How Vin Diesel went from nightclub to a great action hero: "I just want to make a masterpiece"

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"This is my father." Pauline Diesel makes it clear. Her father has just finished a three-hour photo session at a heart attack mansion in Beverly Hills (Los Angeles). Meanwhile, she and her sisters (12-year-old Hania and Vincent, 10) have played in the kitchen and searched around the house. spanish carrying a notebook and a Diesel tape recorder tries to articulate her answers as her five-year-old daughter plays by jumping and kneeling on her stomach, literally, the mother of three is Mexican model Paloma Jiménez, she and Diesel are together for 13 years.

"I've made my career by putting multiculturalism in cinema. After all, it's what made global fast and furious" so global. A multicultural cast led by a multicultural actor. The interesting thing is that the world has adapted. "

Vin Diesel is the face of three of the brilliant film franchises of this century: Riddick Chronicles, XXX and Fast and furious Now try opening a new reef with it bloody (March 13 at the cinema). It's a new universe of superheroes, adapted into a comic book cinema in which a sea Back to life turned into a killing machine. Also premieres chapter nine of the series Fast and furious (premieres May 22).

"Bloodshot It's exciting because it's a new vision of the superhero genre. but Fast 9 It has also been exciting because it is recreating itself. If it's a movie whose essence was brotherhood, it's going to be about fatherhood. It was worth it. More than 20 weeks have passed since filming … but it's a great movie. The new "Call it" e Fast and furious ” It's already a phrase, like "New Marvel". When Diesel talks about him, he calls her Fast 9. "I don't know what the final title of the study is. The film has become a tradition that people are looking forward to. The public knows my character (Dominic Toretto) very well and has watched it evolve. One day you're working with John Cena, another with Helen Mirren, another with Michael Rooker. "

At the moment, in the absence of the release of the ninth installment, the saga Fast and furious It has raised five billion euros, a figure that makes it Universal's most successful franchise. Are we reaching the end of this successful saga? Diesel sighs, looks at his little girl and says, "My kids don't want to hear it, they want it to go on, but I've only thought until 10 fast This will probably be the last. "

His real name is Mark Sinclair. He was born in Alameda County, California, in 1967. He has a twin brother named Paul. He did not meet his biological father. He grew up in New York in an artist setting. Irving Vincent, his adoptive father, was in the theater. She put it on. He had known since he was a child that he would become an actor. The first image that exists of him is a video about blackouts mid eighties. I was 17 years old. The dance led him to the disco.

Fuel-name artist wears Versace jacket, N.F.C. sweater and Levi's jeans.

Fuel-name artist wears Versace jacket, N.F.C. sweater and Levi's jeans.

"In the Eighties I loved the New York world at night, a very fluid moment. I wanted to have the day off and be a keeper was the perfect job," he says. The voice, shaved head and look of & # 39; what are you telling me & # 39; it came out of the New York night of that decade. “It was at 17, when I became a nightclub. It was a necessity of work. That was the reason. "He also got his professional surname from there. They called him Diesel because he never got tired of working, he never ran out of fuel.

It is not a single actor plane in which he does not have big guns. "In the seventies, men didn't have to train," Diesel reflects on how muscles have conditioned his career, for better or for worse. “Actors were actors now. Harrison Ford was Han Solo, but he didn't have to go to the gym to interpret it. In the eighties, Stallone and Schwarzenegger made it popular to have muscle. It was then that people started wearing clubs. I was a teenager and was jumping. "

"I want to be in my fifties. I love the wisdom it gives you. You can use all that experience to try and flip your masterpiece. I just want to make a masterpiece, something that can stand the test of time. ".

