Absolute unit and former nightclub bouncer Vin Diesel got his big break after creating a short film called Multi-Facial. Pinballing from audition to audition in Hollywood and having no luck getting a part, Diesel decided to document his struggles. His mom gave him a copy of Feature Films at Used Car Prices, a how-to guide for making movies on a shoestring budget. Inspired, Diesel banged out the script for Multi-Facial in a single night.
The semi-autobiographical film—written, directed, produced, and scored by Diesel—was about a guy named “Mike” (Diesel’s real name), who struggled to book any acting gigs. "Back then, being multicultural, it just didn't work,” Diesel told Men’s Health in 2015. “No one was hiring anybody like me, let alone letting that person become a leading man or a mega-seller. It didn't exist."