Vin Diesel
American film actor, producer, director, and screenwriter
Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He became known in the early 2000s, appearing in several successful Hollywood films, including The Fast and the Furious and xXx. He founded the production companies One Race Films, Tigon Studios, and Racetrack Records.
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'The Fate of the Furious' Trailer Drops During Super Bowl (Watch) - Variety
Google News - 22 days
Variety 'The Fate of the Furious' Trailer Drops During Super Bowl (Watch) Variety A new trailer for “The Fate of the Furious,” the eighth installment in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, dropped Sunday afternoon during the Super Bowl on CBS. Universal's next “Fast and Furious” chapter finds Vin Diesel's Dominic Toretto and Michelle ... 'The Fate Of The Furious' Hits Fast Lane With Super Bowl PromoDeadline 'Fate Of The Furious': Vin Diesel & Charlize Theron Kiss In Epic Trailer — WatchHollywood Life The Fast And Furious 8 Super Bowl Trailer Just Destroyed All The CarsCinema Blend EW.com (blog) -Hollywood Reporter -Business Insider -ScreenCrush all 61 news articles »
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Vin Diesel backed by diverse supporting cast in 'xXx' sequel
Fox News - about 1 month
It's an international cast
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xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage
Huffington Post - about 1 month
"Rock. Paper. Scissors. Grenade launcher." Those are some of the essential power-play components in this badass action film. Vin Diesel, the lord of the The Fast and the Furious franchise, has just upped the mojo of his spy-thriller xXx sagas to a high-adrenalin stratosphere that will take action-film junkies to the land of nirvana. Fasten your seat belts. (Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures) The cast of the action/spy/thriller xXx: Return of Xander Cage. Sinister folks have invented a devise called "Pandora's Box." It's about the size of a VHS tape cassette, but not nearly as benign. This deadly killing machine is capable of sabotaging satellites and forcing them to crash land on earth, on a dime. Whatever they target and want blown-up goes kaboom! As Jane Marke (Toni Collette), a government official who has the president on speed dial, leads a meeting of international higher ups explaining the problem, covert warriors break into the meeting room and steal the device. Then t ...
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Review: ‘XXX: Return of Xander Cage’ Deploys Vin Diesel on a New Mission
NYTimes - about 1 month
In the third installment of this franchise, the hero and new oddball allies set out to retrieve a stolen superweapon.
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Vin Diesel premiere's action 'threequel' in London
Reuters.com - about 2 months
Vin Diesel marked his return to the "xXx" franchise at the European premiere of "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" in London. Rough Cut - no reporter narration.
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Vin Diesel Can't Stop Hitting On Brazilian Journalist During Cringeworthy Interview
Huffington Post - 2 months
During a recent press junket at the Comic Con Experience 2016 in Brazil, Vin Diesel gave what might be 2016’s most cringeworthy interview.  The actor sat down with Brazilian journalist Carol Moreira to promote his upcoming film “xXx: Return of Xander Cage.” However, the only thing he seemed to want to talk about was Moreira’s appearance, making her feel extremely uncomfortable.  Moreira uploaded the interview to YouTube Wednesday, adding a short commentary to the clip in which she said she “did not like” what took place, according to Gossip Cop. Moreira explained that she was excited to meet with Diesel but didn’t know how to react to his advances, so she kept laughing. She also explained that she was upset he kept interrupting her.  During the interview, Diesel was extremely distracted with Moreira’s looks, stopping the conversation on multiple occasions to comment on her appearance. “God, you’re so beautiful,” he said (around the 4:49 mark in the video), ...
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The First 'Fate Of The Furious' Trailer Features Explosions And A Villainous Charlize Theron
Huffington Post - 3 months
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); The first trailer for the eighth film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, “The Fate of the Furious” ― get it? F8? Fate? ― is here, and it’s filled with the all the car chases and explosions we expected. There’s also a tank. From what we can tell, the plot involves Dominic “Dom” Toretto (Vin Diesel) turning on his crew and family (including Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty) for some reason. But Letty seems to be keeping her faith in her partner.  “That wasn’t Dom ...
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Vin Diesel on Paul Walker's Death 3 Years Later
ABC News - 3 months
Diesel said recently thinking about Walker required "a lot of tissues."
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12 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week
Yahoo News - 4 months
We’ve got a fresh selection of movie trailers for you this week, including a brand new Wonder Woman clip. Vin Diesel’s next xXx film also has a new trailer you should check out. Finally, there’s a trailer for the Trainspotting sequel that you need to see, and a new trailer for Life , a space movie we’ll certainly want to see. DON’T MISS: The best MacBook Pro alternatives now that Apple ruined everything 20th Century Women We talked about 20th Century Women in the past. It’s the story of three women living in Southern California in the late 1970s. The picture opens on Christmas Day and stars Elle Fanning, Annette Bening, Laura Wiggins, and others. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JnFaltqnAY All We Had All We Had is a new Katie Holmes movie hitting cinemas on December 9th. It’s a family drama about a mom, her daughter, and making the best life you can. Let’s call it 21st century women? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usa1lBKEDnY Gifted In Gifted we have a different family drama. Rather th ...
