Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel

Highest Rated: 96% The Iron Giant (1999)

Lowest Rated: 6% Babylon A.D. (2008)

Birthday: Jul 18, 1967

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Actor, producer, writer, and director Vin Diesel had a charmed entry into the world of screen acting: after seeing Multi-Facial, a short that Diesel wrote, produced, financed, directed, and starred in, Steven Spielberg created the role of Private Caparzo specifically for the talented young newcomer in his Saving Private Ryan (1998).Born in New York City on July 18, 1967, Diesel made his stage debut at the age of seven in "Theatre for the New City," which was produced in Greenwich Village. He continued to be involved with the theatre throughout his adolescence, and he went on to attend the city's Hunter College, where his studies in creative writing led him to begin writing screenplays. Diesel became active in filmmaking in the early '90s, first earning notice for the short Multi-Facial, which was selected for screening at the 1995 Cannes Festival. He followed up Multi-Facial with his first feature-length film, 1997's 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.Following the success of Saving Private Ryan, Diesel could be heard voicing the title character of the animated The Iron Giant (1999), another critically praised feature. He then starred with fellow young actors Giovanni Ribisi, Ben Affleck, Jamie Kennedy, and Nicky Katt in Boiler Room, an off-Wall Street drama that cast him as one of the members of a shady brokerage firm. He also flexed his sci-fi muscles in Pitch Black (2000), an interplanetary thriller that featured him and fellow Earthlings doing battle with a host of nasty alien mutants. Diesel jumped genres yet again as a devious, determined hot-rodder in The Fast and the Furious (2001), a cheeky, action-packed street racing picture in the vein of '50s exploitation flicks. The low-profile, star-free summer release left skid marks at the box office as it grossed over $40 million dollars in its first weekend alone -- more than enough to cover its production costs, and enough to lead many to believe that Diesel had finally arrived as a bankable leading man.Indeed Diesel was growing increasingly comfortable in his role as a tough guy action icon, though the ex-NYC club bouncer's prominent smirky scowl (usually accompanied by a hearty smile and laugh) proved almost a wink to his fans that while it worked well for him, he didn't take the image altogether seriously. The following year found Diesel teetering on the edge of mega-stardom with the release of his eagerly anticipated reteaming with The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen, XXX. With images of a bulky Diesel adorning movie theaters nationwide and an advertising campaign that left almost no viable stone unturned, the duo were undoubtedly aiming to repeat the success of the muscle-car extravaganza. This time setting their sights on breathing life into the ailing secret agent action adventure genre, XXX's protagonist, a former extreme sports athlete recruited by the government to take on a dangerous mission, would prove a large-scale attempt at bringing James Bond style thrills into the 21st century. With his reputation set in stone, Diesel would spend the 2000's enjoying a steady stream of similar work, starring in action adventure films like The Chronicles of Riddick (a sequel to 2000's Pitch Black) and Babylon A.D., as well as occasional comedic turns, like The Pacifier. He eventually rejoined the Fast & Furious franchise, reprising his role of Dom Toretto in numerous sequels, and also working as a producer on the films. In 2014, he voiced the role of Groot in the smash hit Guardians of the Galaxy, and also recorded his iconic line "I am Groot" in numerous languages for international versions of the film.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Fast & Furious 10 Actor 2021
No Score Yet F9 Dominic Toretto Producer 2020
No Score Yet Bloodshot Producer Ray Garrison / Bloodshot 2020
85% Avengers: Infinity War Groot $665M 2018
85% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Baby Groot $389.9M 2017
67% The Fate of the Furious Producer Dominic Toretto $225.7M 2017
45% xXx: Return of Xander Cage Producer Xander Cage $44.9M 2017
44% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Shroom $1.8M 2016
17% The Last Witch Hunter Kaulder Producer 2015
No Score Yet The Iron Giant: Signature Edition Actor 2015
81% Furious 7 Producer Dominic Toretto $317M 2015
91% Guardians of the Galaxy Groot $270.6M 2014
No Score Yet Kojak Producer Kojak 2014
57% Riddick Producer Riddick $35.6M 2013
70% Fast & Furious 6 Producer Dominic Toretto $238.8M 2013
77% Fast Five Dominic Toretto Producer $209.9M 2011
No Score Yet Los Bandoleros Director Producer Actor 2009
29% Fast & Furious Producer Dominic Toretto $155.1M 2009
6% Babylon A.D. Toorop $22.5M 2008
15% Hitman Producer $39.7M 2007
37% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Dominic Toretto $62.6M 2006
62% Find Me Guilty Producer Giacomo `Jackie Dee' DiNorscio $0.7M 2006
26% The Shaggy Dog Actor $61.1M 2006
21% The Pacifier Shane Wolfe $113.1M 2005
No Score Yet The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury Riddick 2004
29% The Chronicles of Riddick Producer Riddick $56.9M 2004
11% A Man Apart Sean Vetter Producer Executive Producer $26.2M 2003
21% Knockaround Guys Taylor Reese $11.6M 2002
48% XXX Xander Cage Executive Producer $141.2M 2002
53% The Fast and the Furious Dominic $142.6M 2001
66% Boiler Room Chris 2000
59% Pitch Black Riddick 2000
No Score Yet Nisonger Sensory Friendly Screening: The Iron Giant Actor 1999
96% The Iron Giant The Iron Giant 1999
No Score Yet Multi-Facial Director Producer Actor 1999
93% Saving Private Ryan Pvt. Caparzo 1998
No Score Yet Strays Director Screenwriter Rick Producer 1997

