By Hana Asbrink
Updated Jul 18, 2017 @ 7:00 am
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Happy birthday, Vin Diesel! The star of the popular The Fast and the Furious franchise turns 50 today and like his box office-smashing hits, the actor doesn't seem to be slowing down.

Diesel may be a muscle-laden action star, but his incredibly large followings on both Facebook and Instagram speak volumes to his humble and authentic spirit. He's a loving father to three young children (Mom is model Paloma Jiménez) and a devoted friend to the late Paul Walker (affectionately known as "Pablo"), his Furious co-star with whom he shared ties so deep, he named his youngest daughter Pauline after him.

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We can't help but feel admiration scrolling through Diesel's always positive, motivation- and inspiration-driven feed and surely, he'll make a fan out of you, too: