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Monday, July 2, 2012

Jean-Claude Van Damme

My dad always said this guy was never a good actor. IDK why he would say that. He never saw any movies from this guy. I think he's pretty cool, he can kick butt and make it look good :D

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Birth Name: Jean-Claude Camille Francois Van Varenberg
DOB: Oct. 18, 1960
Where: Brussels, Belgium
Height: 5'10''
Occupation: Actor, martial artist, director
Years Active: Acting-1984-present, Fighting: 1976-1982

-Belgian martial artist and actor
-Best known for movies where he can show off his martial arts skills
-The most successful ones are:


Universal Soldier(1992)

Hard Target(1993)

Time Cop(1994)

Sudden Death(1995)

-Studied martial arts since he was 10
-Emigrated to the US in 1982
-Starred in Kung Fu Panda 2 in 2011

Early Life
-Son of Eliana and Eugene Van Varenberg, who was an accountant
-At age 10, his father enrolled him in a Shotokan karate school
-He is able to successfully perform Muy Thai, Taekwondo, Shotokan karate, kickboxing, and eventually earned a black belt in karate

-The first half of his career is about kickboxing and things
-Moved to America in 1982
-His film debut came in the form of the movie Bloodsport.
-Double Impact was a sci-fi movie he starred in. He played the dual roles of Alex and Chad Wagner, who avenge the deaths of their parents.
-In 1994, he starred in Timecop. This film was about a time traveling policeman who tries to prevent the death of his wife
-In 2011, he voiced the character Master Croc in Kung Fu Panda 2

Personal Life
-At age 16, took up ballet for 5 years
-Had substance abuse issues in 1995. In 1996, it was rumored he spent $10,000 a week on cocaine
-In 1997, he received a clean bill of health

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