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Justin Lin buys Vincent Gallo's penthouse for $2.6 million

Director of the 'Fast and the Furious' films pays $2.6 million for downtown L.A. penthouse, with a 4,300-square-foot open plan space. Gallo starred in 'Essential Killing' and 'Tetro.'

April 24, 2012|By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
  • Director Justin Lin, left, and Vin Diesel on the set of the movie "Fast Five," which was released in 2011.
Director Justin Lin, left, and Vin Diesel on the set of the movie "Fast… (Jaimie Trueblood / Universal…)

Justin Lin, who directed the "Fast and the Furious" films, has bought actor-director-producer Vincent Gallo's penthouse in downtown L.A. for $2.6 million.

The four-level loft features exposed brick walls, floating staircases and an in-unit elevator. There are two bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms in the 4,300-square-foot open plan space. Three outdoor living areas add 3,100 square feet of space.

The penthouse in the former National Biscuit Co. building was once leased to actor Nicolas Cage.

Lin is working on "The Fast and Furious 6," which is planned for release next year.

Gallo starred in such independent films as "Essential Killing" (2010) and "Tetro" (2009) and will star this year in "La Leggenda di Kaspar Hauser."

Public records show he bought the property in 2009 for $2.34 million. Gallo put it on the market in February at $2.599 million and received multiple offers.

Frank Bruno of Keller Williams Realty in the Hollywood Hills was the listing agent. Tab Howard of Sotheby's represented Lin.

lauren.beale@latimes.com

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