1967 - Vin Diesel, Mark Sinclair Vincent, is an American actor, writer, director, and producer, was born on the 18th of July. Diesel is also the founder of the production companies OneRace Films, Tigon Studios, and Racetrack Records. Diesel is distinguished by a shaved head, athletic physique, tell-it-like-it-is attitude, and a deep, textured baritone voice.
1988 - Moved to California, with several stage roles on his résumé, hoping his New York stage credentials would get his foot in the door in Hollywood, but success did not find him, and he moved back to New York a year later.
1990 - Became active in filmmaking, first earning notice for the short Multi-Facial, which was selected for screening at the 1995 Cannes Festival.
1993 - Received the name "Diesel" from the nickname Chuck Norris had given him when they met in 1993. The term "diesel" refers to someone that has a very defined, toned body.
1997 - Followed up Multi-Facial with his first feature-length film, Strays, an urban drama in which he cast himself 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, which led to a deal with MTV to turn it into a series.
2001 - Reached superstardom with the 2001 film The Fast and the Furious.
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