Jean-Claude Van Damme
November 18, 1960 in an intellectual family, was born Jean-Claude Camille Francois Van Varenberg, it is now known as Jean-Claude Van Damme.
An action hero as a child did not show any sporting tendencies, studied piano and classical dance, also good at drawing. A fundamental change occurred in his youth, when at age 12, he saw a movie with Bruce Lee, the impression was so strong that his father brought him to karate.
Skinny boy with glasses, but very hard, thanks to his coach Claude Goetz grew up in a strong young man. In his adulthood Van Damme got a black belt in karate, and two years later in 1980 became the European champion among professionals.
Large sporting successes have brought good prize money, which he opened his own sports club. At that time, karate was very popular, so the business prospered, and Jean-Claude himself was soon able to buy a house and a nice car.
The impression of the movie, where he played Bruce Lee did not leave Jean-Claude.
All of his training and performances at the championships did not prevent him from acting in small roles.
At one point, Jean-Claude decided on a bold move, he sold everything he had, house, car and business. The collected money was put on deposit in the bank, and he went to America to conquer Hollywood.
As always, Hollywood is no waiting, Jean-GOLD with poor English language, without dating a long time to achieve success. She worked as a waiter, a bouncer at a nightclub and a driver to be able to meet with the producers of the movie.
Menahem Golan noticed inflated karate and ventured to invite him in several emerging fighters. Fame came almost immediately after the movie "Bloodsport" and "Black Eagle".
Western sociologists have noted that Jean-Claude Van Damme in spite of all roles in action films, it is very popular among female viewers as they feel it ponettsial hero-lover.
Jean-Claude himself is why I have said,
"I can win, and other audiences. Let my new film will be a love story - say, with small additions of" action "- and I guarantee success! You can even dress up in my tuxedo! But let a skilled director, partner charming, beautiful music like Morricone . This film will go all the women "
Gossip and rumors about loving Jean-Claude constantly accompany him. Van Damme's first marriage concluded in 1980 with Maria Rodriguez, but after a year, before his departure to the United States, he divorced her. In America in 1985, he married a second time, the main way of love and the calculation of obtaining a residence permit for Cynthia Derderyan. The second marriage lasted longer - five years, but because of the constant scenes of jealousy Cynthia's marriage broke up.
The third marriage was on the U.S.
bodybuilding champion Gladys Portuguesa, which helped her husband in every way, she bore him two children. It would seem that Jean-Claude was an exemplary family man, but the Cannes Film Festival in 1993, he posed for photographers on the track, along with Darcy Laler.
Darcy Laler was a friend of Gladys, divorce was difficult for both lovers, because Darcy was also married. Jean-Claude and Darcy met at a party FRECOM Sinatra, by chance, they were a single table, and fell in love with each other.
Later, the actor told reporters, as it happened:
"From the beginning, I felt eyes on me, and I was like an electric shock. All watched the show, and we just ate each other's eyes. Gladys and Darcy, it seemed just a coincidence, were dressed in the same dress. But there can be coincidences. Gladys wonderful woman, wonderful wife, exceptional mother. In general, a woman - perfect, but not for me.
The problem is that we are not very well understand each other. I thought that we are loved because of another love I do not know. If you're running all my life, "Toyota", you think that there is nothing better in the world not? When you sit behind the wheel, "Mercedes", then immediately feel the difference ... In Darcy, I finally found a kindred spirit ... She's a smart woman ... She warned all my desire, surprising me every minute ... I know I always come to the aid of Gladys. After all, we met and got to know each other when were on the bottom of the stairs, without a penny in his pocket. we spent together the worst of times, and it is impossible to forget. "
Initially, Darcy and Jean-Claude hid their relationship, they flew to Hong Kong or Paris to meet. The truth came to light in September 1992, when the paparazzi photographed them together on the beach.
Gladys, the third wife of Jean-Claude, has filed for divorce.
Darcy and Jean-Claude has already started planning the wedding, but one day they went to Thailand. Under the pretext of the local reception of Jean-Claude Darcy persuaded to go to a local church. In the flower decoration of the temple Darcy saw my best friend, Jean-Claude made her an offer of marriage. On the same day they were married in this church.
Fourth bark Jean-Claude has lasted less than the previous ones, through the first nine months of Darcy's filed for divorce because of the constant scenes of jealousy from her husband and he was not faithful to her.