Vin Diesel gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Best known for starring in "Fast & Furious" franchise, he has received the 2,504th star on the Walk of Fame.

Ians August 27, 2013
File photo of actor Vin Diesel. PHOTO: FILE

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood actor-filmmaker Vin Diesel, best known for starring in the "Fast & Furious" film franchise, has received the 2,504th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

"I never thought it would be here in public on a corner, but I guess in some strange way, 30 years ago I made my living by dancing on corners like this with crowds smaller than this," Xinhua quoted Diesel as saying at a ceremony held Monday in front of the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel on Hollywood Boulevard.

Diesel, 46, was joined by several of his friends, including "Fast & Furious" co-star Michelle Rodriguez.

A New York native, Diesel made his film debut in the 1990 drama "Awakenings".

Five years later, his independent short "Mult-Facial" drew the attention of "Saving Private Ryan" helmsman Steven Spielberg, who created the role of Pvt. Adian Carparzo, a rifleman, in the Oscar-winning drama for the actor.

Diesel also starred in a couple of films including "Boiler Room" (2000), "Pitch black" (2000), action thriller "xXx" (2002) and "Fast & Furious" series.

His next film "Riddick" is slated to hit theatres Sep 6. He will also reprise his role in "Fast & Furious 7" which will be released in July 2014.

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the Skunk | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Congratulations! Mubarak! Vin Diesel...you deserve it. Salams

Mohammad | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend yes..he earned it.
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