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'Saving Private Ryan' | 1998

Just as Vin Diesel was feeling hopeless about his acting career in 1998, he received a dream phone call -- from Steven Spielberg. The acclaimed director was impressed with Diesel's film debut in the 1995 short film "Multi-Facial," and cast him as Private Caparzo, left, in the award-winning film... David James