The Truth About What Happened To Jean Claude Van Damme

  • Published on Dec 8, 2018
  • In the 1980s and 1990s, the charismatic and photogenic "Muscles from Brussels" became an international movie star - and then, just as fast and unlikely as his rise, came the fall. Here's how the man born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg has occupied himself in recent years...
    The Kickboxing Universal Soldier | 0:19
    Jean Claude Van Predator? | 2:18
    The Statue of the Muscles from Brussels | 3:09
    Jean-Claude’s Van Dogs | 3:39
    Splits Sells | 4:16
    Kicking ass in a feminine way | 4:57
    The real-life Johnny Cage | 5:33
    Addiction and illness | 6:39
    But can he fight? | 8:24
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  • Antonio Lima
    Antonio Lima 5 hours ago

    in real life JCVD would kill Mike Tyson.

  • john g
    john g Day ago

    Lion heart

  • The Swoop
    The Swoop 2 days ago

    Van damn yuck!

  • Paulina Boreal
    Paulina Boreal 2 days ago


  • James Volk
    James Volk 3 days ago


  • Back to the future
    Back to the future 3 days ago

    What about a.w.o.l top film👊👊

  • Mark Espinoza
    Mark Espinoza 4 days ago

    Mass quantities.

  • dpqbpqb dpqbpqb
    dpqbpqb dpqbpqb 7 days ago

    @8:50 That clip is funny, because he doesn't look at the girls he is dancing with
    jcvd is dancing with himself

  • Sam Nicholson
    Sam Nicholson 7 days ago

    More proof that people are putting together clips for attention seeking and wasting online space. More than half the information through this video is false.

  • Retro Fan
    Retro Fan 9 days ago

    WTF, how can you forget Bloodsport? It was that and Kickboxer which really launched him.

  • Virginia Addis
    Virginia Addis 10 days ago

    Look at his face too cute he always backed down good FRENCH ACTOR 🤗🤗🤗🤗

  • 1981rawin
    1981rawin 11 days ago

    Stopped watching after first couple of minutes when narrator states Dolph Lundgren stars in 1999 Universal soldier, that never happened, if your going to post these vids, at least have film knowledge, what a d*ck.

  • LEON
    LEON 11 days ago +1

    Mortal Kombat benefitted from JCVD not being involved, phew. That aside JC is a legend to me

  • mr fantastic
    mr fantastic 12 days ago

    Man, I remember seeing Time cop when it was fresh in the movie theater, can't believe how fast time flies by . I've always been a fan of Van Dame, even when he played the villain Russian fighter in no retreat no surrender lol

  • mr fantastic
    mr fantastic 12 days ago

    His daughter is super fine

  • J V
    J V 12 days ago +3

    Frank Dux calling Van Damme a liar must be the definition of irony!

  • Piroska Merk
    Piroska Merk 13 days ago

    Legend and treasure 🌈

  • rathernot say
    rathernot say 13 days ago

    Dux is a fraud everyone knows that

  • William Bennett
    William Bennett 13 days ago

    He's straight Goofy..✌️

  • Gordon Crouch
    Gordon Crouch 15 days ago

    Double Impact was cool.

  • Severed_J Edwards
    Severed_J Edwards 16 days ago +1

    One of my old teachers from school met him once, although not in the best of ways. As my teacher recalled the story he was walking into a coffee shop or something like that and as he was walking in, some "short" (yes that's how my teacher put it) fella bumped into my teacher. As my teacher looked back he saw a bunch of paparazzi following this person that just walked out of the shop. My teacher had asked the paparazzi who the person was, turns out it was none other than Jean-Claude Van Damme. The way my teacher described the initial ordeal of Van Damme bumping into him was that it was intentional. Van Damme didn't even apologise, he just ignored the fact that he purposely just shouldered his way through somebody. Total dick move on Van Damme's part.

