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Mark Sinclair (born July 18, 1967), known professionally as Vin Diesel, is an American actor and filmmaker.
Diesel began his career in 1990 but struggled to gain roles until he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the short film "Multi-Facial" (1995). This attracted the attention of Steven Spielberg, who was developing "Saving Private Ryan" (1998), and re-wrote elements of the film to allow Diesel to appear in a supporting role. Diesel subsequently voiced the titular character in "The Iron Giant" (1999) while gaining a reputation as an action star after headlining the "Fast & Furious", "XXX", and "The Chronicles of Riddick" franchises.
He founded the production company One Race Films, where he has also served as a producer or executive producer for his star vehicles. Diesel also founded the record label Racetrack Records and video game developer Tigon Studios, providing his voice and motion capture for all of Tigon's releases.
Diesel has said he prefers to maintain his privacy regarding his personal life, stating: "I'm not gonna put it out there on a magazine cover like some other actors. I come from the Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino code of silence."