Vin Diesel Reacts to 'Forbes' List Ranking: I Never Wanted to Be an Action Star

by Raphael Chestang 5:45 PM PDT, August 06, 2015
Playing Vin Diesel Reacts to 'Forbes' List Ranking: I Never Wanted to Be an Action Star

ET special correspondent Carly Steel got Vin Diesel to open up about Forbes ranking him as the third highest-paid actor in the world and what that means for his career.

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"It feels good when you describe it as impressive," Diesel told Carly. "At some point when you reach that level of success you're able to do things like The Last Witch Hunter that are completely original."

Also starring Rose Leslie, Michael Caine and Elijah Wood, The Last Witch Hunter is about the last remaining witch hunter who must go to battle against an uprising of witches in modern day New York.

The supernatural adventure movie could be considered a risk for some actors, but not so much when you have as much pull as Diesel.

"I never started out wanting to be an action star," Diesel said. "I started acting when I was 7, so I grew up in the theater community. When I wasn't getting any work I started bouncing at nightclubs. Ten years of bouncing at night clubs in New York gives you something."

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The Internet recently unveiled another one of Diesel's talents -- break dancing. Before the actor's 48th birthday, a dance instructional video from the '80s featuring a young Diesel went viral, showing him doing The Worm.

Watch the video for more. The Last Witch Hunter hits theaters Oct. 23.