Everyone knows Vin Diesel as the star of action flicks like The Fast and the Furious, Riddick and xXx, but there’s a lot more to the brawny actor than his action-packed movie roles. In fact, a look through the pages of Vin Diesel’s own personal history reveals some very fascinating facts you probably never knew about the tough guy.
21. He was once Diesel the bouncer
Vin has the perfect name to match his macho onscreen image, but the 48-year-old was actually called “Diesel” long before he broke Hollywood. Friends coined the nickname back when he was just a pumped up 17-year-old working the doors at a NYC nightclub, simply because he was such a big ball of energy.