Ever since the early days of social media, when I started “Vinbook” on Facebook many years ago, haha… I always dreamed of recording Christmas songs to share with those of you who have allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and explore my age old love for music. So I recorded something for you. It was partially inspired by my late Biological father’s birthday… which is today. He was a singer in his own right, so I picked a song that represents his early era of music… I was also encouraged by the response of the last two tracks I shared. You are always so encouraging and inspiring, I hope that you carry that sentiment to the people in your own respective lives. You never know who and when someone just needs a little encouragement or belief. Let me know if you would like me to share…
Your creativity inspires… As a parent we all hope that our next generation understands the value of giving, of philanthropy. It makes me so proud to see that generous spirit Pablo had live on in his daughter @meadowwalker
For the holiday season she has started a fund in partnership with @pencilsofpromise to build a school in her father’s name. So proud…
Lucky kid from New York… and I feel like I am just getting started. You are the best fans in the universe! All love.
I grew up a couple of subway stops away from Broadway, raised by a theater director in an artist community. My appreciation for the thespian craft started at a very young age. Fences is a celebration of that craft. If you have gotten a chance to see it, let me know what you think… All love.
Last night was so surreal… all the hard work, so many years… You all showed up in Times Square to show the whole fast Family your support and enthusiasm. Fast 8 will challenge the code of family started so many years ago…
As you all know I started acting when I was seven years old, and started bouncing in NYC when I was 17 to pay the bills. Failed the first time I came to Hollywood at 23 and then went back to NY to learn how to be a filmmaker because no one was giving me an opportunity to “make it”… I directed a short film called MultiFacial about a struggling multicultural actor trying to work in New York… I then came back to LA with my short film at 27 yrs old. At that time I would drive around with VHS copies of my short film in the trunk just in case I bumped into someone who could help me with my dreams. One day I was driving by the Four Seasons hotel when I saw one of my favorite actors walking into the hotel. Morgan Freeman… he was seriously one of my acting role models, I mean I remembered him from a show called Electric Company and always followed his career. This was my BIG chance, maybe I could after 20 years finally get noticed. So I pulled over, popped the trunk and ran after him to give him my short film…
Sunday night, twenty something years later, he stopped me, and began telling me the whole story of that day in front of the Four Seasons. Wow. It was so surreal! That is the moment that is captured in the picture of my previous post.
Although the film isn’t even completely done, we were able to show an audience a very early screening of the new xXx The Return of Xander Cage.
LA was where it all started. It was also so cool to see it with so many X games medalists, many of whom have cameos in the film.
The training started a little rough early on… Pics like this remind me how far I have come. All for the character. Check out my Facebook page.
Welcome to the Xander zone.
This morning I started training in character…