History Main / VinDiesel

15th Jun '13 4:04:53 PM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[quoteright:350:[[WebComic/PennyArcade http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/20090420-upload.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''WebComic/PennyArcade'' shows us how Vin Diesel [[StealthPun rolls.]]]]

'''Vin Diesel''' is the ScaryBlackMan, only ([[AmbiguouslyBrown mostly]]) white.

Vin has spent most of his film career playing [[BaldOfAwesome bald]], brawny {{badass}} guys who [[GutturalGrowler sound like they gargle with thumbtacks and whiskey]] (which is the basis of his appeal for some). However, unlike most action stars, Vin has a huge advantage that helps to get him fanboys: [[OneOfUs he is a massive geek]]. [[BadassBookworm A massive geek]] [[GeniusBruiser who could break your spine]]. Seriously, the guy loves ''[[DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' so much, he wrote his own campaigns, got a temp tattoo of the name of his D&D character in ''{{xXx}}'' (it's "[[TheSilmarillion Melkor]]", if you're wondering), and even [[StartMyOwn started his own]] [[RunningTheAsylum video game company]] because he was tired of people making [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames crappy video games out of his movies]]. Their first project (although not for long) was teaming up with Starbreeze Studios to make ''[[VideoGame/EscapeFromButcherBay The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay]]'', which many people named as actually being better than the accompanying film, and was named as being the best action game on the {{Xbox}} at the time. When they released the sequel, a large percentage of its sales were just because it included the original levels. So yeah, it was pretty good.

It gets better: one of the upcoming games is about his player character. ''PennyArcade'' is actually attempting (kind of) to get him to join them in one of their podcasted D&D campaigns (Despite the very real possibility that putting both Riddick and [[Creator/WilWheaton Wesley Crusher]] in the same room would destroy the universe).

Vin's probably most known for his work on the ''Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' and ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' (specifically the first and last three film) series, but he's done many things, from big budget action flicks like ''{{xXx}}'' and ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'', to writing, directing, and starring in indie docu-dramas. He also voiced the title character in ''Film/TheIronGiant''. It also bears saying that he's one of the premiere examples of MeanCharacterNiceActor because while Riddick is a MagnificentBastard and a murderer, Vin Diesel is reportedly a very sweet, polite guy. And by the way, it turns out that HeReallyCanAct, as evidenced by his acclaimed performances in ''Find Me Guilty'' and ''Boiler Room''.

Also, you know that "[[MemeticMutation Chuck Norris facts]]" fad that you ''may'' have heard of? Originally, [[AdaptationDisplacement those were all Vin facts]]. The best one of the lot? "Rearranging the letters in Vin Diesel's name reveals his credo: ''I End Lives.''"
----
<<|{{Actors}}|>>

to:

[[quoteright:350:[[WebComic/PennyArcade http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/20090420-upload.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''WebComic/PennyArcade'' shows us how Vin Diesel [[StealthPun rolls.]]]]

'''Vin Diesel''' is the ScaryBlackMan, only ([[AmbiguouslyBrown mostly]]) white.

Vin has spent most of his film career playing [[BaldOfAwesome bald]], brawny {{badass}} guys who [[GutturalGrowler sound like they gargle with thumbtacks and whiskey]] (which is the basis of his appeal for some). However, unlike most action stars, Vin has a huge advantage that helps to get him fanboys: [[OneOfUs he is a massive geek]]. [[BadassBookworm A massive geek]] [[GeniusBruiser who could break your spine]]. Seriously, the guy loves ''[[DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' so much, he wrote his own campaigns, got a temp tattoo of the name of his D&D character in ''{{xXx}}'' (it's "[[TheSilmarillion Melkor]]", if you're wondering), and even [[StartMyOwn started his own]] [[RunningTheAsylum video game company]] because he was tired of people making [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames crappy video games out of his movies]]. Their first project (although not for long) was teaming up with Starbreeze Studios to make ''[[VideoGame/EscapeFromButcherBay The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay]]'', which many people named as actually being better than the accompanying film, and was named as being the best action game on the {{Xbox}} at the time. When they released the sequel, a large percentage of its sales were just because it included the original levels. So yeah, it was pretty good.

