Do You Remember these Movies Michelle Rodriguez Starred In?


Michelle Rodriguez’s breaking records along with the rest of “The Fast and the Furious” cast. But before she was zipping away in tricked-out cars, she was being a badass in these roles. How many have you seen?

As Luz in “Machete Kills” (2013) and “Machete” (2010)

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In between filming for “Fast and Furious” and “Fast & Furious 6,” MRod swapped fast cars for guns to team up with Robert Rodriguez twice and give life to Luz, who fearlessly led the Network.

As Paz in “Turbo” (2013)

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In between filming for “Fast and Furious” and “Fast & Furious 6,” MRod swapped fast cars for guns to team up with Robert Rodriguez twice and give life to Luz, who fearlessly led the Network.

As Paz in “Turbo” (2013)

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Gamers may have recognized her voice (or not) in the popular video game. Some claim to have never come across the Strike Force soldier and that’s because you’d have to go through all strike force missions to hear her. She also lent her voice to other games like Halo 2 (2004), Driv3r (2004) and True Crime: Streets of LA (2003).

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As Ana Lucia Cortez in “Lost” (2005 – 2010)

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Michelle Rodriguez also had a recurring role on the what seemed to be never-ending series, “Lost.” She was the leader of the tail section survivors with deep emotional issues. Any surprise there?

As Trudy Chacon in “Avatar” (2009)

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She landed a role in the highest-grossing movie, “Avatar,” but her presence as Trudy Chacon the pilot may not have been strong enough to land her a role on the sequel set to debut in 2017. She did however get a part in the “Avatar” video game.

As Chris Sanchez in “S.W.A.T.” (2003)

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When you think about the movie S.W.A.T. you think of LL Cool J and Colin Farrell strapped to powerful guns (and wearing tight black shirts), but Michelle also had a part in the cop thriller as Christina Sánchez.

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As Eden in “Blue Crush” (2002)

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Looking at her career now, no one would guess that a few years ago Michelle was prancing around the beach in a bikini for one of her roles. But she did. Back in 2002, she played surfer girl Eden in “Blue Crush” next to Kate Bosworth.

As Rain Ocampo in “Resident Evil” (2002)

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Michelle Rodriguez returned to the “Resident Evil” franchise playing not one or two, but three separate characters – all clones of Rain Ocampo from the first movie. All those clones didn’t improve her chances of being remembered.

As Diana Guzman in “Girlfight” (2000)

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Most think Michelle’s big break came from “The Furious” franchise, but critics credit “Girlfight” for making her a household name. We don’t know about that…

How Vin Diesel Gets Fit for Fast & Furious


How Vin Diesel Gets Fit for Fast & Furious

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How does Vin Diesel stay in shape to play Dominic Toretto, the musclebound mechanic at the center of ee? Diesel, who fills out a tank top pretty well at age 47, combines several techniques to stay fit without looking like he spends all day at the gym. Here’s what you can learn from Vin:

You Don’t Need the Work Ethic of The Rock

Unconditional… #DomLetty

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In an interview with ScreenSlam, Diesel revealed he’s not a hardcore gym rat like Furious 7 co-star, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

“I have to give him a lot of credit… he is REALLY disciplined. But, Dwayne Johnson has an athlete’s sense of discipline. I never made money as an athlete like Dwayne has… so mine isn’t as disciplined,” said Diesel.

He’s Gone From Building Mass to Toning His Body

All love…

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Diesel, a former bouncer, told Men’s Fitness he’s changed his workout strategy over the years: “When I was younger I was trying to gain as much weight as possible. Now I focus on each body part to define it.”  

He Does a Bit of Powerlifting + High Rep Sets

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When it’s time for Diesel to work out, he likes to begin with two sets of powerlifting. That means he goes through three exercises – bench press, squats and deadlifts – lifting the heaviest weight possible. Then he switches to lighter weights at higher reps so he can isolate specific muscles and burn more calories.

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For Flexibility, He Turns to Yoga and Pilates

A very happy creative…

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Diesel, a breakdancer in his youth, probably knows that too much muscle and not enough stretching will leave you waddling around like a big stiff. He’s added yoga and pilates to his workout regimen, which gives him greater flexibility – even if he has to sacrifice a little muscle mass.

To Make Those Fight Scenes Convincing, He Does MMA


Diesel trained with Muay Thai expert and martial arts star Tony Jaa – the star of Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior – to get in fighting shape for Furious 7. He also picked up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu after learning that the late Paul Walker practiced BJJ for years.

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