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Vin Diesel lays the rumors of his beef with Dwayne Johnson to rest

04.07.2017

It's a given that some squabbles are bound to happen between co-stars when working on a film franchise for over 16 years. Granted, Dwayne Johnson only joined THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise in 2011 with the property's fifth installment, FAST FIVE, but last year, it appeared as if the brakes had ben pumped by Johnson when he remarked that some of his unnamed male co-stars were "candy asses". After a bit of investigation, it was concluded that Johnson was referring to franchise star and executive producer Vin Diesel. Now, Vin Diesel has come forward and is downplaying and notion that he and Johnson are anything less than family. 

“I don’t think the world really realizes how close we are, in a weird way,” Diesel told USA today in the vaguest of ways. He then followed up on that comment by stating, "I think some things may be blown out of proportion. I don't think that was his intention. I know he appreciates how much I work this franchise. In my house, he’s Uncle Dwayne."

While it was reported that there were some creative tension between the two actors while working on the set, Diesel went on to say, "I protect the franchise. I protect everybody including Dwayne. I protected Dwayne more than he’ll ever know. And it doesn’t matter. He doesn’t have to know. But he appreciates it. He knows it," says Diesel. "Dwayne has only got one Vin in his life. Dwayne Johnson only has one big brother in this film world and that’s me."

So does this mean that the Diesel and Johnson bromance remains intact?

"Always, always, always. I’m always rooting for Dwayne. I’m the first multicultural megastar in Hollywood. They didn’t exist," Diesel clarified. "To see another multicultural star come up is something I am very proud of. I’m always rooting Dwayne on. It’s not always easy being an alpha. And it’s two alphas," says Vin Diesel. "Being an alpha is sometimes a pain in the (butt)."

I don't know about you, but I hate the thought of either of these two behemoths getting on each other's bad side. Both Diesel and Johnson strike me as really nice guys, whose partnership has the potential to go down in the Hollywood history books as the stuff of legend. Here's hoping that whatever did transpire between these two has passed, and we can look forward to more from THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise for at least a few more sequels to come.

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron, Kurt Russell, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Scott Eastwood and Tyrese Gibson will drift into theaters on April 14, 2017.  

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Extra Tidbit: As a teenager, Diesel appeared in an instructional breakdancing video called "Breakin' in the USA."
Source: USA Today

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2:33AM on 04/10/2017
or maybe...just MAYBE...this is an all too conveniently timed ' real life conflict' surrounding a movie where these two guys having a conflict. I think someone just knows how to get movie tickets sold...
or maybe...just MAYBE...this is an all too conveniently timed ' real life conflict' surrounding a movie where these two guys having a conflict. I think someone just knows how to get movie tickets sold...
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10:57AM on 04/10/2017
I thought that too, but Vin Diesels response doesnt really indicate that at all,
I thought that too, but Vin Diesels response doesnt really indicate that at all,
12:52AM on 04/10/2017
Rock is a genuinely good guy. Diesel is one of the fakest full of shit egotistical tools on the planet. I live in Vegas, and a lot of friends are in the service industry. Well my club has had them both. One of my friends is a friend of the Rock's. He comes to some of our BBQ's when he is town. One of the coolest and most down to earth guys I've been around of his status, never once seem him treat someone poorly. He appreciates the people who help make him what he is star power wise. Diesel on
Rock is a genuinely good guy. Diesel is one of the fakest full of shit egotistical tools on the planet. I live in Vegas, and a lot of friends are in the service industry. Well my club has had them both. One of my friends is a friend of the Rock's. He comes to some of our BBQ's when he is town. One of the coolest and most down to earth guys I've been around of his status, never once seem him treat someone poorly. He appreciates the people who help make him what he is star power wise. Diesel on the other hand treats everyone around him like shit. Never tips, throws shit at people waiting on him, flat out ignores staff like they don't exist and talking through someone else to get things done. In addition one my ex dated Diesel awhile back. this was after Pitch Black and the first F&F. He didn't treat her much better and more or less dated her for appearances she told me. In fact within 2 weeks of dating her was trying to get her involved in 3 some with other men. When she finally said ok, the two men played and ignored her, so she got up walked away. Only reason I found this out was she accidentally opened a folder when trying to show me some pictures of something and she opened the wrong folder. To say that prompted a discussion would be an understatement. But given everything she told me about his personality has matched what I and my other friends have experienced, Diesel is a fake ass pric and rock would crush him without breaking a sweat. Not to mention this franchise would have been dead without the Rock's involvement to help breathe new life back into it.
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3:34AM on 04/10/2017
BULLSHIT story to the max. so many obvious reasons this is fake... but someone who doesn't like Vin Diesel has gay photo's of him and are not selling them? okay... have fun in your club, your troll club... smh.
BULLSHIT story to the max. so many obvious reasons this is fake... but someone who doesn't like Vin Diesel has gay photo's of him and are not selling them? okay... have fun in your club, your troll club... smh.
9:07PM on 04/08/2017
SOUTHLAND TALES.

