Before They Were Stars: Vin Diesel as an Extra in “Awakenings”

You might remember the 1990 Academy Award-nominated drama, Awakenings, starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. If you watch the film, be sure you don’t blink during this particular scene or you’ll miss an aspiring young actor named Vin Diesel in the background (sporting a full head of hair!) in an uncredited appearance as a hospital orderly who shuts the gate behind John Heard when he enters the room.

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