Jean-Claude Van Damme Reveals Why He Left ‘Predator’ | Heat Vision

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  • James Harris
    James Harris 19 hours ago

    Bless Van Damme for his humbleness

  • Edward89
    Edward89 Day ago

    Kickboxer is my favorite from him

  • Just Swell - A Surf Channel

    7:13 Master of the sequeway. Way to bring it back to actually promote the movie.

  • HyborianAge
    HyborianAge 3 days ago

    The interviewer should've asked him what's up with that bump on your forehead?

    • Damian John
      Damian John Day ago

      HyborianAge old news happened during cyborg

  • You're Boyee
    You're Boyee 3 days ago

    JCVD is my favorite action movie star he kicks ass on films and if needed be he can destroy you in real life the MAN is AWESOME ... Happy Father's Day!

    SAMOANSTALLION1 4 days ago

    Still love Jean Claude Van Dam

  • Ian Goulding
    Ian Goulding 5 days ago

    I think the favour gonna be done for you.... take your big stick and your boyfriend and go find a bus to catch

  • Angel Valle
    Angel Valle 5 days ago

    I wish him and frank dux didn't fall out they made magic together man.

  • XanderCage416
    XanderCage416 6 days ago

    I love JCVD (grew up on movies starring him, Arnie, Sly, and Bruce ... and if you don't know whom I'm talking about, shame on you!), but I'm kind of glad he dropped out of Predator. I think the titular monster was better for it.

  • John Deagle
    John Deagle 6 days ago

    Van Damme is right Carl Kress won an Oscar for The Towering Inferno.
    Harold F. Kress was his father.

  • John Deagle
    John Deagle 6 days ago

    The editor was Carl Kress. Carl's father edited The Towering Inferno.

  • JAI M
    JAI M 7 days ago


  • brian smith
    brian smith 8 days ago

    I watch his movies from the 80s all threw the 90s to now.

  • brian smith
    brian smith 8 days ago

    By far 1 of my favorite marital artists and actor. His movie collection is massive this dude here got movie's

  • Joseph Watson
    Joseph Watson 9 days ago +1

    Needs to go to black garter pub, it freaky kick Shit out the ugly drunk women, that get in there everyday Newcastle dirty filthiest place plonkers??

  • SleetThaSnowman
    SleetThaSnowman 10 days ago

    How can someone be in the U.S. for all these years yet not lose their native accent at all? No disrespect to van damme. I was and still am a fan of his classic 80's hits like blood sport, cyborg, and kick boxer. I grew up on those flicks and recently recorded them on directv. I even work out to the action packed mood music of those movies. However, I must say that his "english" has gotten worse over the years. I mean, da-a-a-mn!! He wasn't this illiterate in the movies! I guess it's easier for someone to speak a foreign language when it's in the form of a memorized script written by someone else. In this interview, he has to try and articulate his own "words" in "english" if you can call it that. LOL.This is the first time I've heard him "speak" in an interview though. Maybe he's always been this way outside of the movie screen.

  • Guided Hand
    Guided Hand 10 days ago

    Jean seems really down to earth, I like him.

  • Vadim Tepes
    Vadim Tepes 11 days ago

    Great interview.

  • Dee May
    Dee May 11 days ago

    His best movie was cyborg! I still watch that with my kid! He loves it!!

  • D Heyman
    D Heyman 12 days ago +3

    Jean-Claude Van Johnson was his best work....Funny stuff.

    • D Heyman
      D Heyman 10 days ago

      @Mr. Nice Guy It was on Amazon. 2 seasons. Like nothing you've ever seen him in. A real surprise to me. And I was pissed when they canceled it.

    • Dug
      Dug 10 days ago +1

      @Mr. Nice Guy To be honest with you, I can't remember if it was on Netflix or Amazon prime. But it was on one or the other. It was really quite funny and his acting to me, was the best hes ever done.

