ByKristin Lai, writer at
MP Staff Writer, cinephile and resident Slytherclaw // UCLA Alumna // Follow me on Twitter: kristin_lai
Kristin Lai

Where were you back in the summer of 2001? To be honest, I barely remember because I was just a wee lass. But, despite all odds and, quite frankly, probably being too young to watch The Fast and the Furious, I watched it anyway and remember it vividly. I was born to break the rules.

As a child, the movie was fun, fast, crazy, and I had no idea what was going on but I liked it anyway. Now here we are, 6 movies and 13 years later. While most of us have changed, hopefully for the better, it would appear that the cast of The Fast and the Furious series are time lords of some sort because they all look incredible.

Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel famously played Dominic Toretto, the street racing ex-con who stole the show in the first installment of The Fast and the Furious series. This role catapulted him to fame and made him a household name. Today, he still holds the role of Dominic, which he will reprise in [Fast & Furious 7](movie:264263) that is currently in post-production. He is also freshly off his role of Groot from [Guardians of the Galaxy](movie:424073). Way to go, Vin!

Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle is one of Hollywood's go-to badass chicks. Along with her role as Letty Ortiz in The Fast and the Furious, Michelle has also played Rain Ocampo in Resident Evil and Trudy Chacon in the Oscar-winning film Avatar. Rodriguez has the onscreen personality of someone you couldn't pay me enough to get on the bad side of.

Jordana Brewster

Jordana Brewster played Mia Toretto, also known as Dominic's sister and Brian's love interest in the first The Fast and the Furious movie. She has since held roles on both the big and small screen as Chrissie in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning as well as roles on the TV shows Chuck and Dallas. Can someone tell me if she's actually aged at all? She's even more gorgeous now than she was in 2001, which I wasn't sure was even possible.

Rick Yune

Rick Yune, or Johnny Tran as he was known in The Fast and the Furious, played the ruthless gang leader and Dominic's rival in the racing circles. Unfortunately for fans of Yune, Johnny died in the first movie and we haven't see him since. Well, that's not exactly true. Rick Yune has gone on to play the Bond villain Zao in Die Another Day and Kang in Olympus Has Fallen.

Paul Walker

Walker became a hot Hollywood commodity after proving his worth in coming-of-age films like She's All That, Pleasantville, and Varsity Blues. In 2001, he played the now iconic role of Brian O'Conner. Sadly, Walker tragically passed away last November. With the filming for Fast & Furious 7 only halfway finished at the time of his death, the production team reached out to Walker's brothers Cody and Caleb to have them stand in for Paul and help retire the role of Brian O'Conner instead of having him die in the film, giving him a much more gracious leave from the series.

[Fast & Furious 7](movie:264263) is set to hit theaters on April 3, 2015.


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