With a career spanning almost three decades, Vin Diesel has starred in quite a lot of movies. Even though we can’t think of ‘The Fast and Furious’ series without thinking of Vin Diesel as well, but there are so many other movies where he completely proves his acting skills. These are some movies that you should definitely check out if you haven’t already.
1. The Iron Giant (1999)
An animated movie set during the Cold War in 1957, ‘The Iron Giant’ follows a young boy named Hogarth Hughes, voiced by Eli Marienthal, who discovers a giant metallic robot that fell from space, with Vin Diesel playing the titular role of this giant robot. The movie revolves around both them, along with beatnik artist Dean McCoppin, trying to prevent the U.S. military and a paranoid federal agent from finding and destroying the Giant. Even though the movie received widespread critical acclaim from critics, it didn’t do that well at the box-office but, over the years, it has gathered a cult following, being hailed as a modern animated classic.
2. Boiler Room (2000)
This crime-drama movie follows Seth Davis, played by Giovanni Ribisi, a college dropout, attempting to win his father’s approval. He gets a job as a stock broker and finds success easily, but he soon realizes that the might not as legitimate as he thought. Diesel plays against his type and stars as a stock broker, giving us another look at his acting range.
3. Knockaround Guys (2001)
The movie follows the four sons of a mob boss as they team up to retrieve a bag of cash from a town in Montana which is ruled by a corrupt sheriff. Diesel is at his best in this film as he kicks some serious ass in one standout scene set in a bar. Just remember the number …500.
4. A Man Apart (2003)
‘A Man Apart’ is about an undercover DEA agent Sean Vetter, played by Vin Diesel, who is out to avenge the death of his wife, who was killed by a mysterious drug lord named Diablo. The story is thrilling and the action sequences are badass as well.
5. Strays (1997)
Last but not the least, ‘Strays’, which was Diesel’s feature length debut, followed Rick, a drug dealer and hustler, completely fed up his life and looking for a change, trying to find meaning in his existence. The movie not only stars Diesel in the main role, it is also produced and directed by him as well.