The latest chapter in the car-hijacking Fast & Furious saga is out this weekend.
Happily, original car-hijacking star Vin Diesel is reprising his role as deep-voiced, bald-headed car-hijacker Dominic Toretto.
But how much do we really know about Vin?
Is he just a jobbing actor with a deep voice and a bald head who's lucked his way into a few straight-to-DVD quality movies? Or is he a frustrated producer/director of deep, complex, historical epics?
Join us for a career recap of the man currently known the world over as the car-hijacking man in those Fast & Furious films with a bald head and a deep voice...
1. The Early Years (1967-1990)
Mark Sinclair Vincent (no - Vin Diesel isn't his real name) grew up in New York and started acting at age seven after being caught breaking into a theatre.
Dreamed of being a screenwriter as much as an actor while at college. Earned a living as a nightclub bouncer for a while, hence his nom de door Vin Diesel (a sliced down version of his surname coupled to the fact that his buddies thought he was so energetic he must run on diesel!!!)
VIN FACT: He has a non-identical twin named Paul Diesel - who must also be quite energetic.