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John Woo
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Frank Dux
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Corey Yuen
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Jean-Claude Van Damme

Knowledge Identifier: +Jean-Claude_Van_Damme


Jean-Claude Van Damme

Belgian martial artist, actor, and director best known for his martial arts action films add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1960.

Countries: United States (45%), Belgium (15%), Russia (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Ringo Lam, Dolph Lundgren, Karate

Linked to: Day.AZ, Human Rights Watch, Professional Karate Association, Secret Service




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Jean-Claude Van Damme was born in 1960 add something


However, from 1976 to 1982, Van Damme fought in 19 full-contact matches, and compiled a record of 18 wins, 18 knockouts and 1 defeat add something


In 1976, Jean-Claude is reported to have started his competitive career in Ingelmunster, in a semi-contact match which was sanctioned by the European Karate Union add something


Van Damme had his first full-contact match against Toon Van Oostrum in Brussels , Belgium in 1976 add something


In an interview on his website, Van Damme rival, Patrick Teugels states that Van Damme never fought at the 1979 WAKO World Championships in Tampa, Florida, Florida, and posts a Dutch-language "Samurai" magazine report on the tournament in which Van Damme is not mentioned add something


On Van Damme's imdb page, as well as his official webpage, Van Damme makes no claims of having fought at the 1979 or 1980 WAKO World Championships add something


In Europe, Jean-Claude was a member of the Belgium Team when it won the European Championship on 26 December 1979 at La Coupe Francois Persoons Karate Tournament in Brussels , Belgium add something


Yancy Butler - While Butler's first appearance was a small role as a small girl in a 1979 slasher film Savage Weekend, her next film appearance was the starring role in John Woo's 1993 film, "Hard Target", featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme


On 8 March 1980, in Brussels , Belgium, Van Damme competed against his one-time stablemate Patrick Teugels at the Forest National arena on the amateur undercard of the Dan Macaruso-Dominique Valera PKA Light-Heavyweight World Championship bout add something


Corey Yuen - In July 1981, Yuen made his Hong Kong directorial debut in 1982 film "Ninja in the Dragon's Den", along with Hiroyuki Sanada, Conan Lee and Hwang Jang Lee. In June 1985, Yuen made his American directorial debut in 1986 film "No Retreat, No Surrender", which marked the film debut of Belgium martial artist actor Jean-Claude Van Damme


He emigrated to the United States in 1982 to pursue a career in film, and achieved success with "Bloodsport" , based on a story written by Frank Dux add something


In 1982, Van Damme and childhood friend, Michel Qissi, moved to America in the hope of becoming action stars add something


Van Damme ended his full-contact career in 1982 following a knockout victory over India's Nedjad Gharbi add something


Deborah Rennard - In film, she appeared as Harmony in the 1986 movie "Land of Doom" and as Cynthia alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme in the 1990 movie "Lionheart"


No Retreat, No Surrender - "'No Retreat, No Surrender"' is a 1986 American martial arts film directed by Corey Yuen in his American directorial debut, and starring Kurt McKinney and Jean-Claude Van Damme


Van Damme worked for director John McTiernan for the 1987 film "Predator" as an early version of the titular alien, before being removed and replaced by Kevin Peter Hall add something


War and Remembrance - Van Damme had a non-speaking part as a Secret Service agent who carries a polio-crippled President Franklin Roosevelt out of a pool in the 1988 TV miniseries "War and Remembrance add something


Shot on a 1,5 million dollar budget, it became a U.S. box-office hit in the spring of 1988 add something


Frank Dux - He was the inspiration for the 1988 film "Bloodsport" starring Jean-Claude Van Damme


Forest Whitaker - In 1988, Whitaker played in the film "Bloodsport" alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme and he had his first lead role starring as musician Charlie Parker in the Clint Eastwood-directed film, "Bird"


" His last role for 1989 was Kurt Sloane in the successful "Kickboxer add something


Dennis Alexio - Alexio starred alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme in the 1989 film "Kickboxer"


Rob Van Dam - The name "'Rob Van Dam"' was given to Rob in 1991 by Ron Slinker, a promoter in Florida, possibly because of his martial arts experience and his resemblance to actor Jean-Claude Van Damme


Action film - European action actors such as Belgian-born Jean-Claude Van Damme , Moroccan-born Jean Reno , Swedish-born Dolph Lundgren , Irish-born Colin Farrell , and English-born Jason Statham , appeared in a number of action films in the 1990s and 2000s


Ralf Moller - In 1992, he appeared in "Universal Soldier" with Dolph Lundgren and Jean-Claude Van Damme


Mortal Kombat - The development of the first game was originally based on an idea of making a video game starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, but that idea fell through and "Mortal Kombat" was created instead and released in 1992


Van Damme followed "Nowhere To Run" and "Hard Target" with "Timecop" in 1994 add something


