Vin Diesel landed his first major movie role in 1998's Saving Private Ryan. Two years later, he kicked off two successful franchises with The Fast and the Furious and Pitch Black, in which he plays Riddick. In 2002, Diesel fronted the action thriller xXx, a role he is set to reprise in an upcoming sequel. In 2014, Diesel joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he voiced Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy. The actor next reprises the role of Dominic Toretto in Furious 7, in theaters April 3.