Vin wins.
SOUTHLAND TALES.

Vin wins.
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6:38PM on 04/08/2017
They probably had to film a fight scene again in which Johnson loses again. I understand Johnson got upset about that because he would easily crush Diesel with his bare hands in real life.
They probably had to film a fight scene again in which Johnson loses again. I understand Johnson got upset about that because he would easily crush Diesel with his bare hands in real life.
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4:08PM on 04/08/2017
They both make decent popcorn flicks. DJ has always been a more humble personality. When Diesel came to Pittsburgh a few years ago to film Witch Hunter, I could literally give you on set stories with his whole primadonna attitude. So, it's easyto see through his line of BS...
They both make decent popcorn flicks. DJ has always been a more humble personality. When Diesel came to Pittsburgh a few years ago to film Witch Hunter, I could literally give you on set stories with his whole primadonna attitude. So, it's easyto see through his line of BS...
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5:46PM on 04/08/2017
mind sharing a few?
mind sharing a few?
2:41AM on 04/09/2017
Heard the same thing during the filming of XXX3 last summer in Hamilton, Ontario Canada. Many of the crew came into my establishment during filming and didn't have much to say about him; I jokingly asked if they could bring him in next time and they said "he'll barely talk to us, doubt he'll give anyone in here the same treatment".
Heard the same thing during the filming of XXX3 last summer in Hamilton, Ontario Canada. Many of the crew came into my establishment during filming and didn't have much to say about him; I jokingly asked if they could bring him in next time and they said "he'll barely talk to us, doubt he'll give anyone in here the same treatment".
2:28PM on 04/08/2017
Wow, everybodys jumpin on the rocks dick hey. This is VIN DIESELS FRANCHISE. The rock just shoehorned his way in, vin diesel is the heart and soul of this series, show vin diesel a little respect and understand that yes the Rock is becoming and is a huge star, and good for him, but this is Diesels baby, what a candy ass move to post that stupid shit about how hes putting in more work then others...just be happy your apart of the largest grossing franchise of all time. This franchise is so
Wow, everybodys jumpin on the rocks dick hey. This is VIN DIESELS FRANCHISE. The rock just shoehorned his way in, vin diesel is the heart and soul of this series, show vin diesel a little respect and understand that yes the Rock is becoming and is a huge star, and good for him, but this is Diesels baby, what a candy ass move to post that stupid shit about how hes putting in more work then others...just be happy your apart of the largest grossing franchise of all time. This franchise is so untouchable they coulda used van damme as frank hobbs and it still would have done great. So yeah I think the Rock should stop backseat driving and let Vin do his thing.
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9:04PM on 04/08/2017
Well said.
Well said.
1:13PM on 04/08/2017

not buying it

all sources over the years point to Johnson being one of the nicest, humblest guys in Hollywood, so the fact that he went to vent on Twitter in the first place means his intentions where to blow this situation out of proportion, in complete contradictions to what Vin is peddling. I like both these guys but I'm not buying what Vin is selling, it seems like he really pissed the Rock off over something and is just trying to back step it.
all sources over the years point to Johnson being one of the nicest, humblest guys in Hollywood, so the fact that he went to vent on Twitter in the first place means his intentions where to blow this situation out of proportion, in complete contradictions to what Vin is peddling. I like both these guys but I'm not buying what Vin is selling, it seems like he really pissed the Rock off over something and is just trying to back step it.
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11:00AM on 04/08/2017

Nothing about this statement lays the rumors to rest...

