Jean-Claude Van Damme

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Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg (French: [ʒɑ̃ klod kamij fʁɑ̃swa vɑ̃ vaʁɑ̃bɛʁɡ], Dutch: [vɑɱ ˈvaːrə(m)ˌbɛr(ə)x]; born 18 October 1960), known professionally as Jean-Claude Van Damme (French: [vɑ̃ dam], Dutch: [vɑn ˈdɑmə]), is a Belgian actor, martial artist, filmmaker, and fight choreographer. Born and raised in Brussels, Belgium, at the age of ten his father enrolled him in martial arts classes, which led to Van Damme entering several competitions. With the desire of becoming an actor, he moved to the United States in 1982, where he did odd jobs and worked on several films, until he got his break as the lead in the martial arts film Bloodsport (1988). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Claude Van Damme has received more than 16,285,382 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Jean-Claude Van Damme is the 107th most popular actor (down from 97th 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 107 out of 10,030Before 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 899Before 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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