The Untold Truth Of Jean Claude Van Damme

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    During the '80s and '90s, it seemed like no action film was complete without Jean-Claude Van Damme kicking butt and doing splits on camera. But he's since faded right into the direct-to-DVD bin. Even though he's no longer the mega-star he once was, there are still a lot of cool stories about the King of Kicks that people either don't know or have long forgotten...
    A history of movement | 0:17
    The original Predator | 0:56
    His affair with Kylie Minogue | 1:31
    He's been married five times | 2:25
    Mortal Kombat | 3:10
    addiction | 4:05
    Fighting mental illness | 4:51
    Going down fighting | 5:30
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  • Grunge
    Grunge  Year ago +229

    What's your favorite Van Damme movie? Besides all of em?

    • Mahesh Sharma
      Mahesh Sharma 2 days ago

      +Bobby5967 with batista

    • TAL 12
      TAL 12 9 days ago

      BLOODSPORT without a doubt.

    • oh ok
      oh ok 9 days ago

      I didn't know Johnny cage shit

    • oh ok
      oh ok 9 days ago

      And universal soldier

    • oh ok
      oh ok 9 days ago

      And hard target

  • Framed Elvisguy
    Framed Elvisguy Hour ago

    "I showed her my Tailand" BOOM

  • Otto Voss
    Otto Voss 4 days ago

    The 90’ was a cool Time !!

  • king Lyon
    king Lyon 4 days ago

    Yeah few discrepancies in the stories surrounding his involvement with the predator movie. In actual fact, the reason van dammed didn't follow through with the predator, is because there was one particular seen where he was asked to take part in a stunt that he deemed too dangerous. His refusal to do the stunt caused an argument that between him and the director and van damme was relinquished of his role as stunt man in the movie.

  • king 17
    king 17 4 days ago

    Watever.... When we were kids... Everybody wants to be van damme.....

  • Sidney Olene
    Sidney Olene 4 days ago

    the world knows him

  • Vincent Martin
    Vincent Martin 5 days ago

    I was a wife beater! All these action movie actors are wife beaters!

  • Pedraza Valentino
    Pedraza Valentino 5 days ago

    I didn’t know that!

  • Dave me
    Dave me 6 days ago

    Grunge.. I don't know where you get your information from but you got two of your "facts" wrong that I know of ...

  • Quentin Willis
    Quentin Willis 6 days ago

    Jean claud sit down keep making movies them young boy's will kill you if you get in that ring

  • Jeremy Sphincter
    Jeremy Sphincter 6 days ago

    I was always highly critical of Van Damme. Terrible films with even worse acting. Then I stumbled on the movie JCVD. The scene where the camera draws back and exposes the set. With the grips standing there in the camera shot Van Damme stares into the camera and exposes his soul. Anyone who’s watched the movie knows the scene I’m talking about. With tears in his eyes he comes clean about squandering his life and career. The drugs, bad relationships, bad movies, bad head. It’s really quite moving and in my opinion, redemptive. I felt empathy, respect and instantly changed my opinion of him. I like him and wish him only the best.

  • Sandro Bindelli
    Sandro Bindelli 6 days ago did he survive a multi-year TEN GRAMS A DAY coke habit??
    I think it's BS, people die after a year or two if they even go near to that much a day.

  • ruben santos
    ruben santos 6 days ago

    Famous for being beat the shit out by Chuck Zito

  • Chaika Gaz
    Chaika Gaz 6 days ago

    Showed her my thailand...

  • Dirk King
    Dirk King 7 days ago

    All drug addicts end up with mental health it's a joke

  • Eric Taylor
    Eric Taylor 7 days ago

    My best friends father was his lawyer that got him his citizenship.

  • Antonio Moniz
    Antonio Moniz 7 days ago

    van dam is the bomb!

  • Badgerrr Lattin
    Badgerrr Lattin 7 days ago

    I blame the Tostitos.