If you can only understand things literally and can't read between the lines, then I could see how you think this lays the rumors to rest. If you were to ask me, I would say this amplifies them.
If you can only understand things literally and can't read between the lines, then I could see how you think this lays the rumors to rest. If you were to ask me, I would say this amplifies them.
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5:43AM on 04/08/2017

families fight

Vin is dope, I hope him and the Rock do another movie together outside of the FF franchise.
Vin is dope, I hope him and the Rock do another movie together outside of the FF franchise.
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5:26AM on 04/08/2017
Nice article but just read through the bullshit Diesel is spewing. It's self congratulatory garbage. A little, insecure man trying to protect his carefully crafted image so as to not hurt his "brand" or whatever these douchebags like to call it.

Diesel, at first, seemed like a genuine guy. Pitch Black was a little anticlimactic but it was different. His work in Boiler Room was cool and all but besides that almost everything has been overhyped garbage. Remember the one movie called "Find Me
Nice article but just read through the bullshit Diesel is spewing. It's self congratulatory garbage. A little, insecure man trying to protect his carefully crafted image so as to not hurt his "brand" or whatever these douchebags like to call it.

Diesel, at first, seemed like a genuine guy. Pitch Black was a little anticlimactic but it was different. His work in Boiler Room was cool and all but besides that almost everything has been overhyped garbage. Remember the one movie called "Find Me Guilty" where he plays a dumb monster? That was his terrible attempt at a deep drama. All the Fast and Furious movies are garbage - except a few moments when the Rock is on screen. His natural charisma and awesomeness save Fast Five above from being complete crap.

Face it - Diesel is fake as fuck.
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5:27AM on 04/08/2017
And he was okay in Saving Private Ryan.

Also, the duck stole the show from him in The Pacifier. Ducks are cool I guess but come on...
And he was okay in Saving Private Ryan.

Also, the duck stole the show from him in The Pacifier. Ducks are cool I guess but come on...
12:00AM on 04/08/2017
Fact is, The Rock saved the F&F franchise. He's no Uncle Dwayne, he's Big Daddy.
Fact is, The Rock saved the F&F franchise. He's no Uncle Dwayne, he's Big Daddy.
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2:40PM on 04/08/2017
How the hell did the rock the save the franchise lol, the franchise was already on an upswing after Fast 4, how stupid are you, like I said b4, rock or no rock, the guy is an add on, hes not an original player, replace hi mwith statham, replace him with dolph lundgren for gods sake and it doesn't matter as long as the original players are in place.
How the hell did the rock the save the franchise lol, the franchise was already on an upswing after Fast 4, how stupid are you, like I said b4, rock or no rock, the guy is an add on, hes not an original player, replace hi mwith statham, replace him with dolph lundgren for gods sake and it doesn't matter as long as the original players are in place.
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8:59PM on 04/07/2017

Vin Diesel is an Asshole and not an alpha...

Im tired of Vin and i really got to dislike him when he muscle his big head back into the franchise. Look, the first movie was a star vehicle for Paul Walker and he was the main character. Vin charisma was undeniable and his portrayal and acting skill shine in the first movie. It was a Star in the making kind of role. His ego got the best of him and abandoned the franchise. The second one went on to make more money without him. He only returned to the franchise cause they wanted to revive it
Im tired of Vin and i really got to dislike him when he muscle his big head back into the franchise. Look, the first movie was a star vehicle for Paul Walker and he was the main character. Vin charisma was undeniable and his portrayal and acting skill shine in the first movie. It was a Star in the making kind of role. His ego got the best of him and abandoned the franchise. The second one went on to make more money without him. He only returned to the franchise cause they wanted to revive it after the third one, wich was a flop when comparing. Thus the "old parts" tagline for the 4th installment. Now in this one he is the lead with zero charisma and acting skills and ever sinse he has been a talking robot/ terminator wannabe in each film. Watch the Bambi parody from SNL and you'l see what i mean. Hated him ever since, probably why Walker dind't get alone with him cause of his ego and what he did to the main character of the franchise. All bescuse he is the alpha.. prick.. only enjoyed him in Ridick ever sinse.. and the performance in Pitch Black one was better.
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6:54PM on 04/07/2017

