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Jean-Claude was born under the official name Van Varenberg, Jean-Claude Camille François on October 18th, 1960. Known to his close friends as Muscles from Brussels, he has been a credited actor since the 1988 film Bloodsport.
Jean-Claude Van Damme is among a small handful of elite super star actors with global appeal. He has starred in thirty-three films including the 2014 action film Full Love as the character Frenchy, the 2013 adventure movie Welcome to the Jungle playing Storm and the 2012 action release 6 Bullets cast as Samson Gaul.
Jean-Claude is a recognizable supporting cast member who's acting range makes him the top choice for a variety of roles. He has appeared in six films including: the 2013 action film Enemies Closer as the character Xander, the 2012 action movie Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning playing Luc Deveraux and the 2012 action release The Expendables 2 cast as Vilain.
Jean-Claude Van Damme has earned salaries up to $8,000,000 for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2012 action film The Expendables 2, which brought in $85,000,000 at the box office.
Jean-Claude Van Damme has directed on numerous occassions including: The Quest (1996), The Eagle Path (2010) and Full Love (2014). In 1991 Jean-Claude Van Damme produced his first movie, the action film Double Impact. Since then he went on to produce eight movies including: Legionnaire (1998) and Inferno (1999) among others .
Jean-Claude is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least fifteen magazines, captured in more than five pictorials, interviewed in over twelve publications and featured in eight magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least one book.He has been the subject of at least one biographical film.