The Awkward, Incredibly Unsexy Early Years of the Leading Men from "Fast and Furious 6"

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The Awkward, Incredibly Unsexy Early Years of the Leading Men from Fast and Furious 6

By Dustin Rowles | Box Office Round-Ups | May 27, 2013 | Comments ()

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It was a huge weekend at the box office. In fact, the $317 million tally made it the biggest Memorial Day weekend on record. Leading the way was Fast & Furious 6, which coincidentally also racked up $317 million worldwide over the weekend ($120 million domestic). The franchise had its biggest opening to date, it received an A+ from the under 25 male demo on Cinemascore, and there are zero signs that the franchise is abating anytime soon. I imagine the series will continue for decades, swapping in and out cast members as the franchise ages.

The Hangover III came in second, adding $51 million over the four-day weekend, and while it was down a bit from The Hangover II, the franchise will still make serious box-office green internationally. Hopefully, however, this will be the end of it: Critics hated it, and even the typically overenthusiastic Cinemascore grades were less than pleased with the result. Even Bradley Cooper had a hard time defending it.

The other major opener this weekend was Epic, which came in fourth (behind Star Trek: Into Darkness) with $42 million, and about another $42 million worlwide, which is good enough for the $100 million budged animated film, particularly since it has little competition until the arrival of Monsters University on June 21st. Iron Man 3, which is up to $1.14 billion worldwide, rounded out the top five. Gatsby was sixth, with $13 million, then the box office cratered: Matthew McConaughey's Mud was seventh with $1.9 million, which basically means that 95 percent of Americans who went to the movies this weekend saw one of six films.

Nevertheless, the third in Linklater's trilogy, Before Midnight, had the highest per screen average of all films, $49,000, or nearly twice the average of Fast & Furious 6. Then again, Before Midnight was on one screen, while F&F6 was in 3,600.

Now, here's what you came to see: The awkwardness of youth, y'all.

Vin Diesel




The Rock




Luke Evans


Paul Walker


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  • D

    Excuse me, Luke Evans looks like a fox in that picture. What in the blue hell are you people smoking?

  • Laura

    Like the blue hell reference :)

  • LR117

    You had to go that early with Paul Walker, eh?

  • cruzzercruz

    That header of The Rock is painful. What a massive turnip head. I don't know how he evolved into the sleek, glistening wall of man and charisma he is, but I'm sure nobody would've guessed it back then.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    I think the first Vin Diesel pic is a fake. There is something wrong with the alignment of his face to the rest of the head.

  • Strand

    Now where's that fitness video Vin Diesel starred in before acting?

  • the dude

    Vin diesel shows his unique ability to look italian, black, and hispanic all at the same time. You should watch his short film multi-facial, it's actually really good.

  • zeke_the_pig

    All I take away from this is that the LAST thing I'd ever try to do is take candy from a Paul Walker baby. Look at that little Damien fucker. I'd end up eviscerated and crying in a corner.

  • Maguita NYC

    Baby Walker looks like one of them Children of the Corn.

  • Irina

    If you didn't run out of F&F6 right after it ended, there's a mid-credits scene where they show you who's the villain in the next movie. So no, no chances of the franchise slowing down (actually looking forward to the 7th movie, which is a sentence I've never typed before).

  • zeke_the_pig

    Not even FOR POLICE ACADEMY?!?

  • I blame my parents for not forcing me to be a child actor. And for not being rich and living in Hollywood. Damn you, Mom and Dad! I could have been huge!

  • You coulda had class. You coulda been a contendah. You coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what you ah...

  • BendinIntheWind

    Though it took a while for the initial Rock-shock to wear off, my takeaway from this post is that Luke Evans at any age can GET IT.

  • AudioSuede

    I always want to upvote your Ein picture without reading your comments. Well played.

  • BendinIntheWind

    I never said I was above pandering - I JUST WANT YOUR LOVE, INTERNET!

  • e jerry powell

    Is Michael Vincent trying to eye-fuck me?

  • Salieri2

    Whoa, had a bad moment there.

    Thought you typed "Jan-Michael Vincent" and had to get the brain bleach.

  • e jerry powell


    That would have been MUCH worse.

    Vin Diesel is such a stupid name.

  • Salieri2

    It does sound like an underwear brand.

  • e jerry powell


  • Maguita NYC

    You know what they say: eye-fucking is in the eye of the beholder.

  • e jerry powell

    "You ever get cum in your eye Gabriel? HMM? It BURNS."(™ Miss Coco Peru)

  • Abe Froman

    Third picture of Diesel: sooooo....Bill Haverchuck became Vin Diesel?

  • Rochelle

    Bill Haverchuck turned into a hot guy. Hotter than Vin Diesel, though less muscular.

  • googergieger

    How the fuck is Rocky Malvia older when he was younger?

    Still think Vin Diesel is gay and it is solely based on the "make out" scene during XXX. Like watching a life long deeply committed vegan try to fake making out with a pork roast he isn't sexually attracted to in the slightest.

  • I'm pretty sure he's not, based on his long relationship with his girlfriend and the resultant two children. He could just be really, really dedicated to maintaining the beard, but that seems a long way to go to deny something most people don't actually care about these days.

  • e jerry powell

    Stranger things have happened in the world.

  • googergieger
  • e jerry powell

    You had to go there, didn't you?

    Now I need to book a reservation at Fogo de Chão.

  • amylu

    So that first photo of Vin Diesel is Photoshopped, right?

  • Lee

    Vin Diesel has always been fug. Nothing new there.

  • AudioSuede

    But I'm pretty sure that's Leonardo DiCaprio's hair.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    or Richard Grieco's.

  • Patrick Garcia

    So apparently....Luke Evans has always been attractive.

  • Maguita NYC

    Dwayne Johnson!!! LOOK at those eyes again, they're doe eyes. There is no challenge in them, no smirk, no hint of The Rock whatsoever; On the contrary, they look like they have all the patience and hold all the kindness in the world.

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