  • torkadaprikos
    torkadaprikos 17 days ago

    The genre simply cooled off

  • Anton Zorin
    Anton Zorin 18 days ago

    Lion heart

  • BroccoliQueefed
    BroccoliQueefed 19 days ago

    He sold abs and ass, kind of like a male version of Pam Anderson in terms of talent level. But he had looks in spades

  • vegakvd
    vegakvd 19 days ago +2

    Van Damme actually became a great actor is what happened, his recent work (JCVD and In Hell) had him pulling off really convincing performances.

  • Darin Weaver
    Darin Weaver 20 days ago

    Hollywood gets to be had full if you not careful women drug an so call friends

  • Ricardo Diaz
    Ricardo Diaz 22 days ago

    eveytime Dux come out in a interview he looks like he just has a stroke with the one side of his face drooping low and he seems to be getting fatter and they try to keep showing his old points terdmit so call fighting hmmmmm

  • Christopher Brandon
    Christopher Brandon 22 days ago


  • Knight Artorias
    Knight Artorias 22 days ago +1

    Hey look Steven Seagal 0:51

  • Den Dan
    Den Dan 22 days ago

    That is so cool you named your channel after one of the best time travel movies ever made and arguably JCVD's greatest projects, Looper....No wait, hang on a sec [scratches forehead as he hums along to the hmmm ah, uhmm, ohh song]

  • Adam Hudson
    Adam Hudson 22 days ago

    John cluade van sodomiser

  • Terrance Maulana
    Terrance Maulana 22 days ago

    Man F Dux dat guy is just throwin shade

  • JoshuaDRD
    JoshuaDRD 23 days ago

    So what happened to him... pretty sure a lot was left out.

  • Paul Owen
    Paul Owen 23 days ago

    JCVD Jean Claude Video Distributor..😂

  • WolvenSpectre
    WolvenSpectre 23 days ago +15

    He wasn't famous for the splits in Timecop, he was famous for showing doing them between 2 chairs in Bloodsport.

  • Chocolatety
    Chocolatety 24 days ago

    He was great in Bloodsport but Jet Li would kick his Ass

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    }}{{ 25 days ago

    Only things actors need to know how to do is acting, everything else is a plus of course. I don't really think less of an actor if he can or can't fight it's a game of pretending on screen anyway.

    AGENT X SECURITY 25 days ago +1


  • Cmd Dowd
    Cmd Dowd 25 days ago

    I like his techniques. & I hope seems like a nice guy..! Sorry to hear about is coke habit. Nobody perfect. Vice & men go together like guns & bullets. Keep living the dream. Vandame. Life short..! But as my Dad say to me slow down. Life in the fast lane. Not good..!

  • Kenneth Dow
    Kenneth Dow 25 days ago

    Frank Dux is a total fake! And has made up everything about the Kumite!

  • Brigitte Bellin
    Brigitte Bellin 25 days ago

    I worked on Time Cop in 1993. Great Show.

    • M Shadows
      M Shadows 23 days ago

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah sure ahahahahahahahahahaha

  • Mandela Jefferson
    Mandela Jefferson 25 days ago

    Did he really say "fan dams" 😐🙁 smh

  • Robert SchuTz
    Robert SchuTz 25 days ago

    I wish I can meet you.

  • Stuart Lawson Beattie
    Stuart Lawson Beattie 26 days ago


  • T1000AX
    T1000AX 26 days ago

    time cop is better than looper

  • _Retro101_ Emulation n Games

    He started drinking Coors lite! THE END!

  • _Retro101_ Emulation n Games

    He started drinking Coors lite! THE END!

  • vintage car news
    vintage car news 26 days ago

    my childhood

  • vai walker
    vai walker 28 days ago

    is Bianca single?

  • Jim NORRIS
    Jim NORRIS 29 days ago

    The more I get to know the Real Vandam.the more I like the Man.
    Bet he could kick the shit out a Seagal

  • DeadlyDanDaMan
    DeadlyDanDaMan Month ago

    VD saved the Predator franchise by walking, and inadvertently helped create Mortal Kombat. Those two things alone are one hell of a legacy!

