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28 Vin Diesel Facts That You Probably Did Not Know About




8. He is a Dungeons and Dragons nerd.

Dungeons and Dragons is a role-playing, magic card game that has been popular since the 1970s, and Diesel has been a fan of the game for a long time. He actually based his character from the movie “The Last Witch Hunter” on his favorite D&D character, Melkor.

9. His role for Tokyo Drift was paid for with film rights.

As payment for his cameo role in the movie Tokyo Drift, he got the sole right to play his role in the movie “The Chronicles of Riddick.” Richard B. Riddick, Diesel’s character in the movie, is actually one of his favorites.

10. He self-funded the movie “Riddick.”

After Universal announced that they were done with the Riddick series, Diesel, who believed that he could bring the brand back to life, decided to do a sequel. He bet almost all his fortune on the movie “Riddick”, which he conceptualized with director and screenwriter David Twohy. In fact, he used his house as a collateral. They worked with a relatively small budget of $38 million, and surprisingly, Universal ended up distributing the film. Fortunately, his venture was a success, hitting nearly the $100 million mark in ticket sales, and with a next installment in the works.

11. He has one of the largest followings on social media.

Diesel is one of the most-followed actors on Facebook, with more than 100,000,000 followers in his tail. His page is actually the sixth most liked page on Facebook, just a few milliions behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Shakira.

12. He has no tattoos.

Although we have seen him inked on the big screen, his skin, in reality, remains tattoo-less. He doesn’t seem to dislike tattoos, though. Maybe he likes the feeling of changing tats without much pain and hassle.

13. He has amassed an empire.

Aside from being a famous actor, he now owns a film production company called One Race Films, a record label called Racetrack Records, and a video game development company called Tigon Studios. What is interesting is that all these are his passion projects and not merely money makers. Tigon Studios is actually well-known for creating games that revolve within the world of Riddick, a project close to Diesel’s heart.

14. He used to be a rapper and breakdancer.

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Prior to his debut as a professional actor, he tried being a rapper and a breakdancer. Though his rhymes and moves weren’t to die for, we still give him credit for the awesome effort. Some of his rap lyrics include ““Ha ha! Ho ho! Party people! It’s time to get stupid!”

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