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Jean-Claude Van Damme

October 18, 1960


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Jean-Claude Van Damme


Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg (born October 18, 1960), known professionally as Jean-Claude Van Damme, is a Belgian martial artist, actor and director who was originally cast as the Predator in the 1987 film Predator. He was eventually replaced by Kevin Peter Hall.[1] Other notable films Van Damme has appeared in include Kickboxer (1989), Universal Soldier (1992), Hard Target (1993), Street Fighter (1994), JCVD (2008) and The Expendables 2 (2012).

Van Damme worked for director John McTiernan for Predator (1987) as an early (eventually abandoned) version of the titular alien, before being removed and replaced by Kevin Peter Hall.


Year Title Notes
1984 Rue Barbare Uncredited
Breakin' Uncredited
Missing in Action
Monaco Forever
1986 No Retreat, No Surrender
1988 Bloodsport With Paulo Tocha
Black Eagle
1989 Cyborg
1990 Death Warrant With Thomas Rosales, Jr. and Paulo Tocha
1991 Double Impact
1992 Universal Soldier With Lilyan Chauvin, Thomas Rosales, Jr. and Gerard G. Williams
1993 Nowhere to Run With William H. Burton, Jr., Henry Kingi, Thomas Rosales, Jr. and Sven-Ole Thorsen
Last Action Hero With William H. Burton, Jr., Charles Dance, Larry Ferguson, Henry Kingi, Thomas Rosales, Jr., Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sven-Ole Thorsen, directed by John McTiernan
Hard Target With William H. Burton, Jr., Lance Henriksen and Sven-Ole Thorsen
1994 Timecop
Street Fighter
1995 Sudden Death With Steve Boyum
1996 The Quest With James Remar
Maximum Risk
1997 Double Team
1998 Knock Off
Legionnaire With Robert Bastens
1999 Universal Soldier: The Return With John Cann
Desert Heat With William H. Burton, Jr., Michael Papajohn and Danny Trejo
2001 Replicant
The Order
2002 Derailed
2003 In Hell
2004 Wake of Death
The Secret Adventures of Gustave Klopp
2006 Second in Command
The Hard Corps
2007 Until Death
2008 The Shepherd
2009 Universal Soldier: Regeneration With Corey Johnson
2010 The Eagle Path
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2
Beur sur la Ville
Assassination Games
2012 The Expendables 2 With Mark Anthony Newman and Arnold Schwarzenegger
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
Dragon Eyes
6 Bullets
2013 Welcome to the Jungle
Enemies Closer
2014 Swelter
Full Love



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  1. John McTiernan, Kevin Peter Hall, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stan Winston, Jim Thomas, John ThomasIf It Bleeds We Can Kill It: The Making of 'Predator' (2001), 20th Century Fox [DVD].

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