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$145 million dollars is the estimated net worth that is owned by 47 years old American actor Vin Diesel. Well by exploring his filmography, Vin Diesel really deserves this amount of money. Of course because a lot of Diesel’s films he starred brought him nominations or awards in this way increasing his net worth and wealth. The successful box office of films ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and ‘Fast & Furious’ became Vin’s source income and the net worth. Mark Sinclair or Mark Vincent, the sources vary, was born on July 18, 1967 in New York City, New York, U.S. He was raised by his mother, Delora Sherleen Vincent who worked as an astrologer and his stepfather, Irving H. Vincent, who worked as an acting couch and a manager of theatre.

Vin Diesel Net Worth $145 Million

Being seven years old he began acting in the theatre and continued this through all the years of adolescence. He thought his name is not suitable for show business and changed it to Vin as the abbreviation for Vincent and added Diesel his nickname given by friends. Vin Diesel opened his net worth account with an uncredited role in a drama film ‘Awakenings’ directed by Penny Marshall in 1990. He continued his career showing himself as an actor, writer, director and film producer of a short film ‘Multi-Facial’ and a drama film ‘Strays’. The mentioned above drama won a Grand Jury Prize in the category of Best Dramatic Feature. In 1998, he landed the role of Private Adrian Caparzo in an epic war film ‘Saving Private Ryan’ directed by Steven Spielberg. After the film was released Diesel’s net worth has jumped up as the film’s box office grossed 481 million dollars. ‘Saving Private Ryan’ received a great public attention as well as international acclaim of critics. Vin together with the other cast members was nominated for the Outstanding Performance by a Cast by the Screen Actors Guild Award and won the Online Film Critics Society Award for the Best Cast. Another notable role Diesel placed in a thriller ‘Pitch Black’ directed and co-written by David Twohy after which he received a nomination from a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for the Favorite Actor.

Furthermore, ‘The Fast and the Furious’ directed by Rob Cohen where Vin co-starred with Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster and Paul Walker began the epic of a franchise series ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’ released in 2003, ‘The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift’ released in 2006, ‘Fast & Furious’ in 2009, ‘Fast Five’ in 2011, ‘Fast & Furious 6’ in 2013 and ‘Fast and Furious 7’ is expected to be released in 2015. The character of Dominic Toretto had a great impact on Vin’s net worth and wealth. In addition to being a great actor, he has also produced films where he starred, as follows ‘xXx’ directed by Rob Cohen, ‘A Man Apart’ directed by F. Gary Gray, ‘Fast Five’, ‘Fast & Furious’ 6 directed by Justin Lin and other films. Film producing has also increased Vin Diesel’s net worth. Vin Diesel has a long term relationship with a model Paloma Jimenez. The couple has two children together.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wheelman 2009 Video Game Milo Burik (voice)
Fast & Furious 2009 Dominic Toretto
Babylon A.D. 2008 Toorop
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2006 Dominic Toretto (uncredited)
Find Me Guilty 2006 Jackie DiNorscio
The Pacifier 2005 Shane Wolfe
GameStar: Die Redaktion 2005 TV Series Richard B. Riddick
The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury 2004 Video short Richard B. Riddick (voice)
The Chronicles of Riddick 2004 Riddick
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay 2004 Video Game Richard B. Riddick (voice)
A Man Apart 2003 Sean Vetter
xXx 2002 Xander Cage
Knockaround Guys 2001 Taylor Reese
The Fast and the Furious 2001 Dominic Toretto
Pitch Black 2000 Richard B. Riddick
Boiler Room 2000 Chris Varick
The Chronicles of Riddick: Into Pitch Black 2000 TV Movie Richard B. Riddick
The Iron Giant 1999 The Iron Giant (voice)
Saving Private Ryan 1998 Private Caparzo
Strays 1997 Rick
Multi-Facial 1995 Short Mike
Awakenings 1990 Hospital Orderly (uncredited)
Fast & Furious 10 2021 announced Dominic Toretto
Fast & Furious 9 2019 announced Dominic Toretto
Avengers: Infinity War 2018 pre-production Groot (voice)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 2017 post-production Groot (voice)
Fast 8 2017 post-production Dominic Toretto
xXx: Return of Xander Cage 2017 post-production Xander Cage
Furia announced Riddick
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk 2016 Shroom
D&Diesel 2015 Short Kaulder
The Last Witch Hunter 2015 Kaulder
Fast & Furious: Supercharged 2015 Short Dominic Toretto
Furious 7 2015 Dominic Toretto
Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 Groot (voice)
Riddick 2013 Riddick
Riddick: Blindsided 2013 Short Riddick (voice)
Furious 6 2013 Dominic Toretto
Fast Five 2011 Dominic Toretto
Los Bandoleros 2009 Video short Dominic Toretto
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena 2009 Video Game Richard B. Riddick (voice)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fast 8 2017 producer post-production
xXx: Return of Xander Cage 2017 producer post-production
Furia executive producer announced
Merc City TV Series executive producer announced
The Machine producer announced
The Last Witch Hunter 2015 producer
Furious 7 2015 producer
Life Is a Dream 2014 Documentary executive producer
Riddick 2013 producer
Furious 6 2013 producer
A War Hero 2012 Documentary executive producer
The Ropes 2012 TV Series executive producer - 15 episodes
Fast Five 2011 producer
Los Bandoleros 2009 Video short producer
Wheelman 2009 Video Game executive producer
Fast & Furious 2009 producer
Hitman 2007/I executive producer
The Chronicles of Riddick 2004 producer
A Man Apart 2003 producer
xXx 2002 executive producer
Strays 1997 executive producer / producer
Multi-Facial 1995 Short producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ropes 2012 TV Series 1 episode
Los Bandoleros 2009 Video short
Short Diversity 5 2000 Video short segment "Multi-Facial"
Strays 1997
Multi-Facial 1995 Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ropes 2012 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Los Bandoleros 2009 Video short written by
Strays 1997 written by
Multi-Facial 1995 Short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay 2004 Video Game additional game design

