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Before Vin Diesel Was ‘Fast,’ He Was a Dancing Machine

You know him as the tough-talking car thief from the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, but before he became Paul Walker’s nemesis-turned-best-bud, Vin Diesel was a badass B-boy.

Should Vin have given up creating instructional break-dancing videos for the silver screen? Our friends from 5Min have it all on video — watch it for yourself and decide:

Some other interesting facts about Vin Diesel you may not know…

1. His real name is Mark Sinclair Vincent.

2. He worked as a bouncer for the now-defunct NYC nightclub Tunnel.

3. He’s a twin; his brother, Paul works as a film editor.

4. His mother was an astrologer; his sign is Cancer.

5. He’s a real-life hero, too. In 2002, he witnessed a car crash while cruising around Hollywood on his motorcycle. He pulled the family from the car before the car was destroyed by flames.

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