History Creator / JeanClaudeVanDamme

24th Apr '17 8:13:43 PM FuzzyBoots
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* ''Film/WelcomeToTheJungle'' (2013) -- Another parody, with him playing a [[spoiler:fake]] "military man" with a length special ops background who now runs weekend teambuilding survival sessions for corporations.
24th Mar '17 3:22:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Cyborg}}'' (1989) -- Jean-Claude Van Damme being awesome on a post-apocalyptic future. One of director Albert Pyun's most commercially successful films.

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* ''Film/{{Cyborg}}'' ''Film/{{Cyborg|1989}}'' (1989) -- Jean-Claude Van Damme being awesome on a post-apocalyptic future. One of director Albert Pyun's most commercially successful films.
28th Nov '16 6:06:04 AM Dravencour
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* ''Film/NowhereToRun'' (1993)

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* ''Film/NowhereToRun'' (1993)(1993) -- As Sam Gillen, an escaped convict who protects a family from an evil developer who wants their land for his own.



* ''Film/KnockOff'' (1998)

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* ''Film/KnockOff'' (1998)(1998) -- As Marcus Ray, a fashion designer who must join forces with a CIA agent to stop a terrorist plot.
26th Sep '16 9:48:54 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheCastShowoff: His early films featured him doing the full leg split at least once.
** When doing the videogame Street Fighter: The Movie, he came up with a number of moves for Guile that were not in the original games. One of those moves is, you guess it, a punch from a full split position.



* FakeNationality: As usual with the foreign action stars. Most famously in ''Film/StreetFighter''.



* OldShame: He deeply regrets divorcing Portugues, even though he later remarried her.



* RomanceOnTheSet: With Music/KylieMinogue while filming ''Street Fighter''. His wife at the time didn't know about it, until his public confession in 2012.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** He was originally set to portray the first ''Film/{{Predator}}'', when the original intention with the character was supposed to be quick and ninja-like. He was not very happy with the working conditions (hot suit in hot conditions) and the fact his face would never been seen led him to leave and be recast.
** He was offered a role in the first ''Film/TheExpendables'', but he refused. It was after seeing the film that he regretted the decision, so he appeared in the second one.
** He was also considered to play Gambit in the first ''Film/XMen1'' film, the main villain of ''RushHour 3'' and Michael Ceritto in ''Film/{{Heat}}''.
22nd Aug '16 6:09:12 AM Ominae
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* ''Series/JeanClaudeVanJohnson'' (2016) -- Another parody show similar to JCVD. This time, he's a retired black ops agent turned actor trying to get back into the spy game.
14th Aug '16 6:56:23 PM AreYouTyler
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* BadassGrandpa: Fifty-three years young and still capable of pulling off [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7FIvfx5J10 something like this]]

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* BadassGrandpa: Fifty-three years young and Even in his fifties, Van Damme can still capable of pulling pull off [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7FIvfx5J10 something like this]]
6th Aug '16 6:58:21 PM YZQ
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* DivorceIsTemporary: He remarried his third wife, former [[UsefulNotes/{{Bodybuilding}} bodybuilder]] Gladys Portugues, after a divorce which lasted 7 years (during which he married and divorced his fourth wife). The couple had another divorce in 2015 which lasted about 2 months. [[note]] (started March 18, following an 11-day-long separation, canceled in May.[[/note]]

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* DivorceIsTemporary: He remarried his third wife, former [[UsefulNotes/{{Bodybuilding}} bodybuilder]] Gladys Portugues, after a divorce which lasted 7 years (during which he married and divorced his fourth wife). The couple had another divorce in 2015 which lasted about 2 months. [[note]] (started started March 18, following an 11-day-long separation, canceled in May.[[/note]]
28th May '16 4:04:26 PM Dancedom
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* ''Film/NowhereToRun'' (1993)


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* ''Film/KnockOff'' (1998)
17th May '16 4:28:52 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Replicant}}'': (2001) -- A cop uses the clone of a serial killer to track him down.
24th Apr '16 10:26:21 AM ciprianouu
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** When doing the videogame Street Fighter: The Movie, he came up with a number of moves for Guile that were not in the original games. One of those moves is, you guess it, a punch from a full split position.
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