Vin Diesel and Paul Walker side by side |


Vin Diesel and Paul Walker side by side

We look at the career highs and lows of the two actors since they teamed up in ''The Fast and the Furious''

Since the original Fast and the Furious grossed $145 million, the big-screen careers of Vin Diesel and Paul Walker have followed an almost parallel (and often bumpy) path at the box office.

Vin Diesel
XXX (2002): $142.1 million*
Knockaround Guys (2002): $11.7 million
A Man Apart (2003): $26.7 million
Chronicles of Riddick (2004): $57.8 million
The Pacifier (2005): $113.1 million**
Find Me Guilty (2006): $1.2 million***
Babylon A.D. (2008): $22.5 million

Paul Walker
Joy Ride (2001): $22 million
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003): $127.2 million*
Timeline (2003): $19.5 million
Into the Blue (2005): $18.8 million
Eight Below (2006): $81.6 million**
Running Scared (2006): $6.9 million
Flags of Our Fathers (2006): $33.6 million***

* XXX marked the spot for a Diesel hit, while Walker scored with a Fast sequel.
** Both followed middling sci-fi thrillers with PG-rated Disney pics (and modest hits).
*** Both sought prestige directors: Sidney Lumet for Diesel (Guilty), Clint Eastwood for Walker (Flags).