Screen hardman Vin Diesel openly admits that in real life he's in touch with his 'soft side' but it seems he's more than capable of channeling the toughness of his famous characters when a situation demands it. A few years ago the Fast & The Furious star was riding his motorbike along the Hollywood Freeway when he saw the driver of the family car in front lose control of the vehicle. Diesel watched in horror as it spun across the road, rolling over a number of times before it came to a stop - and caught fire. Eyewitnesses say the cult action hero ditched his bike, ran to the car and grabbed the two children from the back seat before helping the driver escape from the front. Just minutes later the vehicle was completely ablaze.