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Mark Sinclair (born July 18, 1967), better known by his stage name Vin Diesel, is an actor and director from the United States. He is most known for portraying Dominic Toretto in the Fast & Furious series and is one of the world's highest-grossing performers.

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Mark Sinclair (born July 18, 1967), better known by his stage name Vin Diesel, is an actor and director from the United States. He is most known for portraying Dominic Toretto in the Fast & Furious series and is one of the world's highest-grossing performers.

Diesel started his career in 1990 but struggled to get work until he wrote, directed, produced, and acted in the short film Multi-Facial, which he created, directed, produced, and starred in (1995). This caught the eye of Steven Spielberg, who was working on Saving Private Ryan (1998) at the time, and he rewrote parts of the script to include Diesel in a supporting role. After starring in the Fast & Furious, XXX, and The Chronicles of Riddick series, Diesel gained a reputation as an action star and voiced the title character in The Iron Giant (1999).

Groot is played by Diesel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Thor: Love and Thunder (2019). (2022). In the animated feature Ralph Breaks the Internet, he also played Groot (2018).

Diesel has also had financial success in other genres, such as the comedy The Pacifier (2005) and the drama Find Me Guilty (2006). Diesel is set to feature in the next Avatar movie and will play Bloodshot in the 2020 superhero picture version. He established One Race Films, where he also acted as a producer or executive producer for his star vehicles. Diesel also established Racetrack Records and Tigon Studios, a video game developer, and provided his voice and motion capture for all of Tigon's releases.

Diesel has also had financial success in other genres, such as the comedy The Pacifier (2005) and the drama Find Me Guilty (2006).

The Fast And The Furious (2001)

The Fast and the Furious (later renamed Fast & Furious 1) is a 2001 action film directed by Rob Cohen and based on a screenplay by Gary Scott Thompson, Erik Bergquist, and David Ayer, with Thompson's plot attributed to him. Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Rick Yune, Chad Lindberg, Johnny Strong, and Ted Levine feature in the first chapter of the Fast & Furious series. Undercover policeman Brian O'Conner is charged with uncovering the identity of a gang of car hijackers headed by Dominic Toretto in the film.

The Fast and the Furious started when Cohen was exposed to illegal street racing in May 1998, with the screenplay written by Thompson and Bergquist; Walker and Diesel were cast in late 1999, and Diesel assisted Ayer with script rewrites while the rest of the cast was completed. The film included participants in illegal street races and is noteworthy for including street racers. After announcing a March 2001 release date, the main shooting started in July 2000 and lasted until October of that year, with filming taking place in Los Angeles and southern California.

Universal Pictures released The Fast and the Furious in theaters on June 22, 2001, in the United States. The film garnered mixed reviews from reviewers, with many praising Walker and Diesel's performances as well as the action scenes, but criticizing the narrative and conclusion. The film was the 19th highest-earning picture of 2001, collecting more than $200 million worldwide. The second film 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), created a series that spawned a slew of tie-in goods, including computer games, amusement park rides, and spin-off works, as well as merchandise like toys and apparel. In June 2016, The Fast and the Furious was re-released in a limited edition to celebrate its fifteenth anniversary.

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Fast & Furious 4 (2009)

Fast & Furious (also known as Fast & Furious 4) is a 2009 American action film written and directed by Justin Lin. It is the fourth movie in the Fast & Furious series and the sequel to The Fast and the Furious (2001). Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, John Ortiz, Gal Gadot, and Laz Alonso feature in Fast & Furious. In the film, fugitive Dominic Toretto and FBI agent Brian O'Conner establish an unusual partnership to capture a drug lord and revenge the death of Toretto's girlfriend, Letty Ortiz.

The return of Diesel, Walker, Rodriguez, and Brewster was confirmed soon after the announcement of the fourth film in July 2007. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) was created to retcon The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) as happening beyond the events of Fast & Furious to account for the original cast's omissions from any of the previous two movies. Filming sites included Los Angeles and the Dominican Republic, and principal shooting started in February 2008 and ended in July of that year. Lin and Morgan reprised their roles from Tokyo Drift, while the soundtrack was written by Brian Tyler, who previously scored Tokyo Drift.