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Typecast 2014/I Short acknowledgment
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe 2014 TV Movie documentary thanks
Micro SD 2013 Video short special thanks
The Assassin 2008 Short special thanks
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay 2004 Video Game very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2013-2016 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2003-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Game4Paul 2016 TV Movie Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2009-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Furious 7
2016 MTV Movie Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee
It's Not You, It's Men 2016 TV Series Himself
The 42nd Annual People's Choice Awards 2016 TV Movie Himself
Good Morning America 2005-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2013-2015 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
Weekend Ticket 2013-2015 TV Series short Himself
Furious 7: Flying Cars 2015 Video short Himself
Furious 7: Race Wars 2015 Video short Himself
Furious 7: Snatch and Grab 2015 Video short Himself
Furious 7: Tower Jumps 2015 Video short Himself
Making of Fast & Furious Supercharged Ride 2015 Video short Himself
The Cars of Furious 7 2015 Video short Himself
Teen Choice Awards 2015 2015 TV Special Himself - Winner
2015 MTV Movie Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Female Performance / Nominee
The Talk 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2009-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Today 2013-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Fast and Furious: Back Under the Hood 2015 Video documentary short Himself
Fast and Furious: Cast Favorites 2015 Video documentary short Himself
Fast and Furious: Fast Cars! 2015 Video documentary short Himself
Fast and Furious: Mapping Fast & Furious 2015 Video documentary short Himself
Fast and Furious: Restrospective 2015 Video documentary short Himself
Snoop & Son: A Dad's Dream 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Narrator (2015)
Guide to the Galaxy with James Gunn 2014 Video short Himself
The Intergalactic Visual Effects of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' 2014 Video short Himself
Sit Down with the Stars 2014 TV Series Himself
Journey to Sundance 2014 Documentary Himself
IMDb: What to Watch 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
45th NAACP Image Awards 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Riddick: Meet the Mercs 2014 Video documentary short Himself
Riddick: The Twohy Touch 2014 Video documentary short Himself
Vin's Riddick 2014 Video documentary short Himself
Fast & Furious 6: Take Control 2013 Video documentary short
Hand to Hand Fury 2013 Video documentary short Himself
It's All About the Cars 2013 Video documentary short
Planes, Tanks and Automobiles 2013 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of Fast & Furious 6 2013 Video documentary short Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Young Hollywood 2013 TV Series Himself
NerdHQ 2013 TV Series Himself
Guys Choice Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2011-2013 TV Series Himself
Vivir de cine 2013 TV Series Himself
Conan 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2001-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Jonathan Ross Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
HBO First Look 1998-2013 TV Series documentary Himself
2013 MTV Movie Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Close Up 2013 TV Series Himself - Interviewee / Actor
Fast & Furious 6 Special 2013 TV Special documentary Himself
Fucking Kassovitz 2011 Video documentary Himself
Fast Five: A New Set of Wheels 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Fast Five: Brian O'Connor, from Fed to Con 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Fast Five: Dom's Journey 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Fast Five: Dom vs. Hobbs 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Fast Five: Enter Federal Agent Hobbs 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Fast Five: Inside the Vault Chase 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Fast Five: On Set with Director Justin Lin 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Fast Five: Reuniting the Team 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Fast Five: The Big Train Heist 2011 Video documentary short Himself
Bastidores 2011 TV Series Himself
Attack of the Show! 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Cinema 3 2011 TV Series Himself
El hormiguero 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 7PM Project 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Fast & Furious Five Special 2011 TV Movie Himself
CQC: Custe o Que Custar 2011 TV Series Himself
Domingo Espetacular 2011 TV Series Himself
Legendários 2011 TV Series Himself
Pânico na TV 2011 TV Series Himself
Fashion News Live 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
The Movie Loft 2009 TV Series Himself
Fast & Furious: Driving School with Vin Diesel 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Fast & Furious: Getting the Gang Back Together 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Fast & Furious: Races and Chases 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Fast & Furious: Shooting the Big Rig Heist 2009 Video documentary short Himself
High Octane Action: The Stunts of 'Fast & Furious' 2009 Video documentary short Himself
South of the Border: Filming in Mexico 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Under the Hood: Imports 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Under the Hood: Muscle Cars 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Quelli che... il calcio 2009 TV Series Himself
Making of... 2009 TV Series documentary
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Making the 'Fast' Franchise 2009 Video documentary short Himself
The Fast and the Furious: Dom's Charger 2009 Video short Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2006-2009 TV Series documentary Himself
TV total 2009 TV Series Himself
Samuel L. Jackson: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2003-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Sexiest... 2006 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2005-2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Shootout 2006 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 2000-2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2003-2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
2006 Independent Spirit Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
2005 MTV Movie Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter
MTV Movie Awards 2005 Pre-Show 2005 TV Special Himself
Caiga quien caiga 2005 TV Series Himself
The Contender 2005 TV Series Himself
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2005 TV Series Himself
The Chronicles of Riddick: Creation of New Mecca 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Chronicles of Riddick: Riddick Rises 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Dark Fury: Into the Light 2004 Video short Himself
From Pitch Black to the Chronicles of Riddick: Bridging the Gap 2004 Video documentary short Himself
2004 MTV Movie Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Sci-Fi Channel: The Lowdown - The Chronicles of Riddick 2004 TV Movie documentary Riddick
Pitch Black: A View Into the Dark 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Pitch Black: Johns' Chase Log 2004 Video short Himself
The Chronicles of Riddick: Visual Encyclopedia 2004 Video short Himself
'Saving Private Ryan': Boot Camp 2004 Video documentary short Himself
'Saving Private Ryan': Miller and His Platoon 2004 Video documentary short Himself
'Saving Private Ryan': Re-Creating Omaha Beach 2004 Video documentary short Himself
MTV Europe Music Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself - Co-Host
Tinseltown TV 2003 TV Series Himself
The Fast and the Furious: Tricking Out a Hot Import Car 2003 Video short Himself
34th NAACP Image Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Designing the World of 'xXx' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
xXx: A Filmmaker's Diary 2002 Video documentary short Himself
VH1 Big in 2002 Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
RI:SE 2002 TV Series Himself
Hyper show 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2001-2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
Starz on the Set: 'xXx' 2002 TV Short documentary Himself
2002 MTV Movie Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Rank 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The Making of 'The Fast and the Furious' 2002 Video short Himself
Player$ 2002 TV Series Himself
+ de cinéma 2001 TV Series documentary short Himself
Young Hollywood Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
Playboy Exposed: Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored 2001 Video documentary Himself
Raveworld: 'Pitch Black' Event Webcast 2000 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of 'Pitch Black' 2000 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of 'The Iron Giant' 2000 TV Short documentary Himself - Host
The Panel 2000 TV Series Himself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
Into the Breach: 'Saving Private Ryan' 1998 Video documentary short Himself
Breakin' in the USA: Break Dancing and Electric Boogie Taught by the Pros 1984 Video documentary as Mark Vincent

