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Jean-Claude Van Damme Gets Serious About His Career

Posted: March 4th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Jean-Claude Van Damme Gets Serious About His CareerSubmit Comment
MTV spoke to action star Jean-Claude Van Damme, who admits he has made a fortune in the last decade thanks to straight-to-DVD movies with titles like "Wake of Death" and "Until Death," but he's not very proud of any of it.

Trying to resurrect his career at the age of 47, Van Damme revealed that he just finished a movie called "J.C.V.D.," which will premier at the Cannes Film Festival. "It's an acting type of film, a dramatic part. It's funny. It's got everything."

The actor went on to explain more about the movie. "It's about a guy who was arrested too many times in the US. Being drunk, my [character's] life was from success to failure. And this guy is now leaving the States to refresh himself, to go back to Brussels to see his parents. He's got no money and he's looking for any type of movie to pay his lawyers for child custody. And then he shows up in a post office where a heist is happening, and people think I'm part of it. And then it becomes very 'Dog Day Afternoon.'"

Van Damme added that it's the best film that he has ever done. In fact, "I didn't take any salary for it. I've got to respect my fanbase, the people who made me famous, but I'm trying to bring them something different." He believes that the film will do for him what Scorsese did to De Niro.

Check out the teaser for the film, which shows Van Damme wanting to be in his own biopic.

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This is just the tip of the iceberg. Van Damme also talks about a romantic movie he is involved in, why he refused to appear in "Rush Hour 3" and his thoughts on the new "Street Fighter" film.

Click here to read the entire interview

Source: MTV


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Johnny Neat writes:
on March 4th, 2008 at 9:46:19 AM

You know what JCVD might have something here... finally. Guy hasn't had a break in years, this just might give him something to be proud about in the acting world, for once.

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