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Vin Diesel

Diesel in Munich, April 2005
Born Mark Sinclair Vincent
July 18, 1967 (1967-07-18) (age 40)
New York City
Occupation Film actor, screenwriter, film producer
Years active 1990 - present

Vin Diesel (born Mark Sinclair Vincent on July 18, 1967) is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He has played similar roles consistently, although of different cultural backgrounds, but prefers to identify himself as "multicultural",[1] as a result of early difficulties finding roles due to his heritage.[2][3] He founded the production companies OneRace Films,[4] Tigon Studios, and Racetrack Records. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... OneRace Films (also known as OneRace Productions) is a video production company established in 1995 in Los Angeles by actor, writer, director, and producer Vin Diesel. ... Founded in 2002, Tigon Studios is a video game production company focused primarily on games featuring or starring actor Vin Diesel. ... Racetrack Records is an American record label, music studio, and production company founded by Vin Diesel, and a wholly owned subsidiary of OneRace Films. ...

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Biography

Early life

Vin Diesel was born Mark Sinclair Vincent in New York City, the son of Delora, a psychiatrist and astrologer.[5][6] Diesel has Italian and African American ancestry.[7][8] He has described himself as "definitely a person of colour"[9] and stated that he is "of ambiguous ethnicity - Italian and a lot of stuff".[10] Diesel has never met his biological father, and was raised by his African-American stepfather, Irving, an acting instructor and theatre manager.[9][5] He made his stage debut at age seven when he appeared in the children's play Dinosaur Door, written by Barbara Garson. The play was produced at Theater for the New City in New York's Greenwich Village. His involvement in the play came about when he, his brother and some friends had broken into Theater for the New City's space on Jane Street with the intent to vandalize it. They were confronted by the Theater's Artistic Director, Crystal Field, who instead of punishing the kids, handed them scripts and offered them parts in the upcoming show. He remained involved with the theatre throughout adolescence, going on to attend the city's Hunter College, where his creative writing studies led him to begin screenwriting. Diesel became an active film-maker in the early 1990s, first earning notice for the short film Multi-Facial, which was selected for screening at the 1995 Cannes Festival. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Languages Italian, Sicilian, Neapolitan, Corsican, Sardinian, Emiliano-Romagnolo, Ligurian, Lombard, Piedmontese, Venetian, Ladin, Friulian Religions predominantly Roman Catholic      The Italians are a Southern European ethnic group found primarily in Italy and in a wide-ranging diaspora throughout Western Europe, the Americas and Australia. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... Barbara Garson (born July 7, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York City) is an American playwright, author and social activist. ... Founded in 1971, Theater for the New City (known familiarly as “TNC) is one of New York City’s leading Off-Off Broadway theaters, known for radical political plays and community commitment. ... The Washington Square Arch Greenwich Village (IPA pronunciation: ), also called simply the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City named after Greenwich, London. ... Founded in 1971, Theater for the New City (known familiarly as “TNC) is one of New York City’s leading Off-Off Broadway theaters, known for radical political plays and community commitment. ... See also: Hunter College High School Hunter College of The City University of New York (known more commonly as simply Hunter College) is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), located on Manhattans Upper East Side. ... Multi-Facial is a 1994 short film about a man named Mark Vincent (Vin Diesel) who is trying to find himself in the acting industry. ... The Cannes Film Festival is the worlds most prestigious film festival, first held from September 20 to October 5, 1946 in the resort town of France. ...


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Career

Diesel's first film role was an uncredited appearance in the 1990 film Awakenings. He then produced, directed and starred in the 1994 short film Multi-Facial, a short semi-autobiographical film which follows a struggling actor stuck in the audition process, because he is regarded as either "too black" or "too white", or not black or white enough. He made his first feature-length film, 1997's Strays, an urban drama in which he was self-cast as a gang boss 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. This article is about the year. ... This article is about a 1990 film. ... Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ... Multi-Facial is a 1994 short film about a man named Mark Vincent (Vin Diesel) who is trying to find himself in the acting industry. ... The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival in the United States, and ranks amongst the top five events of its type in the world. ...