    • Mr. Nice Guy
      Mr. Nice Guy 10 days ago +1

      Is that on TVclip? Love Van-Damme.

  • Mustafa Dawood
    Mustafa Dawood 12 days ago

    The seats should be facing each other rather than side by side.

  • Sean Veal
    Sean Veal 12 days ago

    Sylvester Stallone was my 90s hero and he is still going strong, hail Cobra,Rocky, Rambo,

  • mbiraq
    mbiraq 12 days ago

    I like his movies but as a person i think he's a self centered asshole.

    • Dug
      Dug 12 days ago

      I believe you have described virtually every actor in existence.

  • TwinGunsLLP Dice
    TwinGunsLLP Dice 12 days ago +2

    I've been a Mortal Kombat fan since it's creation and I had no idea Johnny Cage was based on JCVD. WOW! :O

    • Mr. Nice Guy
      Mr. Nice Guy 10 days ago

      He WAS?!?! That's cool. Ima look that up. 👍

  • Kristof Lemmens
    Kristof Lemmens 13 days ago

    greetz from Brussels! JVD is the Best! Dommage que la statue est un peu trop petite au shopping.

  • Konrad Stevens
    Konrad Stevens 13 days ago +1

    How did John Claude Van Damme get that bump on his head every movie he had had a bump on his head

  • generic generic
    generic generic 13 days ago +1

    He has a statue in his home town, it has a 6 1/3 inch penis.

  • Joseph mut
    Joseph mut 13 days ago

    Rumour has it that he was born in the Congo .

  • Queen Empress
    Queen Empress 14 days ago

    One thing I notice about every champion fighter, whether boxing, kickboxing, karate whatever. They are very intent listeners. It's like every question, they quiet themselves. From Muhammad Ali to Jean K, Mike Tyson, they have this transformation. Deep eye contact, pause, answer.

  • Pete F
    Pete F 14 days ago

    Hell of an actor right here, dude owned the 80's and 90's with some legendary classic movies!

  • Derangedxzombie
    Derangedxzombie 15 days ago +1

    Well, he seems nicer than Steven Seagal.

  • paul rimmer
    paul rimmer 15 days ago

    No Retreat no Surrender.....

  • libellu25
    libellu25 15 days ago

    JCVD tu déchires !

  • D Sotec
    D Sotec 16 days ago

    Does anyone remember Black eagle ....

  • Diodich Careydion
    Diodich Careydion 16 days ago +1

    Kickboxer, bloodsport, double team, time cop, the legionnaire, maximum at risk, etc

  • ojalainen
    ojalainen 17 days ago +1

    Action star legend indeed in my book. Kickboxer, Bloodsport, Universal Soldier.... those days :D

  • anotherway18
    anotherway18 17 days ago

    Cyborg #1 don’t argue 🤷🏾‍♂️

  • Lionel Ulloa Jr.
    Lionel Ulloa Jr. 17 days ago

    *The belgian death machine* until 2000's have a strong french flamish (sort of belgian kreole french) accent yet hahaha ...always is confused with Canadian accent and always used to have films roles as Canadian guy hahaha...

  • H Xen
    H Xen 18 days ago

    Joel Silver sounds like... not sure of the technical term... but in layman's terms: an uncaring asshole!

  • shiwa tandav
    shiwa tandav 18 days ago

    Very best, i love you 😍😊👍

  • Matt C.
    Matt C. 19 days ago +2

    He has settled down some he wasn't nearly as arrogant as he used to be. And yes he is good in the martial art.

  • Alex Vilhelm
    Alex Vilhelm 19 days ago

    He did some very awesome and cool movies, like Time Cop, astonishing, or Hard Target, the cinematography of that movie, just wow... those were not only good action movies, but also very thought provoking and philosophical, no one would have pulled of those movies but him, and also movies like Bloodsport, and Double Impact, pure action, movies that I watched more times that I could remember, they define my youth and are so surreal, much respect and admiration JCVD, God bless you and give you health!

