Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel

  • Highest Rated: 96% The Iron Giant (1999)
  • Lowest Rated: 6% Babylon A.D. (2008)
  • Birthday: Jul 18, 1967
  • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Actor, producer, writer, and director Vin Diesel had a charmed entry into the world of screen acting: after seeing Multi-Facial, a short that Diesel wrote, produced, financed, directed, and starred in, Steven Spielberg created the role of Private Caparzo specifically for the talented young newcomer in his Saving Private Ryan (1998).Born in New York City on July 18, 1967, Diesel made his stage debut at the age of seven in "Theatre for the New City," which was produced in Greenwich Village. He continued to be involved with the theatre throughout his adolescence, and he went on to attend the city's Hunter College, where his studies in creative writing led him to begin writing screenplays. Diesel became active in filmmaking in the early '90s, first earning notice for the short Multi-Facial, which was selected for screening at the 1995 Cannes Festival. He followed up Multi-Facial with his first feature-length film, 1997's Strays, an urban drama in which he cast himself as a gang boss whose love for a woman inspires him to try to change his ways. Written, directed, and produced by Diesel, the film was selected for competition at the 1997 Sundance Festival, which led to a deal with MTV to turn it into a series.Following the success of Saving Private Ryan, Diesel could be heard voicing the title character of the animated The Iron Giant (1999), another critically praised feature. He then starred with fellow young actors Giovanni Ribisi, Ben Affleck, Jamie Kennedy, and Nicky Katt in Boiler Room, an off-Wall Street drama that cast him as one of the members of a shady brokerage firm. He also flexed his sci-fi muscles in Pitch Black (2000), an interplanetary thriller that featured him and fellow Earthlings doing battle with a host of nasty alien mutants. Diesel jumped genres yet again as a devious, determined hot-rodder in The Fast and the Furious (2001), a cheeky, action-packed street racing picture in the vein of '50s exploitation flicks. The low-profile, star-free summer release left skid marks at the box office as it grossed over $40 million dollars in its first weekend alone -- more than enough to cover its production costs, and enough to lead many to believe that Diesel had finally arrived as a bankable leading man.Indeed Diesel was growing increasingly comfortable in his role as a tough guy action icon, though the ex-NYC club bouncer's prominent smirky scowl (usually accompanied by a hearty smile and laugh) proved almost a wink to his fans that while it worked well for him, he didn't take the image altogether seriously. The following year found Diesel teetering on the edge of mega-stardom with the release of his eagerly anticipated reteaming with The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen, XXX. With images of a bulky Diesel adorning movie theaters nationwide and an advertising campaign that left almost no viable stone unturned, the duo were undoubtedly aiming to repeat the success of the muscle-car extravaganza. This time setting their sights on breathing life into the ailing secret agent action adventure genre, XXX's protagonist, a former extreme sports athlete recruited by the government to take on a dangerous mission, would prove a large-scale attempt at bringing James Bond style thrills into the 21st century. With his reputation set in stone, Diesel would spend the 2000's enjoying a steady stream of similar work, starring in action adventure films like The Chronicles of Riddick (a sequel to 2000's Pitch Black) and Babylon A.D., as well as occasional comedic turns, like The Pacifier. He eventually rejoined the Fast & Furious franchise, reprising his role of Dom Toretto in numerous sequels, and also working as a producer on the films. In 2014, he voiced the role of Groot in the smash hit Guardians of the Galaxy, and also recorded his iconic line "I am Groot" in numerous languages for international versions of the film.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet Fast & Furious 10 Actor 2021
No Score Yet Fast & Furious 9 Actor 2020
No Score Yet Bloodshot Producer Ray Garrison / Bloodshot 2020
85% Avengers: Infinity War Groot $665M 2018
84% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Baby Groot $389.9M 2017
67% The Fate of the Furious Producer Dominic Toretto $225.7M 2017
45% xXx: Return of Xander Cage Producer Xander Cage $44.9M 2017
44% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Shroom $1.8M 2016
17% The Last Witch Hunter Kaulder Producer 2015
No Score Yet The Iron Giant: Signature Edition Actor 2015
81% Furious 7 Dominic Toretto Producer $317M 2015
91% Guardians of the Galaxy Groot $270.6M 2014
No Score Yet Kojak Producer Kojak 2014
57% Riddick Producer Riddick $35.6M 2013
70% Fast & Furious 6 Dominic Toretto Producer $238.8M 2013
77% Fast Five Producer Dominic Toretto $209.9M 2011
No Score Yet Los Bandoleros Actor Director Producer 2009
29% Fast & Furious Producer Dominic Toretto $155.1M 2009
6% Babylon A.D. Toorop $22.5M 2008
15% Hitman Producer $39.7M 2007
38% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Dominic Toretto $62.6M 2006
62% Find Me Guilty Giacomo `Jackie Dee' DiNorscio Producer $0.7M 2006
21% The Pacifier Shane Wolfe $113.1M 2005
No Score Yet The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury Riddick 2004
29% The Chronicles of Riddick Riddick Producer $56.9M 2004
11% A Man Apart Sean Vetter Producer Executive Producer $26.2M 2003
21% Knockaround Guys Taylor Reese $11.6M 2002
48% XXX Executive Producer Xander Cage $141.2M 2002
53% The Fast and the Furious Dominic $142.6M 2001
66% Boiler Room Chris 2000
59% Pitch Black Riddick 2000
No Score Yet Nisonger Sensory Friendly Screening: The Iron Giant Actor 1999
96% The Iron Giant The Iron Giant 1999
No Score Yet Multi-Facial Director Producer Actor 1999
93% Saving Private Ryan Pvt. Caparzo 1998
No Score Yet Strays Producer Screenwriter Director Rick 1997

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No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet MTV First
2011-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2006
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Ropes
2012
Director Screenwriter Producer
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet Fast & Furious: Spy Racers
2019
Executive Producer

QUOTES FROM Vin Diesel CHARACTERS

Kaulder
You know what I'm afraid of? Nothing.
Kaulder
There are some very bad things out there.
Kaulder
I need you to take me to the dream world. It's the only way to fight whats coming.
Kaulder
You're a dream walker. Get out.
Kaulder
Do you know what it's like to live forever?
Dominic Toretto
I don't have friends. I got family
Dominic Toretto
I don't have friends. I got family.
Hector
Damn, Dawg, your girl still got them swing, homie.
Dominic Toretto
You never could take a punch.
Dominic Toretto
The only thing that matters right now is the people in this room.
Dominic Toretto
I used to say I live my life a quarter mile at a time, and I think that's why we were brothers, because you did too.
Dominic Toretto
No matter where you are, whether it's a quarter mile away, or half way across the world. You'll always be with me, and you'll always be my brother.
Dominic Toretto
Come here? We invented this place.
Dominic Toretto
One thing you gotta remember about the streets... The streets always win
Dominic Toretto
One thing you gotta remember about the streets.The streets always win
Letty Ortiz
Why didn't you tell me we were married?
Dominic Toretto
You can't tell someone they love you.
Dominic Toretto
You will always be with me, and you will always be my Brother
Dominic Toretto
You will always be with me, and you will always be my brother.
Dominic Toretto
I live my life a quarter mile at a time. You do too. That's why we're brothers.
Dominic Toretto
No matter where you are. Whether its a quarter mile away or half way across the world. You'll always be family.
Dominic Toretto
Let's go!
Dominic Toretto
One last ride.
Dominic Toretto
I don't have friends, I've got a family.
Groot
I am Groot.
Groot
I am Groot.
Rocket Raccoon
Four of us? Asleep for the danger, awake for the money as for friggin' usual.
Riddick
You're all scared of the wrong thing.
Riddick
Don't know how many times I've been crossed off a list and left for dead. Guess when it first happens the day you were born, you're going to lose count.
Groot
We are Groot.
Groot
I am Groot
Rocket Raccoon
Why are you doing this!
Dominic Toretto
I said a ten second car not a ten minute car!
Brian O'Conner
No Faith?
Dominic Toretto
Oh, I have faith in you but this isnt a junkyard, it's a garage!
Groot
I am Groot
Rocket Raccoon
So what it's better than 11%, what does that have to do with anything?
Groot
I am Groot.
Pvt. Caparzo
Sir. The decent thing to do is at least take her to the next town
Pvt. Caparzo
Sir. The decent thing to do is at least take her to the next town.
Capt. John Miller
We're not here to do the decent thing. We're here to follow fuckin orders!
