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U.S. actor Vin Diesel honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame [China Economic Information Service (Xinhua)]

August 26, 2013


U.S. actor Vin Diesel honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- U.S. actor and filmmaker Vin Diesel, best known for starring in a couple of Hollywood blockbuster hits including "Saving Private Ryan" and "Fast & Furious" film franchise, received the 2,504th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday in honor of more than 20 years of career.

"I never thought it would be here in public on a corner, but I guess in some strange way, 30 years ago I made my living by dancing on corners like this with crowds smaller than this," Diesel said at a brief ceremony held in front of the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel on Hollywood Boulevard.

Diesel, 46, was joined by a number of people including his "Fast & Furious" co-star Michelle Rodriguez.

A New York native, Diesel made his film debut in the 1990 drama "Awakenings." Five years later, his independent short "Mult- Facial" drew the attention of "Saving Private Ryan" helmsman Steven Spielberg who created the role of Pvt. Adian Carparzo, a rifleman, in the Oscar-winning drama for the actor.

Diesel also starred in a couple of films including "Boiler Room" (2000), "Pitch black" (2000),action thriller "xXx" (2002) and "Fast & Furious" series.

His next film "Riddick" is slated to hit theaters Sept. 6. He will also reprise his role in "Fast & Furious 7" which will be released in July 2014.

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