Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Highest Rated: 92% Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Oct 18, 1960

Birthplace: Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium

An action movie hero and world-renowned martial artist hailing from Belgium, Jean-Claude Van Damme burst onto the Hollywood scene with classic martial arts films "Bloodsport" (1988) and "Kickboxer" (1989). Van Damme was suddenly a star and broadened his fan base from fight film fanatics to general action film fans with critically panned, but commercially successful blockbusters like "Universal Soldier" (1992) and "Time Cop" (1994). Unlike his more popular counterparts, Van Damme projected a softer character who was not as invincible as Schwarzenegger nor as unrefined as Stallone. Van Damme's vehicles in the 1990s like "Sudden Death" (1995), "Maximum Risk" (1996) and "Double Team" (1997) were fairly formulaic, requiring him to speak little but display as much of his muscular physique as possible - all of which eventually turned the actor into a caricature of himself and demoted the actor to the straight-to-video bin. Meanwhile, Van Damme hit rock bottom in his personal life when he sought help for his cocaine addiction and was diagnosed with manic depression, which he began talking about openly in 1998. Though he was able to resurrect himself in private, Van Damme continued to struggle on the screen until he surprised everyone with a critically hailed performance as a fictional version of himself in the art house showbiz satire "JCVD" (2008). In the end, however, his appeal rarely went beyond his impressive physicality, as Van Damme continued trying to cross over to mainstream thrillers and dramas with little avail.

Highest rated movies

Kickboxer: Retaliation
JCVD
The Bouncer
No Retreat No Surrender
Enemies Closer
The Expendables 2
The Last Mercenary
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Minions: The Rise of Gru Jean Clawed (Voice) - 2022
59% 39% The Last Mercenary Richard Brumère (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 41% We Die Young Daniel (Character) - 2019
80% 46% The Bouncer Lukas (Character) - 2018
0% 25% Black Water Wheeler (Character) - 2018
92% 84% Kickboxer: Retaliation Master Durand (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kill 'Em All Philip (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 16% Kill'em All Unknown (Character) - 2017
41% 43% Kickboxer: Vengeance Master Durand (Character) - 2016
15% 20% Pound of Flesh Deacon (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2015
No Score Yet 55% Jian Bing Man Unknown (Character) $300.0K 2015
No Score Yet 22% Swelter Stillman (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films Unknown (Character) - 2014
22% 21% Welcome to the Jungle Storm (Character) - 2013
79% 29% Enemies Closer Xander (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 8% U.F.O. George (Character) - 2012
56% 34% Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning Luc Devereaux (Character) $5.2K 2012
No Score Yet 41% 6 Bullets Samson Gaul (Character) - 2012
67% 67% The Expendables 2 Jean Vilain (Character) $85.0M 2012
No Score Yet 18% Dragon Eyes Tiano (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 45% Assassination Games Vincent Brazil (Character) - 2011
81% 74% Kung Fu Panda 2 Master Croc (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet 64% The Eagle Path Frenchy (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2010
No Score Yet 34% Universal Soldier: Regeneration Luc Deveraux (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 26% The Shepherd: Border Patrol Jack Robideaux (Character) - 2008
84% 74% JCVD J.C.V.D. (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 39% Until Death Anthony Stowe (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 33% The Hard Corps Philippe Sauvage (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 32% Second in Command Cmdr. Samuel "Sam" Keenan (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 43% Wake of Death Ben Archer (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 54% In Hell Kyle LeBlanc (Character) - 2003
0% 21% Derailed Jacques Kristoff (Character) - 2002
0% 28% The Order Rudy Cafmeyer/Charles Le Vaillant (Character),
Writer
- 2001
27% 36% Replicant Replicant/Edward Garrotte (Character) - 2001
5% 24% Universal Soldier: The Return Luc Deveraux (Character),
Producer
$10.4M 1999
0% 35% Desert Heat Eddie Lomax (Character),
Producer
- 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coyote Moon Eddie Lomax (Character) - 1999
8% 25% Knock Off Marcus Ray (Character) $10.1M 1998
29% 30% Legionnaire Alain Lefevre (Character),
Producer
- 1998
11% 25% Double Team Jack Quinn (Character) $11.3M 1997
14% 36% The Quest Christopher Dubois (Character),
Director
$21.6M 1996
31% 34% Maximum Risk Alain Moreau/Mikhail Suverov (Character) $14.1M 1996
50% 39% Sudden Death Darren McCord (Character) $20.2M 1995
45% 36% Timecop Walker (Character) $44.3M 1994
13% 20% Street Fighter Colonel William F. Guile (Character) $33.2M 1994
56% 49% Hard Target Chance Boudreaux (Character) $31.5M 1993
30% 32% Nowhere to Run Sam Gillen (Character) $21.9M 1993
35% 46% Universal Soldier Luc Deveraux / GR44 (Character) $35.4M 1992
35% 42% Double Impact Alex/Chad Wagner (Character),
Producer
$28.6M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best of the Martial Arts Films Unknown (Character) - 1991
0% 35% Death Warrant Louis Burke (Character) $15.1M 1990
31% 52% Lionheart Léon Gaultier (Character),
Screenwriter
$22.5M 1990
36% 64% Kickboxer Kurt Sloane (Character) $13.2M 1989
22% 31% Cyborg Gibson Rickenbacker (Character) $9.3M 1989
40% 74% Bloodsport Frank Dux (Character) $10.8M 1988
No Score Yet 16% Black Eagle Andrei (Character) - 1988
80% 53% No Retreat No Surrender Ivan Kraschinsky the Russian (Character) $1.5M 1986

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2015 2017 2019
70% 96% Jean-Claude Van Johnson Jean-Claude Van Johnson (Character),
Executive Producer
2016-2017
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2009
No Score Yet 90% Las Vegas Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
67% 94% Friends Himself (Guest Star) 1996