Jean-Claude Van Damme is one of an elite set of action heroes such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Dolph Lundgren, who are the epitome of what was so great about ’80s, and ’90s action movies. He also comes from an era where social media didn’t exist, and although he was famous, not every move was publicized like it is for celebrities now which means there is so much fans don’t know about the JCVD! Check it out:
Back in 1997, Frank Dux, who is the man Jean-Claude Van Damme portrayed in his breakout role in Bloodsport, filed a lawsuit against Van Damme for $50,000. According to Dux, he did co-writing and consultation work on Van Damme’s 1996 film The Quest that he was never paid for, and also accused the actor and martial artist of lying about his fight record. The case was dismissed, however, because Dux reportedly lost any evidence that he had in an earthquake. In 1989, Van Damme was also sued for “wilfully gouging the eye” of an extra on the set of Cyborg for a sword fight scene.