Vin Diesel’s Public Profile is the Fastest Growing on Facebook This Week

Actor Vin Diesel has enjoyed a resurgence following the release of the film “Fast & Furious,” but he’s also become wildly popular on his Facebook public profile. The page has gained nearly 1.5 million fans in the last week, and is still growing at a rapid rate, according to PageData. The success of the page has given a lot of exposure to the film, including all of Diesel’s appearances on TV and his international promotion of the movie.

In his latest movie, Diesel reunites with the original cast of the 2001 “The Fast and The Furious,” marking the first time he’s had a leading role in any of the F&F movies in 8 years. His work in between the two films hasn’t enjoyed nearly as much success as the original F&F.

The page itself contains recent photos from Diesel in Rome and the Dominican Republic, links to promotional sites and material, and events for his appearances on the talk show circuit. The last post has received over 15,000 likes and 3,300 comments – some of the most we’ve seen anywhere.

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Whether or not Diesel himself is actually posting the updates, photos, and links is unclear. What is clear is the page is receiving a ton of traffic. It’s a testament to the exposure a studio or production company can get by making the effort to share content on Facebook. Diesel’s example shows that Facebook can be an easy way to promote new movies, public appearances, post movie trailers, and drive traffic to official film pages. It can also serve to stir up quite a bit of interest in upcoming films.

Generating numbers like those on the Vin Diesel page could translate into a potentially huge audience in the theaters, and not just here in the States. International users are another demographic with a strong representation on Diesel’s page. Facebook’s popularity continues to grow by leaps and bounds in Europe, and the F&F franchise has traditionally done well overseas. Developing a Facebook fan page for stars and movies could prove to be an easy win when it comes to grabbing the attention of international movie-goers, and those all-important international dollars that offer big bumps in final box office numbers.

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13 Responses to “Vin Diesel’s Public Profile is the Fastest Growing on Facebook This Week”

  1. FreeMontHotel says:

    That’s thanks to F/F… great performance

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  11. Mia says:

    YouTube’s issued a challenge to Vin that we will gain more fans than him on Facebook in the next 60 days or we’ll feature videos from his charities of choice on our homepage. Think we can do it? http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2009/07/yo-megan-fox-and-vin-diesel-you-think.html

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  13. Helen says:

    Gday vin
    Awhile ago you was invited to western australia, but you didnt turn up, myself and some others where not happy we wanted to meet you in person, plus you missed out on having fun and relaxing with us all.
    im sorry vin but you have lost me and some others who enjoyed the movie’s you was in .
    my favourite was the PITCH BLACK , i love’d your eye’s .
    I wish you would come to western australia and have a holiday here , I think you would love it over here, so dont knock it till you come and see it for your self thank you vin. :(

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