History Creator / JeanClaudeVanDamme

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.
19th Feb '16 12:27:48 PM Kytseo
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* RealMenWearPink: He once took {{Ballet}} classes (and attests to how brutally difficult it truly is).
30th Jan '16 7:41:03 AM nombretomado
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* ArchEnemy: Reputedly had a feud with Creator/StevenSeagal, which came to a head when Seagal (falsely) claimed Van Damme had lied about his achievements in martial arts. According to SylvesterStallone, this came to a head at a party at his Miami home in 1997, when Van Damme offered to fight Seagal, who fled to a nightclub, and then fled again when Jean-Claude chased him to the local trying to end the thing.

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* ArchEnemy: Reputedly had a feud with Creator/StevenSeagal, which came to a head when Seagal (falsely) claimed Van Damme had lied about his achievements in martial arts. According to SylvesterStallone, Creator/SylvesterStallone, this came to a head at a party at his Miami home in 1997, when Van Damme offered to fight Seagal, who fled to a nightclub, and then fled again when Jean-Claude chased him to the local trying to end the thing.
25th Jan '16 10:24:49 PM YT45
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* ''Film/{{Legionairre}}'' (1998) -- In 1924, a boxer pisses off a French mob boss and has to join the Foreign Legion to get away. [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits He and his fellow Legionairres]] end up fighting bedouins in the ass end of Algerian desert. Notable for its [[CoolGuns well-researched weapons]], [[HeReallyCanAct remarkably good performance by JCVD]], and complete lack of spin-kicks and/or men doing the splits. Also notable for Jean-Claude [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome holding the fort gates alone with a Lewis Gun]].



* ''Film/DesertHeat'' (1999) -- An ex-soldier off to visit a friend gets shot by bad guys and his bike stolen.

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* ''Film/DesertHeat'' (1999) -- An ex-soldier off to visit a friend gets shot by bad guys and his bike stolen. He survives. The bad guys don't.
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