Jean Claude VANDAMME Interview : About THE EXPENDABLES 3 (2014) & STEVEN SEAGAL





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Published on Nov 26, 2012

Vandamme for Expendables 3 as Claude Vilain, Jean Vilain's twin brother!

Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.

Sylvester Stallone ... Barney Ross

Jason Statham ... Lee Christmas

Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Vilain

Jet Li ... Yin Yang

Dolph Lundgren ... Gunnar Jensen

Chuck Norris ... Booker

Bruce Willis ... Church

Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Trench

Terry Crews ... Hale Caesar

Randy Couture ... Toll Road

Liam Hemsworth ... Bill The Kid

Scott Adkins ... Hector

Nan Yu ... Maggie

Amanda Ooms ... Pilar

Charisma Carpenter ... Lacy

Los indestructibles Os Mercenários Неудержимые Expendables 2: unité spéciale Gansidui I mercenari Los mercenarios

In 1982, Van Damme and childhood friend, Michel Qissi, moved to America in the hope of becoming action stars. They both were cast as extras in the film, Breakin'. Van Damme also had a non-speaking part as a Secret Service agent who carries a polio-crippled President Franklin Roosevelt (Ralph Bellamy) out of a pool in the 1988 TV miniseries War and Remembrance. After a small part in Missing In Action, Van Damme was next cast in the film No Retreat, No Surrender, as the role of the villain, Ivan the Russian. Van Damme worked for director John McTiernan for the 1987 film Predator as an early (eventually abandoned) version of the titular alien, before being removed and replaced by Kevin Peter Hall.[24] His breakout film was Bloodsport, based on the alleged true story of Frank Dux.

Double Impact featured Van Damme in the dual role of Alex and Chad Wagner, two brothers fighting to avenge the deaths of their parents. This film reunited him with his former Bloodsport co-star, Bolo Yeung. He then starred opposite Dolph Lundgren in the action film Universal Soldier. While it grossed $36,299,898 in the U.S., it was an even bigger success overseas, making over $65 million, well over its modest $23 million budget, making it Van Damme's highest grossing film at the time. Van Damme followed Nowhere To Run and Hard Target with Timecop in 1994. The film was a huge success, grossing over $100 million worldwide. In the film, Van Damme played a time traveling cop, who tries to prevent the death of his wife. It remains his highest grossing film in a lead role to date.

After his role in the poorly received Street Fighter, his projects started to fail at the box office. Sudden Death (1995); The Quest (1996), which he directed; Maximum Risk (1996), Double Team (1997) and Knock Off (1998) were box-office flops. The 1999 film Universal Soldier: The Return, also a box-office flop, was Van Damme's last theatrically released film until 2008. In 2003, Van Damme employed his dancing training in the music video for Bob Sinclar's "Kiss My Eyes."

Van Damme returned to the mainstream with the limited theatrical release of the 2008 film JCVD, which received positive reviews. Time Magazine named Van Damme's performance in the film the second best of the year (after Heath Ledger's The Joker in The Dark Knight),[26]

He was offered a lead role in Sylvester Stallone's film The Expendables (2010). Stallone called Van Damme personally to offer him the role, but Van Damme turned it down. He scheduled a series of film projects for 2011, including another Universal Soldier movie. On 30 June 2011, Van Damme confirmed his participation in The Expendables 2, which was released on 17 August 2012.[29]

The thriller Enemies Closer which would re-unite him with Timecop and Sudden Death director Peter Hyams.

In August 2012 Van Damme confirmed that Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning would be released on November 30, 2012 to theaters. The film would also again co-star Dolph Lundgren. Van Damme also said that he would love to make a sequel to what he considers his best film, Double Impact, and that a script, which he co-wrote for the sequel, has been written, and that he is hoping to find a producer that will get behind the project.[31]

Van Damme indicated that Stallone might include him in The Expendables 3, in which Van Damme would play Claude Villain, the brother to his Expendables 2 character Jean Villain.[32]


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