The Iron Giant
Souls...don't...die.
The Iron Giant
Souls...don't...die.
Rocket Racoon
This one here is our booty!
Groot
This one here, is our booth!
Giacomo "Jackie Dee" DiNorscio
This time I take care of me myself.
Ben Klandis
That's the problem.
Richard Riddick
First you're a boy, then you're a girl, and now you're a psychic. Careful what you wish for, Jack.
Richard B. Riddick
You're not afraid of the dark, are you?
Riddick
Good color. Matches your nipples.
Richard B. Riddick
You are not afraid of the dark are you
Richard B. Riddick
You are not afraid of the dark are you?
Brian O'Conner
Ride or die?
Dominic Toretto
Ride or die.
Hobbs
This is what a 100 million buys? It wasn't that hard to find you, Toretto.
Dominic Toretto
I wasn't hiding.
Dominic Toretto
Just like old times...
Dominic Toretto
Just like old times.
Shaw
Street kid. Starts out stealing Dvd's in east L.A., ends up heisting a 100$ million dollars in Rio.
Shaw
Street kid. Starts out stealing DVDs in east L.A., ends up heisting a 100 million dollars in Rio.
Dominic Toretto
Not bad, huh?
Dominic Toretto
You don't turn your back on family, even when they do.
Yelena
I've been undercover here for two years.
Xander "XXX" Cage
Two years? What was your plan? To let them die of old age?
Dominic Toretto
That's the deal. Take it or leave it.
Leon
Heads up bro,we got problems.
Dominic Toretto
What?
Leon
Jesse.
Dominic Toretto
Where is Jesse goin'
Dominic Toretto
Where is Jesse goin?
Leon
He just raced tran for slips.
Dominic Toretto
Oh Shit!
Dominic Toretto
It don't matter if you win by an inch or a mile. Winning's winning.
Pvt. Mellish
He's good.
Pvt. Caparzo
I love him.
Agent Gibbons
I want you to meet some people and find out whatever you can about them.
Xander "XXX" Cage
What kind of people?
Agent Gibbons
Dirty. Dangerous. Tattooed. Uncivilized. Your kind of people.
Hogarth Hughes
You are who you choose to be.
The Iron Giant
Superman...
Dominic Toretto
So what we're talking about is 100 million dollars.
Pvt. Caparzo
Sir, the decent thing would be to take her to the next town
Pvt. Caparzo
Captain, the decent thing to do would be take her over to the next town.
Capt. John Miller
We're not here to do the decent thing...we're here to follow fuckin' orders.
The Iron Giant
Souls Don't Die.
The Iron Giant
Souls don't die.
Hogarth Hughes
You are who you choose to be.
The Iron Giant
Superman.
Dominic Toretto
Elena Neves: I'm motivated. Hobbs: So, make sure you got your funderwear on.
Elena Neves
I'm motivated.
Hobbs
So, make sure you got your funderwear on.
The Iron Giant
Hogarth: Welcome to Coolsville - population - Us
Hogarth Hughes
Welcome to Coolsville - population - Us
Vincent
Hey yo, Dom! Why'd you bring the buster here?
Dominic Toretto
CAUSE THE BUSTER KEPT ME OUT OF HANDCUFFS! He didn't just run back to the fort! The "buster" brought me back!
Dominic Toretto
CAUSE THE BUSTER KEPT ME OUT OF HANDCUFFS! He didn't just run back to the fort! The 'buster' brought me back!
Toorop
Save the planet one child at the time
Toorop
Save the planet one child at the time.
The Iron Giant
I am not a gun.
Dominic Toretto
I live my life a quarter-mile at a time. For those 10 seconds or less, I'm free
Dominic Toretto
I live my life a quarter mile at a time. Nothing else ... For those ten seconds or less, I'm free.
Lulu
I want you to have this. (Giving family photo) Because I want you to never forget me)
Lulu
I want you to have this. [giving family photo] Because I want you to never forget me.
Shane Wolf
I will never forget you
Shane Wolf
I will never forget you.
Lulu
Why are your boobs so big?
Shane Wolf
They're not boobs!
Lulu
Do you have to wear a bra?
Xander "XXX" Cage
You've gotta be kidding me! You already broke me, you don't have to get cruel and unusual.
