Happy Birthday Vin Diesel !

I remember when Vin Diesel used to work the door as a bouncer at the now defunct NYC nightclub Tunnel in the Chelsea section of Manhattan. It was like around 1996. He used to be standing at the door a lot with Jennifer Gatien (daughter of infamous nightclub owner Peter Gatien. If you don't know who Gatien is, watch Dylan McDermott's riveting portrayal of him in the biopic "Party Monster"). I used to see him working there frequently back then.

Now, Vin is a successful actor and an action hero for our generation.

And today, Vin Diesel (real name Mark Vincent) turns 40 years old
(July 18).