Over the years Vin Diesel has grown into one of the biggest international movie stars in the world, he is known for his action hero roles and his part in huge blockbusters such as the “fast and furious movies” in them for a long time. Vin Diesel presented himself as the strong and silent type but in recent years has shown fans a different side to him and opened up about his extremely private personal life, he’s a tough action star, but he is a loyal friend a funny entertainer, and a dedicated family man clearly.
10 True Facts You Might Not Know About Vin Diesel
1 The Handsome And Talented Star Skipped out on College
Once upon a time Vin Diesel was a college student at hunter college while he was there, he studied literature but he was obviously unsatisfied with what he was doing instead of finishing out four years of college filled with homework lecture halls exams, and more, he decided to drop out of school entirely in order to pursue a career as an actor it was the right choice for him to make fast forward to 2018 and he’s been awarded an honorary degree.
2 His First Job
While attending hunter college, he worked as a club bouncer in new york at famous venues such as the now-closed tunnel and marshes went by then taken from his stepfather’s surname. Vin Diesel cent and soon gained the nickname diesel by his co-workers because he always had so much energy on the job and was constantly fueled up Vin Diesel stuck and he kept it as his stage name as his start in the industry got higher and higher, he made a cameo in Tokyo drift.
Vin Diesel keeps trying to make Riddick happen after starring in the first two Riddick films pitch black and the chronicles of Riddick which flopped universal cut plans for the sequels, but Vin Diesel was adamant to continue them forcing the deal for his “fast and furious” “Tokyo drifts cameo in exchange” for rights to Riddick as a result diesel’s production company one race got the third Riddick film off the ground and the film was released in 2013.
4 He Put up His own Cash To Make Riddick
Before Vin Diesel was able to make Riddick, he had to raise some money after bringing on carl urban kt Sackhoff and Matt Nable, the studio didn’t have enough money to finish the film to ensure the movie was done properly and to completion, Vin Diesel mortgaged his home obtained several personal loans and spent the majority of his personal reserves on the production of the movie, he would go on to state
“I had to leverage my house. If we didn’t finish the film, I would be homeless.”
The movie took nearly a decade to make and Vin Diesel was willing to put up whatever, he needed to see it finished, it’s not known exactly how much money, he had to put up but the total production cost for the movie came in at around 38 million dollars. Fortunately for diesel’s home, the movie was a success having pulled in just shy of 100 million dollars at the global box office.
5 He Knew Every Meaning of I am Groot
you might think that Vin Diesel walked into a recording booth and simply said
I am Groot over and over again to get enough takes for each of his appearances as Groot in the marvel comics universe.
But that’s not at all what happened James Gunn had a special script made just for him, so he would know what Groot was saying this helped him with the proper inflection and tone which made the repeated phrase sound different each and every time Gunn mentioned the script in a Facebook post on diesel’s page saying
“This is the special Groot version of the script that only Vin Diesel, and I have where every Groot line is printed in English instead of Groot, so Vin Diesel will know what the various I am Groots mean. I love putting this thing together.”
6 He Almost Took on Another Major Marvel Role
Long before his days voicing Groot of the guardians of the galaxy. Vin Diesel had the opportunity to take on one of the most famous roles in the MCU Matt Murdock aka daredevil fresh off the back of the success of Riddick a movie that saw diesel play a partially sighted hero of sorts as well as his first turn as Dominic Toretto in the fast and the furious.
The rising star was offered the part of the blind lawyer of hell’s kitchen there was just one problem, he had also been offered the part of Xander cage in the very first xxx movie, and schedules meant that he could only choose one of the two. He opted for xXx with ben Affleck subsequently landing the role of Murdoch. Vin Diesel has no regrets though he told MTV
“You have to pick one film. If you’re looking at xXx or Daredevil, and your heart goes with xXx you have to commit to it, it’s often like that.”
7 Missed Rolls
He was cast opposite Ben Affleck in the film reindeer games but left shortly after filming began because of differences with the screenplay writer as well as the film’s director John Frankenheimer, he was also revolution studios first choice for the title role in the 2004 film hello however director Galermo del toro wanted on Perlman and said he would not direct the film if Pearlman was in the cast.
8 He Has a Secret Twin Brother
Fans might be surprised to learn that Vin Diesel has a fraternal twin brother partly because both the star and his sibling have done their level best to keep the whole thing a secret his name is paul vincent and while he also works in the industry as a film editor and producer paul has made a point of steering clear of the limelight wherever possible.
9 He’s Obsessed With Dungeons And Dragons
Vin Diesel is a true and dedicated fan of dungeons and dragons, it is the video game he prefers the most in a Facebook post he revealed his dungeons and dragons birthday cake that totally followed the theme of the game he revealed that he wrote the introduction to the book 30 years of adventure a celebration of dungeons and dragons. he has a lot of love for the game he also spoke about the hobby with jimmy Kimmel stating
“I played very, very religiously. It was my favorite thing to do growing up.”
10 Those Rumors
Due to his desire to keep his personal life private and out of the eye of the media for years rumors plagued, the star that he was gay and not willing to admit it after months of not commenting on his sexuality. Vin Diesel only stated
“I’m not gonna put it out there on a magazine cover like some other actors I come from the Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino code of silence.”
When he finally did start opening up about his family and his longtime girlfriend many were surprised as the media had convinced him he was the guy you.