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Multi-Facial (1995)

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A short film about the problems that accompany an actor as he auditions, due to his multi-ethnic appearance.

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Mike
Lewis Steidl ...
Lewis
Cara Gaffen ...
Wendy
Phillip Jones ...
Ivan
Ivan Jordain ...
Greg Thomas
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Chico (as F. 'Valentino' Morales)
Erik Stephen ...
Rivera
Ruthy Otero ...
Yvette (as Ruth Otero)
Kalimi Baxter ...
Pat
David Rainey ...
Alton
August Roc ...
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Emilie Daveyac ...
Misty
Colette Duvall ...
Silver
Barry Burns ...
Rogers
Cheryl Adam ...
Kate
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A short film about the problems that accompany an actor as he auditions, due to his multi-ethnic appearance.

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Diesel took the film to Cannes in hopes of finding sponsors for his next film, Strays (1997), but was unsuccessful. See more »

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Edited into Short Diversity 5 (2000) See more »

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Coming out with a bang!
24 April 2000 | by (Bloomington-Normal, IL) – See all my reviews

I have been spouting facts about Vin Diesel for months now, telling all of my friends to see this and that movie with Vin Diesel in it. I am eagerly awaiting Knockaround Guys, and even more eagerly awaiting Doormen. Now that I have seen Multi-Facial, I have an incredible sense of respect for Diesel's creativity as well as his acting ability.

Multi-Facial's portrayal of grinding it out as an actor hits home to me, as it does for most people. The main character, Mike, refuses to give up his ideals and dreams of being big like DeNiro in order to "make a living." I love that. Anyone who can see a goal and shoot for it, even when they are set back day in and day out, is someone who has my full respect. Finding in the end, that rather than slipping into a mold, he will be better as a "not too light, not too dark" actor makes Mike's character even more believable. I admire characters that break out of restraints and make their own rules. By the way, Diesel's monologue about the fictional father was so incredible, I thought Diesel himself was talking to me. I could have been anywhere in the world listening to him in person. That monologue jumped off the screen and into real life. If this is what Diesel does for his first attempt at directing a film, I can not wait to see what comes next. Talk about coming out with a bang!


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