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'Fast Five' movie premiere: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson go to Rio

In Rio, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Tyrese Gibson at the "Fast Five"

Gal Gadot in "Fast Five"While the animated birds who star in "Rio" were racing toward the year's best opening-weekend box office, Vin Diesel and other stars of the street-racing movie "Fast Five" were actually in Rio de Janeiro for the premiere of the newest installment of the franchise.

Cast members Diesel, Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris and Gal Gadot were on hand Friday in Brazil, as was director Justin Lin, who also helmed 2009's "Fast & Furious." Click the pics for more photos from the premiere.

Walker, Diesel and Brewster starred in the 2001 franchise launcher, "The Fast and the Furious." If "Fast Five" copies "Rio" and takes in more than $40 million its first weekend, that would push the "Fast" films' combined global box-office total over the $1-billion mark.

The movie hits theaters April 29.

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-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photos: Dwayne Johnson, top left, Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Tyrese Gibson at the "Fast Five" premiere in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 15, 2011. Right, Israeli actress Gal Gadot at the premiere. Credits: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

 
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Good bye rock. Not a fan. He is way too cocky for me. Maybe that is what makes him a good wrestler but he is a bad actor and he is selfish and self centered. He is Not the star of this francise. The beastly attitude does not work for me. Best to him in returning to wrestling. I don't watch that! Paul first and Vin second. Paul has the acting ability and action drama characteristics and Vin has the muscle. I look forward to seeing Paul in other movies to stretch his acting abilities. I have seen some of Paul's other movies and was very impressed. He is really good and ready to continue his quest to take on bigger roles.

Best to fast 5. I willbe there to see Paul and Vin.
Best to fast 5. I will be there to see Paul and Vin

mink is right bye bye rock. He can not act and all he likes his himself. Good luck vin in the movie please make another one soon.

you 2 are geeks


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