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Shots fired: Vin Diesel reckons Fast & Furious 7 should win best picture at the Oscars next year…

March 25th, 2015 by Marc Comments


It’s always good to see an actor or actress support their movie. When it comes to Vin Diesel, Fast and Furious clearly means a lot to him. So much so that he made a bold prediction for the film.

“Universal is going to have the biggest movie in history. It will probably win Best Picture at the Oscars — unless the Oscars don’t want to be relevant,” he tells Variety.

Ok then, that’s…bold. In many levels in fact. There’s no doubt that Furious 7 will do good due to previous box office takes, but the biggest in history? We’ll have to see.

Obviously though the thoughts turned somber as he recalled what he went through with Paul Walker’s death and the need to finisht he film.

“I went through three boxes of tissues, and I was so embarrassed. I had always been the kind of actor that other actors respect. I was just failing so hard.”

Ironically, it was three words that helped him get through that time…”I am Groot”.

“That was healing for me … To play a character that could reincarnate, rejuvenate and represent life as trees do.”

So there you go. How big do you think Furious 7 will do? Should the Oscars honestly consider it for Picture of the Year? let us know.

Source: Vulture

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….