Vin Diesel will teach you to breakdance, Plus: Diesel Facts

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05.02.11 55 Comments


Apparently this video was on ebaumsworld like a million years ago, but I didn’t see it then, and now it’s new again because of 5 Fast 5 Furious!  Yay!  You can watch the video below. It stars a young Vin Diesel, sporting a headband and jheri curl, starring in an instructional video about breakdancing.  ItVin-Diesel-Fast-five-1‘s every bit as awesome as that sounds.  Finally, we know where C-Tates learned all his incredible moves!

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. [Moviefone]

Some interesting fake facts you may not know about Vin Diesel:

He’s a natural red head.

He actually drives a Miata

He has a separate stylist just for vests

Contrary to his profile, he’s never even been kitesurfing.

His one ironclad rule for prospective partners: Must love cats.

He regularly calls Live Links to meet new singles in his area.

He has a unique physiology that allows him to digest cigarettes

He’s an original shareholder of Jordache.

He always bets on black.

Favorite phrase: “That’s my jam.”

He has a pet bunny named “Foo Foo Diesel.”

He is a noted Model Railroad Hobbyist, and every quarterly Lionel Trains newsletter contains a sidebar written by him called “Diesel’s Depot”.  He’s currently in a copyright infringement battle with a lesbian bar over the name.

He wears a life jacket in the bath tub.

Diesel was actually his second choice — Jessica Parker was already taken.

As an avowed germophobe, he’s a proponent of the “whole body bump” as an alternative to handshakes

He drinks a flirtini after every workout.  Shaken not stirred, three cherries.

He invented “raising the roof” in 1987.

Every year on his birthday, he orders a Fudgy the Whale from Carvel but never picks it up.

He never misses an opportunity to sing “Walk Like an Egyptian” at karaoke. The regulars hate him for always bumping them.

He wears Croc sandals around the house, but always refers to them as “my kicks.”

He has another brother, Todd Diesel, an assh*le frat guy that works in commercial real estate.

He refers to all acquaintances as either “tiger” or “hoss.”

-Thanks to the incomparable Burnsy and Robopanda for the help researching this list.

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