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
Extra 2015 TV Series Himself
Ok! TV 2015 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Chelsea Lately 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
Movie Guide 2013 TV Series Richard B. Riddick Dominic Toretto
Headline News 2006 TV Series Pvt. Adrian Carpazzo / Taylor Reese
Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins 2005 TV Series Himself
The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Turbo Charged Prelude to 2 Fast 2 Furious 2003 Video short Dominic Toretto (uncredited)
Gomorron 1998 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Ensemble Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) · Chris Pratt
· Zoe Saldana
· Dave Bautista
· Bradley Cooper
· Lee Pace
· Michael Rooker
· Karen Gillan
· Djimon Hounsou
· John C. Reilly
· Glenn Close
· Benicio Del Toro
· Laura Haddock
· Sean Gunn
· Peter Serafinowicz
· Christopher Fairbank
2014 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo Furious 6 (2013) · Paul Walker
2014 NFCS Award Nevada Film Critics Society Best Ensemble Cast Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) · Chris Pratt
· Zoe Saldana
· Dave Bautista
· Bradley Cooper
· Lee Pace
· Michael Rooker
· Karen Gillan
· Djimon Hounsou
· John C. Reilly
· Glenn Close
· Benicio Del Toro
· Laura Haddock
· Sean Gunn
· Peter Serafinowicz
· Christopher Fairbank
2013 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On August 26, 2013. At 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
2011 CinemaCon Award CinemaCon, USA Action Star of the Year
2002 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Team The Fast and the Furious (2001) · Paul Walker
1999 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Cinematic Moment Saving Private Ryan (1998) · Tom Hanks
· Tom Sizemore
· Edward Burns
· Barry Pepper
· Adam Goldberg
· Giovanni Ribisi

