Vin Diesel: 'Fast Five' Has Shot at Oscar
Fast Five star Vin Diesel says he think the action movie has a real shot at Oscar glory.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Diesel said the movie could be a contender come awards season.
"I wouldn't be surprised if there is some Oscar talk around this. I don't know, maybe I'm just biting off what some guy from Channel 7 thought," he said with a "chuckle." "But sooner or later, people are gonna say, 'Wait a minute, just because they are for the working class doesn't mean they're not great.'"
The movie has already broken box office records, opening to $83.6 million at the domestic box office two weekends ago.
Overseas, Fast Five took in $85.1 million this past weekend, setting a record for distributor Universal.
The movie, directed by Justin Lin, also stars Dwayne Johnson and Paul Walker. A sequel is already in the works.