Vin Diesel is his professional name. The real name of the actor who plays “Dominic Toretto” in the “Fast & Furious” franchise is Mark Sinclair. This American actor cum producer is also one of the highest-grossing actors in the world! Diesel made his debut when he was just seven years old in a children’s play.
Let’s now take a sneak peek at the top three movies (apart from the Fast & Furious franchise) in which the actor played prominent roles.
- The Chronicles of Riddick (A franchise)
This is a sci-fi space franchise that was created by two brothers – Ken and Jim Wheat. Riddick, the anti-hero character, is played by Vin Diesel. The movie series started with the release of “Pitch Black” in 2000. Although Pitch Black was written by the brothers, it was later changed by writer, David Twohy. The film is considered the breakthrough in Diesel’s career. The plot is set nearly 500 years in the future. Riddick has the capability to see in the dark, and he has acquired this awesome ability during his days in prison. In filmy terms, the movie became a “sleeper hit.”
- The Pacifier
It is a 2005 comedy film in which Diesel plays the protagonist. He portrays the role of Shane Wolfe, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. There is a failed rescue mission, and Shane gets shot during the mission. After recovery, he is assigned to search for a secret project in a family of 5 kids. While Shane is on the project, he must play “babysitter” to the 5 children. The film was released by Walt Disney Pictures and grossed $198 million (worldwide).
- Find Me Guilty
This movie is a courtroom drama where Diesel plays the character of Jackie DiNorscio, a Mafia soldier. “Find Me Guilty” is actually based on the true events that unfold in the longest Mafia trial in the U.S. Many people approved and still approve of Diesel’s performance, which is also described as “worth watching.” Jackie DiNorscio is in the middle of a trial for racketeering. He decides to fire his lawyer and then represent himself in court. What follows is a truly exciting series of events and dialogues. Despite being a “box office bomb,” the film should be added to your list of “must-watch movies,” just to look at Vin Diesel in one of his best roles.
Vin Diesel is also famous for his supporting role in “Saving Private Ryan.”