  • Jason Meyer
    Jason Meyer 7 days ago

    I grew up watching KICKBOXER after school damn near everyday of the week. Lol. You are my Idol JCVD

    • Yashua Fly
      Yashua Fly 16 hours ago

      JCVD=Jesus Christ's victorious death

  • J Campezzi
    J Campezzi 7 days ago +7

    Dux is a joke. He made up his military background, his kumite winnings, being clocked as the fastest kicker and there was no kumite tournament. Hell his name is probably not even Dux it's probably something like Seagal.

    • Archibald Doogan
      Archibald Doogan 4 days ago +1

      That's not accurate. Dux did fight, but it was in a tournament in the Caribbean. Hong Kong was chosen for the movie to give it an air of mystery and authenticity (since us Westeners are more likely to buy a full contact even in Asia than in a tropical vacation destination). Dux also has done many live demonstrations where he's broken water jugs and bricks with his kicks, and sparred while blindfolded. But because his life events occurred before the age of the internet, the internet community automatically assumed it never happened.

      Was it glamorized for the movie? Obviously. And most of his "records" are likely fictitious. But he was indeed a practiced martial artist.

  • Mumbo Jumbo De Runter
    Mumbo Jumbo De Runter 7 days ago +3

    OMG! He snored 10 grams of cocaine a day and cost hem about $10.000 a week?
    This means he heavily overpaid for his cocaine addiction LOL

  • Garth Vader
    Garth Vader 8 days ago +13

    Frank Dux calling Van Damme a liar? That's hilarious!

  • ReddFoxx1562
    ReddFoxx1562 8 days ago +2

    Frank Dux is a hack; I'm disappointed you ended on that note.

  • Hector Espinosa
    Hector Espinosa 9 days ago

    Hello! Dux is a conartist

  • OperationMickeyMouse Haroldlüke

    He never answered my questions and was years ago !! So I don't care I don't follow him anymore lost my respect . Not cool what he did ...

  • Itz NWA_
    Itz NWA_ 9 days ago

    He is still the best I love him

  • Kornelijus Kort Kiss

    Drugs..drugs..fools...drugs....fools, cretens, idiots....drugs

  • Sword of Truth- 1st Corinthians 3:19

    🗡🗡 Funny how people you idolize as children turn out to be not worth idolizing at all. A man married 4 times obviously can't even keep his own home in order. If anyone is looking for a real hero He can be found in (1st Corinthians15:1-4 and Romans chapters 3 and 5) King James version. 🗡🗡

    • Yashua Fly
      Yashua Fly 15 hours ago

      +Sword of Truth- 1st Corinthians 3:19 further more " not of works lest any man should boast" sounds more like he is saying your works are useless if you do them to boast...which is exactly what Jesus taught..

    • Yashua Fly
      Yashua Fly 15 hours ago

      +Sword of Truth- 1st Corinthians 3:19 interested you don't get caught up in religion yet you quote the founder of the Christian seperate yourself from religion yet fill a it to the note.. Jesus gives us detailed instructions on the works we must do..james Jesus brother tells us faith without works is deceiving yourself..paul even says works are important in several verses..but you preach it's not about what you do in the world but rather where you put your trust..kinda dumb conclusion I must say.

    • Sword of Truth- 1st Corinthians 3:19
      Sword of Truth- 1st Corinthians 3:19 15 hours ago

      +Yashua Fly I've learned not to debate people caught up in religion. For most the flesh will be put before faith. Serve who you will:
      Ephesians 2:8-9 King James Version (KJV)
      8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
      9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
      1 Corinthians 14:37-38 King James Version (KJV)
      37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.
      38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

    • Yashua Fly
      Yashua Fly 16 hours ago

      Paul killeda bunch of christians and then became one..he contradicts the God he worships..and had what many call " hallucinations "..its obvious Paul is much less stable than van dam (pbuh)

    • Yashua Fly
      Yashua Fly 16 hours ago


  • Barely Me
    Barely Me 10 days ago

    Ahhhh!!!! It hurts to hear Van damme talk about his Thailand

    • ReddFoxx1562
      ReddFoxx1562 8 days ago

      Why, you wanna take him to your Bangkok or somethin?

  • Alan Taylor
    Alan Taylor 10 days ago +2

    Frank Dux is the biggest martial arts fraud of all time.

  • Steve
    Steve 10 days ago

    Lol 0:46

  • chris t
    chris t 10 days ago

    Dux is a fraud

  • dino1130
    dino1130 13 days ago


  • Adam Martinez
    Adam Martinez 13 days ago

    He got weird on that coke wooooooo

  • james fiaco
    james fiaco 13 days ago

    Martial arts is the fastest and most efficient way, for one to become physically fit mentally sound spiritually balanced being able to express physical freedom. Which will allow one to demonstrate that they are living up to the pleasure potential responsibility of femininity and masculinity. Out of all the teachings one can learn here during life martial arts is by far the most beneficial physically mentally spiritually. In layman's terms no one can express or receive love in its entirety if the don't know themselves. So learn your body's capabilities and limitations through, high sources of nutrition clean water fitness formal education hands-on experience. Fully engaging with all your body senses to their extreme limits in the most efficient way that is humanly possible, when 1! Has that level of body awareness one will definitely have the discipline, loyalty devotion appreciation respect confidence to validate confirm signify that the are being true' towards love honor in the creation of life. For if life is not free! Why the hell would death be any cheaper. Case closed. Mercy forgiveness spiritual welfare are not changing those facts, protecting ' carrying" compensating for any souls or spirits that are connected to a life that does not do its best to improve upon and maintain the quality of it. The goal is for each person's generation to becomes stronger smarter healthier happier better off physically mentally possibly spiritually then the previous generation. now hit it up" and don't fuck it up by being a soft lazy out of shape over fed undernourished, feebleminded physically inadequate submissive subservient. Sellout trader to America trumpet blower. now I wish and pray for my soul and spirit to be held spiritually accountable to the statements I proclaim. I guarantee you never see here another body man in power persons of legal religious authority leaders ever freely validate the statements they proclaim with that level of certainty. One reason the don't have the best interest of the majority of the population's needs at heart) another reason could be they, come from a breed of cowards. Or are simply living a life that suggests confirms validates them as being feebleminded physically inadequate submissive subservient it doesn't get any worse than that. One is genetic hereditary the other is a generic) learned behavior" either way it is physically mentally spiritually useless to freely live and die in a low-quality manner.Don't be scared because I know you're scared S.R.F.

  • lckgilmo43
    lckgilmo43 14 days ago

    Untold truth. Van Dam was arrested and convicted on two separate occasions. Possession and use of cocaine. Having sex with male prostitute . One arrest was in Paris, France. His ex wife/Miss Hawain Tropic divorced his ass after the second time. To this day he denies that he's gay. Well buddy I'm not believing it. Maybe him and John Travolta can make a movie together. They both have the same thing in common and are afraid to come out the closet.

  • Jason Hensley
    Jason Hensley 14 days ago

    half of these statements are rumors from the 80's and 90's already commented on by him personally as bullshit

  • bee dot a dot
    bee dot a dot 14 days ago

    The real Frank dux looks like Steven Sigel..I guess that's why he's so mad at van damn for not getting that role

  • Mr. Sandman
    Mr. Sandman 14 days ago

    Van Damme is only human, but in the 80's, he was a hero for so many young boys who wanted to be just like the characters he portrayed on the Big Screen. He'll always be a legend in my book, corny movies and all.

  • Kar3n
    Kar3n 14 days ago

    Ohh yeah super sexy guy

  • may day
    may day 14 days ago

    Coke boy

  • Mr W
    Mr W 16 days ago

    Mr van damme,
    You look like shit in that thumnail sir,

  • Fino Menezes
    Fino Menezes 16 days ago

    10g a day or 10k a week coke habit. One or the other. It can’t be both.

  • NightCoder
    NightCoder 17 days ago

    So Hollywood is all scam? Holly Smokes!

