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  • He Organizes Fighting Game Tournaments On 50-Foot Screens on Random Things of Vin Diesel Is A Low-Key Ultranerd

    (#5) He Organizes Fighting Game Tournaments On 50-Foot Screens

    Diesel told Yahoo! Games that he loves fighting games and always wants to push the envelope in terms of gameplay. He even said he likes to play his favorite games, like Tekken, Dead or Alive, and Soul Calibur on 50-foot screens.

    “My dedication to these fighting games has been a little sick at times,” he said. “Because it’s been in these huge auditoriums, and I’ve created these tournaments - I have all these guys come and play, and we’d sooner be playing fighting games for money than poker.”

  • He Wrote The Forward To A Book About 'Dungeons & Dragons' on Random Things of Vin Diesel Is A Low-Key Ultranerd

    (#7) He Wrote The Forward To A Book About 'Dungeons & Dragons'

    Diesel wrote the forward for the 2004 book 30 Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons & Dragons. The retrospective offered a full chronological history of the game and also included essays from big names who love D&D, such as Diesel and Stephen Colbert.

    “The most important milestone for me was the birth of Melkor,” Diesel wrote about creating his character, a sort of multi-classed, spell-casting Ranger. In an appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Diesel said he created the character when he was 18 years old.

  • He's Going To Launch A New Comic Universe With 'Bloodshot' on Random Things of Vin Diesel Is A Low-Key Ultranerd

    (#10) He's Going To Launch A New Comic Universe With 'Bloodshot'

    Vin Diesel is set to star in Bloodshot, a science-fiction/action film based on the Valiant Comics superhero that will be released in March 2020. The popular series includes over 110 issues and has sold over 7.4 million copies. Deadline reports that “Sony is being aggressive with this one,” calling it a “a franchise play.”

    In an interview, Diesel discussed what drew him to the comic book role: "[T]here’s something interesting about how the character doesn’t abandon his humanity. It’s not heightened reality, it’s based in reality. It deals with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder. The script was one of the most interesting scripts I’ve ever read."

  • He Even Tried To Get Dame Judi Dench Into 'Dungeons & Dragons' on Random Things of Vin Diesel Is A Low-Key Ultranerd

    (#4) He Even Tried To Get Dame Judi Dench Into 'Dungeons & Dragons'

    Dame Judi Dench played Aereon in The Chronicles of Riddick after Vin Diesel specifically requested her and had the writers rewrite the role for her. On set, the two developed a great relationship, and Dench even showed up for dinner at his house wearing a shirt with a giant "Diesel" logo. That night, he introduced her to Dungeons & Dragons.

    “We started reading Dungeons & Dragons books together,” he explained in a 2004 interview. “We were intensely getting into the mythology of Chronicles of Riddick.

  • Melkor Had A Secret Cameo In 'xXx' on Random Things of Vin Diesel Is A Low-Key Ultranerd

    (#9) Melkor Had A Secret Cameo In 'xXx'

    In addition to inspiring The Last Witch Hunter, Melkor also made his way into Diesel’s 2002 film xXx. As Xander Cage, Diesel sports a variety of fake tattoos, one of which is the name "Melkor."

    The inclusion of his D&D character can be considered a subtle nod to his nerdy roots while playing an extreme sports-loving rebel.

  • 'The Last Witch Hunter' Was Based Off Of Diesel's 'D&D' Character on Random Things of Vin Diesel Is A Low-Key Ultranerd

    (#8) 'The Last Witch Hunter' Was Based Off Of Diesel's 'D&D' Character

    Around 2011, a mutual friend introduced Diesel to writer Cory Goodman because the two shared a passion for Dungeons & Dragons. Diesel told Yahoo! that after their initial meeting, Goodman went and wrote a whole movie for Diesel’s Melkor character.

    “Just the fact that I’d be playing a witch hunter speaks to how nerdy I was about the game, how committed I was to D&D because witch hunter [wasn’t a] class by TSR [the one-time publisher of D&D] at the time,” Diesel said. “It was a character that you could get from a third party book of characters called the Arcanum. There were a few characters that started there that eventually Dungeons & Dragons took over; one of those characters was a witch hunter.” 

    For the 2015 movie The Last Witch Hunter, the Melkor character was renamed Kaulder.

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Vin Diesel is one of the most successful actors in the world. In 1999, he was appreciated by the great director Steven Spielberg and invited to perform in the war film "Saving Private Ryan". After starring in the "Fast and Furious" movie series, he became the most famous Hollywood star in the world. But the fact is that success and wealth have not changed his lifestyle too much. 

Van Diesel refuses to disclose his private life and experiences to the public and media, and even his real name is rarely known.  The random tool lists 11 fun facts about Vin Diesel who is a low-key star.

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