It gets better: one of the upcoming games is about his player character. ''PennyArcade'' is actually attempting (kind of) to get him to join them in one of their podcasted D&D campaigns (Despite the very real possibility that putting both Riddick and [[Creator/WilWheaton Wesley Crusher]] in the same room would destroy the universe).

Vin's probably most known for his work on the ''Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' and ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' (specifically the first and last three film) series, but he's done many things, from big budget action flicks like ''{{xXx}}'' and ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'', to writing, directing, and starring in indie docu-dramas. He also voiced the title character in ''Film/TheIronGiant''. It also bears saying that he's one of the premiere examples of MeanCharacterNiceActor because while Riddick is a MagnificentBastard and a murderer, Vin Diesel is reportedly a very sweet, polite guy. And by the way, it turns out that HeReallyCanAct, as evidenced by his acclaimed performances in ''Find Me Guilty'' and ''Boiler Room''.

Also, you know that "[[MemeticMutation Chuck Norris facts]]" fad that you ''may'' have heard of? Originally, [[AdaptationDisplacement those were all Vin facts]]. The best one of the lot? "Rearranging the letters in Vin Diesel's name reveals his credo: ''I End Lives.''"
----
<<|{{Actors}}|>>
[[redirect:Creator/VinDiesel]]
2nd Jun '13 7:25:36 AM LordAaronus
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Vin's probably most known for his work on the ''Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' and ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' (specifically the first and last film) series, but he's done many things, from big budget action flicks like ''{{xXx}}'' and ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'', to writing, directing, and starring in indie docu-dramas. He also voiced the title character in ''Film/TheIronGiant''. It also bears saying that he's one of the premiere examples of MeanCharacterNiceActor because while Riddick is a MagnificentBastard and a murderer, Vin Diesel is reportedly a very sweet, polite guy. And by the way, it turns out that HeReallyCanAct, as evidenced by his acclaimed performances in ''Find Me Guilty'' and ''Boiler Room''.

to:

Vin's probably most known for his work on the ''Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' and ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' (specifically the first and last three film) series, but he's done many things, from big budget action flicks like ''{{xXx}}'' and ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'', to writing, directing, and starring in indie docu-dramas. He also voiced the title character in ''Film/TheIronGiant''. It also bears saying that he's one of the premiere examples of MeanCharacterNiceActor because while Riddick is a MagnificentBastard and a murderer, Vin Diesel is reportedly a very sweet, polite guy. And by the way, it turns out that HeReallyCanAct, as evidenced by his acclaimed performances in ''Find Me Guilty'' and ''Boiler Room''.
12th Mar '13 3:12:48 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[caption-width-right:350:''WebComic/PennyArcade'' shows us how VinDiesel [[StealthPun rolls.]]]]

to:

[[caption-width-right:350:''WebComic/PennyArcade'' shows us how VinDiesel Vin Diesel [[StealthPun rolls.]]]]
12th Mar '13 3:12:08 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Vin Diesel is the ScaryBlackMan, only ([[AmbiguouslyBrown mostly]]) white.

to:

Vin Diesel '''Vin Diesel''' is the ScaryBlackMan, only ([[AmbiguouslyBrown mostly]]) white.
9th Mar '13 2:13:55 PM helterskelter
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Vin has spent most of his film career playing [[BaldOfAwesome bald]], brawny {{badass}} guys who [[GutturalGrowler sound like they gargle with thumbtacks and whiskey]] (which is [[AudioErotica the basis of his appeal]] for some). However, unlike most action stars, Vin has a huge advantage that helps to get him fanboys: [[OneOfUs he is a massive geek]]. [[BadassBookworm A massive geek]] [[GeniusBruiser who could break your spine]]. Seriously, the guy loves ''[[DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' so much, he wrote his own campaigns, got a temp tattoo of the name of his D&D character in ''{{xXx}}'' (it's "[[TheSilmarillion Melkor]]", if you're wondering), and even [[StartMyOwn started his own]] [[RunningTheAsylum video game company]] because he was tired of people making [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames crappy video games out of his movies]]. Their first project (although not for long) was teaming up with Starbreeze Studios to make ''[[VideoGame/EscapeFromButcherBay The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay]]'', which many people named as actually being better than the accompanying film, and was named as being the best action game on the {{Xbox}} at the time. When they released the sequel, a large percentage of its sales were just because it included the original levels. So yeah, it was pretty good.

