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Jean-Claude Van Damme


When Jean-Claude Van Damme became an international film star, there was some debate as to his kick-boxing accomplishments. Former multiple World Kickboxing Champion Don "The Dragon" Wilson even offered Jean-Claude a "$100,000" bounty match to get into the ring and fight him. Van Damme brushed off the "challenge" as a publicity stunt. But, the ... See full bio »
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 2015 Pound of Flesh (filming)
Deacon
 2014 Swelter (completed)
Stillman
 2013 Enemies Closer
Xander
 2013 Welcome to the Jungle
Storm
 2012 Dragon Eyes
Tiano
 2011 Beur sur la ville
Le colonel
 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2
Master Croc (voice)
 2010 Soldiers
Frenchy
 2008 JCVD
JCVD
 2006 Sinav
Charles
 2006 The Hard Corps (Video)
Philippe Sauvage
 2001 Replicant
Replicant / Edward Garrotte
 1994 Timecop
Walker
 1990 Lionheart
Lyon
 1988 Bloodsport
Frank Dux (as Jean Claude Van Damme)
 1984 Monaco Forever
Gay Karate Man (as Jean-Claude Vandam)
 1984 Missing in Action
Car Driver (uncredited)
 1984 Breakin'
Spectator in First Dance Sequence (uncredited)
 1984 Barbarous Street
Extra in Police Arrival Sequence (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Appeared in TV commercial for Coors Light beer (2011) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 11 Interviews | 8 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Jean-Claude | Jean Claude Van Damme | Jean-Claude Van Varenbergh | Jean-Claude Vandam | Jean-Claude Vandamme | J. Claude van Damme

Height:

5' 9¾" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on rejecting Sylvester Stallone's offer of a part in The Expendables (2010)] Stallone gave me a part in his next movie, but I ask him about the subject, about the story. He said, 'You're gonna make lots of money.' I don't want to hear that, I want to hear what was my character. He was unable to tell what it's going to be. [Stallone said:] 'You know, uh, well, the fighting will be good.' [So I ... See more »

Trivia:

He was the inspiration for the character Johnny Cage from Mortal Kombat. Mortal Kombat was initially envisioned as a gaming vehicle for Van Damme, but he and Midway could not come to terms on the costs for using his likeness.

One of Johnny Cage's special moves is doing a split while punching his opponent in the groin, as seen when Van Damme's character, Frank Dux, punches his large sumo opponent ... See more »

Trademark:

Belgian accent See more »

Nickname:

Muscles from Brussels See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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