He forgot the dance, the other thing that is known about him is a short film that he directs and stars. “I started acting very young, at seven years old. I came to California at 21 thinking the doors would open. I was here for a year and a half and I couldn't even get an agent. I returned to New York … ("Dad, can we go home now?" Interrupts Pauline; "ready," Diesel replies). I went back to my work as a nightclub and started getting frustrated waiting for someone to give me the opportunity to do something artistic. So I started writing. I took some subsidized management classes, researched everything I could, went back to study writing, and wrote a length. But I couldn't shoot it because nobody knew me, either as a director, as an actor or as anything, really. So I decided to make a short one. I wrote it at night. "

It was titled Multifacial and asked the following question: what happens when an actor is not white, black or Latin, but quite the opposite. Vin Diesel has never ended up revealing clearly what his ethnicity is. His character Dominic Toretto is American Cuban. Richard Riddick (his character in The Riddick Chronicles) is of a mutant race. And by Xander Cage (from the series) XXX) Nothing is known about it. "I've built my career by putting multiculturalism in cinema," Diesel says. “Deep down, it’s what made it so global Fast and furious It is a multicultural cast led by a multicultural actor. The interesting thing is that the world has adapted. It didn't happen in the eighties. We needed the new millennium so that people would not care about the nationality of a character. "

In the mid-nineties, many people received a call from Vin Diesel to sell them tools. He saved $ 47,000 (42,000 euros) with the money he earned by working on telemarketing and passed on the short film. With 30 years and those savings, it's normal to buy a home or something, not to fund a movie for colleagues. "I had no choice. I had to do it. He came from a house of artists and he had to be an artist." Multifacial It was exhibited in 1995 at the Sundance festival, then a mecca of independent cinema. "Steven Spielberg saw him there and wrote a letter to me inside Save the soldier Ryan. This was the first. The interesting thing is that after Sundance I trusted the author so much that I refused to go to auditions. I was planning: "I'll make my own films." I really liked the process of making them. "

Vin Diesel wears a Ferragamo jacket, Dsquared2 jeans and Aquatalia black boots.

Vin Diesel wears a Ferragamo jacket, Dsquared2 jeans and Aquatalia black boots.

In 1997 he was released strays, the length with which he would be an artist. Vin Diesel was 30 and shared his life with his colleagues in a noisy New York apartment. Reference to Cassavetes de shadow or to Scorsese of Bad roads Far far away, but you can see what I was trying to do. "That's what I thought, that's exactly. I think that experience has helped me in my career. I understand the artistic part, but also the responsibility of making a film. And it has helped me contribute more every time I participate in One. I put my life and my money at risk. When Spielberg looks at me, he always tells me, 'I believed in you as a filmmaker and you shouldn't stop making movies.' strays, Diesel sings If only I had a heart, of The wizard of oz It is just as you imagine it. That Diesel likes to sing what his followers know. He has made it to an awards ceremony and occasionally shows off his karaoke gifts on social media. This afternoon has brought one playlist Sounds on a portable speaker while shooting. His roaring sound echoes through the walls of the mansion. Although he says he will never release a disk. They are private records.

Diesel is 52 years old. The roles of his age scales (Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham …) have nothing to do with those who made Stallone and Schwarzenegger at first. No one imagines this generation of muscular actors doing snake with glasses or Commando. These are required to be actors. And besides, the physicist. "There's a lot of pressure for you to stay as expected," Diesel says. "They don't want you to grow old."

In October 2015 they took some photos featuring Fondón. After a few days, he responded to Instagram with some abs as the washboard. "Laughing at people's bodies is always wrong!" He wrote. He does not display his age even half a meter away on this sofa. “I love being in my fifties. Especially as long as I can maintain the physique. I love the wisdom it gives you. You can use all that experience to try and flip your masterpiece. I just want to make a masterpiece, something that can stand the test of time. "

That movie doesn't exist yet. Sweat when asked which one is closest to what you have in your head. "One of the reasons I like this medium is because it's never perfect," he reasoned after a few seconds. “It's fun to seek perfection. Scriptdo script in the world, any movie ever written, could be useful one day more to correct the script, or another day to reprint the editing. Never, never is it perfect. And sometimes those imperfections become emblematic moments of cinema. "

Vin Diesel has a Moncler jersey, Club Monaco jeans and Dries Van Noten shoes.

Vin Diesel has a Moncler jersey, Club Monaco jeans and Dries Van Noten shoes.

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