14 Facts About Vin Diesel We Bet You Didn’t Know
Best known for his role as Dominic Toretto in Fast and the Furious series, Vin Diesel has many shades to his personality. Many of these are unknown and not many people know about these aspects of Vin’s life.
Below we list some of these unknown aspects of Vin Diesel’s life.
14. Mark Sinclair is his real name
His real name is Mark Sinclair though the adopted name of Vin came from his father’s surname Vincent. He was a club bouncer in New York and was called by the name Diesel, hence the name Vin Diesel.
13. He has a twin brother
Vin Diesel has a twin brother by the name of Paul Vincent. The bothers are however not identical twins but fraternal twins.
12. Acting runs in the family
Though Vin has no knowledge on his biological father, yet his adoptive father Irving H Vincent was an acting instructor and a theatre manager.
11. He got into acting by breaking into a theatre
Vin, his brother and some of their friends broke into a theater in Greenwich Village in order to vandalize the same. They were caught by the theater manager and she instead of punishing them made them act in theater. This incited the interest of Vin in acting and he became an actor later on.
10. He is a multitalented personality
Besides acting, Vin has also tried hand at writing, direction and production. He has written many of his scripts and enacted them too.
9. A private sort of person
Many people don’t know but Vin Diesel has three children. However, he likes to keep his private life personal and not many know about his family.
8. Distinctive deep voice
Vin Diesel’s voice is distinctive and deep. He also loves to do voice over and has been known in recent years as a voice over actor too. He did voice over for Guardians of the Galaxy and The Iron Giant.
7.Vin was a Rapper and Break-dancer
Before venturing into acting, Vin Diesel also worked as a rapper and a break dancer. He did not get much success though in these ventures and eventually chose to be an actor.
6. He took Film Rights for one of his movies
Vin Diesel is perhaps the only actor who took film rights for one of his movie instead of being paid for the same.
5. Biggest Facebook following
Vin Diesel is also immensely popular in social media. He has a following of over 100, 000,000 followers which make him the most followed film star.
4. No Tattoos for Vin Diesel
He is perhaps the only Hollywood star to not have a single tattoo on his body.
3. Well educated too
Many of the film personalities do not pay much attention towards pursuing their academic career. Things were however different with Vin Diesel and he majored in English from Hunter College before choosing acting as a career. He dropped out after third year to pursue his dream.
2. He was very close to Paul Walker
Ven was Godfather to Meadow Rain Walker, the daughter of Paul Walker and named his child Pauline after Paul Walker.
1. He does love entrepreneurship
Given the fact that Vin is the founder of production company One Race Film and has a record label by the name of Racetrack Records along with Video game programming company Tigon Studios, it can be said that Vin loves to try his hands at entrepreneurship.