You're out of your league, Vin

This is a classic case of someone saying trying to raise their own stock by claiming their nemesis as their equal. In reality, The Rock dwarfs Vin Unleaded, which is why their fight scene in Fast Five is beyond ridiculous. Vin Unleaded wouldn't last a minute in that ring, let alone win. I'm not buying it -- there is no contest here.
This is a classic case of someone saying trying to raise their own stock by claiming their nemesis as their equal. In reality, The Rock dwarfs Vin Unleaded, which is why their fight scene in Fast Five is beyond ridiculous. Vin Unleaded wouldn't last a minute in that ring, let alone win. I'm not buying it -- there is no contest here.
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2:33PM on 04/08/2017
If the Fast franchise dropped the rock and replaced him with fuc*in John Cena, it wouldn't skip a beat, replace vin diesel, and you lose a lot. The man is huge international, without him you lose hundreds of millions, the rock needs to chill on the roids, his dick prolly looks like a peanut.
If the Fast franchise dropped the rock and replaced him with fuc*in John Cena, it wouldn't skip a beat, replace vin diesel, and you lose a lot. The man is huge international, without him you lose hundreds of millions, the rock needs to chill on the roids, his dick prolly looks like a peanut.
4:12AM on 04/10/2017
You're wrong on every level. First of all, The Rock is the biggest movie star on the planet. He's not replaceable -- he is the box office draw. Vin Diesel doesn't hold a candle in global box office receipts. Not even close.

Second, The Rock single-handedly revived the franchise. Compare all the returns pre-Fast Five to after he entered. Ask any Fast fan who their favorite character is.

Third, without overseas audiences Vin Diesel ceases to exist. Outside of the Fast franchise he is
You're wrong on every level. First of all, The Rock is the biggest movie star on the planet. He's not replaceable -- he is the box office draw. Vin Diesel doesn't hold a candle in global box office receipts. Not even close.

Second, The Rock single-handedly revived the franchise. Compare all the returns pre-Fast Five to after he entered. Ask any Fast fan who their favorite character is.

Third, without overseas audiences Vin Diesel ceases to exist. Outside of the Fast franchise he is domestic box office poison.

Fourth, even if you're right, who cares? This is about someone saying he's an alpha and an equal when neither is the case.
11:05AM on 04/10/2017
Lol, The Rock is a fuck*n whore, he does any big budget flashy movie thatll make money, hes a walking theme park, Vin Diesel actually picks movies he wants to make, hes a big fantasy nerd so thats why he trys to get riddick, and witchunter and what not off the ground...you dont think he could have attached himself to every fuc*in big budget go movie in hollywood?? NO, cuz hes not a whore, he actually has passion, not like The Rock, who jus signed onto a Jungle Cruise movie HAHA, besides all
Lol, The Rock is a fuck*n whore, he does any big budget flashy movie thatll make money, hes a walking theme park, Vin Diesel actually picks movies he wants to make, hes a big fantasy nerd so thats why he trys to get riddick, and witchunter and what not off the ground...you dont think he could have attached himself to every fuc*in big budget go movie in hollywood?? NO, cuz hes not a whore, he actually has passion, not like The Rock, who jus signed onto a Jungle Cruise movie HAHA, besides all that, the point here is that this is VIN DIESELS franchise, yes the Rock is a bigger star, cuz hes a whore
1:26PM on 04/10/2017
Again, who cares? Doesn't matter how The Rock gets his paper -- what matters is the bottom line. He is far more marketable, and thus far smarter. "Vin's franchise," he can keep it.

And even then, Vin picks movies he wants to make? Yeah, The Pacifier was a great passion project for him.
Again, who cares? Doesn't matter how The Rock gets his paper -- what matters is the bottom line. He is far more marketable, and thus far smarter. "Vin's franchise," he can keep it.

And even then, Vin picks movies he wants to make? Yeah, The Pacifier was a great passion project for him.
2:16PM on 04/10/2017
Lol the Pacifier was ONE exception, and it did huge money, look how many cheesey movies the Rock has made. Either way, it was a pussy move (unless it was marketing ploy) to post on set squabbles online to million of people, thats CANDY ASS type of shit. If it wasnt a marketing ploy, im guessing it was a power play by the Rock to try and take over
Lol the Pacifier was ONE exception, and it did huge money, look how many cheesey movies the Rock has made. Either way, it was a pussy move (unless it was marketing ploy) to post on set squabbles online to million of people, thats CANDY ASS type of shit. If it wasnt a marketing ploy, im guessing it was a power play by the Rock to try and take over
6:47PM on 04/07/2017
Vin might play an alpha, but he's never struck me as being one in real life. Till I heard he was married, I always suspected he might be gay.
Vin might play an alpha, but he's never struck me as being one in real life. Till I heard he was married, I always suspected he might be gay.
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5:15AM on 04/08/2017
You can be gay and an alpha. The two are not mutually exclusive.
You can be gay and an alpha. The two are not mutually exclusive.
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6:35PM on 04/07/2017

