Vin Diesel XXXposed [NOOK Book]

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Vin Diesel is everywhere -- the newly crowned king of the box office and the newsstand. But who is he really? The world's hottest star is also its most mysterious. Few fans realize that this so-called overnight success is actually the product of a lifetime of planning and struggle.
This book follows every step of Vin Diesel's rise from his days as a poor but happy mischief-maker in New York's Greenwich Village -- where an act of vandalism led to his stage debut at the age of ...
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Overview

Vin Diesel is everywhere -- the newly crowned king of the box office and the newsstand. But who is he really? The world's hottest star is also its most mysterious. Few fans realize that this so-called overnight success is actually the product of a lifetime of planning and struggle.
This book follows every step of Vin Diesel's rise from his days as a poor but happy mischief-maker in New York's Greenwich Village -- where an act of vandalism led to his stage debut at the age of seven -- through the long years spent toiling as a bouncer in Manhattan's trendiest clubs while trying to break into Hollywood -- to his first "big break" from Steven Spielberg.
Take a look behind the scenes of each of Vin's films -- the roles he fought for, the role he walked away from after filming had begun, and the leading ladies he continued to see off-screen. VIN DIESEL: XXXPOSED takes on the rumors about his background and his ego and reveals how fame has taken its toll on the intensely private star. This is the unlikely and inspiring story of how an outsider who wouldn't give up transformed himself into the action hero of the new millennium.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451604412
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 642,899
  • File size: 18 MB
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Vin Diesel is everywhere -- the newly crowned king of the box office and the newsstand. But who is he really? The world's hottest star is also its most mysterious. Few fans realize that this so-called overnight success is actually the product of a lifetime of planning and struggle.

This book follows every step of Vin Diesel's rise from his days as a poor but happy mischief-maker in New York's Greenwich Village -- where an act of vandalism led to his stage debut at the age of seven -- through the long years spent toiling as a bouncer in Manhattan's trendiest clubs while trying to break into Hollywood -- to his first "big break" from Steven Spielberg.

Take a look behind the scenes of each of Vin's films -- the roles he fought for, the role he walked away from after filming had begun, and the leading ladies he continued to see off-screen. VIN DIESEL: XXXPOSED takes on the rumors about his background and his ego and reveals how fame has taken its toll on the intensely private star. This is the unlikely and inspiring story of how an outsider who wouldn't give up transformed himself into the action hero of the new millennium.

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Table of Contents

1. Why Is the Big Man So Huge? 7
2. Growing Up Vin, I Mean Mark 23
3. Bouncing His Way Up 39
4. Making His Own Breaks 47
5. Hovering in the Background 53
6. The Hot Winter 61
7. The Fast and the Furious Rise to the Top 73
8. xXxtraordinary Success 83
9. Coming to a Theater Near You 91
10. Up Close and Personal 95
11. What Lies Ahead? 107
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2003

    hot , action packed and full of the Xfactor

    Vin Diesel, who is he? Hes opened our eyes to a new genre of action heros. some say hes james bond but bald and that he has been been nearly famous for too long and were glad that he has broken throught that barrier. Xander Cage in XXX is full to the brim with adreniline for all us vin and action junkies. for anyone who is a lover of either or both XXX is the film for you. so even if your not see it NOW you will love it.

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