  • eric the great
    eric the great Month ago

    It's a shame he had to go through the whole drug addiction ordeal. He along with Bruce Lee and many others were a great inspiration growing up keeping us kids off of the drugs. From what I hear Hollywood can really have it's profound affects on a person.

  • Thompter S. Hunson
    Thompter S. Hunson Month ago +1

    Looking these superstars snorting their fortune & careers in lines on a glass table, one thing I realize for sure... Poverty saved me from drug abuse 😅

  • BethyKable
    BethyKable Month ago

    He is amazinh

  • AOD2874
    AOD2874 Month ago

    Your video was good until you tried to make Dux seem legit. He is a bigger fraud than anybody and has never proven that he can fight. His alleged teacher never existed and he was never in the CIA

  • Javier Fernandez
    Javier Fernandez Month ago

    I gotta watch jcvd.

  • Hubert Cumberdale
    Hubert Cumberdale Month ago

    He looks like an old lesbian in the Coors ads.

  • Emo666Cali
    Emo666Cali Month ago

    they made Scorpion after me lolz !! ,,l, >.< ,l,,

  • Johnny G
    Johnny G Month ago

    I had great pleasure watching JVD kick serious butt when I was a kid. I still think he is awesome. On top of that look at the love, he has for dogs. Same same, he's awesome.

  • Naheim Googolla
    Naheim Googolla Month ago +3

    Anyone who loves dogs and sheds kindness toward them is a straight up good sole.

  • Gary Raymo
    Gary Raymo Month ago

    Dukes was trying to make a buck off a reall star

  • Fallen Simba
    Fallen Simba Month ago

    JCVD will always be one of my super heroes

  • William Cox
    William Cox Month ago

    Ten grams per day. And there's only enough for me . . .

  • Wamkelwe Khumalo
    Wamkelwe Khumalo Month ago +6

    Johnny cage from MortalKombat is a tribute to van dam

  • BlkWallStreet ADOS Generational wealth

    In 100 years they will go to the statue and say this was one of the greatest professional fighters that ever lived. THIS IS HOW WHITE HiSTORY WORKS WHEN YOU STUDY IT DEEPLY.

  • Sandeep Singh
    Sandeep Singh Month ago

    Most favourite actor

  • Foxy Cinnamon
    Foxy Cinnamon Month ago

    Let us all bow our heads for...Tostitos. I really liked them. Jean Claude in drag, will it be enough?

  • romeo Marten
    romeo Marten Month ago

    They forgot his role in street fighter

  • Fox Mulder
    Fox Mulder Month ago

    2:07 Korea has the best technology, Japan are the best original story writers in animation in Anime and the Chinese have always had the toughest martial artists: 1st Bruce Lee 2nd Jackie Chan 3rd Jet Li and the list goes on for China.

  • Shunta Jones
    Shunta Jones Month ago


  • Il Cuggino Canadese
    Il Cuggino Canadese Month ago +1

    Why no mention of his Amazon Prime Video series Jean Claude Van Johnson?

  • Alain D,mystic
    Alain D,mystic Month ago

    Madella effect notice said the kickboxer at start kickboxer he even said it to

  • Punisher
    Punisher Month ago

    Frank Dux is the biggest liar in Hollywood history. The kumite never happened, he was never a martial arts champion. He hold no win records or k.o. records. He never worked for the government to train soldiers. He never studied ninjitsu. His whole life was a lie.

  • Phillip Crook
    Phillip Crook Month ago

    Cyborg was the very 1st VD movie I ever watched on 📼 vhs. I was just a kid.

  • antony hewson
    antony hewson Month ago

    You forgot to mention that he was also an extra in "breakdance the movie"..he is grooving away near the beginning on venice beach, just as the girl meets turbo and ozone for the first time.

  • Rafael Tur
    Rafael Tur Month ago +1

    Has anyone seen the JCVD show on amazon? The trailer looked hilarious.

  • paata oqroadze
    paata oqroadze Month ago +1

    vandam super

  • Curtis Gupton
    Curtis Gupton Month ago +2

    If u wanna get down, down on the ground Cocaine.....