He was then cast in Steven Spielberg's 1998 Oscar-winning film Saving Private Ryan on the poignancy of his performance in Multi-Facial. He then earned critical acclaim for voice work as the title character in the animation film The Iron Giant (1999). He followed it up with a major role in Boiler Room (2000) and then got his breakthrough role as the anti-hero Riddick in Pitch Black (2000). He then attained action hero super stardom with the box office hits The Fast and the Furious (2001) and xXx (2002). Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. ... Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 Academy Award-winning war film that is set during the D-Day invasion of Normandy in World War II. It was directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat. ... The title role is the role (or position) of the character after whom a literary work (e. ... The Iron Giant is a 1999 animated science fiction film, directed by Brad Bird, produced by Warner Bros. ... Boiler Room is a 2000 U.S. drama, written and directed by Ben Younger, and starring Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel and Nia Long. ... Vin Diesel as Riddick. ... For other uses, see Pitch Black (disambiguation). ... Arnold Schwarzenegger-example of an action hero An action hero is any heroic character that lacks the superhuman powers that would normally be connoted in the term superhero. Instead of fighting crime using latent or expressed superpowers, they are normal people who use special devices (not limited to gadgetry and... The Fast and the Furious is a 2001 car film starring Paul Walker and Vin Diesel, and directed by Rob Cohen. ... XXX (also written xXx), pronounced Triple X, is a 2002 action movie starring Vin Diesel. ...


In 2004, he reprised his role as Pitch Black's Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick which did only moderately well at the box office. In 2005 he played a lighthearted role in the comedy film The Pacifier which was a surprise box office success. In 2006 he attempted a dramatic role when he played real-life mobster Jack DiNorscio in Find Me Guilty. Although he was critically acclaimed for his performance, the film bombed at the box office. Later that year he made a cameo appearance in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, reprising his role from The Fast and The Furious. Diesel was originally offered the lead in 2 Fast 2 Furious but turned it down. He was also offered the chance to reprise his role from xXx in xXx: State of the Union but also turned it down. In March 2006, Diesel stated that he was working on a sequel to The Chronicles of Riddick which as of 2008 is still in pre-production stages.[11] The Chronicles of Riddick is a 2004 American science fiction / fantasy / thriller film. ... The Pacifier is a 2005 action comedy film, directed by Adam Shankman, and written by Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant. ... Find Me Guilty is a bad film. ... 2 Fast 2 Furious is the 2003 sequel to The Fast and the Furious. ...


In 2007, he was set to produce and star as Agent 47 in the video game adaptation of Hitman, but eventually pulled out from the role and served as executive producer on the film instead. In 2008 his upcoming film release is the science-fiction action thriller Babylon A.D.. Agent 47 (or Mr. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... For other uses, see Hitman (film). ... Hitman promotional art from Hitman: Blood Money Hitman is a very famous video game franchise available on most modern formats. ... Babylon A.D. is a 2008 science fiction film based on the novel Babylon Babies by Maurice Georges Dantec. ...


After seven years, he is reprising his role as Dominic Toretto in the fourth sequel of The Fast and The Furious, titled Fast and Furious which will be released in June 2009.


Personal life

While Diesel was visiting the Dominican Republic in October 2005, a 23 year old architecture student accused Diesel of trying to have her kicked out of the bar for refusing to go back to his hotel room. Diesel denied the allegations, citing the club's history of problems unrelated to him.[12]


