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Chuck Norris parodies Jean-Claude Van Damme splits

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A Hungarian animation firm spoofed Jean-Claude Van Damme's Volvo ad by featuring Chuck Norris doing the splits atop two airplanes, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Chuck Norris trumps Jean-Claude Van Damme in 'Epic Christmas Split' parody

Chuck Norris trumps Jean-Claude Van Damme in 'Epic Christmas Split' parody

Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Chuck Norris showed Jean-Claude Van Damme who the real epic split master is in a viral video titled "Greetings From Chuck (the epic Christmas split)."
Veronica Linares

Van Damme Volvo spot goes viral

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A video featuring actor Jean-Claude Van Damme doing a split atop two trucks made by Swedish manufacturer Volvo has gone viral online, the company said.
Jean-Claude Van Damme does epic split between two moving trucks [VIDEO]

Jean-Claude Van Damme does epic split between two moving trucks [VIDEO]

Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Jean-Claude Van Damme performs epic split between two moving trucks in viral Volvo Trucks ad. [VIDEO]
Kristen Butler
Jean-Claude Van Damme performs 'epic split' in Volvo ad [VIDEO]

Jean-Claude Van Damme performs 'epic split' in Volvo ad [VIDEO]

Nov. 14 (UPI) --Watch Jean-Claude Van Damme prove that he's still got it.
Kate Stanton

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.
By United Press International
Swank fires manager over Chechen furor

Swank fires manager over Chechen furor

LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Actress Hilary Swank fired her manager after being criticized for taking money to be at a party for Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, The Independent reported.

Stuntman killed on 'The Expendables 2' set

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A stuntman working on the Hollywood film "The Expendables 2" was killed and another man was seriously injured in an explosion in Bulgaria, police said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011.
By United Press International
Hilary Swank sorry for attending Kadyrov party

Hilary Swank sorry for attending Kadyrov party

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Hilary Swank has publicly apologized for attending a birthday party for Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov.
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People in the news

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Human-rights groups target Swank, Van Damme

Human-rights groups target Swank, Van Damme

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Human-rights groups are criticizing celebrities who attended a birthday party for Ramzan Kadyrov, alleging the Chechen leader has committed human-rights abuses.
Van Damme: I'm 100 percent healthy

Van Damme: I'm 100 percent healthy

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Belgian action movie star Jean-Claude Van Damme says he is "100 percent healthy" despite reports this week claiming he suffered a minor heart attack.
Van Damme recovering from a heart attack

Van Damme recovering from a heart attack

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Belgian-born film actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is recovering from a minor heart attack he suffered on a New Orleans movie set, his representatives say.
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LAP97031903-19 MARCH 1997-LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA: Jean-Claude Van Damme and his wife Darci arrive March 18 the Los Angeles premiere of "Liar Liar." UPI jr/Jim Ruymen
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Jean-Claude Van Damme (born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Vaerenbergh, 18 October 1960(1960-10-18)) is a Belgian martial artist and actor who is best known for martial arts and action movies. His most successful films include Bloodsport (1988), Universal Soldier (1992), Hard Target (1993), and Timecop (1994). Due to his physique and his Belgian background, he is sometimes known as "The Muscles from Brussels."

After studying martial arts intensively from the age of ten, Van Damme achieved national success in Belgium as a martial artist and bodybuilder, earning the "Mr. Belgium" bodybuilding title. He emigrated to the United States in 1982 to pursue a career in film, and achieved breakout success with Bloodsport (1988), based on the alleged true story of Frank Dux. He attained subsequent box office success with Timecop (1994), which grossed over $100 million worldwide and became his most financially successful film.

Van Damme was born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Vaerenbergh (also spelled Varenburg) in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe (Brussels), Belgium, the son of Eliana and Eugène Van Vaerenbergh, who was an accountant and owned a flower shop. He began martial arts at the age of ten, enrolled by his father in a Shotokan karate school. His styles consist of kickboxing, Shotokan karate, Muay Thai, and taekwondo. He eventually earned his black belt in karate, later winning the European Karate Association's middleweight championship in a stunning upset versus the former champion Michael J. Heming (although he has claimed that he was "twice world champion"). He started lifting weights to improve his physique, which eventually led to a Mr. Belgium bodybuilding title.

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