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.