Welcome friends and followers, today we are going to be looking at one of our favorite Hollywood star Mark Sinclair.
Mark Sinclair was born on born July 18, 1967, known professionally as Vin Diesel, is an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter. He is best known for playing the role Dominic Toretto in the Fast & Furious franchise and xander cage in the Triple x franchise.
Vin Diesel began his career in 1990 but struggled to gain roles until he wrote, directed, produced, scored, and starred in the short film Multi-Facial (1995)
Here are some fun facts about him.
1. He got his first role in a play by vandalizing the theater
Mark Sinclair snuck into a Greenwich Village theater with his brother and some friends, but was caught by the theater's artistic director. Instead of getting the young goons punished , she offered the boys parts in a children's play, a production of Barbara Garson's The Dinosaur Door. Isn't that wonderful? well please do not do crimes.
2. His mother was an astrologer
Diesel's mother is an astrologer no wonder he is a mystical guy, so it's not surprising that his mother was in tune with celestial movements. But did she give him any career advice based on his sign? "She said she was too close to me to do an unbiased chart," he told USA Today. Damn, that's cold. She could've warned him not to make Babylon A.D.!
3. He changed his name when he was a bouncer in the '80s
You probably assumed Vin Diesel's real name wasn't Vin Diesel, right? That would be a little too badass. Turns out his real name is Mark Sinclair, which is still pretty badass. The name change occurred when he was working at New York's famous Chelsea nightclub, The Tunnel. So, if you were an asshole at The Tunnel, you might've gotten kicked out by a young Xander Cage.
4. He has a twin, but he doesn't have crazy hair
Diesel has a fraternal twin named Paul, often affectionately referred to as "Brother Pablo" by Vin. Contrary to claims made by gossip magazines, he's not the guy who looks like a Miami Vice.
5. ethnicity is a complete mystery
Many people might not be aware that Vin Diesel identifies as a person of colour. However, the actor himself doesn’t actually know what his racial heritage is, due to the fact that he has never met his father. His mother is white with English, German and Scottish ancestry.
6. He traded his cameo in Tokyo Drift for the rights to Riddick
When Diesel returned to the Fast and Furious franchise for a cameo in The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift, he wasn't paid in cash. Instead, he demanded the studio give him the rights to his character Riddick from Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick, setting the stage for the sequel Riddick to come out in 2013.
7. He leveraged his house to get Riddick made
Financing Riddick almost put him on the street. "I had to leverage my house," Diesel told the Hollywood Reporter in an interview at the film's Los Angeles premiere. "If we didn't finish the film, I would be homeless." Luckily, they finished the the film and Vin Diesel is not homeless… for now! You never know when the Riddick expanded universe will call for another sequel.
8. He was in an amazing break-dancing video
Rapper Kwamé who is Diesel's cousin is a rapper. Kwamé isn't Diesel's only hip-hop connection. Diesel was also in a beautiful, body-moving break-dance video.
9. He had a record label
A spin-off of his film production company, One Race Films, Racetrack Records was the home for artists Diesel was looking to make big stars. Sadly, it appears the label's web domain is currently for sale. We know Diesel has some killer freestyles he could record. Let's get that prog-rap Chronicles of Riddick-inspired album you know Diesel has in his head.
10. He also has a video game company
Tigon Studios helped develop The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, a critically acclaimed game that came out in 2004, but the company has been pretty quiet since Diesel talked about reassembling the team for another Riddick game in 2013. Personally, I'm waiting for the A Man Apart video game too. All Diesel movies deserve video game adaptations.
We all love vin diesel for sure, hope we get to see him more in action .
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