Both men have been featured in several successful action films, have extremely large amounts of muscle mass, have shaved heads, and even have similar looks. It is no surprise that they are confused for one another from onlookers time and time again.
Vin Diesel and The Rock are not brothers. However, they have been in movies together and are good friends.
While the two are not brothers by blood, you can still see the resemblance in their looks in this photo of them side by side, posted on Vin Diesel’s Instagram, using the link provided below.
A Different Kind of (Hollywood) Brotherhood
Blood is thicker than water, but these two seem to be close friends regardless. The hit action movie series, “Fast and Furious,” features both Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vin Diesel.
The two men are powerhouses and will do whatever it takes to produce well developed movies that are going to be a hit for their audiences.
However, after numerous movies and years of working together, there was a tiff between the two men that was rumored to nearly end their long lasting, seemingly invincible friendship.
Thankfully, it was all just a rumor. Like any family, we all have our differences.
Once the fight had ended, The Rock made an unexpected statement when he said, “Lastly, but not least, I want to thank brother Vin for your support of Hobs & Shaw. What a wild ride this has been. 10 years ago, when you and I spoke and you invited me into the Fast and Furious family – I am grateful for that invite.”
He continued to gush over Vin Diesel, as he explained his excitement by the massive success that they had found together through the “Fast and Furious” movies.
The Rock continued talking directly to Vin Diesel saying, “We did it the right way, we did it the right way, and again, brother, I appreciate your support.”
Did An Uncharacteristic Feud Nearly Tear This Duo Apart?
It has never been clearly stated what exactly pulled the two apart. The alleged reason for Vin Diesel and The Rock’s feud is that it sparked over a creative direction disagreement in 2016 on the set of The Fate of the Furious.
When asked for details, The Rock said that it came down to a “fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach moviemaking and collaborating.”
It took Vin Diesel’s humility to give The Rock a shout out that recognized his creativity in the Fast and Furious series, as well as congratulating The Rock on his “beautiful family” after his recent wedding.
However, there are no details on what actually went down on the set.
When asked about the impending feud between two of her co-stars in 2016, Michelle Rodriguez confirmed that there had been an altercation on the set that upset both men, but that they are still “bros” as the film is bigger than all of them.
The rumors were seemingly too much to handle for a lot of Fast and Furious fans, but both Vin Diesel and The Rock refused to talk poorly about the other. Even the writer and producer of the films, Chris Morgan, has acknowledged the genuine nature, maturity, and professionalism of both men, stating that it was just a classic work disagreement.
Regardless of who said sorry first, we are grateful that the two have gotten past their issues and have reconciled.
If you would like to see the two confront physically, watch this intense scene from the fifth movie in the series, Fast and Furious, using the YouTube link below.