News | Entertainment
24 May 2024 13:17
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Vin Diesel used a "student credit card" to finance his first film script

    The 49-year-old actor is now one of the most sought-after action stars in Hollywood, but at the start of his rise to fame, Vin was desperately in need of finance to get his ideas off the ground.


    He shared: "To write my first script, I went to an early electronics store called the Wiz that was on 14th Street [in New York]. They had a policy where you could return anything within 30 days, no questions asked. So I went to the Wiz and bought this $600 word processor on my student credit card. I stayed up all night, every night. And at the end of the 30 days I returned it.

    "Then I went out and rented a 16-millimetre camera on a Friday, because I didn't have to return it until Monday, so I was able to shoot for three days. Cut to my mom watching me roll an old 16 millimetre Steenbeck into my little room.

    "I was cutting and splicing 'Multi-Facial' old-school style. This was before computers, really."

    But, despite his uncomfortable predicament, Vin recalls his efforts to break into the movie industry with fondness.

    He told the New York Times newspaper: "It was a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful time. A lot of people say they want to be successful, to be at the top. That's not where the fun is. The fun is the journey."

    Although Vin is now among the best-known action performers in the industry, his childhood ambition was to become a dramatic actor.

    The 'Furious 7' star explained: "I thought I was going to be a dramatic actor. I started acting when I was seven. I grew up in the city, in artist housing on the Lower West Side. My father was a theatre director. When I first started acting, the whole idea of an action hero was relatively new."

    © 2024 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     24 May: Sean 'Diddy' Combs' music has been dumped by Peloton
     24 May: Jennifer Garner has posted a series of images showing her weeping at her daughter's graduation
     24 May: Kelly Osbourne says a film ex ecutive told her she was "too fat" when she landed a part in a teen comedy film
     24 May: Prince Harry has told how seeing plans for an injured war veterans' recovery centre gave him "goosebumps"
     24 May: Charlie Hunnam admitted he's "not nearly as rich" as he would have been if he had taken on the role of Christian Grey in the blockbuster 'Fifty Shades of Grey' franchise
     24 May: Peloton has reportedly "paused" the use of Sean 'Diddy' Combs' music and his series on its platform
     24 May: Chrishell Stause and G Flip are set to reveal their baby plans on the new season of 'Selling Sunset'
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Crusaders stand-in skipper Codie Taylor is backing Rob Penney as the coach faces further scrutiny More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    A city in South Korea is offering small apartments for $11 a month. Why isn't Australia doing the same? More...



     Today's News

    Tennis:
    BBC slammed for hiring Nick Kyrgios as Wimbledon commentator 13:07

    Law and Order:
    Auckland Police have arrested a pair - accusing them of removing license plates from a New Lynn car yard this morning 13:07

    Entertainment:
    Sean 'Diddy' Combs' music has been dumped by Peloton 13:06

    Rugby League:
    Teenage darts star Luke Littler admits he was motivated by his World Championship final loss in January, as he bounced back to win the Premier League title 12:57

    Entertainment:
    Jennifer Garner has posted a series of images showing her weeping at her daughter's graduation 12:36

    Rugby League:
    Teenage darts star Luke Littler says he's silenced the doubters, after adding the Premier League title to his list of achievements 12:27

    Law and Order:
    A 13-year-old's appeared in court in Dunedin this morning charged with murder - over the stabbing of a 16 year old yesterday 12:07

    Entertainment:
    Kelly Osbourne says a film ex ecutive told her she was "too fat" when she landed a part in a teen comedy film 12:06

    Rugby:
    Crusaders stand-in skipper Codie Taylor is backing Rob Penney as the coach faces further scrutiny 11:57

    Entertainment:
    Prince Harry has told how seeing plans for an injured war veterans' recovery centre gave him "goosebumps" 11:36


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2024 New Zealand City Ltd