FAST AND FURIOUS
VIN DIESEL (Dominic Toretto/Produced by) has
become one of Hollywood's
most sought-after film stars
and has also established
himself as a prominent producer
and filmmaker. Diesel
stormed onto the scene in
2001 with the box-office hit
The Fast and the Furious, a
film that confirmed his status
as a bona fide star.
Previously, the native New Yorker starred in the
huge box-office success The Pacifier, directed by
Adam Shankman and co-starring Faith Ford, Brad
Garrett, Lauren Graham and Brittany Snow. Through
his production company, One Race Films, Diesel
starred in and produced the science-fiction feature
The Chronicles of Riddick, reprising the title role in
the follow-up to the cult favorite Pitch Black.
Diesel was discovered by Steven Spielberg, who
saw him in 1999's Multi-Facial and later cast him in
Saving Private Ryan, for which he was nominated for
a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the film's
ensemble cast. Other credits include roles in Boiler
Room and Knockaround Guys, and the voice of the
title character in The Iron Giant, which won an Annie
Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated
Theatrical Feature. He was also recently seen in 20th
Century Fox's thriller Babylon A.D., for director
Mathieu Kassovitz (La Haine), a film that co-starred
Additional upcoming projects include a reprisal of
his role in the long-anticipated sequel to xXx, which
pairs him with director Rob Cohen and producer Joe
Roth, as well as Hannibal the Conqueror, a film in
which Diesel is set to produce and star. Diesel will also
star in the Touchstone romantic comedy Player's Rules,
as well as Paramount's The Wheelman, with Di
Bonaventura Pictures and One Race Films producing.
Through Tigon Studios, Diesel's award-winning
video game production company, Diesel has broken
new ground in interactive entertainment by merging
both film and gaming media. It is the only production
company devoted to games to be founded by a major
motion picture star.
The first game to be produced by Tigon was titled
Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay,
which Diesel co-designed. The much-anticipated
follow-up to this title, Chronicles of Riddick: Assault
on Dark Athena, will be released in April 2009 in
conjunction with Tigon, Universal Studios and Atari.
Following on the success of the previous titles, Diesel
will also launch an entirely new franchise with The
Wheelman, in conjunction with Midway Studios and
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