Vin Diesel wants to live up to Kojak legend
Action man Vin Diesel has opened up about his revival of legendary TV detective Kojak, insisting he has "huge shoes" to fill by taking over the role made famous by Telly Savalas.
The late actor played the beloved New York cop on the hit 1970s series and in a number of subsequent TV movies, and The Fast and The Furious star is taking over the iconic role in a new film adaptation.
Diesel reveals the original show was filmed in his neighbourhood during his childhood, and he hopes to live up to Savalas' portrayal of the character.
Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday night,... read more
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