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Vin Diesel

Actor, Producer and Screenwriter Vin Diesel
Gage Skidmore

Full Name: Mark Sinclair
Profession: Actor, Producer and Screenwriter

United States of America

Biography: Vin Diesel is most famous for his starring role in the very successful film franchise "The Fast and the Furious" playing Dominic Toretto alongside Paul Walker and The Rock. His other high profile role is as the voice of Groot in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" films and the Marvel film universe.

Vin Diesel originally came to notice by writing and producing the short film "Multi-Facial", selected for the Cannes Film Festival and the feature length film "Strays" shown at the Sundance film festival in 1997. Steven Spielberg saw "Multi-Facial" and then cast him in "Saving Private Ryan" (1998).

Born: July 18, 1967
Birthplace: Alameda County, California, USA
Age: 54 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 2001-06-18 "The Fast and the Furious" film directed by Rob Cohen starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez premieres
  • 2014-07-21 "Guardians of the Galaxy", directed by James Gunn, starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, premieres in Hollywood, Los Angeles
  • 2017-04-10 "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" directed by James Gunn, and starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana premieres in Tokyo, Japan
  • 2017-04-14 "The Fate of the Furious" directed by F. Gary Gray, starring Vin Diesel and The Rock opens worldwide - highest-grossing weekend at $532 million
  • 2019-04-22 Marvel film "Avengers: Endgame" directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and an ensemble cast, premieres in Los Angeles
  • 2019-04-28 Disney says Marvel film "Avengers: Endgame" made estimated $1.2 billion worldwide, first film to make more than 1 billion on opening
  • 2019-07-22 Marvel superhero film "Avengers: Endgame" becomes the world's highest-grossing film overtaking "Avatar" earning $2.9 billion