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Action Performance Furious Seven (2015)
2016 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Action Movie Actor
2015 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Voice Performance Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
2015 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) · Chris Pratt
· Zoe Saldana
· Dave Bautista
· Bradley Cooper
· Lee Pace
· Michael Rooker
· Karen Gillan
· Djimon Hounsou
· John C. Reilly
· Glenn Close
· Benicio Del Toro
· Laura Haddock
· Sean Gunn
· Peter Serafinowicz
· Christopher Fairbank
2015 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Duo Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) · Bradley Cooper
2015 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Action Furious Seven (2015)
2015 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Chemistry Furious Seven (2015) · Paul Walker
· Michelle Rodriguez
· Jordana Brewster
· Dwayne Johnson
· Tyrese Gibson
· Ludacris
2014 Hollywood Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Ensemble Cast Furious 6 (2013) · Jordana Brewster
· Tyrese Gibson
· Ludacris
· Dwayne Johnson
· Paul Walker
· Luke Evans
· Michelle Rodriguez
· Gina Carano
· Sung Kang
2014 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Action Movie Star
2014 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) · Chris Pratt
· Zoe Saldana
· Dave Bautista
· Bradley Cooper
· Lee Pace
· Michael Rooker
· Karen Gillan
· Djimon Hounsou
· John C. Reilly
· Glenn Close
· Benicio Del Toro
· Laura Haddock
· Sean Gunn
· Peter Serafinowicz
· Christopher Fairbank
2013 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Chemistry Furious 6 (2013) · Dwayne Johnson
· Paul Walker
2012 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Fast Five (2011)
2012 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Action Movie Star
2011 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Action Fast Five (2011)
2010 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Action Star
2009 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance Fast & Furious (2009)
2006 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst On-Screen Hairstyle Find Me Guilty (2006)
2005 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Comedy The Pacifier (2005)
2004 VGA Spike Video Game Awards Best Performance by a Human Male The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (2004)
2003 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance xXx (2002)
2003 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor - Drama/Action Adventure xXx (2002)
2002 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Theatrical - Best Actor The Fast and the Furious (2001)
2002 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance The Fast and the Furious (2001)
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Horror (Internet Only) Pitch Black (2000)
1999 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast Saving Private Ryan (1998) · Edward Burns
· Matt Damon
· Jeremy Davies
· Adam Goldberg
· Tom Hanks
· Barry Pepper
· Giovanni Ribisi
· Tom Sizemore
1997 Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Strays (1997)