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2017
2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2017
2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2017
2015
2014
2013
2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2017
2005
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2013
No Score Yet MTV First
2011-2014
Guest 2013
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2013
2011
2006
2002
2001
No Score Yet The Ropes
2012
Screenwriter Director Producer 2012
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest 2006
80% Fast & Furious Spy Racers
2019
Executive Producer

QUOTES FROM Vin Diesel CHARACTERS

Kaulder says: You know what I'm afraid of? Nothing.

Kaulder says: There are some very bad things out there.

Kaulder says: I need you to take me to the dream world. It's the only way to fight whats coming.

Kaulder says: You're a dream walker. Get out.

Kaulder says: Do you know what it's like to live forever?

Dominic Toretto says: I don't have friends. I got family

Dominic Toretto says: I don't have friends. I got family.

Hector says: Damn, Dawg, your girl still got them swing, homie.

Dominic Toretto says: You never could take a punch.

Dominic Toretto says: The only thing that matters right now is the people in this room.

Dominic Toretto says: I used to say I live my life a quarter mile at a time, and I think that's why we were brothers, because you did too.

Dominic Toretto says: No matter where you are, whether it's a quarter mile away, or half way across the world. You'll always be with me, and you'll always be my brother.

Dominic Toretto says: Come here? We invented this place.

Dominic Toretto says: One thing you gotta remember about the streets... The streets always win

Dominic Toretto says: One thing you gotta remember about the streets.The streets always win

Letty Ortiz says: Why didn't you tell me we were married?

Dominic Toretto says: You can't tell someone they love you.

Dominic Toretto says: You will always be with me, and you will always be my Brother

Dominic Toretto says: You will always be with me, and you will always be my brother.

Dominic Toretto says: I live my life a quarter mile at a time. You do too. That's why we're brothers.

Dominic Toretto says: No matter where you are. Whether its a quarter mile away or half way across the world. You'll always be family.

Dominic Toretto says: Let's go!

Dominic Toretto says: One last ride.

Dominic Toretto says: I don't have friends, I've got a family.

Groot says: I am Groot.

Groot says: I am Groot.

Rocket Raccoon says: Four of us? Asleep for the danger, awake for the money as for friggin' usual.

Riddick says: You're all scared of the wrong thing.

Riddick says: Don't know how many times I've been crossed off a list and left for dead. Guess when it first happens the day you were born, you're going to lose count.

Groot says: We are Groot.

Groot says: I am Groot

Rocket Raccoon says: Why are you doing this!

Dominic Toretto says: I said a ten second car not a ten minute car!

Brian O'Conner says: No Faith?

Dominic Toretto says: Oh, I have faith in you but this isnt a junkyard, it's a garage!

Groot says: I am Groot

Rocket Raccoon says: So what it's better than 11%, what does that have to do with anything?

Groot says: I am Groot.

Pvt. Caparzo says: Sir. The decent thing to do is at least take her to the next town

Pvt. Caparzo says: Sir. The decent thing to do is at least take her to the next town.

Capt. John Miller says: We're not here to do the decent thing. We're here to follow fuckin orders!

The Iron Giant says: Souls...don't...die.

The Iron Giant says: Souls...don't...die.

