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You Won't BELIEVE Who Nearly Had Vin Diesel's Role In The Fast & The Furious! (And Other Movies That Almost Had Very Different Stars!)

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It's hard to imagine anyone other than Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious.

But the street racer-turned-international secret agent (man, this franchise cray!) was almost played by someone very different — Justified star Timothy Olyphant!

Speaking on The Bill Simmons Podcast on Wednesday, producer Neil H. Moritz said after finding Paul Walker there was only one piece of the puzzle needed to make the project a go:

"And then we had to look for Dom Toretto. The studio said, 'If you can get Timothy Olyphant to play that role we will greenlight the movie… The luckiest thing that ever happened to us is Tim Olyphant turned us down. He's a great actor. In fact, I'm curious to see what that movie would have been."

Wow. So are we! (We're thinking the studio was happy with his performance as a cop in the previous year's fast car flick Gone In Sixty Seconds!)

But of course, Neil then found Vin, who was perfect for the bad boy boss from the get:

"I went and met him at Kate Mantilini and he wasn't a star yet, but the great thing about Vin is he always believed he was a star. And I was going in there to think he's coming to me to want the role and I'm the one there now having to convince him to do the role! Lucky for both of us that happened."

Lucky for us too, eight movies later! But Furious wasn't the only classic that almost had a completely different cast!

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Vin Diesel Betrays His Family & Hooks Up With Evil Charlize Theron In The First Trailer For Fast 8, AKA The Fate Of The Furious!

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Oh snap.

That's the sound of a family breaking apart.

The Fast & The Furious franchise has become all about family over the past seven installments, but that all changes in F8!

Related: Three Years Later — Remembering Paul Walker's Hollywood Legacy

In The Fate Of The Furious, Vin Diesel betrays Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, and the rest of our heroes to… hook up with Charlize Theron, apparently.

And (shocker!) they have to team up with villain Jason Statham to take him out! Everything is upside down!

Ch-ch-check out all the soap operatic action (and car crashes and explosions, of course) in the thrilling first trailer (below)!

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Three Years Later: Remembering Paul Walker's Hollywood Legacy

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We can't believe it's been three years…

On November 30, 2014, just two days after Thanksgiving that year, Paul Walker was taken from us in a tragic automobile accident at the ridiculously young age of 40.

While we'll never see that smile again IRL, at least we can look back on a surprisingly broad body of work.

After all, the Fast & Furious star started acting way back in the 80s! Take a moment to remember the late great Paul's long career (below):

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Paul Walker Would Have Been 43 Today — Honoring The Late Star With A Look At His Most Iconic Movie Roles Through The Years

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How has it been three years already?!

Paul Walker may have been taken from us during his career-high point with the Fast & Furious franchise, but you may be surprised to learn that wasn't his first iconic movie role.

After starting in television in the mid-'80s, Paul eventually started landing larger roles on the big screen where he continued to work until his tragic accident at just 40 years old.

So, in honor of what would have been Paul's 43rd birthday, we're taking a look back at his highly celebrated career that was unfortunately cut short.

CLICK HERE to view "Paul Walker Through The Years!!!"

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Vin Diesel Praises Dwayne Johnson In Facebook Live Video — The Same Day 'The Rock' Fails To Acknowledge His Fast 8 Costar! Watch!

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This feud is seeming very one-sided…

While the Fast & Furious franchise is known for operating as a family, there still seems to be some bad blood between two of the newest installment's lead actors.

As you've surely heard by now, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson surprised everyone when he started referring to one of his unnamed male costars as unprofessional — as well as "chicken sh*t" and "candy ass!"

Related: The Fast 8 Production Team Thanks Both Vin AND The Rock!

Things really got knocked into twelfth gear when it was reported that veteran actor Vin Diesel was actually the one on Dwayne's sh*t list!

Vin has actively been trying to squash the feud ever since it started, but the Ballers actor seems intent on making sure people know just how miserable the Fast 8 set has been.

However, the same day that The Rock "forgot" to mention Mr. Diesel in his wrap post… Vin actually praised Dwayne for his acting abilities back when he joined Fast Five!

We bet April 14, 2017 can't come fast enough for Universal right now…

Ch-ch-check out Vin Diesel's illuminating Facebook Live stream (below)!!!

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Celebrate The Fast & The Furious' 15th Birthday By Finding Out Which Film In The Franchise Is Your Spirit Movie!

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Can you believe it's been 15 years since The Fast and the Furious first sped into theaters?!

Over the years, the action franchise has had several ups and downs as it seemed like it may have been coming to an end with The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, only to be revived with original stars Paul Walker and Vin Diesel in Fast & Furious!

Though the world lost Walker back in 2013, the franchise has continued and even has a new sequel coming out in 2017!

But with seven star-studded action flicks under its belt, which film of the franchise do you think best represents you??

Take our personality quiz to find out your Fast & Furious spirit movie (below)!!!

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Fast 8 Makes Movie History In Cuba & Vin Diesel Shares His Excitement With Fans — Watch!

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Vin Diesel always likes to have fun with his fans, and this time he's not afraid to brag about Fast 8 making history!

Back in January, it was announced the speedy sequel wanted to film in Cuba which would make it the first Hollywood movie in over 50 years to be shot there!

Related: Scott Eastwood OFFICIALLY Joins The Cast Of Fast 8!

Well it looks like Vin and his team got their wish as he took to Instagram to share a video of himself with his director F. Gary Gray as he talks to his fans about getting to film in Cuba for the first time!

Diesel shared:

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