Paul Walker and Vin Diesel took a lot of pictures together over the years — especially in the last few years before Paul’s untimely death.
Movie fans and critics first paired Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in their minds as an essentially dynamic duo when the two actors introduced the world to Dominic Toretto and Brian O’Conner in the 2001 blockbuster hit The Fast and the Furious.
The Rob Cohen-directed film beautifully blended the world of illegal street racing, turned Vin Diesel and Paul Walker into action movie stars and laid the groundwork for what is set to become a 10-movie franchise.
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker’s performances in the first Fast and Furious movie helped the film generate nearly $207.3 million at the box-office worldwide.
However, the duo did not reunite on-screen as Dominic and Brian again until the fourth installment of the franchise nearly eight years later.
Vin and Paul took quite a few pictures together between 2009 and Paul’s death in November 2013 — including the numerous promotional pics and red carpet photos of the 3 Fast and Furious installments filmed and completed during that time.
After Paul’s tragic death, Vin continued to share photos of himself and Paul along with other memories and experiences that the two shared on and off-screen.
Perhaps that would explain why quite a few of Vin’s fans and followers on Instagram assumed he was posting yet another picture of himself and Paul Walker on Tuesday.
Perhaps Vin’s simple “proud” caption may have helped to fan the flames of nostalgia in that direction. However, if those fans who were mistaken took a moment to look a little closer at the photo, they would have likely noticed that they were off.