movie called Multi-Facial. He decided to bring the script to life and using resources around him, he made his first independent movie. During this time, he worked as a bouncer at a night club to help finance his production. He entered Multi-Facial into the Cannes festival in 1995. It was in making this move that got him his break in the professional film industry. Steven Spielberg had viewed the film and, noting how well he integrated himself into his role, created a special character "Private Carpazo" for Vin in his film "Saving Private Ryan" which went on to become a five time academy award winner.
From there on, he got a part as the voice for the Iron Giant in the Disney film "The Iron Giant". Next, he starred as Richard B. Riddick, an escaped convict trapped on an alien world with survivors from a ship crash in "Pitch Black" a sci-fi thriller, a movie that instantly set into the viewers' minds that this actor was definitely on his way to the top.
He later accepted the role of Dominic Torretto for the action based street car racing film "The Fast and The Furious". Dominic Torretto, auto shop owner and mechanic by day, street car racing gang leader by night. The movie comes with all the perks from the illegal scene - everything from hijacking cargo trailers, police, wild parties, to desert car racing show downs and black market deals. Quite the exciting life, not to mention very dangerous. Even the end is action packed. Take a look for yourself, there is lots more to see.… Expand
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