21 Awesome Things You Didn’t Know About Vin Diesel

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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.

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21. He was once Diesel the bouncer

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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.

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