Tonight on TV: No, Vin Diesel’s career isn’t all about Fast and Furious! – News from the cinema

Every day, AlloCiné recommends a movie to (re)watch on TV. Tonight: Vin Diesel returns as Xander Cage.

Discovered in 1998 thanks to the role of Adrian Caparzo in Saving Private Ryan by Steven Spielberg, Vin Diesel arouses interest for his impressive physique (he was especially a bouncer in rich establishments in New York in parallel with his debut in the world of cinema) .

In 2000, the young actor was cast as the anti-hero Richard Riddick in the sci-fi film Pitch Black – a role he would reprise in its sequel, The Chronicles of Riddick.

The following year, Vin Diesel experienced a real triumph by starring in Fast & Furious, which earned $144 million in the United States for a budget five times lower.

The feature film then becomes the launch pad for one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time and allows the actor to enter the very select club of stars paid more than $10 million per film.

At the same time, Vin Diesel enriches his collection of muscular roles. In 2002, he notably played Xander Cage, an extreme athlete turned elite agent, in the action film xXx.

While his character is left for dead and replaced by Ice Cube in xXx2: The Next Level, Vin Diesel agrees to return for the third opus, xXx: Reactivated, directed by DJ Caruso.

This time, Xander Cage takes on the fearsome alpha warrior Xiang. Surrounded by new adrenaline-addicted recruits, he enters a relentless race to recover a weapon of mass destruction known as Pandora’s Box.

Released in 2016, xXx: Reactivated performed particularly well in the international market, earning $346 million.

xXx: Reactivated by DJ Caruso with Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone…

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Tonight on W9 at 9.05pm.

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