Vin Diesel is without a doubt one of the most prolific movie stars of the contemporary era. Generally, best recognised for his ongoing portrayal as Dominic “Dom” Toretto, the leader of the sometimes-criminal, sometimes-black ops squad of elite drivers and technicians who comprise the Fast & Furious franchise’s universe. Indeed, he has had little problem finding employment in between four blockbuster series, including the Riddick franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy sequels, and the XXX films — as well as several other notable works like Saving Private Ryan and The Iron Giant. Here are Diesel’s top 5 movies.
On the special occasion of his birthday, let’s raise our glasses to his best works as an actor:
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Steven Spielberg’s World War II picture has a star-studded ensemble that includes Diesel. He plays Private Caparzo, one of seven soldiers on Army Ranger Captain John H. Miller’s (Tom Hanks) unit tasked with tracking down the Ryan family’s only surviving son and returning him home. The movie is frequently regarded as the pinnacle of Spielberg’s latter career.
Fast and Furious 6 (2003)
Years from now, Justin Lin’s tenure as director of the Fast & Furious franchise will almost certainly be recognised as the greatest. After the success of his previous operation, Diesel’s Dom, now a rich fugitive residing in Brazil, is hunted out by a former adversary, Federal Agent Jack Hobbs (Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson). He gathers his crew at Hobbs’ request for a fresh mission to track down another excellent criminal street racer, Owen Shaw (Luke Evans).