• Timothy Olyphant was originally thought for the role
  • Vin Diesel did not have his current profile
  • Yet the producer had to convince Diesel!

Today it's hard to imagine any other actor in the role, especially since his chemistry with co-star Paul Walker was absolutely unparalleled.

The producer thought Vin would ask for the role

Speaking to ‘Entertainment Weekly’, producer Neal H. Moritz explained that the studio originally had their eye on another actor.

Vin Diesel will star in Fast & Furious 9, the first official trailer has been released

"Even though he didn't have that bankability at that point, he just had that confidence that he was a star. I thought Vin was coming there to convince me to hire him, and in reality I had to convince him to be “Dominic Toretto”."

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