Diesel reportedly claimed that he prefers dating in Europe, where he is less likely to be recognized and where celebrities are not romantically linked to each other. He prefers to maintain his privacy regarding his personal life. "I come from the Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino code of silence."[13] Diesel has played Dungeons & Dragons for over twenty years[14] and wrote the foreword for the commemorative book 30 Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons & Dragons. In the 30th Anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons issue of Dragon Magazine, they examine the fact that Diesel played Dungeons and Dragons, and reveal that he has a tattoo of his character's name, "Melkor," on his back. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For the silent film actor, see Harrison Ford (silent film actor). ... Marlon Brando, Jr. ... Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. ... Alfredo James Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an Academy, Golden Globe, Tony, BAFTA, Emmy, and SAG award winning American actor who is best known for playing the roles of Tony Montana in the 1983 film Scarface and Michael Corleone in The Godfather Trilogy . ... This article is about the role-playing game. ... The cover of the 300th issue Dragon is one of the two official magazines for source material for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game and associated products. ...


According to an interview with Curt Schilling, Vin Diesel is huge a fan of World of Warcraft, on account of installing a computer game system on one of his cars for this purpose. [15] Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... World of Warcraft (commonly abbreviated as WoW) is a massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Blizzard Entertainment and is the fourth game in the Warcraft series, excluding expansion packs and the cancelled Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans. ...


Sadly Vin was recently bitten by a radioactive Osama Bin laden, he woke up the next day with a beard and a camo jacket, along with a love of caves. foutunately no desire for murder. he is now known as Osama Vin Diesel


Filmography

Year Movie Role Other notes
1990 Awakenings Orderly Uncredited role
1994 Multi-Facial Mike
1997 Strays Rick
1998 Saving Private Ryan Private Caparzo
1999 The Iron Giant The Iron Giant (voice) Animated
2000 Boiler Room Chris Varick
Pitch Black Richard B. Riddick
2001 The Fast and the Furious Dominic Toretto
Knockaround Guys Taylor Reese
2002 xXx Xander Cage
2003
A Man Apart Sean Vetter
2004 The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury Richard B. Riddick (voice) Straight-to-DVD, animated
The Chronicles of Riddick Richard B. Riddick
2005 The Pacifier Lieutenant Shane Wolfe
2006 Find Me Guilty Jack DiNorscio gained 30 pounds for the role
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Dominic Toretto Cameo appearance
Rockfish voiceover Announced; animated
2008 Babylon A.D. Hugo Cornelius Toorop awaiting release
2009 Fast and Furious Dominic Toretto filming
The Wheelman The Wheelman announced

This article is about a 1990 film. ... Multi-Facial is a 1994 short film about a man named Mark Vincent (Vin Diesel) who is trying to find himself in the acting industry. ... Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 Academy Award-winning war film that is set during the D-Day invasion of Normandy in World War II. It was directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat. ... The Iron Giant is a 1999 animated science fiction film, directed by Brad Bird, produced by Warner Bros. ... Boiler Room is a 2000 U.S. drama, written and directed by Ben Younger, and starring Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel and Nia Long. ... For other uses, see Pitch Black (disambiguation). ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Fast and the Furious is a 2001 car film starring Paul Walker and Vin Diesel, and directed by Rob Cohen. ... Knockaround Guys is a 2001 gangster movie starring Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, John Malkovich and Dennis Hopper The movie is about the son of a mob boss. ... Look up XXX in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Man Apart - Poster 1 A Man Apart - Poster 2 A Man Apart is a 2003 action film starring Vin Diesel and directed by F. Gary Gray. ... The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury is a made-for-video animated film set between the films Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Chronicles of Riddick is a 2004 American science fiction / fantasy / thriller film. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Pacifier is a 2005 action comedy film, directed by Adam Shankman, and written by Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant. ... Find Me Guilty is a bad film. ... A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... Babylon A.D. is a 2008 science fiction film based on the novel Babylon Babies by Maurice Georges Dantec. ... Driver: You Are the Wheelman, better known as Driver, is a 1999 video game developed by Reflections Interactive, who had earlier hits with Destruction Derby on the early years of the PlayStation. ...