Universal Pictures released Fast & Furious in theaters worldwide on April 3, 2009, and it was the first film to use D-BOX motion feedback technology. The film garnered mixed reviews, with acclaim for the reunion of the original actors and the action scenes, but criticism for the script. It defied predictions by earning over $360 million worldwide, becoming the franchise's highest-grossing picture at the time and the 17th highest-grossing film of 2009. Until the release of Alice in Wonderland, it also earned $70.9 million worldwide on its opening weekend, making it the biggest earning global spring weekend debut of all time (2010). Fast Five, the sequel, was published in April 2011.

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F9: The Fast Saga (2021)

F9 (also known as F9: The Fast Saga or Fast & Furious 9) is a 2021 American action film directed by Justin Lin and based on a script written by Daniel Casey and Lin. It is the ninth major chapter and tenth full-length film in the Fast & Furious series, after The Fate of the Furious (2017). Sung Kang, Michael Rooker, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, and Charlize Theron appear with Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, John Cena, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Michael Rooker, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, and Charlize Theron in the picture. Dominic Toretto and the crew join forces in F9 to thwart a world-shattering plan led by Toretto's brother, Jakob.

Lin was announced as director in October 2017, returning to the series for the first time since directing Fast & Furious 6 in 2014. (2013); (2013)Since The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), F9 is the first film in the series not written by Chris Morgan. Principal shooting started in June 2019 with the addition of John Cena, and continued until November of the same year, with filming locales including London, Los Angeles, Tbilisi, and Thailand.

F9 was supposed to be released on April 19, 2019, but it was postponed many times, first owing to the release of Hobbs & Shaw (2019) and the planned release of Metro-Goldwyn-No Mayer's Time to Die (2021) and then due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It debuted in South Korea on May 19, 2021, and was released worldwide on May 19, 2021, and on June 25, 2021, in the United States. The film garnered mixed reviews, with some praising the stunts and Lin's directing and others criticizing the implausible action scenes and predictable narrative. F9 broke numerous pandemic box office records and became the second highest-earning picture of 2021, collecting over $714 million worldwide. On April 7, 2023, a sequel will be published.

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Furious 7 (2015)

Furious 7 (also known as Fast and Furious 7) is a 2015 American action film written and directed by James Wan. It is the seventh movie in the Fast & Furious series and the sequel to Fast & Furious 6 (2013). Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Djimon Hounsou, Kurt Russell, and Jason Statham are among the cast members. Dominic Toretto, Brian O'Conner, and the rest of their team have returned to the United States to live normal lives after obtaining amnesty for their previous crimes, until Deckard Shaw, a rogue special forces assassin seeking vengeance for his comatose younger brother puts the team in danger once more. Following his death on November 30, 2013, this was Paul Walker's last cinematic performance.

The seventh movie was originally confirmed in February 2012, when Johnson said that production would begin once Fast & Furious 6 was completed. Wan, who is well known for his horror flicks, was confirmed as the film's director in April 2013. Diesel and Walker made their comebacks in the same month, according to casting. Principal photography began in September in Atlanta, but was put on hold in November after Walker's death; filming resumed in April 2014 and ended in July, with Walker's brothers Caleb and Cody filling in for him, causing the film's 2015 release date to be pushed back; other filming locations included Los Angeles, Colorado, Abu Dhabi, and Tokyo. It is one of the most costly films ever produced, with a production budget of up to $250 million.

Furious 7 had its world premiere on April 1, 2015, in Los Angeles, and was released in theaters on April 3, 2015, precisely six years after the fourth film. The film was a critical and commercial success upon its debut, with acclaim for its action scenes and heartfelt homage to Walker. It was the highest-grossing film of all time at the time, grossing $397.6 million worldwide in its first weekend. The film was the third highest-grossing film of 2015 and the fourth highest-grossing film of all time at the time of release, earning over $1.5 billion worldwide. Furious 7 also became the franchise's highest-grossing film in the first twelve days of its theatrical release, and it remains the franchise's highest-grossing picture to date. The Fate of the Furious, a sequel, was released in April 2017.

