While the actor Vin Diesel may look like he could fit into the role of a Navy SEAL, it’s questionable whether he could handle the intense training that goes into becoming one. In the terms of a movie, however, he may be the perfect choice to play the part. This is exactly what happened in the 2005 movie The Pacifier. Diesel, with a muscular physique, shaved head, and general tough-guy appearance, was easily the perfect choice to play a Navy SEAL in this child-friendly film.
In the film, Diesel plays Lieutenant Shane Wolfe, a Navy SEAL who was given a mission to protect a top-secret scientist from terrorist attacks. When he failed to save the scientist, Wolfe is put in charge of protecting the scientist’s children from danger while he searches their home for anything he can find relating to the secret project that the scientist was working on.
The film itself is designed for young children and as a result, a number of physical gags are present throughout the film. While anyone who is looking for serious information on Navy SEALs may not gather that information through this movie, they will be able to see how a SEAL might react when in this situation, as unlikely as it would be in real life.
A trained Navy SEAL was on set during the entire process of shooting to offer feedback on the way shooting was developing. This allowed a heightened sense of realism which made the movie even more enjoyable to everyone watching.