Date of Birth : Jul 18th 1967
Vin’s father taught theatre. His mother was an astrologist. Other than revealing that Vincent is his real last name, he won’t talk about much of the rest of his early life. Vin dropped out of college to make Multi-Facial (1994), a short about a struggling actor that played in Cannes in 1995, which eventually got Steven Spielberg’s attention. Spielberg then cast him in Saving Private Ryan (1998) and Vin’s career was launched.
Diesel’s first film role was an uncredited appearance in the 1990 film Awakenings. He then produced, directed and starred in the 1994 short film Multi-Facial, a short semi-autobiographical film which follows a struggling actor stuck in the audition process, because he is regarded as either “too black” or “too white”, or not black or white enough.
He has announced his intention to direct Hannibal the Conqueror, and star as the legendary Carthaginian general who crossed the Alps by elephant to attack Rome.
Diesel was originally offered the lead in 2 Fast, 2 Furious but turned it down. He did reprise his F&F role, however, in a cameo in the third film.