Vin Diesel: 'Furious 7' deserves an Oscar but the Academy doesn't like action flicks

March 27, 2015 12:35 PM

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Vin Diesel said Friday that the latest "Fast & Furious" film deserves a best picture Oscar but has two strikes against it when it comes to the Academy — it's an action flick and it's a sequel.

"Do I shy away from aiming high? No, I don't," said the 47-year-old actor, who has appeared in virtually all of the "Fast & Furious" action films based around fast cars. He spoke to The Associated Press while in Beijing to promote the new film.

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