Diesel's work attracted the attention of noted director Steven Spielberg, who was then starting work on his World War II epic (1998).
Spielberg tailored a featured part for the actor and, following the movie's release, Diesel found big-budget opportunities coming his way.
His friend and co-star Walker died in a car accident before filming was complete.
Movie theater exhibitors are getting a preview of upcoming blockbusters at Cinema Con, where films like "Fate of the Furious," "Blade Runner 2049" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" wowed the crowds.
Diesel wrote, produced, directed and starred in this short film about an actor willing to play any ethnicity in order to work.
The film was accepted and screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in 1995.
The work played at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.During his teen years, he also took up another occupation—club bouncer.This job helped him develop a toughness that he has carried through many of his film performances.In order to persuade him to turn on his old crew -- and his new wife -- Theron tells Dom that she’s got something on him.We won’t reveal what -- or who -- forces Dom to turn to the dark side, but let’s just say family has something to do with it. There’s Helen Mirren, playing the British mum of Jason Statham’s baddie; she's enlisted by Dom to help with his mission.