  • Hugo D
    Hugo D 17 days ago


  • Tomaz Apat
    Tomaz Apat 17 days ago

    Frank dux 😂😂😂😂

  • The-Trustees
    The-Trustees 18 days ago

    Funny when a fraud sues an actor for taking their fake story. Too much. :)

  • Andreas cool
    Andreas cool 18 days ago +1

    This is the way it works in hollywood you know someone close you get in the movie industry easy, I don't get how his son is a movie stare of course his father was a big movie one, as I don't see him as one ever. I wanted to get into the movie industry so bad but I needed lots of money in order to and never know If I even could! Not anymore since its been a long time, but I could've done way better than his son for sure, I know myself so well what to say.

  • Loana Thiess
    Loana Thiess 20 days ago


  • Cruz Ortiz
    Cruz Ortiz 21 day ago

    Cocaine made him age quick!

  • USS Forbes
    USS Forbes 21 day ago

    Universal soldier

  • Valeryan B Suto
    Valeryan B Suto 21 day ago

    He was too innocent for Hollywood. The showbusiness ate him, chewed him then spat him out in pieces.

  • Jay Cole
    Jay Cole 22 days ago

    I all ways like Van, but after watching this video I have more respect for him then before, he seems to been a genuine person unlike most nowadays

  • Cliff Jones
    Cliff Jones 23 days ago

    He sucks out loud !

  • Rachel Thomas
    Rachel Thomas 23 days ago

    no he didn't do preda9because his face wouldn't be shown.

  • Andrew Ford
    Andrew Ford 23 days ago

    Bullshit! His star Direct to DVDs are the only one's that DIDNT go to the waste bin!...realize!!!

  • Kera Dasilva
    Kera Dasilva 23 days ago

    He was my favorite growing up..people like me saw him as the perfect father figure..him life it feels like you want to be surrounded by heroes and feel safe...i miss the good old days ... lets make more of them and try to combat global is worth saving.

  • Urn A55
    Urn A55 24 days ago

    Dux is a fucking fraud lol.

  • Pro Documentation
    Pro Documentation 25 days ago

  • Justin Rogers
    Justin Rogers 25 days ago

    He looks like an old John Cena

  • Glywnnis Wells
    Glywnnis Wells 26 days ago

    Earning him the name Jean Claude van Desparate yea no one even used that

  • Daniel Jansen
    Daniel Jansen 26 days ago

    Should of probably made a public service announcement that Dux can’t sue someone for being fake when he himself is the biggest fraud of all time.

  • Master Ding Dong
    Master Ding Dong 26 days ago

    I know the truth about van varanberg ,, a,k,a jean claude van damme . jc van damme was never a karate champion but just a ballet I know him very well because I fucked his wife darcy lapier and he later asked me to fuck his ass too....
    W.A.K.O. World Championships 1979
    The poster for W.A.K.O. World Championships 1979
    November 3 (Start)
    November 4, 1979 (End)
    Hillsborough Community College
    Tampa, Florida, USA
    Event chronology
    W.A.K.O. European Championships 1979
    W.A.K.O. World Championships 1979 were the second ever world kickboxing championships hosted by W.A.K.O., organized by American Mike Anderson. They were open to amateur men only from across the world, with two styles of kickboxing - Full-Contact and Semi-Contact - on offer. This was the championships where the (now) world famous martial artist turned actor Jean-Claude Van Damme was supposed to have competed - although reports on the event and from participating fighters give no confirmation of Van Damme ever participating.By the end of the championships West Germany was the strongest nation, Italy were second, Great Britain third. The event was held at the Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida, USA between November 3 and 4 in 1979.
    video owner all of sudden I d love to break your fuckin head....

  • Ramiro Rangel
    Ramiro Rangel 27 days ago

    So how did u lose

  • Hydromaestro
    Hydromaestro 27 days ago

    rocco sifreddi

  • Jamie Smith
    Jamie Smith 28 days ago +1

    who came up with the lies of him being 18-1 in kickboxing?

  • MrPakkmann
    MrPakkmann 29 days ago

    Dux is the real bullshit artist and can never fight like Vandamme even in his dreams...

  • Daniel O'Hanlon
    Daniel O'Hanlon 29 days ago

    American douchebag commentaries sound so frkn retarded these days it's unreal

  • plaguelock
    plaguelock Month ago

    He was not an "active fighter". He did "points" contests. That is not real fighting. Not even close.

