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Vin Diesel: ‘Furious 7’ for Best Picture

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actor Vin Diesel in attandance during the UFC 184 event at Staples Center on February 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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With the seventh film in “Fast and Furious” franchise set to come out next month and expected to rack up the kind of titanic global success the last few have seen, it’s understandable that series star Vin Diesel might be feeling a bit bullish on its prospects. Maybe too bullish, actually. “Universal is going to have the biggest movie in history with this movie. It will probably win best picture at the Oscars, unless the Oscars don’t want to be relevant ever,” Diesel tells Variety. “This will win best picture. There is nothing that will ever come close to the power of this thing.”

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Mr. Diesel, I’m glad you’re so pleased with your latest work, but let’s temper this excitement a bit, yeah?

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