Vin Diesel continues rolling strong, and mid-July is an annual reminder that he’s rolling stronger with age. Who knew Vin Diesel would become such a wonderful vintage, and age as he has. The action star with some acting chops is rapidly approaching the half-century mark (he just turned 52), but there’s so much to do before he kicks it and stretches into the golden years. As more people become fans of the teddy bear tough guy known as Vin Diesel, we’d like to let them know a few things they’d likely never guess.
Here are 10 lesser-known facts about Vin Diesel. Enjoy!
10. What’s In a Name?
For those under the impression that a badass like Vin Diesel deserves to have a real name like Vin Diesel, we’re gonna have to let you down…though we’ll let you down gently. Vin Diesel is not the real name of the actor who has taken to the big screen to bring us up-the-ante action flick after-action flick. Vin Diesel changed his name for screen to offer a little more flair, but he was born Mark Sinclair. Mark never knew his biological father, and he’s not quite sure where he sits on the scope and scale of ethnicity, but we can all agree that there is some unique stuff going on with the Diesel. Vin took the Vin from Vincent, the surname of his stepfather, who raised him along with his mother, Delora.