  • Don West Jr
    Don West Jr Month ago

    Still my fav actor

  • David Hernandez
    David Hernandez Month ago

    Did you not add anything about JDF and JCVD rivalry?

  • David Hernandez
    David Hernandez Month ago

    I always loved Time Cop, Double Team, and Desert Heat, JCVD monologue in the desert in Desert Heat is actually very good.

  • David Salman
    David Salman Month ago +1

    0:22 i always knew he was juicing, there's your evidence, mild gyno :|

  • Mark Mahanets
    Mark Mahanets Month ago

    The Martial Arts Tournaments are all fake... Everytime I read about this guy, some new fake records are up about him... lost cause.

  • Control Z Channel
    Control Z Channel Month ago

    Lmfao Frank Duex thinks Van Damme is faking it

  • Patrick Wooton
    Patrick Wooton Month ago

    it sucks when you find out your favorite childhood actor turns out to be an asshole.

  • Willie Daniel
    Willie Daniel Month ago

    Cocaine hurt his good looks

  • benjamin cayaban
    benjamin cayaban Month ago

    Did I just heard FRANK DUKS name ? A pot calling a kettle black ?

  • MrDoublehappy
    MrDoublehappy Month ago

    Sadly ... A WIFE BEATER ...

  • Helgi Jacobsen
    Helgi Jacobsen Month ago

    daam he looks old now

  • Robert Pitchardo
    Robert Pitchardo Month ago

    "There is never enough time... to satisfy a woman."

  • Mr X
    Mr X Month ago

    The pussy at the end

  • N Domitus
    N Domitus Month ago

    My favorite movie of his is Nowhere to Run because during it's filming he and I had physical contact and I remained on my feet, plus it's not only a good movie, Roseanna Arquette made quite a good showing in that film

  • E60 KING
    E60 KING Month ago

    Not true about Predator. There was a stunt in Predator that he was scared to do because he knew he would get hurt. They hired a different stunt man and he hurt himself like van damn had said. Thats why he walked from predator

  • Sdbassin Bass Angler
    Sdbassin Bass Angler Month ago +1

    $10,000 a week for a 70 g a week cocaine habit is completely absurd!!!!!!
    The Max He would’ve spent $2750/$3000 a week!!
    1 ounce of cocaine is only $1100

  • g s
    g s Month ago

    I don't give a damme!

  • Moonshine9 9
    Moonshine9 9 Month ago

    10 grams of coke a day, really?

  • Paul Cowell
    Paul Cowell Month ago

    Don't care bout any of that shit..I like him.hes a good guy.

  • MorallyAwkward
    MorallyAwkward Month ago

    I never understood why celebrities get married. Us common folk get married so we don’t die alone. Celebrities can just buy friends and have sex with whoever they want. Seems like a waste to me.

  • Carolyn Nigro
    Carolyn Nigro Month ago

    Most gorgeous man on the planet in the day.

  • Juan Carlos López Murcia

    Time Cop

  • Joy Trujillo
    Joy Trujillo Month ago

    Gorgeous man!

  • Dan L.
    Dan L. Month ago

    Frank Dux calling someone a fraud, that's rich especially since it's been proven he's lied about a lot about his accomplishments including the kumate.

  • Maria Villalobos
    Maria Villalobos Month ago

    Can you make the closed caption bigger?

  • Kevin O
    Kevin O Month ago

    He wanted to fight Steven seagal but Steven seagal turned him down

    • YestwentyFOUR Wins
      YestwentyFOUR Wins Month ago

      Seagal just waves his arm and people just start "flipping" all over the place.

  • Pavel Myroniuk
    Pavel Myroniuk Month ago

    and now the untold truth please :)

  • Anthony Longmire
    Anthony Longmire Month ago

    Frank Dux was Bloodsport not Kickboxer.

  • benjamin massie
    benjamin massie Month ago

    he does have a TIGHT ASS ..

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  • jacktheginger1
    jacktheginger1 Month ago

    Imagine trying to sue someone and getting nothing 😂 you'd feel like the biggest dickhead in the world