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Fast & Furious 8 (2017)

The Fate of the Furious (also known as F8 in the United States and internationally as Fast & Furious 8) is a 2017 American action thriller film directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Chris Morgan. It is the eighth film in the Fast & Furious series and the sequel to Furious 7 (2015). Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Scott Eastwood, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Kurt Russell, and Charlize Theron appear in the movie. In the film, Dominic Toretto had settled down with his wife, Letty Ortiz, until cyberterrorist Cipher coerces him into working for her and turns him against his squad, prompting them to track down Dom and bring Cipher down.

The eighth film was originally confirmed in March 2015, when Diesel appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and said that it would be set in New York City. Diesel, Morgan, and producer Neal H. Moritz re-signed for the project shortly after the release of Furious 7. Casting took place between April and June after an original release date was established in the same month. Gray was confirmed as the film's director in October, succeeding James Wan, who had helmed the previous movie. Principal shooting started in March 2016 in places including Mvatn, Havana, Atlanta, Cleveland, and New York City, carrying on the franchise's history of filming all over the globe. It is one of the most costly films ever produced, with a production budget of up to $270 million.

The Fate of the Furious had its world premiere in Berlin on April 4, 2017, and Universal Pictures released it in conventional and IMAX theaters in the United States on April 14. Critics gave the film mixed reviews, with many praising the actors and action scenes but dismissing the film as superfluous. The film earned over $1.2 billion worldwide, making it the nineteenth (and second in the series, after Furious 7) to do so, the third-highest-grossing picture of 2017, and the eleventh-highest-grossing film of all time. It also grossed $541.9 million in its first weekend worldwide, making it the highest-grossing worldwide opening of all time until Avengers: Infinity War was released in 2018.F9, the sequel, was released in May 2021 worldwide and in June 2021 in the United States.

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Fast Five (2011)

Fast Five is a 2011 American heist action film directed by Justin Lin and written by Chris Morgan. It is sometimes known as "Fast & Furious 5" or "Fast & Furious 5: Rio." It is the fifth movie in the Fast & Furious series and the sequel to Fast & Furious (2009). Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Matt Schulze, Sung Kang, Tego Calderon, Don Omar, Gal Gadot, Dwayne Johnson, and Joaquim de Almeida are among the cast members. Dominic Toretto and Brian O'Conner form a heist squad to steal $100 million from a crooked businessman while being chased by US Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs.

Universal Studios intentionally deviated from the street racing concept prominent in earlier Fast films to turn the brand into a heist action series featuring automobiles when producing Fast Five. They believed that by doing so, they would be able to appeal to a broader audience who would otherwise be turned off by a strong focus on automobiles and automotive culture. Fast Five is regarded as the series' transitional picture, with just one vehicle race and a focus on action set pieces such as brawls, gunfights, and the core robbery. The film was promoted via social media, virtual games, theater chains, car manufacturers, and NASCAR races, among other places.

Lin, Diesel, and Walker's comebacks were announced in February 2010, and the main shooting started in July and lasted until October of that year, with production taking place in Atlanta, Puerto Rico, and Rio de Janeiro. Brian Tyler, who composed the scores for the previous two episodes, returns to provide the music for this one. The film is noteworthy for focusing on real stunt work rather than the computer-generated locations seen in previous installments of the series.

Fast Five had its global debut on April 15, 2011, in Rio de Janeiro, and was distributed in theaters worldwide on April 29, 2011. Lin's directing, the action scenes, and Johnson's acting all garnered excellent reviews. Fast Five earned over $625 million worldwide, making it the sixth highest-grossing picture of 2011, the highest-grossing film in the series at the time, and setting records in many foreign countries for Universal's highest-grossing opening weekend. On May 24, 2013, a sequel, Fast & Furious 6, was released in the United States.

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Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Fast & Furious 6 (also known as Furious 6) is a 2013 American action film written by Chris Morgan and directed by Justin Lin. It is the sixth film in the Fast & Furious series and the sequel to Fast Five (2011). Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Luke Evans, Gina Carano, and John Ortiz appear with Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Luke Evans, Gina Carano, and John Ortiz. Toretto, Brian O'Conner, and the rest of the squad are given amnesty in return for apprehending a mercenary group, one of whose members is Toretto's believed dead lover and wife, Letty Ortiz.

