People online can’t get over how much Fast & Furious‘s Vin Diesel looks like a 3D rendering of the Biblical Adam. While Diesel’s acting career began with a small uncredited role in the 1990 drama Awakenings, he has since gone on to star in several major action franchises. Among his roles, Diesel portrayed the antihero Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick franchise, street racer Dominic Toretto in the Fast & Furious franchise, and Xander Cage in the xXx film series, and he voiced Groot throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, most recently in Thor: Love and Thunder. He has also reportedly joined James Cameron’s Avatar series in an undisclosed role.
Of all his roles, Diesel is perhaps best known as Dom in Fast & Furious. The actor will be reprising the role in the franchise’s next installment, Fast X, which is set to be released on May 19, 2023. While Diesel has kept busy promoting the next Fast & Furious release and the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, this week the action film superstar made news for a completely different reason. Vin Diesel was central in a viral tweet that claimed, “Scientists at Princeton University have reconstructed this 3D model of how Adam, the first human being created by God, might have looked“, which showed an image of what is undeniably a render of Vin Diesel.
The image was shared by the official Alamo Drafthouse NYC Twitter account, and it has people online losing it. Everyone instantly recognized the 3D model as Vin Diesel, and some commenters were instantly ready with Dom Toretto jokes in response. Others saw the opportunity to reference Diesel’s rivalry with Dwayne Johnson. Check out the hilarious responses above.
3D Rendering Meme Trend Explained
Of course, it should be noted that Variety found no evidence of such a study at Princeton when it reported on the new viral Vin Diesel post. Instead, the tweet belongs to a meme trend where someone posts a 3D model of a celebrity for humorous effect. The trend can be traced back to 2018 when a Twitter user claimed a render of Britney Spears was created by a Harvard research team attempting to model how the ancient Egyptian queen Cleopatra may have looked. Other celebrities to be featured in the meme include Andre the Giant, Lady Gaga, and Dom Toretto’s 1970 Dodge Charger from the Fast & Furious films.
While many people seemed to be fooled by the viral joke, other eagle-eyed Twitter users pointed out that the image was actually Vin Diesel fanart. Although this meme doesn’t reveal the face of Adam, it does highlight Diesel’s enduring popularity. Diesel remains the heart of the Fast & Furious franchise, and his reappearance in Fast X is expected to bring another hit for the film series. With that in mind, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Vin Diesel trending again soon.
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