to:

Vin has spent most of his film career playing [[BaldOfAwesome bald]], brawny {{badass}} guys who [[GutturalGrowler sound like they gargle with thumbtacks and whiskey]] (which is [[AudioErotica the basis of his appeal]] appeal for some). However, unlike most action stars, Vin has a huge advantage that helps to get him fanboys: [[OneOfUs he is a massive geek]]. [[BadassBookworm A massive geek]] [[GeniusBruiser who could break your spine]]. Seriously, the guy loves ''[[DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' so much, he wrote his own campaigns, got a temp tattoo of the name of his D&D character in ''{{xXx}}'' (it's "[[TheSilmarillion Melkor]]", if you're wondering), and even [[StartMyOwn started his own]] [[RunningTheAsylum video game company]] because he was tired of people making [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames crappy video games out of his movies]]. Their first project (although not for long) was teaming up with Starbreeze Studios to make ''[[VideoGame/EscapeFromButcherBay The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay]]'', which many people named as actually being better than the accompanying film, and was named as being the best action game on the {{Xbox}} at the time. When they released the sequel, a large percentage of its sales were just because it included the original levels. So yeah, it was pretty good.
15th Feb '13 9:28:28 PM MickeyMoose
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Vin's probably most known for his work on the ''Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' and ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' (specifically the first and last film) series, but he's done many things, from big budget action flicks like ''{{xXx}}'' and ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'', to writing, directing, and starring in indie docu-dramas. He also voiced the title character in ''Film/TheIronGiant''. It also bears saying that he's one of the premiere examples of MeanCharacterNiceActor because while Riddick is a MagnificentBastard and a murderer, Vin Diesel is reportedly a very sweet, polite guy.

to:

Vin's probably most known for his work on the ''Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' and ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' (specifically the first and last film) series, but he's done many things, from big budget action flicks like ''{{xXx}}'' and ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'', to writing, directing, and starring in indie docu-dramas. He also voiced the title character in ''Film/TheIronGiant''. It also bears saying that he's one of the premiere examples of MeanCharacterNiceActor because while Riddick is a MagnificentBastard and a murderer, Vin Diesel is reportedly a very sweet, polite guy. \n And by the way, it turns out that HeReallyCanAct, as evidenced by his acclaimed performances in ''Find Me Guilty'' and ''Boiler Room''.
16th Jan '13 1:20:50 PM IchigoMontoya
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Vin has spent most of his film career playing [[BaldOfAwesome bald]], brawny {{badass}} guys who sound like they gargle with thumbtacks and whiskey (which is [[FetishFuel the basis of]] his appeal for some). However, unlike most action stars, Vin has a huge advantage that helps to get him fanboys: [[OneOfUs he is a massive geek]]. [[BadassBookworm A massive geek]] [[GeniusBruiser who could break your spine]]. Seriously, the guy loves ''[[DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' so much, he wrote his own campaigns, got a temp tattoo of the name of his D&D character in ''{{xXx}}'' (it's "[[TheSilmarillion Melkor]]", if you're wondering), and even [[StartMyOwn started his own]] [[RunningTheAsylum video game company]] because he was tired of people making [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames crappy video games out of his movies]]. Their first project (although not for long) was teaming up with Starbreeze Studios to make ''[[VideoGame/EscapeFromButcherBay The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay]]'', which many people named as actually being better than the accompanying film, and was named as being the best action game on the {{Xbox}} at the time. When they released the sequel, a large percentage of its sales were just because it included the original levels. So yeah, it was pretty good.

to:

