Jean-Claude Van Damme

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Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jean-Claude Van Damme is a Belgian actor, martial artist, filmmaker, and fight choreographer. He turned doing the splits into a martial arts form.

Jean-Claude burst onto the Hollywood scene with classic films Bloodsport and Kickboxer.

Other successful films include Universal Soldier (1992), Hard Target (1993), Sudden Death (1995) and JCVD (2008). From then Van Damme continued starring in action films. He played supporting roles in The Expendables 2 (2012), the Kung Fu Panda franchise (2011–2016), and the Kickboxer reboot (2016–2018).

Jean-Claude achieved national success in Belgium as a martial artist and bodybuilder. He earned the “Mr. Belgium” bodybuilding title. He emigrated to the United States in 1982 to pursue a career in film. Jean-Claude then achieved success with Bloodsport (1988), based on a story written by Frank Dux. He attained subsequent box office success with Timecop (1994), which grossed over $100 million worldwide and became his most financially successful film.

Jean-Claude Van Damme has also voiced “Master Croc” in Kung Fu Panda 2, released in May 2011 and becoming his most successful film to date (grossing well over $600 million worldwide).

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Also In 2011, he participated in various commercials for Coors Light beer, he also appeared in commercials for washing powder “Dash”.

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