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Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg (born 18 October 1960), professionally known as Jean-Claude Van Damme , is a Belgian martial artist and actor. Van Damme is best known for his martial arts action movies. His most successful films include Bloodsport (1988), Kickboxer (1989), Double Impact (1991), Universal Soldier (1992), Hard Target (1993), Timecop (1994), and JCVD (2008). Due to his physique and his Belgian background, he is known as "The Muscles from Brussels."
After studying martial arts intensively from the age of ten, Van Damme achieved national success in Belgium as a martial artist and bodybuilder, earning the "Mr. Belgium" bodybuilding title. He emigrated to the United States in 1982 to pursue a career in film, and achieved success with Bloodsport (1988), based on a story written by Frank Dux. He attained subsequent box office success with Timecop (1994), which grossed over $100 million worldwide and became his most financially successful film.
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|No Retreat, No Surrender||Ivan Kraschinsky the Russian||1986|
|Double Impact||Alex / Chad Wagner||1991|
|Universal Soldier||Luc Devreux/GR44||1992|
|Hard Target||Chance Boudreaux||1993|
|Street Fighter||Colonel William Guile||1994|
|Maximum Risk||Mikhail Suverov||1996|
|Knock Off||Marcus Ray||1998|
|Universal Soldier: The Return||Luc Devereux||1999|
|Replicant||Replicant / Garrotte||2001|
|In Hell||Kyle LeBlanc (VF : Kyle Lord)||2003|
|Second In Command||Cmdr. Samuel 'Sam' Keenan||2006|
|The Shepherd: Border Patrol||Jack Robideaux||2008|
|Universal Soldier: Regeneration||Luc Deveraux||2009|
|Kung Fu Panda 2||Master Croc||2011|
|The Expendables 2||Jean Vilain||2012|
|6 Bullets||Samson Gaul||2012|
|Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning||Luc Deveraux||2012|