Producer - filmography

  1. Multi-Facial (1994) (producer)
  2. Strays (1997) (executive producer) (producer)
  3. xXx (2002) (executive producer)
  4. A Man Apart (2003) (producer)
  5. Chronicles of Riddick (2004) (executive producer)
  6. Life is a Dream (2004) documentary (executive producer)
  7. Find Me Guilty (2006) (producer)
  8. Hitman (2007) (executive producer)
  9. Hannibal the Conqueror (2008) (producer)
  10. Fast and Furious (2009) (producer)

Multi-Facial is a 1994 short film about a man named Mark Vincent (Vin Diesel) who is trying to find himself in the acting industry. ... Look up XXX in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Man Apart - Poster 1 A Man Apart - Poster 2 A Man Apart is a 2003 action film starring Vin Diesel and directed by F. Gary Gray. ... The Chronicles of Riddick is a 2004 American science fiction film sequel to Pitch Black directed by David Twohy and starring Vin Diesel and Judi Dench, with Thandie Newton, Karl Urban and Colm Feore. ... La vida es sueño (Life is a Dream) is a comedy written by Spanish playwright Pedro Calderón de la Barca; it is perhaps his most well-known work. ... Find Me Guilty is a bad film. ... For other uses, see Hitman (film). ...

Director - filmography

  1. Multi-Facial (1994)
  2. Strays (1997)
  3. Hannibal the Conqueror (2009)

Multi-Facial is a 1994 short film about a man named Mark Vincent (Vin Diesel) who is trying to find himself in the acting industry. ...

Writer - filmography

  1. Multi-Facial (1994)
  2. Strays (1997)

Multi-Facial is a 1994 short film about a man named Mark Vincent (Vin Diesel) who is trying to find himself in the acting industry. ...

Games

Main article: Tigon Studios
  1. The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (2004)
  2. The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (2008)
  3. The Wheelman (2008)

Founded in 2002, Tigon Studios is a video game production company focused primarily on games featuring or starring actor Vin Diesel. ... Escape from Butcher Bay Categories: Computer and video game stubs | 2004 computer and video games | Windows games | Xbox games ... The Wheelman is a game being developed and to be published by Midway Games. ...

References

  1. ^ [Asian American Empowerment - The Multicultural Mysteries of Vin Dieselhttp://modelminority.com/printout534.html ]
  2. ^ Vin Diesel Shifts Acting Career Into High Gear In `The Fast And The Furious' - Brief Article | Jet | Find Articles at BNET.com
  3. ^ The Multicultural Mysteries of Vin Diesel
  4. ^ [One Race Films http://www.oneracefilms.com/]
  5. ^ a b Vin Diesel Biography (1967-)
  6. ^ CNN.com - Vin Diesel: From nightclub bouncer to action hero - August 12, 2002
  7. ^ Vincent, Mal. "xXx", The Virginian-Pilot, 2002-08-09. Retrieved on 2008-03-02. 
  8. ^ Wloszcyna, Susan. "Vin Diesel, driving on a tankful of cool", USA Today, 2004-06-04. Retrieved on 2008-03-02. 
  9. ^ a b Diesel is running hot
  10. ^ Vincent, Mal. ""THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS" VIN DIESEL OPENS THE THROTTLE IN NEW SPEED MOVIE AND JOINS AN ELITE "ACTION - STAR " FRATERNITY", The Virginian-Pilot, 2001-06-22. Retrieved on 2008-03-02. 
  11. ^ Newgen, Heather (2006-03-08). Diesel Says Riddick 2 is in the Works. Retrieved on 2006-12-31.
  12. ^ Praia has a history of discrimination.
  13. ^ Diesel says rumors about him being homosexual are untrue.
  14. ^ Vin Diesel of The Chronicles of Riddick Interview. Retrieved on 2007-09-13.
  15. ^ The Instance World of Warcraft Podcast #102.

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NAME Diesel, Vin
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Vincent, Mark Sinclair
SHORT DESCRIPTION American film actor, producer, and director.
DATE OF BIRTH July 18, 1967
PLACE OF BIRTH New York City, New York, United States
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
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