Jean Claude Van Damme is best known for his martial arts actions films including Bloodsport, Kickboxer, Universal Soldier, Hard Target, Timecop, Sudden Death,, JCVD, The Expendables, and The Expendables 2. Van Damme recently completed filming Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning with co-star Dolph Lundgren.
Shirtless Dolph Lundgren showing his magnificent muscles
Dolph Lundgren was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He is an actor who embodies the “action hero” genre along with others like Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steven Seagal and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Although he has a master’s degree in chemical engineering and was offered a Fulbright scholarship to attend MIT, Lundgren chose to study martial arts and turned his achievements in body building and Japanese Karate into a successful film career.
Dolph Lundgren’s film debut was in the James Bond film A View to a Kill. His big break came as the Russian opponent “Ivan Drago” in Rocky IV. He starred opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in Universal Soldier and with both Van Damme and Sylvester Stallone in Universal Soldier: Regeneration.
Dolph Lundgren said: “My problem is that people get intimidated by someone big and beautiful like me. They hate to think I can be smart as well.” Whatever you say Dolph. I, for one, don’t wish to argue the point.
Jean-Claude Van Damme shirtless and leaving little to the imagination
Jena-Claude Camille Francois Van Vaerenbergh was born in Brussels, Belgium. He shortened his name to Jean-Claude Van Damme and became known as “The Mussels from Brussels”. His breakout film was Bloodsport, followed by Timecop which grossed more than $100 million. He played “Luc Deveraus” in Universal Soldier and Universal Soldier: The Return, and the dual role of “Alex and Chad Wagner” in Double Impact. In 2009 Van Damme brought back his role of “Luc Deveraux” in Universal Soldier: Regeneration.
Jean-Claude Van Damme said: “God gave me a great body and it’s my duty to take care of my physical temple”. Let us worship at the altar!