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Being a villain is hardly new territory for Jean-Claude Van Damme: He started his career as the bad guy in "No Retreat, No Surrender" and "Black Eagle." Then, good fortune came his way and he was cast in a little movie called, "Bloodsport." The rest is history.
A few days ago, we went round-for-round with the Muscles from Brussels himself, JCVD, to discuss his role as the rogue in Sylvester Stallone's new male pattern badness adventure, "The Expendables 2."
Not only does JCVD talk about the upcoming "Bloodsport" remake, "Double Impact 2," and the signature roundhouse kicks he performs in "The Expendables 2," he gets up, moves furniture and shows with passionate detail how his kicks are done and why they work. Nothing ever prepares you for moments like this. Get More »
"Double Impact" is arguably one of action legend Jean-Claude Van Damme's best films, for two reasons: It's got double the Van Dammage and another face-off against the great Bolo Yeung (who played his "Bloodsport" nemesis).
When we met JCVD last week, we took the opportunity to ask him about the "Double Impact" days -- and Van Damme began to gush about the possibility of a sequel.
"I wrote the script with a friend of mine Sheldon - He [co-wrote] "Bloodsport" and "Double Impact" with me," he told us. "Hopefully, somebody smart enough, like an agent or a producer, can put that back together...I'm excited about it, you know?" Get More »
Oh, it's Jean-Claude Van Damme. Let's all get snarky and ironic.
Yeah, he's not winning any acting Oscars, but the Belgian kickboxer-turned-action star has entertained us more than 90% of his Hollywood peers. Fusing years of karate and kickboxing training with -- fine -- a slightly melodramatic acting style, he's made films like "Kickboxer," "Bloodsport" and "Double Impact" that have influenced a generation of martial arts movies and set the standard that many lesser imitators would follow.