After deviating from the overt street racing premise of earlier movies in Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6 follows this trend, including espionage and adventure aspects with the aim of expanding the franchise's audience. The film's production started in April 2011, with Diesel and Lin returning in June of that year. Filming was discussed in conjunction with a possible seventh episode, but these plans were shelved after the main shooting started in July 2012 and lasted until December of that year, with locales including Los Angeles, London, Glasgow, and the Canary Islands.

Fast & Furious 6 had its global premiere in London on May 17, 2013, and Universal Pictures released it in conventional and IMAX cinemas worldwide on May 24. Critics praised the stunts and action scenes in the picture, and it got mostly favorable reviews. It earned $788.7 million worldwide, making it the sixth highest-grossing picture of 2013, the fourth highest-grossing Universal release, and the franchise's highest-grossing entry. On April 3, 2015, a sequel, Furious 7, was released in the United States.

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The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

Justin Lin directed and Chris Morgan wrote The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, a 2006 action film. It is the third movie in the Fast & Furious series and is a standalone sequel to 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003). Lucas Black, Bow Wow, Nathalie Kelley, Sung Kang, and Brian Tee appear in the picture. Sean Boswell, a high school car fanatic, is forced to live in Tokyo with his estranged father and finds comfort with Han Lue while exploring the city's drifting scene.

Lin was announced as the director of the third picture in June 2005. Morgan was recruited after an open call that summer; the two had creative disagreements with the producers during the film's development, which led to talk of releasing Tokyo Drift on DVD. Because the original cast was unable to return, the producers wanted to position the picture as a stand-alone chapter in the series, with a focus on automobile culture and street racing. Principal shooting started in August 2005 and continued until November of the expandable year, with Los Angeles and Tokyo serving as filming locations, making this the first film in the series to include an international setting.

Tokyo Drift is the first chapter in the franchise's long-running partnership with Lin, Morgan, and composer Brian Tyler, all of whom would return in future major installments. The film includes a cameo appearance by Vin Diesel, who reprises his role as Dominic Toretto, and also acts as a soft sequel to Lin's first film, Better Luck Tomorrow (2002), in which Kang also appeared.

On June 16, 2006, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift was released in the United States. The film garnered mixed reviews, with some praising the driving scenes and others criticizing the script and actor performances. It was the lowest-earning picture in the trilogy, generating over $158 million worldwide, putting the franchise's future in jeopardy. Fast & Furious 4, the fourth installment, was released in April 2009.

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2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

2 Fast 2 Furious is a 2003 action film directed by John Singleton and written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, with Gary Scott Thompson contributing to the plot. It is the second movie in the Fast & Furious series and is a standalone sequel to The Fast and the Furious (2001). Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes, Cole Hauser, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, and James Remar co-star in the film. 2 Fast 2 Furious features Brian O'Conner and Roman Pearce as they go undercover for the United States Customs Service to capture a drug kingpin in return for their criminal records being cleared.

Following the box office success of The Fast and the Furious, plans for a sequel were quickly established. Early treatment for a sequel had both Vin Diesel and Walker returning; the former refused, opting instead to appear in The Chronicles of Riddick (2004). Instead of Rob Cohen, who departed the series after directing the last movie, John Singleton, who received critical acclaim for the first film, has been confirmed to helm the sequel. Principal shooting started in September 2002 and ended in December of that year, with filming taking place in Miami and South Florida.

Universal Pictures released 2 Fast 2 Furious in theaters globally on June 6, 2003. The film became the 17th highest-grossing picture of 2003 and the franchise's highest-earning feature at the time, making over $235 million worldwide. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift was released in 2006, but if the series is seen chronologically, 2009's Fast & Furious would come after this picture.

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Elyse Woods | As a product marketing manager, I've had the opportunity to help a variety of companies improve their sales margins and audience reaction to new products. Since I am passionate about product perception, marketing, and company statistics, I have brought commitment and positive results to the companies with which I have worked. What makes a product successful fascinates and inspires me.

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