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Premiere of 'Pound of Flesh' - Arrivals

Jean-Claude Van Damme - Premiere of 'Pound of Flesh' held at Pacific Theatres at The Grove - Arrivals at Pacific theatre at The Grove - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 8th May 2015

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Premiere of 'Pound of Flesh' - Arrivals

Jean Claude Van Damme - A variety of stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the premiere of 'Pound of Flesh' which was held at the Pacific Theatres in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 7th May 2015

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Jean-Claude Van Damme on Menahem Golan, "I Love You, I Always Will"


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Actors, producers and directors have been paying tribute to the pioneering Israeli producer Menahem Golan following his death in Tel Aviv on Friday (August 8, 2014) at the age of 85. Golan directed the classic 1980s action movies Bloodsport, Missing in Action and The Delta Force.

Menahem GolanTributes are being paid to Menahem Golan [Getty/Alberto E. Rodriguez]

Belgian actor Jean-Claude Van Damme tweeted, "RIP, Menahem Golan.I love you and will always do."

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Anything You Can Do, Chuck Norris Can Do Better, (Including Jean-Claude Van Damme's Truck Stunt)


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Last month, Jean Claude Van Damme (53) performed an amazing stunt – doing the splits between two moving trucks for a Volvo ad. It was an amazing feat and an impressive display of Van Damme’s athleticism, not to mention a killer advertising ploy for Volvo.

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Who did it better - Van Damme or Norris?

But of course, this is showbiz, so it had to be topped. Stuntman, actor and internet punchline Chuck Norris released a video this week, in which he performs the same stunt – except with planes. Cue Chuck Norris jokes now. We know you want to.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme's Volvo Stunt Is Awesome, But Does It Make You Want To Buy A Truck?


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Sure, Jean-Claude Van Damme hasn’t been in the public eye the way Justin Bieber or Miley Cyrus have been these past few years, but apparently the martial artist/actor has the makings of a viral video star. And all it took was a couple of Volvo trucks. And years of training, of course.

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53-year-old Van Damme showed off his Superman-like skills in the ad.

The Volvo ad, which you can watch below was intended to show off the vehicles’ Volvo Dynamic Steering and demonstrate their stability and the technology’s precision. Although to us non auto enthusiasts it’s just a demonstration of Van Damme’s unbelievable athletic ability and his nerves of steel. Oh, and one thing to keep in mind, while you’re watching the video – the man is 53 years old. The ad is just as much about showing off Van Damme’s skills as it is about Volvo. And while experts say that this kind of viral marketing does tend to have a positive impact on a brand’s sales (according to Mediapost.com advertising columnist Barbara Lippert, speaking for USA Today) it is unclear how many of the 7.7 million views on the youtube video belong to people, who will go out to purchase a Volvo truck afterwards.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme Volvo Ad is Sheer Self-Parody Brilliance (But Don't Try it At Home)


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The Jean-Claude Van Damme Volvo ad is doing the viral rounds, and rightly so. Even the most cynically minded of you, who (probably rightly so) like to ignore advertising because of its parasitic, profit = deficit nature, can surely bask in the brilliance that is the Belgian beef-cake standing on two separate lorries as they glide through a deserted highway.

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While Volvo say the ad was “set up to demonstrate the precision and directional stability of Volvo Dynamic Steering,” it’s pretty clear the real aim of the 1m17s spot was to be shared by eager, social media-savvy users, not necessarily consumers.

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Sylvester Stallone Twitter Rant: "Harrison Ford In", "Greedy" Bruce Willis Out Of 'Expendables 3'


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Sylvester Stallone has made his feelings towards Bruce Willis crystal clear after tweeting about Expendables 3. The Rocky actor confirmed that Harrison Ford would be joining the Expendables cast, replacing Willis.

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Sylvester Stallone at the New York premiere of Bullet to the Head.

Stallone described Bruce Willis as "greedy and "lazy" on Twitter shortly after confirming Harrison Ford will be replacing Willis in Expendables 3. In his first Tweet, Stallone claimed he'd "been waiting for years" for the news that "Willis out" and "Harrison in".

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Nicolas Cage A "Highly Unlikely" Addition To Expendables 3


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After being rumoured to be joining the Expendables 3 cast, Knowing actor Nicolas Cage has shot down such murmurings in an interview with Den of Geek putting it plainly that he'd had no involvement so far: "I have not had any formal discussions about that movie," he said referring to Expendables. "I'm not in Kick-Ass 2 and I don't think I'm in Expendables 3. And I like those guys, but I would say it would be highly unlikely that I'd be in that movie," he added, destroying another fervent internet rumour while he was at it.

