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Vin Diesel shoots for the stars

2013-08-27 19:15
Vin Diesel
Los Angeles - Vin Diesel unveiled Hollywood Walk of Fame star number 2,504 on Monday, an honour that he celebrated in front of fellow actors and fans.

The Fast & Furious star uncharacteristically wore a dark blue suit and looked pleased with the position of his star on a street corner. He was joined by his Fast and the Furious co-stars Michelle Rodriquez as well as Riddick co-star Katee Sackhoff.

Rodriquez told ABC 7 about her admiration for her colleague. "I love Vin Diesel. On top of just being one of my best friends ... this man dares to dream when people forget to dream," Rodriguez said. "This guy, he looks at the impossible and says, 'When do we start?'"

Vin Diesel talked about his struggles in auditions where he was told he was 'too white' or 'too black' due to his mixed background. "Everyone had known me just as a bouncer in New York because I wasn't able to get any work," he told ABC 7. "There was something too ambiguous about the way I look that would prevent me from ever getting a star."

Busy year for Vin Diesel

This year Vin Diesel again played the role of Dominic "Dom" Toretto in Fast & Furious 6. The seventh film in the series already is in the making and he's also starring in the third installment of the sci-fi saga Riddick, which is playing in cinemas.

The actor is one of Hollywood's most beloved action movie stars, excelled in movies like xXx and Find Me Guilty and will also make his mark in the superhero franchises as tree monster Groot in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy.

As his next project Diesel wants to produce and star in a film version of the '70s television show Kojak featuring the bald police lieutenant Theo Kojak played by Telly Savalas.

Vin Diesel is very happy about his star:

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