‘Silicon Valley’ star Vin Diesel on the death of his father, fatherhood and his own career: ‘I still want to be the best’

By Linus Tech Tips | 07/06/2016 09:23:03 Hollywood actor Vin Diesel has made a number of controversial statements about his father.

During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Diesel spoke of how he has always been a good dad.

“I don’t have to be a father,” Diesel said, referencing his father’s passing.

“He didn’t even have a son.

He had two kids.”

“If I’m going to be able to do anything in life, it’s going to come down to me being the best dad I can be.

And if I’m the best, he’s going be the worst,” Diesel continued.

Diesel was referring to his father when he said he wanted to be an entrepreneur.

But when he turned 40, his father passed away.

The actor is still trying to come to terms with his father passing.

In his recent interview with Esquire, Diesel said he was devastated by his father death.

“(My dad) was the greatest man I knew.

And I think it’s just the truth,” Diesel told Esquire.

It’s a sentiment that he shared in the new issue of Esquire’s ‘What’s on Your Mind’ magazine.

For Diesel, father and son were always a tight-knit family.

When he was growing up in the early 90s, he said his father was “a real disciplinarian.”

“He would take care of us, make sure we were doing well, and he was just like, ‘you can’t take it.

You can’t be an ass and you can’t do anything to get in the way,'” Diesel recalled.

“[My father] would always remind me that it was my job, but my job was to do well in school, and if I couldn’t do well then I was a failure.”

Diesel also talked about how he was constantly in his fathers shadow.

He recalled being in high school and watching his father walk into the cafeteria, saying, “Why is he always here?

Why isn’t he here?

I can’t go to school without him.

I’m not a failure.

You’re a failure,” Diesel recalled saying.

One of Diesel’s biggest hits in recent years was The Diesel Chronicles.

His father’s legacy was a central part of Diesels debut film, which debuted at No. 1 at the box office and was nominated for a Golden Globe for best picture.

That film also won Diesel a Golden Globes award.

In the ‘Diesel’ movie, Diesel is the lead character.

As Diesel tells Esquire: “My dad taught me that you can be the greatest, the best in the world and still not be perfect.

That was a lesson that I learned on my dad.”

Dotson also spoke about his relationship with his dad.

“He was a real, great father, and that’s what it is to be human,” Diesel stated.

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