Vin Diesel Facts That Make Him One of the Most Famous Action Stars in Hollywood

Although the actor is well known for his performance in the franchise "Fast and Furious," it is clear that he is not just a guy who drives very fast.

Surprisingly, Diesel is very reluctant to the press and jealously guards his privacy. He is surrounded by an aura of mystery that makes it more interesting to know a little about him.

Vin Diesel has had a fascinating career as an actor, starting with his first steps when he was 7 years old in a New York theater, where he was introduced to vandalism with other children but was discovered by the director, who made him the offer to participate in His theatrical production. At that moment Vin fell in love with the performance.

Vin Diesel I Image: Getty Images

Vin Diesel I Image: Getty Images

He always knew that he wanted to be an actor, and left university to pursue his dream. He moved from New York to Los Angeles, but it didn't go as well as he expected. He decided to return to his city and decided to make his own film production. Let's see how it all started for Diesel.

HIS REAL NAME IS NOT VIN DIESEL

He was born on July 18, 1967, in Alameda County, California, with the name of Mark Sinclair, and has a twin brother named Paul. Both were adopted by their stepfather, Irving H. Vincent. He also has a sister, Samantha and a brother, Tim.

PERFORMANCE COMES FROM FAMILY

Vin Diesel I Image: Getty Images

Vin Diesel I Image: Getty Images

His adoptive father, Irving H. Vincent, is an acting instructor and has worked as a theater manager in the town where he grew up. During his adolescence, Vin kept participating in theatrical performances.

HIS FIRST JOB WAS ANYTHING BUT GLAMOROUS

Being a 17-year-old teenager, Vin began working as a Club bouncer in New York City. There he received the nickname "Diesel," this nickname was given by his clubmates for the amount of energy Vin showed. He also participated in more than 500 fights during the almost ten years he did that hard work.

HIS FIRST PRODUCTION

Diesel left the college to devote himself to his film project, “Multi-Facial.” The film is about an aspiring actor who does not get roles to play due to his ambiguous ethnicity. In that movie, Diesel is the actor, director, and producer.  The film was accepted and presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 1995.

A JOB NOT LIKE HIM

Vin was very good at this job, thanks to his baritone voice and his charm. In 18 months alone, he managed to produce $ 40,000, which he would use to finish his film: "Strays," his second production. This film was presented at the Sundance Festival in 1997.

WORKED WITH STEVEN SPIELBERG

Although his first productions left neither fame nor fortune, Vin was captured by Steven Spielberg's radar, who recruited him to play a role in his epic film about World War II, "Saving Private Ryan."

HIS MUSCLES HAVE MADE HIM LOSE JOBS

Vin is known for his excellent fitness and well-developed muscles. At the beginning of his acting career, people told him that his muscular physique did not allow him to look more serious and that would be a distraction for his career, that he must lose muscles.

HIS ETHNIC ORIGIN IS NOT CLEAR

Since his father abandoned him, his twin brother and his mother before they were born, Diesel has no idea what his father's inheritance is. What he does know is that on the side of his mother, he has German, Scottish and English ancestors.

HE'S FAN OF DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS

From a young age Diesel has been a fan of the popular magic card game Dungeons and Dragons. He has even based his character on the movie "The Last Witch Hunter" on his favorite game character, Melkor.

HE HAS THREE CHILDREN

Diesel is a fierce guardian of your family's privacy. It is known that he has years with his girlfriend Paloma Jiménez and that they have three children together. Vin is the father of two girls, Hania Riley, 11, and Pauline, 4, and has a son named Vincent Sinclair, 9.

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HE IS THE MOST POPULAR IN SOCIAL MEDIA

 With more than 100,000,000 likes, Vin's Facebook account is the largest of all actors, leaving behind Will Smith, who has 70 million likes. His page is the sixth most liked behind that of Shakira and Christiano Ronaldo.

HE IS A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN

In addition to being a famous actor, Diesel also has a production company called One Race Films. It also has a record label called Racetrack Records and a company that develops video games called Tigon Studios. All of that is a product of his passions and interests, not only to earn money.

IT SEEMS THAT HE HAVE NO TATTOOS

Although in the different roles he has played, Vin frequently appears with flashy and extensive tattoos, it seems that they are not real, because his skin is white and clean of artistic details. He doesn't seem to dislike tattoos, maybe he likes the idea of changing design without pain and discomfort.

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There are still many things that are not known about Vin Diesel, but what is known is that this talented actor is not going to stay still for a long time and we will soon be listening to his next project.

Something that we also know is that it will surely include fights, adrenaline and a lot of action. In the end, Diesel is one of the kings of action movies and that doesn't seem to change in the near future.

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