Rocket Racoon says: This one here is our booty!

Groot says: This one here, is our booth!

Giacomo "Jackie Dee" DiNorscio says: This time I take care of me myself.

Ben Klandis says: That's the problem.

Richard Riddick says: First you're a boy, then you're a girl, and now you're a psychic. Careful what you wish for, Jack.

Richard B. Riddick says: You're not afraid of the dark, are you?

Riddick says: Good color. Matches your nipples.

Richard B. Riddick says: You are not afraid of the dark are you

Richard B. Riddick says: You are not afraid of the dark are you?

Brian O'Conner says: Ride or die?

Dominic Toretto says: Ride or die.

Hobbs says: This is what a 100 million buys? It wasn't that hard to find you, Toretto.

Dominic Toretto says: I wasn't hiding.

Dominic Toretto says: Just like old times...

Dominic Toretto says: Just like old times.

Shaw says: Street kid. Starts out stealing Dvd's in east L.A., ends up heisting a 100$ million dollars in Rio.

Shaw says: Street kid. Starts out stealing DVDs in east L.A., ends up heisting a 100 million dollars in Rio.

Dominic Toretto says: Not bad, huh?

Dominic Toretto says: You don't turn your back on family, even when they do.

Yelena says: I've been undercover here for two years.

Xander "XXX" Cage says: Two years? What was your plan? To let them die of old age?

Dominic Toretto says: That's the deal. Take it or leave it.

Leon says: Heads up bro,we got problems.

Dominic Toretto says: What?

Leon says: Jesse.

Dominic Toretto says: Where is Jesse goin'

Dominic Toretto says: Where is Jesse goin?

Leon says: He just raced tran for slips.

Dominic Toretto says: Oh Shit!

Dominic Toretto says: It don't matter if you win by an inch or a mile. Winning's winning.

Pvt. Mellish says: He's good.

Pvt. Caparzo says: I love him.

Agent Gibbons says: I want you to meet some people and find out whatever you can about them.

Xander "XXX" Cage says: What kind of people?

Agent Gibbons says: Dirty. Dangerous. Tattooed. Uncivilized. Your kind of people.

Hogarth Hughes says: You are who you choose to be.

The Iron Giant says: Superman...

Dominic Toretto says: So what we're talking about is 100 million dollars.

Pvt. Caparzo says: Sir, the decent thing would be to take her to the next town

Pvt. Caparzo says: Captain, the decent thing to do would be take her over to the next town.

Capt. John Miller says: We're not here to do the decent thing...we're here to follow fuckin' orders.

The Iron Giant says: Souls Don't Die.

The Iron Giant says: Souls don't die.

Hogarth Hughes says: You are who you choose to be.

The Iron Giant says: Superman.

Dominic Toretto says: Elena Neves: I'm motivated. Hobbs: So, make sure you got your funderwear on.

Elena Neves says: I'm motivated.

Hobbs says: So, make sure you got your funderwear on.

The Iron Giant says: Hogarth: Welcome to Coolsville - population - Us

Hogarth Hughes says: Welcome to Coolsville - population - Us

Vincent says: Hey yo, Dom! Why'd you bring the buster here?

Dominic Toretto says: CAUSE THE BUSTER KEPT ME OUT OF HANDCUFFS! He didn't just run back to the fort! The "buster" brought me back!

Dominic Toretto says: CAUSE THE BUSTER KEPT ME OUT OF HANDCUFFS! He didn't just run back to the fort! The 'buster' brought me back!

Toorop says: Save the planet one child at the time

Toorop says: Save the planet one child at the time.

The Iron Giant says: I am not a gun.

Dominic Toretto says: I live my life a quarter-mile at a time. For those 10 seconds or less, I'm free

Dominic Toretto says: I live my life a quarter mile at a time. Nothing else ... For those ten seconds or less, I'm free.

Lulu says: I want you to have this. (Giving family photo) Because I want you to never forget me)

Lulu says: I want you to have this. [giving family photo] Because I want you to never forget me.

Shane Wolf says: I will never forget you

Shane Wolf says: I will never forget you.

Lulu says: Why are your boobs so big?

Shane Wolf says: They're not boobs!

Lulu says: Do you have to wear a bra?

Xander "XXX" Cage says: You've gotta be kidding me! You already broke me, you don't have to get cruel and unusual.

Pvt. Caparzo says: I dont see the point of wasting eight guys for one does anyone else see this logic.

