Vin Diesel’s BiographyVin Diesel (born Mark Sinclair) is an American actor, producer, screenwriter and film director, winner of the MTV Movie Awards. He is popular thanks to the work in the series of films «The Fast and the Furious», «The Chronicles of Riddick», «xXx».
The Early YearsVin Diesel or Mark Sinclair was born on 18 July 1967 in Alameda County, California. In the first years of his life, his mother, Delora Sherlin (Sinclair) Vincent, brought up Mark and his twin brother Paul all alone since the boys did not know their own father.
For the first time, Mark came on the stage at the age of 7 years, thanks to a curious case. He broke down the door and snuck into the New City Theater with brother Paul and the other boys in some bully. As it turned out, that time it was a rehearsal in the theater and the Director Crystal Field did not call the police and instead invited the boys to try themselves as actors and read the text.
It was then that the young man has drastically changed his look: he shaved head bald and began calling himself Vin Diesel. During the three years of the club job, Diesel gained a lot of experience with the opposite sex and not less rich experience of street fights. The old-school fighting training of those times helped him to create the screen image of the «tough guy» later.
The Beginning of a Cinema CareerThe debut of Vin Diesel in the movie took place in 1990, in the film by Penny Marshall «Awakenings», but his role was so tiny that his name did not even get into the credits. The young man painfully experienced the failure of all his attempts to break into the cinema world, and so his mother gave him a book by Rick Schmidt «Feature Filmmaking at Used-Car Prices», hinting that he might take his career in his own hands.
The Career PeakIn 2000, Vin Diesel starred in the drama by Ben Younger «Boiler Room» and a fantastic movie by David Tuil «Pitch Black», where he played the lead role of the anti-hero Riddick. This film marked the beginning of the famous series «The Chronicles of Riddick» and brought the actor his long-awaited glory.
After this, he has changed roles and tried shooting in Comedy for some time. So, a picture «A Pacifier» by Adam Shenkman (2005) and «Find Me Guilty» by Cindy Lumet (2006) were released.
Soon, the third episode of «The Fast and The Furious» enrolled. – «The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift». Contrary to the fans’ expectations, the hero of Vin Diesel appears in this film only in the episode at the end.
Vin Diesel’s Personal LifeIn his younger years, Vin Diesel has experienced a few bright love affairs, about which little is known reliably. In particular, he has attributed the affair with the Playboy models 1997 Layla Roberts and 2000 Summer Altice, with an actress Carmen Electra, leader of the group Pussycat Dolls Kaya Jones, actress Michelle Ruben, actress and model Chanel Ryan, a famous model Asia Argento, TV presenter Maria Menous, etc.
The actor is carefully watching their health and appearance: he spends a lot of time in the gym, supports a bronze skin tone with tanning and adheres to a healthy diet with lots of protein and vegetables.
In 2017, Forbes magazine named Vin Diesel's third in the list of highest-paid actors since he earned $54 million. He was behind only Mark Wahlberg (68 million) and Dwayne Johnson (65 million).
Vin Diesel NowIn 2017-2020 Vin Diesel was working on new films based on the comic book publisher «Marvel Comics» in the image of Groot. These are pictures of «Avengers: Infinity War» and «Avengers 4», «Guardians of the Galaxy. Vol. 3».
Also, Vin Diesel portrayed the main character of 'Bloodshot', an action superhero movie, which was released in February 2020. Anyway, both critics and watchers didn't rate it highly.