Jean-Claude Van Damme

1960 - Today

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Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg (born 18 October 1960), known professionally as Jean-Claude Van Damme (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ klod vɑ̃ dam], Dutch: [vɑn ˈdɑmə]) and JCVD, is a Belgian actor, filmmaker, fight choreographer and retired martial artist best known for his martial arts action films. His most notable action projects include Bloodsport (1988), Cyborg (1989), Kickboxer (1989), Lionheart (1990), Death Warrant (1990), Double Impact (1991), Universal Soldier (1992) and its theatrical sequel Universal Soldier: The Return (1999), Nowhere to Run (1993), Hard Target (1993), Timecop (1994), Street Fighter (1994), Sudden Death (1995), The Quest (1996), Maximum Risk (1996) and Jean-Claude Van Johnson (2016–2017 series). He is also known for portraying antagonist characters in such films as No Retreat, No Surrender (1986), Black Eagle (1988), Replicant (2001), The Expendables 2 (2012), Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012) and Enemies Closer (2013). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Claude Van Damme has received more than 13,924,415 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Jean-Claude Van Damme is the 108th most popular actor (down from 98th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Belgium and the 2nd most popular Belgian Actor.

Jean-Claude Van Damme is a Belgian martial artist, actor, and director best known for his martial arts action films.

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Among actors, Jean-Claude Van Damme ranks 108 out of 10,030. Before him are Cary Grant, Richard Gere, Gary Cooper, Jean Marais, Christopher Lloyd, and Mel Gibson. After him are Tony Curtis, Helen Mirren, Robert Duvall, Sigourney Weaver, Tommy Lee Jones, and Laurence Olivier.

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Among people born in 1960, Jean-Claude Van Damme ranks 4Before him are Diego Maradona, Ayrton Senna, and Naruhito. After him are Tim Cook, Jo Nesbø, Antonio Banderas, Philippe of Belgium, Julianne Moore, Sean Penn, Hugh Grant, and Colin Firth.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Jean-Claude Van Damme ranks 25 out of 899. Before him are Leopold III of Belgium (1901), Mary of Burgundy (1457), Albert I of Belgium (1875), Georges Lemaître (1894), Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (1480), and Mary of Hungary (1505). After him are Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1697), Adolphe Sax (1814), Jacques Brel (1929), Baudouin of Belgium (1930), Hergé (1907), and Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564).

Among ACTORS In Belgium

Among actors born in Belgium, Jean-Claude Van Damme ranks 2Before him are Audrey Hepburn (1929). After him are Patrick Bauchau (1938), Jacques Feyder (1885), Johnny Galecki (1975), Cécile de France (1975), Annie Cordy (1928), Yolande Moreau (1953), Benoît Poelvoorde (1964), Matthias Schoenaerts (1977), Jan Decleir (1946), and Virginie Efira (1977).

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