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Jean-Claude Van Damme

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SurnameJean-Claude Van Damme
star signLibra
place of birthBerchem-Sainte-Agathe (Belgium)
size177 cm
Weight80 kg
marital statusmarried
(Ex partnerKylie Minogue, Tori Spelling
Eye colorGray

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"Muscles from Brussels": This is how the Belgian actor Jean-Claude Van Damme was called because of his action and martial arts films.

Jean-Claude Camille Fran├žois Van Varenberg was born the son of a florist. He started karate at the age of ten. In addition, he did bodybuilding and ballet training. At 19 he was already a middleweight karate champion. In 1978 the 1.77 meter tall Jean-Claude Van Damme became "Mister Belgium".

In 1982 Jean-Claude Van Damme emigrated to the USA to become an actor. For the first three years he had to make ends meet as a bouncer, limousine driver and trainer. At times he was even homeless. But the actor Chuck Norris made sure that Jean-Claude Van Damme got a role as a stuntman in "Missing in Action" in 1984. In 1986 Jean-Claude Van Damme was allowed to play a bigger role in "Karate Tiger". The actor celebrated his breakthrough in Hollywood in 1988 with the film "Bloodsport". In the following years, action films such as "Cyborg", "Karate Tiger 3" and "Timecop" can be found on Jean-Claude Van Damme's profile. He also co-wrote the films "Leon" and "Concentrated Charge - Double Impact". Together with Roland Emmerich, Jean-Claude Van Damme shot "Universal Soldier", with John Woo "Hard goals".

Jean-Claude Van Damme's next films were torn apart by the critics. In 1995 the actor also suffered from his cocaine addiction which resulted in bipolar disorder. Not even "Double Team", in which he appeared with Mickey Rourke and Dennis Rodman, was a huge success. With "The Quest - The Challenge", which Jean-Claude Van Damme also directed for the first time, he was able to convince the critics of himself again. The autobiographical film "JCVD" is considered to be his best film. Jean-Claude Van Damme then appeared in Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables II" on the condition that his archenemy and rival Steven Seagal did not play.

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