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Jean-Claude Van Damme

1960 - Today

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Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg (French: [ʒɑ̃ klod kamij fʁɑ̃swa van vaʁənbɛʁɡ], Dutch: [vɑɱ ˈvaːrə(m)ˌbɛr(ə)x]; born 18 October 1960), known professionally as Jean-Claude Van Damme (French: [van 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 participating in several competitions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Claude Van Damme has received more than 18,854,110 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Jean-Claude Van Damme is the 112th most popular actor (down from 107th in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 25th in 2019) 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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  • 76

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  • 10.40

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  • 3.48

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Among actors, Jean-Claude Van Damme ranks 112 out of 9,996Before him are Henry Fonda, Christopher Reeve, Mel Gibson, Charlton Heston, Jean Gabin, and Buster Keaton. After him are Monica Bellucci, Olivia de Havilland, John Travolta, Keanu Reeves, Donald Sutherland, and Tommy Lee Jones.

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

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Jean-Claude Van Damme ranks 27 out of 1,019Before him are Leopold III of Belgium (1901), Georges Simenon (1903), Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (1480), Georges Lemaître (1894), Jacques Rogge (1942), and Albert I of Belgium (1875). After him are Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1697), Jacques Brel (1929), Mary of Hungary (1505), Baudouin of Belgium (1930), César Franck (1822), and William III of the Netherlands (1817).

Among ACTORS In Belgium

Among actors born in Belgium, Jean-Claude Van Damme ranks 2Before him are Audrey Hepburn (1929). After him are Jacques Feyder (1885), Patrick Bauchau (1938), Johnny Galecki (1975), Yolande Moreau (1953), Annie Cordy (1928), Cécile de France (1975), Matthias Schoenaerts (1977), Jean Servais (1910), Jan Decleir (1946), and Benoît Poelvoorde (1964).

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