Vin has spent most of his film career playing [[BaldOfAwesome bald]], brawny {{badass}} guys who [[GutturalGrowler sound like they gargle with thumbtacks and whiskey whiskey]] (which is [[FetishFuel [[AudioErotica the basis of]] of his appeal appeal]] for some). However, unlike most action stars, Vin has a huge advantage that helps to get him fanboys: [[OneOfUs he is a massive geek]]. [[BadassBookworm A massive geek]] [[GeniusBruiser who could break your spine]]. Seriously, the guy loves ''[[DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' so much, he wrote his own campaigns, got a temp tattoo of the name of his D&D character in ''{{xXx}}'' (it's "[[TheSilmarillion Melkor]]", if you're wondering), and even [[StartMyOwn started his own]] [[RunningTheAsylum video game company]] because he was tired of people making [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames crappy video games out of his movies]]. Their first project (although not for long) was teaming up with Starbreeze Studios to make ''[[VideoGame/EscapeFromButcherBay The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay]]'', which many people named as actually being better than the accompanying film, and was named as being the best action game on the {{Xbox}} at the time. When they released the sequel, a large percentage of its sales were just because it included the original levels. So yeah, it was pretty good.
15th Jan '13 6:54:56 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


It gets better: one of the upcoming games is about his player character. ''PennyArcade'' is actually attempting (kind of) to get him to join them in one of their podcasted D&D campaigns (Despite the very real possibility that putting both Riddick and [[WilWheaton Wesley Crusher]] in the same room would destroy the universe).

to:

It gets better: one of the upcoming games is about his player character. ''PennyArcade'' is actually attempting (kind of) to get him to join them in one of their podcasted D&D campaigns (Despite the very real possibility that putting both Riddick and [[WilWheaton [[Creator/WilWheaton Wesley Crusher]] in the same room would destroy the universe).



<<|{{Actors}}|>>

to:

<<|{{Actors}}|>>
15th Dec '12 3:00:10 AM Deusirae76
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Vin has spent most of his film career playing [[BaldOfAwesome bald]], brawny {{badass}} guys who sound like they gargle with thumbtacks and whiskey. (Which is [[FetishFuel the basis of]] his appeal for some.) However, unlike most action stars, Vin has a huge advantage that helps to get him fanboys: [[OneOfUs he is a massive geek]]. [[BadassBookworm A massive geek]] [[GeniusBruiser who could break your spine]]. Seriously, the guy loves ''[[DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' so much, he wrote his own campaigns, got a temp tattoo of the name of his D&D character in ''{{xXx}}'' (it's "[[TheSilmarillion Melkor]]", if you're wondering), and even [[StartMyOwn started his own]] [[RunningTheAsylum video game company]] because he was tired of people making [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames crappy video games out of his movies]]. Their first project (although not for long) was teaming up with Starbreeze Studios to make ''[[VideoGame/EscapeFromButcherBay The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay]]'', which many people named as actually being better than the accompanying film, and was named as being the best action game on the {{Xbox}} at the time. When they released the sequel, a large percentage of its sales were just because it included the original levels. So yeah, it was pretty good.

to:

Vin has spent most of his film career playing [[BaldOfAwesome bald]], brawny {{badass}} guys who sound like they gargle with thumbtacks and whiskey. (Which whiskey (which is [[FetishFuel the basis of]] his appeal for some.) some). However, unlike most action stars, Vin has a huge advantage that helps to get him fanboys: [[OneOfUs he is a massive geek]]. [[BadassBookworm A massive geek]] [[GeniusBruiser who could break your spine]]. Seriously, the guy loves ''[[DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' so much, he wrote his own campaigns, got a temp tattoo of the name of his D&D character in ''{{xXx}}'' (it's "[[TheSilmarillion Melkor]]", if you're wondering), and even [[StartMyOwn started his own]] [[RunningTheAsylum video game company]] because he was tired of people making [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames crappy video games out of his movies]]. Their first project (although not for long) was teaming up with Starbreeze Studios to make ''[[VideoGame/EscapeFromButcherBay The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay]]'', which many people named as actually being better than the accompanying film, and was named as being the best action game on the {{Xbox}} at the time. When they released the sequel, a large percentage of its sales were just because it included the original levels. So yeah, it was pretty good.
8th Dec '12 11:01:20 PM DavidLev
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Vin Diesel is the ScaryBlackMan, only white.

to:

Vin Diesel is the ScaryBlackMan, only ([[AmbiguouslyBrown mostly]]) white.
This list shows the last 10 events of 27. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.VinDiesel