John Woo - An émigré in 1993, the director experienced difficulty in cultural adjustment while contracted with Universal Studios to direct Jean-Claude Van Damme in "Hard Target"


Ron Silver - Silver portrayed a corrupt, rogue senator in the 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme sci-fi thriller "Timecop"


Van Damme suffered from substance abuse beginning in 1995 add something


Ross Malinger - Malinger co-starred with Jean-Claude Van Damme in 1995 film "Sudden Death"


He entered a month-long rehabilitation program in 1996 but left it after only one week add something


Ringo Lam - In 1996, Lam made his American debut with the film "Maximum Risk" starring Jean-Claude Van Damme


Ringo Lam - In 1996, Lam made his first American film, "Maximum Risk" starring Jean-Claude Van Damme


A turning point toward improvement of his health came from late 1997 onwards, after having finished divorce procedures add something


Mickey Rourke - He had a lead role in 1997's "Double Team", which co-starred martial arts actor Jean-Claude Van Damme and NBA player Dennis Rodman


After the filming of the 1998 film "Knock Off", Van Damme was diagnosed with rapid cycling bipolar disorder after becoming suicidal and started treatment on the mood stabilizer, sodium valproate add something


Kat Graham - In 2002, she wrote a song entitled "Derailed", which was featured in the Jean-Claude Van Damme film of the same title


In 2003, Van Damme employed his dancing training in the music video for Bob Sinclar's "Kiss My Eyes add something


Ringo Lam - Lam would continue working on film productions in both Hong Kong and two more American productions with Jean-Claude Van Damme until 2003


Ringo Lam - Lam's directed two more films in 2003: the Hong Kong production "Looking for Mr. Perfect" and the American direct-to-video release "In Hell" starring Jean-Claude Van Damme


Tuba Buyukustun - Playing a teacher in 2006 in the movie "The Exam" which was directed by Ömer Faruk Sorak, she had the opportunity to act next to Jean-Claude Van Damme


Gary Beadle - He had a role in the Jean-Claude Van Damme film "Til Death", released in 2007


Van Damme returned to the mainstream with the limited theatrical release of the 2008 film "JCVD", which received positive reviews add something


Mabrouk El Mechri - His 2008 movie entitled JCVD about Jean-Claude Van Damme and featuring him as the actor garnered Mabrouk El Mechri critical acclaim


JCVD (film) - "'JCVD"' is a 2008 Belgian crime drama film directed by French Tunisian film director Mabrouk El Mechri, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as a semi-fictionalized version of himself, a down and out action star whose family and career are crumbling around him as he is caught in the middle of a post office heist in his hometown of Brussels, Belgium


The Expendables 2 - It is a sequel to the 2010 action film "The Expendables", and stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce_Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger


He scheduled a series of film projects for 2011, including another "Universal Soldier" movie add something


" Also in 2011, Van Damme participated in various commercials for Coors Light beer, in which he is located on a snow-covered mountain wearing a sleeveless denim jacket, and for washing powder "Dash" add something


" Subsequently he voiced "Master Croc" in the 2011 animated film "Kung Fu Panda 2 add something


On 30 June 2011, Van Damme confirmed his participation in "The Expendables 2", which was released on 17 August 2012 add something


In October 2011, Van Damme, along with other celebrities including Hilary Swank, Vanessa-Mae and Seal attracted criticism from human rights groups for attending an event in Russian federal subject Chechnya's capital Grozny on the 35th birthday of Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov on 5 October add something


Van Damme was scheduled to fight former boxing Olympic gold-medalist Somluck Kamsing in November 2011 add something


Ramzan Kadyrov - On 5 October 2011, he celebrated his 35th birthday in a lavish fashion in the presence of several Hollywood stars, including the actor Jean-Claude Van Damme and the actress Hilary Swank as well as British violinist Vanessa-Mae, singer Seal and many others


On 21 October 2012, Van Damme was honored with a life-size statue of himself in his hometown of Brussels add something


December 2012, Van Damme was seen as part of Kamsing's ring crew, when he fought against Jomhod Kiatadisak add something


The Expendables 3 - On August 13, 2012, Jean-Claude Van Damme indicated that Stallone might include him in "The Expendables 3" as Claude Vilain, brother of Jean Vilain


In a 2013 interview, Van Damme called this fight his most memorable match add something


On 13 November 2013, Volvo Trucks released an advert on YouTube that shows Van Damme doing the splits between two reversing trucks, in what Van Damme describes as "the epic split" add something


Volvo - In 2013, Volvo has produced a commerical for its new advanced trucks by the Belgian martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme


However, in May 2015 they appeared to have reconciled and called off the divorce add something


John Ralston (actor) - In 2015, he co-starred as Jean-Claude Van Damme's estranged brother in the film, "Pound of Flesh"


In January 2017 Van Damme featured in an Ultra Tune television advert which was part of a controversial series of ads add something