Vin Diesel: "It's Not Easy to Say No in Hollywood"

The Riddick star on career advice from Tom Hanks.

Posted: 09/05/2013 09:00 AM EDT

Vin Diesel is one of the rare Hollywood stars who truly walks to the beat of his own drum. The actor, whose first role was a breakthrough performance in Saving Private Ryan, says his outlook on his career boils down to a piece of advice he got from an A-list colleague.

"Tom Hanks told me that the hardest thing you'll have to learn how to do in Hollywood is say no," Diesel tells us.

To hear more about the action star's renegade approach to acting and producing, watch our exclusive video below. And don't forget to check out Diesel in Riddick, which opens everywhere this Friday, September 6. 

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