10 Things You Didn’t Know About Vin Diesel

Noted for his recognizably deep voice and incredible physique, famous actor and filmmaker, Vin Diesel has returned to the big screen with the latest film Furious 7 as a sequel to the previous Fast & Furious movies. Having successfully built a reputation as a tough action guy he continues working along the same lines and fascinates his audience with his amazing acting talent!

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As a one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, Vin Diesel manages to keep certain aspects of his personal life well hidden! If you are a huge fan of the popular actor but want to know more about his life, here some facts you probably didn’t know about Vin Diesel:

1. His real name is Mark Sinclair Vincent

He changed his name to Vin Diesel at 17 years old when he worked as a bouncer at a nightclub, called Tunnel, in New York.

2. He has a twin brother

Vin Diesel has a fraternal twin, Paul Vincent.

3. Early Beginnings

He started acting when he, his brother and friends broke into a New York theater to vandalise the place. A woman who worked there caught them and gave them a script and 20$ and agreed to let them go on condition they would join the after school theater program.

4. He is the founder of three production companies

Apart from being a successful actor and film maker Vin Diesel is also the founder of One Race Films, Racetrack Records and Tigon Studios.

5. He is a huge fan of Dungeons & Dragons

The actor is a huge fan of the fantasy tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. So much, so that he wrote the foreword for the tribute book ‘30 Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons & Dragons’.

6. He participated in a breakdancing video called “Breakin’ in the USA”

Don’t believe me? Here is the evidence. This is Vin Diesel in his teens!


7. Previous Careers

Before he became an actor, Vin Diesel once worked as a telemarketer selling light bulbs and mechanics tools. Doing that he managed to raise almost $50,000 and made his first feature “Stray” (1997).

8. Education

He studied English at Hunter College in New York City, but dropped out to take up acting in L.A.

9. He is a father of three

Vin Diesel and model Paloma Jimenez have three children. Daughters Hania, Pauline, who was named in the memory of his deceased friend Paul Walker, and son Vincent Riley. The actor rarely talks about his family life and prefers to keep things private as he has never formally announced their birth.

10. He is a social media star

Did you know Vin Diesel is also a blogger? He regularly posts on his Facebook profile and currently has 87,208,752 followers. Wow.

If you want to watch Vin Diesel demonstrate his excellent acting and driving skills, stay tuned and prepare for the Furious 7 premiere in the US that’s taking place tomorrow, Friday April 3. In the meantime, check out the trailer of the movie that’s expected to be a huge success and make a ridiculous amount of money at the box office!

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Do you know of any other facts about the American actor that I haven’t included in the list? Please share them with us in the comment section below…