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Unless you've been stranded on an island somewhere remote, you already know the Mussels from Brussels, Jean-Claude Van Damme, is set to make a comeback as an action star. In just a few weeks, you'll be able to see him on the big screen — for the first time since his very first role in 1986, it'll be (again) as the villain — in "The Expendables 2."
We recently spoke with JCVD during his "Expendables" press tour, and before we worked through his feelings on being immortalized as a villain, we got a chance to discuss the "Bloodsport" remake. Internet rumors that Van Damme has the blues over the movie are true, it turns out.
"I want to be in the film as a trainer and I don't think the writer wants [me] to ... he knows that 'Bloodsport' is a big film so he wants to get credit with all of that — you know what I'm saying?" Get More »
If you've been aching for some good old Jean-Claude Van Damme action, here's a chance to get your fix while you're waiting for "The Expendables 2." The Muscles from Brussels shows off some serious skills in this trailer for "Six Bullets," a direct-to-DVD movie that will hit the shelves August 21st.
When Andrew Fayden's daughter is kidnapped, he goes to the best in the kid-rescuing biz, Samson Gaul (JCVD). The ex-mercenary has the skills to pay the bills, and luckily Fayden (Joe Flanigan) is a former MMA fighter with a sweet tribal neck tattoo, so between them no butt goes unkicked during their search for Becky (Charlotte Beaumont). Get More »
In 2010, 65-year-old Sylvester Stallone, along with a whole roster of the biggest action stars of all-time, proved his twilight years are gonna be more like "punch your lights out" years with the explosive team-up "The Expendables."
Now these tough guys are ratcheting up the manpower and the action with "The Expendables 2," and IGN got Sly himself to intro the new full-length trailer. Better strap on a Kevlar vest before you hit play, people. Get More »
My girl wants to party all the time, party all the time, party all the time. For most of us, that's just a rockin' Eddie Murphy jam that we wouldn’t stop listening to if it literally broke our eardrums with its sheer awesomeness. For Hilary Swank, it's a lesson to take to heart.
The "Million Dollar Baby" actress, who attended the birthday party of Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov along with action star Jean-Claude Van Damme, is now telling fans that all that partying (and the reported six-figure paycheck that came with it) were bad choices. Get More »
Boys don't cry -- but torture victims do! It's a lesson Oscar winner Hilary Swank had to learn the hard way after catching flack for her controversial decision to attend a Chechen dictator's birthday party.
The "Million Dollar Baby" actress, who likely has more than enough party buddies as it is, just had to add another to her list, which has landed her in a load of trouble. It seems that the desire for a paycheck and a failure to Google may be the downfall for some actors, Swank and Jean-Claude van Damme included, who showed up to celebrate Chechen President -- and human rights violator -- Ramzan Kadyrov's birthday.
The Guardian reports that Swank became the target of criticism not only for her attendance, but due to the fact that her rep had told Human Rights Watch the Swank wouldn't be going to the event. Get More »
If you believe the internet, Chuck Norris can literally do everything and anything. Strictly speaking, we're not sure if that's true or not, be we do know one thing Norris can definitely do: Co-star in "The Expendables 2."
Okay, so the idea of Chuck Norris being expendable is patently ridiculous, but according to Entertainment Weekly, Norris isn't the only big name star set to join the 80's-style action franchise, as Jean-Claude Van Damme is also on board -- and there may be more to come as well. Get More »
For the last three decades or so, Belgian action star Jean-Claude Van Damme has had one of the coolest nicknames in film: the Muscles From Brussels. But now he's about to earn an even more awesome sobriquet: The Muscles From Deneb IV.
Get ready, America, because JCVD is about to go interstellar, as the BBC is reporting the kickboxing icon is about to kick alien butt in the upcoming British sci-fi film "UFO."
Far out. Get More »
He's a weapon…. And he shoots where he's pointed!
So says the man Jean-Claude Van Damme in this trailer for "Assassination Games," his newest action thriller killer. Van Damme was last seen -- or heard -- in "Kung Fu Panda 2" as a crocodile, but his more recent films sound like outtakes from his meta-action pic "JCVD," which tweaked the actor's waning career.
"Universal Soldier: Regeneration" went directly to DVD, and "The Eagle Path," which he wrote and directed, is headed there this October. However, things are looking up for Van Damme, at least when it comes to theatrical distribution. Get More »
Hand to the action stars of the '80s: they certainly haven't let age get them down. Bruce Willis is still churning out explosive blockbusters, Stallone has his "Expendables," Robert Rodriguez finds ways to sustain Steven Segal's career and Arnold Schwarzenegger...well, he was inches away from a comeback.
Audiences can't get enough of their old school heroes.
So it's with open arms that we herald the return of Jean-Claude Van Damme, who returns to the world of contrived-plotlines-in-the-name-of-butt-kicking for the new movie "Six Bullets." The $10 million movie will be directed by direct-to-DVD maven Ernie Barbarash, reports Variety, and will star Van Damme as "an ex-mercenary kidnapping expert hired by a martial arts fighter whose daughter has gone missing." 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.