Pvt. Caparzo
I dont see the point of wasting eight guys for one does anyone else see this logic.
Xander "XXX" Cage
I wish i had a camera.
Xander "XXX" Cage
I wish I had a camera.
Gibbons
I wish I had a camera.
Yelena
Why?
Agent Gibbons
Because this is going to be one hell of a trick!
Xander Cage
Because this is going to be one hell of a trick!
Johns
Hey, I thought I said no shivs!
Richard B. Riddick
You mean this? This is just a personal grooming appliance
Richard B. Riddick
You mean this? This is just a personal grooming appliance.
Pvt. Caparzo
Really? You're gonna shoot me?
Corporal Henderson
I'm gonna shoot you 'cause I don't like you!
Pvt. Caparzo
Don't shoot! Let 'em burn!
Hogarth Hughes
You are who you choose to be.
The Iron Giant
Superman
The Iron Giant
Superman.
Richard B. Riddick
Tea actually.
Vincent
Why'd you bring the buster here?
Dominic Toretto
Cause the buster kept me out of handcuffs! The buster brought ME back, he didn't just run back to the fort.
Richard B. Riddick
You got it all wrong, holy man. I do believe in God, and I personally hate the fucker.
Riddick
Think someone could spend half their life in a slam with a horse bit in their mouth and not believe? Think he could start out in some liquor store trash bin with an umbilical cord wrapped around his neck and not believe? Got it all wrong, holy man. I absolutely believe in God... And I absolutely hate the f*cker.
Dominic Toretto
"You almost had me? You never had me! You never had your car!"
Dominic Toretto
You almost had me? You never had me - you never had your car.
Dominic Toretto
"You can have any brew you want...as long as it's a Corona."
Dominic Toretto
You can have any brew you want... as long as it's a Corona.
Hobbs
I'll see you soon Toretto.
Dominic Toretto
*grins* No you won't
Dominic Toretto
[grins] No you won't.
Richard B. Riddick
Didn't know who you was fucking with!!!
Richard B. Riddick
Didn't know who you was fucking with!
The Iron Giant
The Iron Giant: You stay. I go. No following.
The Iron Giant
Hogarth, you stay. I go. No following.
Lord Marshal
What do you think of this blade?
Richard B. Riddick
I think it's a half-gram heavy on the back end.
Dominic Toretto
You break her heart, I'll break your neck
Dominic Toretto
You break her heart, I'll break your neck.
Dominic Toretto
Ask any racer, and real racer, it doesn't matter how much you win by, winning is winning.
Dominic Toretto
Ask any racer, any real racer. It doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile, winning's winning.
Dominic Toretto
Money will come and go ? we all know that. The most important thing in life will always be the people in this room. Right here, right now. Salute, mi familia. Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Fast Five
Dominic Toretto
Money will come and go ? We all know that. The most important thing in life will always be the people in this room. Right here, right now. Salute, mi familia.
Brian O'Conner
Stick to the plan!
Dominic Toretto
This was always the plan.
Dominic Toretto
Our family just got bigger.
Dominic Toretto
The family just got bigger.
Dominic Toretto
we don't ever! ever! let then get into cars
Dominic Toretto
We don't ever, ever, let then get into cars!
Dominic Toretto
So what we're talking about here is one hundred million dollars...
Dominic Toretto
This is a hundred million dollars.
Roman Pearce
Say wha? Sometimes my emotions get in the way of my hearing
Roman Pearce
Say wha?
Brian O'Conner
Hey man, he was in my face
Brian O'Conner
Hey man, he was in my face.
Dominic Toretto
I'm in your face
Dominic Toretto
I'm in your face.
Dominic Toretto
Runnin' ain't livin'.
Dominic Toretto
Life is a race. If you don't run fast, you'll get trampled.
Dominic Toretto
Running ain't freedom.
Dominic Toretto
I live my life a quarter mile at a time. Nothing else matters: not the mortgage, not the store, not my team and all their bullshit. For those ten seconds or less, I'm free.
Dominic Toretto
Ask any racer, any real racer. It doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile; winning's winning
Dominic Toretto
We got no choice. Now!
Xander "XXX" Cage
You know, if you're gonna ask someone to save the world, you'd better make sure they like it the way it is.
Xander "XXX" Cage
The things I'm gonna do for my country.