Vin Diesel is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He is the founder of the production companies OneRace Films, Tigon Studios, and Racetrack Records. He became an active filmmaker in the early 1990s, with the short film ‘Multi-Facial’. He made his first feature-length film, ‘Strays’, in 1997. Written, directed and produced by Diesel, the film was selected for competition at the 1997 Sundance Festival, leading to an MTV deal to turn it into a series.
Diesel was later cast in Steven Spielberg’s 1998 Oscar-winning film ‘Saving Private Ryan’, and followed it up with a major role in ‘Boiler Room’. He also earned critical acclaim for voice work as the title character in ‘The Iron Giant’ and ‘Pitch Black’. He attained action hero superstardom with the 2001 film ‘The Fast and the Furious’ and the 2002 film ‘xXx’. In 2006 he played mobster Jack DiNorscio in Sidney Lumet’s ‘Find Me Guilty’ which was based on one of the longest mafia trials in American history.
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