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Watch Jon Stewart fondly recall his Twitter war with Donald Trump
Yahoo News - 4 months
Remember the good old days, when Twitter wars were just Twitter battles, when fighting on the platform was something we laughed at, not something we discussed at presidential debates? Haha — those days are gone. During Tuesday's Stand Up for Heroes Event in New York City, John Stewart couldn't help but reminisce about his Twitter encounter with Donald Trump in 2013, when the business mogul called him "a pussy." Zooey Deschanel teams up with James Corden for powerful duet about a glove Vin Diesel kicks ass, gets the girl, looks dope in trailer for new 'xXx' 'Gifted' trailer pairs Chris Evans with real-life girlfriend Jenny Slate Samantha Bee is trying to prove that Donald Trump is illiterate
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The Tesla Model S P100D has smashed another record with a blistering 10.76 second quarter-mile
Yahoo News - 4 months
When we talk about how fast Tesla's are, we tend to focus on how fast Tesla's vehicles can go from 0-60. The recently released Tesla Model S P100D, for example, is an absolute rocket and can go from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds flat. Understandably proud, Tesla CEO Elon Musk appropriately calls the Model S P100D the fastest production car in the world. But here's the thing: nobody in the real world really lives in a universe where 0-60 time even matters. And yet, we're still overly concerned with 0-60 times as if getting up to that speed in 2.5 seconds as opposed to 3 seconds is all that important or significant. Even the brilliant Vin Diesel eschews the 0-60 metric and instead chooses to live his life a quarter mile at a time. Sure, the quarter mile time is just as pointless as 0-60, but in the interest of spicing things up a bit, the enterprising folks over at DragTimes were up to their old tricks again this weekend when they took a Tesla Model S P100D on a record-setting quarter-mile run. DON ...
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Baby Groot Gets In On The Action In First 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Sequel Teaser
Huffington Post - 4 months
The galaxy still needs guarding, obviously. So goes the first teaser and promotional campaign for Marvel’s hotly anticipated follow-up to the unexpected 2014 hit “Guardians of the Galaxy.” On Wednesday, director James Gunn shared a first look at the adventures to come with a teaser trailer and poster reuniting his lovable band of misfits, including Peter Quill aka Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) and, of course, Groot (Vin Diesel).  Take a look at the trailer above and try and spot Baby Groot in the poster below:  He’s so tiiiiiiny.  “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” hits theaters May 5, 2017. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Vin Diesel
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 48
    In 2016, he is set to appear in Ang Lee's wartime drama Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk in a supporting role.
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  • 2015
    Age 47
    Diesel and his girlfriend, Mexican model Paloma Jimenez, have three children: daughter Hania Riley (born April 2008), son Vincent Sinclair (born 2010), and daughter Pauline, whose undated arrival he announced in March 2015.
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  • 2014
    Age 46
    He voiced Groot in the 2014 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Guardians of the Galaxy.
    More Details Hide Details Diesel is the star of 2015's supernatural action film The Last Witch Hunter.
  • 2013
    Age 45
    She is named in honor of his friend and Fast & Furious franchise co-star, Paul Walker, who died in November 2013.
    More Details Hide Details He is also the godfather of Walker's daughter, Meadow Rain Walker. His daughter Hania has an orange belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo. Diesel said in 2006 that he prefers to maintain his privacy regarding his personal life, stating: "I'm not gonna put it out there on a magazine cover like some other actors... I come from the Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino code of silence." He has expressed his love for the Dominican Republic, and how he relates to its multicultural facets. He is acquainted with its former president, Leonel Fernández, and appeared in one of Fernández's earlier campaign ads. Los Bandoleros, a short film directed by Diesel, was filmed in the Dominican Republic. Diesel has played Dungeons & Dragons for over 20 years, and wrote the foreword for the commemorative book 30 Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons & Dragons. In the 30th anniversary issue of Dragon magazine, it was revealed that Diesel had a fake tattoo of his character's name, Melkor, on his stomach while filming xXx.
  • 2008
    Age 40
    In 2008, he starred in the science-fiction action thriller Babylon A.D. Diesel returned to the The Fast and the Furious series, alongside all the actors from the original film, in Fast & Furious, which was released in April 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Diesel reprised his role as Dominic Toretto in the fifth, sixth and seventh installments in The Fast and the Furious franchise, Fast Five (2011), Fast & Furious 6 (2013) and Furious 7 (2015). He reprised his role as Riddick in the third film of the Riddick series, simply titled Riddick (2013). In August 2013, Diesel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 38
    In 2006, he chose a dramatic role playing real-life mobster Jack DiNorscio in Find Me Guilty.
    More Details Hide Details Although he received critical acclaim for his performance, the film did poorly at the box office. Later that year, Diesel made a cameo appearance in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, reprising his role from The Fast and the Furious. In 2007, Diesel was set to produce and star as Agent 47 in the film adaptation of the video game Hitman, but eventually pulled back and served as executive producer on the film instead.
  • 2005
    Age 37
    In 2005, he played a lighthearted role in the comedy film The Pacifier, which became a box office success.
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  • 2004
    Age 36
    In 2004, Diesel reprised his role as Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick, which was a box office failure considering the large budget.
    More Details Hide Details He also voiced the character in two spin-off video games.
  • 2001
    Age 33
    Around 2001, he dated his Fast and the Furious co-star, Michelle Rodriguez.
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  • 1999
    Age 31
    In 1999, he provided the voice of the title character in the animated film The Iron Giant.
    More Details Hide Details Diesel had a major role in the drama thriller Boiler Room (2000) appearing alongside Giovanni Ribisi and Ben Affleck. He got his breakthrough leading role as the anti-hero Riddick in the science-fiction film Pitch Black later that year. Diesel attained action hero stardom with two box office hits: the street racing action film The Fast and the Furious (2001), and the action thriller xXx (2002).
  • 1998
    Age 30
    He was then cast in Steven Spielberg's 1998 Oscar-winning film Saving Private Ryan on the poignancy of his performance in Multi-Facial.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1995
    Age 27
    The film was selected for screening at the 1995 Cannes Festival. He made his first feature-length film, Strays (1997), an urban drama in which he played a gang leader whose love for a woman inspires him to try to change his ways. Written, directed, and produced by Diesel, the film was selected for competition at the 1997 Sundance Festival, leading to an MTV deal to turn it into a series.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Born on July 18, 1967.
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