  • mrperecz
    mrperecz Month ago +1

    Frank Dux nice revenge, shame on you, and pathetic.

  • Water spider
    Water spider Month ago

    The rise was not just quick and over he started off in one of his first big starring roles cyborg then bloodsport , death warrent ,lion heart , double impact , hard target , double impact, universail solider , time cop to name a few so he was not a one hit wonder or a flash in the pan..m.

    • antony hewson
      antony hewson Month ago

      His first role was in breakdance the movie as an extra.

  • Jamell Jones
    Jamell Jones Month ago

    What happened to JCVD?

  • Junkusanagi
    Junkusanagi Month ago

    Is that Jason Statham at 8.41??

  • D C
    D C Month ago

    5:00 taking after the old man....

  • Billy GoldBlum
    Billy GoldBlum Month ago +2

    He is very active on facebook and seems like a very cool and friendly guy

  • MASKed MADness Productions

    The narrator called him Dux twice then pronounced it "DUCKS". I guess he forgot how to pronounce it 9:28

  • chris s
    chris s Month ago

    I sure hope you are kidding when you talk up Frank Dukes. If not you should do a little research. He‘s so blatantly a fraud it makes me cringe to think about.

  • cabijista1
    cabijista1 Month ago +3

    Dolph Lundgren was not in Universal Soldier: The Return. He only returned to the franchise in the 3rd movie.

  • Brian De Bold
    Brian De Bold Month ago

    When will you people understand this man is not a fighter he is a person with very ineffective ( no power kicks) with his extremely small frame. Let's say we put him up against MMA Chuck Liddell not even lol! or how about 18 year old Tenshin Nasukawa ? He we only Yu LD not last 2 rounds. His pretty kicks are Choreographed in kicks you would rarely use as anyone who fights would see it a long time before he got it off as he consistently follows suite. With his lack of effectiveness in using his hands his career stopped with (I believe) 18 fights and no one near worth mentioning. Then we must take into account no less then 4 times in his movies he failed to pull a punch or kick and was sued 2 of the 4 times must of been negligent I guess? OH! Then there is when shadow boxing he kicked the champ in the face! I went to planet Hollywood and there is all the super stars hand prints, his hand fit in my palm. This man is a giant on screen and was a great super hero of cocaine kick boxing!

  • Tom Mitchell
    Tom Mitchell Month ago +2

    Lol Frank said JCVD can’t fight!?! 😂 franks the one who made up his whole “career “ lmao..

  • Marcelo Festa Constantino

    Jean Claude Van Damm tinha 1.66m agora tem 1.77m como assim ...kkkk

  • abdullah
    abdullah Month ago +1

    Van Damm fans or Van Damm’s. hahaha

  • R3DMY2T3R10
    R3DMY2T3R10 Month ago +2

    lol Frank Dux the fraud, his words mean nothing.

  • Grozny Entertainment

    The quest was a really good movie, but never made it to theater

    • cabijista1
      cabijista1 Month ago

      Grozny Entertainment I saw The Quest in a theater as a kid in Australia

  • Albert De Salvo
    Albert De Salvo Month ago

    Joo Claude Van Damme's days snorting cocaine has aged his face badly. I bet his tic toc hasn't aged too well, either.

  • platinum mexican
    platinum mexican Month ago +2

    We die young bad ass movie that he came out in recently

  • Joe Ventorini
    Joe Ventorini Month ago

    I'd love to see how he would do (when in his prime) in a UFC MMA fight.... I doubt he would last even 2 minutes.

  • eye
    eye Month ago

    Vandam.. Is indeed one and only superstar for me.

  • ford nut
    ford nut Month ago +3

    I got a black belt in masterbation... they call me jon-claud-van-hand my right hand is a bad mo-fo.👊

  • Ex-Muslim Libertarian Atheist

    Frank Dux is a joke and a fake martial artist

  • Paul Pugh
    Paul Pugh Month ago +1

    Bloodsports was his best film