TitleSalary
Fast Five (2011) $15,000,000 (including producer fee)
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) $11,500,000
A Man Apart (2003) $2,500,000
xXx (2002) $10,000,000
The Fast and the Furious (2001) $2,000,000
Saving Private Ryan (1998) $100,000

#Fact
1 His second child, a boy named Vincent Sinclair, was born in 2010. Mother is Paloma Jiménez.
2 His third child, a daughter, is named Pauline after late friend and co-star, Paul Walker. Mother is Paloma Jiménez.
3 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 26, 2013.
4 Was considered to voice the role of Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) before James Spader was cast.
5 Traded a cameo in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) for the rights to the character Riddick from Pitch Black (2000) and The Chronicles of Riddick (2004).
6 Vin revealed in several interviews that he has remained extremely close to friend and The Fast and the Furious (2001) co-star Michelle Rodriguez. His children even refer to her as their aunt.
7 Is close with The Fast and the Furious (2001) castmates Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson and Michelle Rodriguez.
8 Lives in Los Angeles, California.
9 Wrote a three-page letter to director Steven Spielberg expressing his admiration for his work, particularly Schindler's List (1993). Spielberg was impressed with the heartfelt prose, prompting him to invite Diesel into the star-studded cast of Saving Private Ryan (1998).
10 Revealed that the daughter he welcomed in April 2008, is named Hania Riley. [September 2008]
11 Started the video game company Tigon Studios in 2002. They in turn worked on the movie based game The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (2004). Tigon Studios is now working on more next gen games as well as having a hand in all Vin Diesel-based games.
12 He and his girlfriend, Paloma Jiménez, welcomed their first child, a girl, on April 2, 2008.
13 Attended Hunter College and got his jump start by Steven Spielberg just like fellow actors Sam Feuer and Edward Burns.
14 He gained 35 pounds so he could portray Fat Jackie in Find Me Guilty (2006).
15 In addition to being considered for the role of Hellboy in 2004, he was also considered for the part of Abe Sapien.
16 Once worked as a telemarketer, selling light bulbs.
17 Is the cousin of rapper/producer Kwamé "The Boy Genius". Kwame says if you watch his old videos, you'll see Vin in a few of them.
18 Was listed as a potential nominee on both the 2003 and 2004 Razzie Award nominating ballots. He was listed as a suggestion for the Worst Actor category on the 2003 ballot for his performances in the films Knockaround Guys (2001) and xXx (2002). And was listed as a suggestion again on the nominating ballot in the Worst Actor category the next year for his role in A Man Apart (2003). He did not receive either nomination. The following year though, he finally received his first Razzie nomination for Worst Actor in the film The Chronicles of Riddick (2004). However, he did not "win".
19 Revolution Studios wanted him for the title role in Hellboy (2004), but director Guillermo del Toro thought that Ron Perlman was the perfect choice for the role, and would not direct the movie if he was not cast.
20 He was cast opposite Ben Affleck in Reindeer Games (2000), but left the production shortly after filming began over concerns with the quality of Ehren Kruger's screenplay and creative differences with director John Frankenheimer.
21 Credits the book "Feature Filmmaking at Used Car Prices" by Rick Schmidt as the one resource above all upon which he built his career. This book, according to Diesel, gave him the tools, knowledge, and most importantly, the inspiration to develop his short film Multi-Facial (1995), which he wrote, produced, directed and starred in.
22 During his teens, he performed breakdancing in an instructional video on the subject.
23 Wrote an original screenplay titled "Doormen" (based on his experiences as a bouncer) as a follow-up to Strays (1997), his directorial debut. However, his acting career exploded and his plans to direct the film fell by the wayside. The concept eventually developed into the Fox Digital Entertainment web series The Ropes (2011), which Diesel created and produced.
24 Producing partner with George Zakk. Their company is called One Race Productions.
25 Vin was born Mark Sinclair in Alameda County, California (where his mother was also born). He later moved to New York City, New York, where he was raised. Vin's mother has English, German, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, while Vin's biological father's identity and background are not publicly known. Vin has described himself as "definitely a person of color". He was raised by his Caucasian mother and African-American stepfather.
26 Was offered the role of Matt Murdock/Daredevil in Daredevil (2003) that eventually went to Ben Affleck.
27 Is an admitted fan of "Dungeons and Dragons", and, according to an interview on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) that he played for 24 years.
28 Ranked #46 in Premiere magazine's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #95 in 2002.
29 Has a younger sister, Samantha and a younger brother in addition to his fraternal twin, Paul.
30 Has an Italian Mastiff named "Roman".
31 Has a fraternal twin brother, Paul Vincent, who is a film editor.
32 He worked as a bouncer in New York at the famous nightclubs Tunnel (which has since closed) and Mars.