Xander "XXX" Cage says: I wish i had a camera.

Xander "XXX" Cage says: I wish I had a camera.

Gibbons says: I wish I had a camera.

Yelena says: Why?

Agent Gibbons says: Because this is going to be one hell of a trick!

Xander Cage says: Because this is going to be one hell of a trick!

Johns says: Hey, I thought I said no shivs!

Richard B. Riddick says: You mean this? This is just a personal grooming appliance

Richard B. Riddick says: You mean this? This is just a personal grooming appliance.

Pvt. Caparzo says: Really? You're gonna shoot me?

Corporal Henderson says: I'm gonna shoot you 'cause I don't like you!

Pvt. Caparzo says: Don't shoot! Let 'em burn!

Hogarth Hughes says: You are who you choose to be.

The Iron Giant says: Superman

The Iron Giant says: Superman.

Richard B. Riddick says: Tea actually.

Vincent says: Why'd you bring the buster here?

Dominic Toretto says: Cause the buster kept me out of handcuffs! The buster brought ME back, he didn't just run back to the fort.

Richard B. Riddick says: You got it all wrong, holy man. I do believe in God, and I personally hate the fucker.

Riddick says: Think someone could spend half their life in a slam with a horse bit in their mouth and not believe? Think he could start out in some liquor store trash bin with an umbilical cord wrapped around his neck and not believe? Got it all wrong, holy man. I absolutely believe in God... And I absolutely hate the f*cker.

Dominic Toretto says: "You almost had me? You never had me! You never had your car!"

Dominic Toretto says: You almost had me? You never had me - you never had your car.

Dominic Toretto says: "You can have any brew you want...as long as it's a Corona."

Dominic Toretto says: You can have any brew you want... as long as it's a Corona.

Hobbs says: I'll see you soon Toretto.

Dominic Toretto says: *grins* No you won't

Dominic Toretto says: [grins] No you won't.

Richard B. Riddick says: Didn't know who you was fucking with!!!

Richard B. Riddick says: Didn't know who you was fucking with!

The Iron Giant says: The Iron Giant: You stay. I go. No following.

The Iron Giant says: Hogarth, you stay. I go. No following.

Lord Marshal says: What do you think of this blade?

Richard B. Riddick says: I think it's a half-gram heavy on the back end.

Dominic Toretto says: You break her heart, I'll break your neck

Dominic Toretto says: You break her heart, I'll break your neck.

Dominic Toretto says: Ask any racer, and real racer, it doesn't matter how much you win by, winning is winning.

Dominic Toretto says: Ask any racer, any real racer. It doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile, winning's winning.

Dominic Toretto says: Money will come and go ? we all know that. The most important thing in life will always be the people in this room. Right here, right now. Salute, mi familia. Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Fast Five

Dominic Toretto says: Money will come and go ? We all know that. The most important thing in life will always be the people in this room. Right here, right now. Salute, mi familia.

Brian O'Conner says: Stick to the plan!

Dominic Toretto says: This was always the plan.

Dominic Toretto says: Our family just got bigger.

Dominic Toretto says: The family just got bigger.

Dominic Toretto says: we don't ever! ever! let then get into cars

Dominic Toretto says: We don't ever, ever, let then get into cars!

Dominic Toretto says: So what we're talking about here is one hundred million dollars...

Dominic Toretto says: This is a hundred million dollars.

Roman Pearce says: Say wha? Sometimes my emotions get in the way of my hearing

Roman Pearce says: Say wha?

Brian O'Conner says: Hey man, he was in my face

Brian O'Conner says: Hey man, he was in my face.

Dominic Toretto says: I'm in your face

Dominic Toretto says: I'm in your face.

Dominic Toretto says: Runnin' ain't livin'.

Dominic Toretto says: Life is a race. If you don't run fast, you'll get trampled.

Dominic Toretto says: Running ain't freedom.

Dominic Toretto says: I live my life a quarter mile at a time. Nothing else matters: not the mortgage, not the store, not my team and all their bullshit. For those ten seconds or less, I'm free.

Dominic Toretto says: Ask any racer, any real racer. It doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile; winning's winning

Dominic Toretto says: We got no choice. Now!

Xander "XXX" Cage says: You know, if you're gonna ask someone to save the world, you'd better make sure they like it the way it is.

Xander "XXX" Cage says: The things I'm gonna do for my country.