Saturday, April 27, 2013

X is for... Xander Cage

X is for... Xander Cage
Film:  xXx (2002)
Actor: Vin Diesel

The Character
Xander Cage is one hardcore man who is a little too rebellious to be left on the streets, so the law decided to get him before he broke it. Once recruited, Xander goes sightseeing in various locations around the world including the USA, Columbia and the Czech Republic. There is one condition though - he must kill some bad guys.

The Actor
While Vin Diesel hit the acting scene in the 1990's, it wasn't until the early 2000's that he hit the mainstream in Pitch Black and xXx. This was also the period where he made the first Fast film - The Fast and the Furious.

Apart from one memorable (or, not) aside as a babysitter in The Pacifer, Vin Diesel has stamped his authority on the modern action genre with further Fast films, and Babylon A.D.

Classic Scene


  1. I'm a big Vin Diesel fan, and I think it all started with xXx for me. Pitch Black was awesome of course, as was Fast and the Furious.

  2. I liked this movie. Vin Diesel is just another action star that was in the right place at the right time when he did Pitch Black and hes got a career out of it. xXx was enjoyable though and I liked the fact that Rammstein made an appearance in the film aswell, love that band. I wasn't a fan of Pitch Black itself but The Chronicles of Riddick was great.

  3. I'm a fan of Vin Diesel. The interesting thing about his career is that he's had great success and poor success, but he's the rare actor who's bounced back from the latter.