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Vin Diesel: "How Could You Say That?"


The very expressive Vin Diesel talks to Details this month about certain rumors that have dogged him for years:

The most persistent rumor is that he’s gay. He was once linked to his Furious costar Michelle Rodriguez, but since then he’s never been spotted with a girlfriend, never been seen sneaking out of L.A.’s Element draped with a sloppy WB starlet. A female radio-talk-show caller in New York even confronted him about his sexuality, asking point-blank if Vin played for the other team.

“I was like, ‘How could you say that? Why would you say that?’” says Diesel, the smooth space between his brown eyes wrinkling up in a neat W. “I’m not gonna put it out there on a magazine cover like some other actors. I come from the Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino code of silence. I’m not gonna do that.”

For that reason, Diesel prefers dating in Europe, where he’s not as easily recognized. He thinks celebrity-on-celebrity hookups are crazy. People going through your trash, taking your photo at Starbucks, mashing up your last names into a Bennifer-style punch line. “It’s a sucker’s bet,” he says.

Hunky Vin's upcoming film Find Me Guilty disguises the actor in a funky hairpiece (read, acting), but no beard.


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  1. So basically he's saying he's gay?

    Posted by: Ian | Mar 15, 2006 3:43:18 PM

  2. Can we allow for the possibility that PR folks encouraged their over-exposed, under-appreciated clients to fuel the "is he? or isn't he?" rumor in order to increase the buzz factor among those with some of the highest disposable income on the planet? In other words...who cares?

    Posted by: HoyaBoy | Mar 15, 2006 3:54:37 PM

  3. I have always felt he was gay...just a vibe I get.

    Posted by: Chris | Mar 15, 2006 3:54:39 PM

  4. sounds like a confirmation to me

    especialy since we all know now about marlon Brandos experience playing both teams

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Mar 15, 2006 4:01:24 PM

  5. He's better hurry up and do that guest spot on Will and Grace to defuse those homo rumors.

    Posted by: Sam | Mar 15, 2006 4:01:35 PM

  6. I'd forgotten all about Vin Diesel. Does anyone really care what he does?

    Posted by: Roscoe | Mar 15, 2006 4:12:16 PM

  7. I saw 'Find Me Guilty' about two weeks ago, and he was really good in it. A very interesting movie about mobsters. His character never rats out his buddies. Sidney Lumet said he cast him based on a short that he made, that was shown at Cannes.

    Posted by: Viviane | Mar 15, 2006 4:19:09 PM

  8. Please check this out... It's about Brokeback Mountain and I think you might want to post a link to it. Fred

    Posted by: Fred | Mar 15, 2006 4:19:16 PM

  9. who cares

    Posted by: jon | Mar 15, 2006 4:24:57 PM

  10. He preferes dating in Europe. That's one we haven't heard before.

    Posted by: Nicholas | Mar 15, 2006 4:26:54 PM

  11. So he didn't actually say "No," then?

    I think he's cute. Monotone, but cute!

    Posted by: Michael W. | Mar 15, 2006 4:38:29 PM

  12. Vin is a cutie. I would have NO problems keeping his secret.

    Posted by: Rad | Mar 15, 2006 4:59:03 PM

  13. Vin and I have been dating secretly for ages! he's dreamy.

    Posted by: tom cruise | Mar 15, 2006 5:31:55 PM

  14. He prefers dating in Europe = "My girlfriend lives in Canada."

    Posted by: MP | Mar 15, 2006 5:40:01 PM

  15. Gay or not, I'm just amused by the fact he's a D&Der.

    yeah, I know, totally geeky, but I love it...

    Posted by: Rob (lrdarystar) | Mar 15, 2006 5:52:30 PM

  16. Vin Diesel is on Letterman tonite (Wed 3/15) ..if anyone's interested.

    Let's all turn our "gaydar" switches on!

    Posted by: Mike P | Mar 15, 2006 6:05:16 PM

  17. gay gay gay gay gay

    Posted by: GM | Mar 15, 2006 6:34:20 PM

  18. The most obvious giveaway is his having "dated" Michelle Rodriguez. Who else, Portia di Rossi?

    Posted by: gigi | Mar 15, 2006 6:58:43 PM

  19. A romantic link to Penelope Cruz would clinch it.

    Posted by: 24play | Mar 15, 2006 7:16:02 PM

  20. Let's see...perhaps connect the dots -- Tom CRUISE + Vin DIESEL + ROCK Hudson gotta equal Rip Taylor!

    Posted by: Roger | Mar 15, 2006 8:22:28 PM

  21. On Conan O'Brien's show last summer, Vin Diesel admitted that he loved listening to show tunes. You should have seen how his face lit up when he was talking about "West Side Story." When he drops the macho act and lets his guard down, as he did briefly in this appearance, he turns into a big girl (sound familiar to anyone?) The man names his biceps and his penis (very un-macho names I might add). He's been known to rent convertibles and drive though LA with the top down singing Aria's. Is he Gay? The real question should be: Top or Bottom? And I think we can all guess the answer to that question...

    Posted by: Robert In WeHo | Mar 15, 2006 9:16:31 PM

  22. He's waiting until about a week before the end of his career before he comes out so he'll have something to capitalize on. That should be any minute now.

    Posted by: Chad Hanging | Mar 15, 2006 10:05:54 PM

  23. I'd hit it.

    Posted by: Tread | Mar 16, 2006 12:37:15 AM

  24. Wow,

    He's SO hunky. He only dates in Europe? Way to go encouraging more paparazzi to get their butts over there. Michelle who?

    Posted by: Gilli | Mar 16, 2006 1:39:36 AM

  25. I'd do him

    but then again, I have a thing for bald bodybuilders with mild down syndrome

    Posted by: stevo | Mar 16, 2006 5:43:19 AM

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