Knowledge Identifier: +Jean-Claude_Van_Damme
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1960.
Countries: United States (45%), Belgium (15%), Russia (6%)
Linked to: Day.AZ, Human Rights Watch, Professional Karate Association, Secret Service
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
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"
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
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"
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
Ron Silver - Silver portrayed a corrupt, rogue senator in the 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme sci-fi thriller "Timecop"
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
Kat Graham - In 2002, she wrote a song entitled "Derailed", which was featured in the Jean-Claude Van Damme film of the same title
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
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
On 21 October 2012, Van Damme was honored with a life-size statue of himself in his hometown of Brussels
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
Volvo - In 2013, Volvo has produced a commerical for its new advanced trucks by the Belgian martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme
John Ralston (actor) - In 2015, he co-starred as Jean-Claude Van Damme's estranged brother in the film, "Pound of Flesh"