VIN DIESEL (Dominic Toretto/Produced by) has become one of Hollywoods most sought-after film stars and has also established himself as a prominent producer and filmmaker. Diesel stormed onto the scene in 2001 with the box-office hit The Fast and the Furious, a film that confirmed his status as a bona fide star. Previously, the native New Yorker starred in the huge box-office success The Pacifier, directed by Adam Shankman and co-starring Faith Ford, Brad Garrett, Lauren Graham and Brittany Snow. Through his production company, One Race Films, Diesel starred in and produced the science-fiction feature The Chronicles of Riddick, reprising the title role in the follow-up to the cult favorite Pitch Black. Diesel was discovered by Steven Spielberg, who saw him in 1999s Multi-Facial and later cast him in Saving Private Ryan, for which he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the films ensemble cast. Other credits include roles in Boiler Room and Knockaround Guys, and the voice of the title character in The Iron Giant, which won an Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Theatrical Feature. He was also recently seen in 20th Century Foxs thriller Babylon AD, for director Mathieu Kassovitz (La Haine), a film that co-starred Michelle Yeoh.