Surely you remember the 1990 Oscar-nominated drama, awakenings, starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. Although surely you missed a small detail… Vin Diesel!
If you rewatch the movie, make sure you don’t blink during this particular scene or you’ll miss Vin Diesel in the background, when he was just a young aspiring actor.
In the uncredited cameo, which was his debut film role, he played a hospital stretcher who closes the door behind John Heard as he enters the room. But what is most striking in the whole scene is his thick hair.
What is the movie Awakenings about?
awakenings is a film set in 1969 and centers on a doctor who discovers the benefits of the drug L-Dopa and uses it to treat comatose patients who have survived the outbreak of sleeping sickness. After decades have passed, the patients reawaken and must adjust to a new life in a new era.
Another movie in which Vin Diesel looks unrecognizable
the 2006 movie guilty in the mafia It is based on the true life story of Jackie DiNorscio. It tells the story of a mobster who represented himself in court in what became the longest trial against the American mob. Almost all of the court testimony in the film was based on actual court records.
Jackie DiNorscioa mafia soldier, is played by Vin Diesel. After becoming dissatisfied with his attorney due to the results of his previous trial, Jackie fired him and chose to represent himself.
He was believed to have charmed the jury and he, along with 19 of his colleagues, received a “not guilty” verdict. Unfortunately, the film was a box office flop, grossing just $2.6 million when it had been budgeted at $13 million.
But the most striking thing about this film is neither the story nor the lack of success it had, but the look of Vin Diesel. He looks completely different from how we are used to seeing him, an aged style with an unflattering haircut.
Of all the styles we’ve seen of Vin Dieselwhich one do you think looks better?