60 seconds with Vin Diesel
With Furious 7 entering the history books as one of the ten highest grossing films of all time, Vin Diesel is understandably a very busy man. Press tours, interviews, PR duties, and new projects currently occupy the man’s existence 24/7.
Aware that the star’s time is precious, but wanting insight into the real man behind the Fast franchise, Esquire made an economical pitch: one minute with Vin Diesel. 60 seconds, as many questions as we can cram in, answers straight from the gut. The actor agreed. Armed with a list of culturally pressing this-or-that questions, Esquire connected with Diesel over the phone and kicked it into high gear.
Logical place to start: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?
Love ‘em both.
Musical group of choice?
Jackson Five or Michael Jackson’s solo discography?
Star Wars or Star Trek?
Luke Skywalker or Frodo Baggins?
What’s your Dungeons and Dragons class of choice?
Witch Hunter, half-drow.
Seinfeld or The Simpsons?
I don’t watch TV.
Speaking of car chases, French Connection or Bullitt?
I love Steve McQueen, but I really love French Connection.
Superman or Batman?
Breakin’ or Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo?
What’s your go-to karaoke song?
Louis Armstrong, “What a Wonderful World.”
Sega Genesis or SuperNintendo?
Nintendo, only because of Street Fighter
Blade Runner or Alien?
Dune or Ender’s Game?
Everyone read Dune. Before Riddick had blue eyes, Dune was playing with those races.
Robocop or Terminator?
Terminator. Old Terminator.
Han Solo or Indiana Jones?
Casablanca or Citizen Kane?
Furious 7 is still out in cinemas region-wide.