Born on July 18, 1967, Mark Sinclair barely goes by his real name as he is popularly known as Vin Diesel, his stage name. He is popular for his roles in movies like the Fast and Furious franchise, The Chronicles of Riddick, Riddick and XXX.
Diesel took up his first film role with a brief appearance in Awakenings in 1990. In 1994, he wrote, directed, and starred in a short drama film titled Multi-Facial, talk about multi-tasking. In 1997, Diesel made his first feature film, Strays. In the movie, he played the role of a gang leader who was inspired to change his ways because his love for women. He was also part of the cast for Award Winning producer, Steven Spielberg’s 1998 film Saving Captain Ryan. The movie would later win an Oscar.
In year 2000, he played a major role ii the drama thriller Boiler Room but his big break came when he played the anti-hero, a lead role in a science fiction titled Pitch Black in the same year. This was the beginning of his breakthrough in the movie industry as he starred in two action packed movies: The Fast and The Furious a racing action film (2001) and xXx an action thriller (2002). In 2004, Vin Diesel dressed up as Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick but the movie did not make huge strides as expected. In 2005, Diesel broke away from his using high octane roles when he starred in The Pacifier, a comedy film, and the film became a Box Office success. In 2006, following the failure of Find Me Guilty a film I which he played the role of Jack DiNorscio (a real-life mobster), he made a cameo appearance in the Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, keeping his role from The Fast and The Furious movie. In 2007, Diesel was expected to star in Agent 47, a film adapted from the video game Hitman but he pulled and took up the role of executive producer instead, (bossing from behind the camera). In 2008, he starred in Babylon A.D. before returning to The Fast and The Furious series. Diesel has played the character of Dominic Toretto in five of the eight The Fast and The Furious franchise, he also reprised his role as Riddick in the third film of The Chronicles of Riddick that was titled Riddick in 2013. in August 2013, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 2014, he voiced Groot; a treelike character in the Marvel’s film Guardians of the Galaxy. He got back to leading the pack as he starred in a supernatural action film titled The Last Witch where he was a witch hunter who had to recover his memory to stop impending doom. In 2017, he was again the star of another movie as he reprised his role as the audacious but big hearted Xander Cage in xXx: Return of Xander Cage, and Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Diesel unique voice over the course of his career and has won his many fans and some fans are even calling for him to play Kratos in the rumoured movie adaptation the popular Sony video game, God of War.