Film: Fast and Furious 6
Director: Justin Lin
Writers: Chris Morgan, Gary Scott Thompson
Actors: Vin Diesel (Dominic Toretto), Paul Walker (Brian O’Conner), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (Hobbs)
Vin Diesel is known for his starring roles in the Fast and the Furious Franchise. This is his most popular movie role of his career. Vin Diesel is considered to be a wild card actor because he has been in a lot of different films. He has played a character named Groot in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” a babysitter in ‘The Pacifier,”and “The Iron Giant” as the actual giant. In the Fast and the Furious movies, he plays a tough street racer. His roles do not stay characterized to a specific category.
Paul Walker is also known for his starring roles in the Fast and the Furious franchise. Most of his popularity comes from these movies. Paul Walker is considered to be a personality character because he tends to stick to the same type of roles. A lot of his movies are based on a “brains of the operation” type of leader who is a top character in the film. For example, “Takers,” “Eight Below,” “Joyride,” and “Varsity Blues.” Paul Walker has played a few different roles like a school jock but they are easily overshadowed by his dominant “bad boy” roles.
Dwayne Johnson would be considered another wild card actor because he has portrayed a variety of different roles. He has played a tough cop, a mythological character in “Hercules”, a parent, a tooth fairy, a football coach, and an undead creature in “The Scorpion King.” He has played a recurring role of tough cop in the Fast and Furious franchise recently but has also released movies of different characters in between.
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