Remember Van Damme From The Movie Titled "Street Fighters". He's Currently 60 years old
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Van Damme was born Jean-Claude Camille François van Varenberg, on 18 October 1960, in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe , Brussels, Belgium , the son of Eliana and Eugène van Varenberg, who was an accountant and florist. His father is from Brussels and bilingual, and his mother is Flemish ( Dutch-speaking ).The Roman Catholic Van Damme's paternal grandmother was Jewish. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
He began martial arts at the age of ten, enrolled by his father in a Shōtōkan karate school. His styles consist of Shōtōkan Karate and Kickboxing . He eventually earned his black belt in karate at 18. He started lifting weights to improve his physique, which eventually led to a Mr. Belgium bodybuilding title. At the age of 16, he took up ballet , which he studied for five years. According to Van Damme, ballet "is an art, but it's also one of the most difficult sports. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
In 1982, Van Damme and childhood friend Michel Qissi moved to the United States in the hope of working as actors. They did a variety of jobs to support themselves. Their first job working on a film as extras in the hip hop dance film Breakin' (1984), made by Cannon Films. They are seen dancing in the background at a dance demonstration. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Around that time he developed a friendship with action martial art movie star Chuck Norris . They started sparring together, and Van Damme started to work as a bouncer at a bar named Woody's Wharf, owned by Norris. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
In 2010, Van Damme directed himself in the barely released Full Love .
In 2011, Van Damme voiced the Master Croc in the computer animation film Kung Fu Panda 2 , alongside Jack Black , Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman , Seth Rogen , Lucy Liu , Jackie Chan, Gary Oldman , Michelle Yeoh, Victor Garber, and many more. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. In the film, Po and the Furious Five (heroes of the previous film) battle an evil peacock named Lord Shen, who has a powerful weapon that he plans to conquer China with. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. They eventually meet his character who helps them in their quest. That same year, he played in Assassination Games , alongside Scott Adkins. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Van Damme has been married five times to four different women. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. He was married to his third wife, bodybuilder Gladys Portugues , with whom he has two children and Bianca Brigitte until 1992, when he began an affair with actress Darcy LaPier , whom he married in February 1994. From this marriage, they had a son named Nicholas . That same year he had an affair with his Street Fighter co-star Kylie Minogue during filming of that movie in Thailand . View pictures in App save up to 80% data. LaPier, who was pregnant with their son at the time, did not become aware of the affair until Van Damme publicly admitted it in 2012. After leaving LaPier, Van Damme remarried Portugues in 1999. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.