Vin Diesel's a D-Bag

It's been pretty well documented that he and Paul Walker really did not get along and weren't close at all, and yet when Walker died he milked the whole "Bros forevah, we were family" thing like nobody's business... even though it was utter crap. Like seriously nauseating. Maybe Johnson hates Diesel, maybe he doesn't, but the fact that Diesel claims their tight means absolute jack. Also I think Yul Brynner, Whoopi Goldberg, Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Freddie Prinze Jr., etc. would all argue
It's been pretty well documented that he and Paul Walker really did not get along and weren't close at all, and yet when Walker died he milked the whole "Bros forevah, we were family" thing like nobody's business... even though it was utter crap. Like seriously nauseating. Maybe Johnson hates Diesel, maybe he doesn't, but the fact that Diesel claims their tight means absolute jack. Also I think Yul Brynner, Whoopi Goldberg, Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Freddie Prinze Jr., etc. would all argue against his statement that he was the first "mult-cultural" megastar.
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7:31PM on 04/07/2017
Maybe Johnson hates Diesel, maybe he doesn't, but the fact that Diesel claims their tight means absolute jack.

* they're
Maybe Johnson hates Diesel, maybe he doesn't, but the fact that Diesel claims their tight means absolute jack.

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6:01PM on 04/07/2017
Lol. I used to love Vin Diesel. Now I feel as though everything that comes out of the guys mouth is horse shit.. sure he is a huge star in Latin America but I think his last few non fast films have proved his star power isn't what it once was. The new XXX did terrible here. Witch Hunt and Riddick flat out sucked. GOTG does not count. Hopefully Hannibal of Carthage gets him back on track, cuz the Rock is whooping his ass in this movie industry thing
Lol. I used to love Vin Diesel. Now I feel as though everything that comes out of the guys mouth is horse shit.. sure he is a huge star in Latin America but I think his last few non fast films have proved his star power isn't what it once was. The new XXX did terrible here. Witch Hunt and Riddick flat out sucked. GOTG does not count. Hopefully Hannibal of Carthage gets him back on track, cuz the Rock is whooping his ass in this movie industry thing
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6:40PM on 04/07/2017
Agreed, his BoxOfficeMojo page is very illuminating. Aside from the Fast & Furious films, the first XXX and The Pacifier are his only two starring films that have ever made money. A Man Apart, Chronicles of Riddick, Babylon A.D., Riddick, The Last Witch Hunter and XXX3 all lost money in the states.
Agreed, his BoxOfficeMojo page is very illuminating. Aside from the Fast & Furious films, the first XXX and The Pacifier are his only two starring films that have ever made money. A Man Apart, Chronicles of Riddick, Babylon A.D., Riddick, The Last Witch Hunter and XXX3 all lost money in the states.
3:33AM on 04/08/2017
"A Man Apart, Chronicles of Riddick, Babylon A.D., Riddick, The Last Witch Hunter and XXX3 all lost money in the states."

the problem with that statment is that you can say that for almost ANY big budget blockbuster. movies rarely recoup their cost in the states alone, it needs Canada, europe, china etc. soooo really? Also you don't LOSE money if your movie makes a shitload, regardless of where your money comes from. Sure they weren't as POPULAR in the states but they didn't lose anything.
"A Man Apart, Chronicles of Riddick, Babylon A.D., Riddick, The Last Witch Hunter and XXX3 all lost money in the states."

the problem with that statment is that you can say that for almost ANY big budget blockbuster. movies rarely recoup their cost in the states alone, it needs Canada, europe, china etc. soooo really? Also you don't LOSE money if your movie makes a shitload, regardless of where your money comes from. Sure they weren't as POPULAR in the states but they didn't lose anything.
5:44PM on 04/07/2017
What an alpha.
What an alpha.
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