#Quote
1 My mom used to say that I became a fighter and a scrapper and a tough guy to protect whom I am at my core. This exterior means that I am actually one of the few people who can show love without coming across as soft.
2 [on Multi-Facial (1995)] I guess I've always looked past the exterior and the ambiguity that my existence represents. When I was in my mother's stomach, it was still illegal in parts of America for people of color and white people to procreate. Everyone had known me just as a bouncer in New York because I wasn't able to get any work. There was something too ambiguous about the way I look that would prevent me from ever getting a star.
3 [on the Fast & Furious and Riddick franchises]: My whole approach to making these movies and to creating these sagas is saying to the studio, 'The audience is paying attention to the nuances and all the story points that lead up to this film. The more you acknowledge that, the better movie you have.'
4 We're in a gaming society now, so people are conditioned to work a little bit for their story. People like to be rewarded for whatever equity they put into your universe.
5 I act because it's the one time I'm sure of my identity. There's no doubt. It's on paper.
6 [on Multi-Facial (1995)] That film is my tribute to my background. The man who raised me is black. Culturally, he made me who I am. He was a theatre director, so he also guided me artistically.
7 I am truly multi-racial. I never knew my biological father. I've always had less information than I would have liked to have had. All I know from my mother is that I have connections to many different cultures.
8 When people view me, they don't necessarily see a black man. For that reason, a film like Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) or Driving Miss Daisy (1989) could never work with me in it.
9 With age, you get to a place where you don't want to knock people out. You just want to give people a hug.
10 I was a bouncer for nine years - it was all I knew how to do - and my training was not to talk loosely... That's still my thought process: Shut your mouth, watch your back and keep working 'til your ass falls off.
11 From the very very beginning, when everyone thought it was crazy, I was thinking of The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) as a trilogy. That would start with the movie you saw, and Pitch Black (2000) would act as a prequel that introduced you to the character. So in simple terms, in Chronicles 2 we venture to the Underverse. We knew we could get away with a PG-13 on the first one, but once you go to the Underverse it's rated R, because it's a place where war is the norm and there is constant, constant battling. Then on Chronicles 3 we will see Riddick return to Furya, to deal with the homeland.
12 [on The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)] The concept behind switching genres was to create a film that you could continue exploring. In the ending of this movie, it's not just something that says we're opening it up so we can tell another story, it's very specific. A very daring ending because it's left open-ended.
13 In the next film, Riddick is going to go to the underverse. Riddick will act with new elementals. Not air elementals [as Judi Dench's character is] but fire and water. It'll come full circle in C3 when he must return to Furya.
14 [on the planned "Chronicles of Riddick" trilogy] We gave the script to the studio, I bought three leather binders. One said C1, one said C2 and one said C3. They all had locks on them and we only gave the key to C1 to the studio"
15 [on his mysterious ethnicity] I am definitely a person of color.
16 [on the xXx (2002) poster and what it means for his career] This isn't a poster. This is a declaration of war!
17 [on why he didn't do the "Fast and the Furious" sequel] I was being offered three franchises at the same time: Pitch Black (2000), xXx (2002) and The Fast and the Furious (2001) -- and I had to choose. I couldn't do all three. [he has since appeared in sequels to all three franchises]
18 I would get into fights with other bouncers when a guy was already on the floor and the other guys thought it was alright to jump up in the air and land on the guy's head.
19 Well, I've worked out for years. For a long time it was my only sense of gratification.

#Trademark
1 Big, lanky boots
2 Deep voice
3 Muscular physique
4 Shaves his head

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