The series “Fast & Furious”, “xXx” or “Pitch Black” are works of the action genre that have contributed to helping Vin Diesel become the A-list star it is today.
Strays (1997) : Vin Diesel took on the role of screenwriter, director, and starred in an independent work with a budget of 10,000 USD at the beginning of his career. In Strays, he plays a drug dealer, but because of love, he decides to change. The work was selected to compete at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival and initially brought Vin Diesel to the ladder of fame. Photo: Outnow.
Saving Private Ryan (1998) : It was the success of Strays that helped Vin Diesel catch the eye of Steven Spielberg, and was given a small role by the talented director in the World War II blockbuster Saving Private Ryan. To this day, this is still considered one of the best war movies. Receiving 11 Oscar nominations, Saving Private Ryan has a total of 5 winners. However, it is a bit of a pity that the film lost to Shakespeare in Love in the category of Best Feature Film. Photo: DreamWorks.
Pitch Black (2000) : Vin Diesel has a big turning point in his career when he accepts the role of anti-hero (anti-hero) Riddick in the science fiction work Pitch Black. The film’s content revolves around the spaceship transporting the dangerous criminal Riddick, because of a collision with a meteorite that fell on a strange planet. However, he is not the only fear for the crew, because they also have to deal with a series of terrifying creatures underground. The success of Pitch Black led to two sequels, The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) and Riddick (2013). Photo: USA Films.
Fast & Furious series (2001 – present) : Movie audiences are now too familiar with the fast-paced action series that is about to launch part 8 this year. Throughout Fast & Furious, Vin Diesel takes on the main role of Dominic Toretto – a famous brother and sister who specializes in “tuning” cars , once involved in law, but later joined the act of kindness with undercover police Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker). The first episode in 2001 had a budget of only $38 million, but then grossed more than $200 million. As for Fast & Furious 7 released in 2015, the revenue reached more than 1.5 billion USD. In addition, the series also helps Vin Diesel to have a close friendship with the late star Paul Walker.
xXx (2002) : Around the same time as The Fast & the Furious (2001), xXx is another hit action work that helps bring Vin Diesel to stardom.
A Man Apart (2003) : Vin Diesel’s Sean Vetter in the film is a member of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), performing many dangerous missions on the border between the US and Mexico. After eliminating the name “Memo” Lucero, Sean and his teammates suddenly witness the rise of a mysterious figure nicknamed Diablo. He is ready to kill Sean’s family to stop the efforts of the diligent policeman. A Man Apart marks the collaboration between Vin Diesel and director F. Gary Gray. They just reunited on the set of Fast & Furious 8 recently. Photo: New Line Cinema.
Babylon AD (2008) : Based on the fantasy novel by writer Maurice G. Dantec, Babylon AD follows an expert mercenary hired to escort a mysterious woman from Russia to China. However, he does not know that the girl carries a secret that can change the world and is being hunted by a cult of fanatics. Not overrated by critics, but Babylon AD still makes Vin Diesel fans feel satisfied because of the idol’s action sequences. Photo: Fox.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) : There are many reasons why Marvel Studios’ superhero work became a blockbuster in the summer of 2014, such as humorous situations, creative soundtracks … In the band Guardians galaxy, the character “tree man” Groot voiced by Vin Diesel is especially loved. He rescues teammates many times, but he can barely say one sentence “I am Groot” when communicating with the engraver. The actor will also return to contribute voice and motion capture for Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, is expected to be released in May. Photo: Disney.
The Last Witch Hunter (2015) : No longer participating in dramatic racing or catching monsters in space, Vin Diesel suddenly transformed into a new fantasy character: the witch hunter Kaulder. He is the only survivor of the centuries-long war with the wizarding race. Although the film plot is quite “thin”, but The Last Witch Hunter still has many entertainment elements such as beautiful effects, bizarre creatures, some beautiful melee action… Photo: Summit.