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Suggested Reading: In Defense of Vin Diesel

My reading recommendation for the week is an article by Joey Eschrich for Slate’s Brow Beat entitled Vin Diesel Is Not a Macho Lunkhead. He’s So Much More.

The article spoke to me because, like many others, I had a few preconceived ideas about Diesel based on the hyper-masculine characters he often plays. But by learning more about him both as an actor and filmmaker, I am reminded that one should not judge a book by its cover. Vin Diesel may have big muscles and a deep voice, but that does not equate a lack of intellect or talent.

Have you always assumed Vin Diesel is a simple-minded meat-head? Read the article and let me know if it changes your idea of him in any number of ways.


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