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Nicolas Cage: Probably Not In Expendables 3.

Dwayne Johnson and Vinnie Jones are two fellow actors who've also been rumoured to be starring in the mega-action blockbuster, set for release in August 2014. Cage's denial follows Sylvester Stallone's claim that he had "no knowledge" of a potential Cage addition back in November 2012.

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Hot Tickets! This Weekend’s US Movie Releases, Killing Them Softly, The Collection, Universal Soldier, Craptastic (Addicted To Fame)


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The highlight of this week’s movie releases is, unarguable. This is the time of year that many major releases come smothered in a blanket of ‘will it / won’t it’ chatter, with regards to Oscar nominations. The run-up to the release of the Brad Pitt-starring Killing Them Softly has been muted, though and it looks as though the Academy might be glossing over this particular mob tale.

Of course, gangster stories, in themselves, are nothing new in Hollywood but Killing Them Softly is showing signs of being one of the better ones. The perfect mix of dark drama and dark humour, Pitt leads a stellar cast, including James Gandolfini, and Ray Liotta (gangster movie essentials, no?) and director Andrew Domink has wooed the critics, thus far, causing Andrew O’Hehir of Salon.com to comment “It has a weird, buzzing, intense quality that has burrowed its way deep into my brain like some invasive sci-fi organism.” It remains to be seen, though, whether the folk over at the Academy decide it’s worthy of a nod.

Watch the trailer for Killing Them Softly

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Jean Claude Van Damme - Jean-Claude Van Damme Tuesday 21st August 2012 signs an autograph for a fan as he leaves the NBC studios

Picture - Jean-Claude Van Damme , Thursday 16th August 2012

Jean Claude Van Damme - Jean-Claude Van Damme Thursday 16th August 2012 at The Grove to appear on entertainment news show 'Extra'

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Picture - Jean Claude Van Damme , Wednesday 15th August 2012

Jean Claude Van Damme Wednesday 15th August 2012 The Los Angeles Premiere of The Expendables 2 at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre - Outside Arrivals

The Expendables 2 Review


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Although there's been no attempt to tone down the first film's bloodthirsty hyperviolence or dim-witted plotting, this sequel is a massive improvement simply because they have fun with the premise. As a result, so do we.

Barney (Stallone) and his team of ageing mercenaries are coerced by Church (Willis) into heading into hostile territory to retrieve a top secret electronic gadget. Most shocking is the fact that Church insists that a woman, Maggie (Yu), joins them. And when things go wrong, Barney leads the gang on a grisly revenge mission against a nasty villain (Van Damme) who's callously putting humanity in peril. Along the way they're joined by Church and Trench (Schwarzenegger), and get help from lone-wolf Booker (Norris).

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Kung Fu Panda 2 Review


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Jack Black's cuddly alter-ego is back for another epic adventure in this lively, colourful sequel. It pretty much has the same plot as the final act of the 2008 original, and it's not quite as funny, but it's beautifully animated and thoroughly engaging.

Now that Dragon Warrior panda Po (voiced by Black) has joined the Furious Five (Jolie's tigress, Rogen's mantis, Chan's monkey, Liu's viper and Cross' crane), there's peace in the valley again. But in a distant kingdom, the villainous peacock Lord Shen (Oldman) has developed a secret weapon with which he plans to take over China and put an end to kung fu. Although he's been rattled for decades, since his soothsayer (Yeoh) told him he'll be conquered by a panda.

And he knows the Dragon Warrior is on his way.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme Hopes To Be Reunited With His 13-Year-Old Son


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80s action movie legend Jean-Claude Van Damme is hoping that he will be reunited with his estranged teenage son after the release of 'Universal Soldier: Regeneration'. The movie hard-man had no contact with his 13-year-old son, Nicholas, ever since he split up with his fourth wife Darcy LaPier and a bitter fight led to him losing custody.

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Van Damme claims that Nicholas isn't even allowed to speak to his half-siblings Kristopher and Bianca - two children from an earlier relationship of Van Damme's. The star is hoping that a reunion is upcoming, after appearing in the semi-autobiographical movie 'JCVD', hoping that the film proves he isn't a failure.

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Jean Claude Van Damme

Date of birth

18th October, 1960

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.77