    T3SKATLIPOC4 20 days ago +1

    ...i can beat'em dancing 😐

    lety, gimme 10 likes

  • Parangutirimicuaro09
    Parangutirimicuaro09 20 days ago

    nice convo with respect to a good actor non low jabs at him about past just pure great convo loved it!!!!

  • Jeffrey Bennett
    Jeffrey Bennett 20 days ago

    looks like he's on pain killers, got that ichy twichy action going.

  • Sage 710
    Sage 710 20 days ago

    Lion heart

  • Marc Ludford
    Marc Ludford 20 days ago

    A Belgian de niro

  • thomas oliver
    thomas oliver 21 day ago

    I'd leave a movie that made me wear a suit that causes heat exhaustion too.

  • Axle Saffy
    Axle Saffy 21 day ago +3

    I heard he also left predator because he wanted people to see JCVD and not the predator suit.

  • Rubin Turner
    Rubin Turner 21 day ago

    I loved most of all his movies. He's a great guy. His mannerisms today I don't remember all the jerky fidgety motions but I hope he's well and enjoying life in retirement.

  • Sephiroth
    Sephiroth 21 day ago

    i never get tired of him

  • Curtis Barnes
    Curtis Barnes 21 day ago +3

    Van Damme is awesome! But these days the word “Iconic” gets thrown around a lot.

  • gstanz67
    gstanz67 22 days ago

    coke head

  • Mind Mother
    Mind Mother 22 days ago +2

    I would give up anything to train with Van Damme

  • LAX Traction
    LAX Traction 22 days ago +7

    I’m glad he came to Hollywood I really enjoyed his movies 🎥 here thanks 🙏

  • Rory O'Donnell
    Rory O'Donnell 22 days ago


  • Kevin
    Kevin 22 days ago

    Loved it!

  • Bmt soldier
    Bmt soldier 22 days ago +8

    Jcvd is cool man. Respect from Pakistan 🇵🇰 ✌️

  • Peter Junior Kahui
    Peter Junior Kahui 23 days ago

    breakin beach part

  • silver shark
    silver shark 23 days ago

    I think that's was the start of ufc, on movies, then on tv

    DRAGOTH BELMONT 24 days ago

    maybe is for the best that the actor who end up playing the predator at the end was the one who stayed
    but i will always love Van damme in movies such Bloodsport and LionHeart etc

      DRAGOTH BELMONT 22 days ago

      yeah he also had the right size for the job since he was a very tall person, much taller than JCVD
      he was also the pilot flying the chopper at the end of PREDATOR1
      and he was recasted as same role for The Predator 2
      sadly he also passed away..

      but yeah Jcvd s so many great movies
      he was cool in the original Universal soldier

    • nur abdul
      nur abdul 23 days ago +1

      The actor, was much more patient in that hot rubber suit than JCVD. He was the perfect cast. I believe it was also him that came up with the predator's signature style of gesture/ movement.
      Ok, I suddenly have the urge to rewatch Bloodsport and Universal Soldier.

  • Omar Tellez
    Omar Tellez 24 days ago

    Because he is a crying baby puto

  • leone ochieng
    leone ochieng 25 days ago

    Y'all see jean Claude i see Johnny cage.

  • Xogroroth666
    Xogroroth666 25 days ago

    AH, the bruscles fro Mussels.

  • Toya Girl
    Toya Girl 25 days ago

    I dont remember all his movies i was still pretty young, but I do remember rumors that he was an asshole back in the day, nice to see he's not.

  • First Name
    First Name 25 days ago +10

    JCVD so humble human being. So simple, unsofisticated good guy.
    I would love to meet him sometimes, even just for a photo.
    God bless you Jean !

  • joris mous
    joris mous 25 days ago

    great guy!

    I.O.U. NOTHING NOTHING 25 days ago +2

    Simple and not showoff! Great guy!

  • arg336
    arg336 25 days ago

    What ?! No Electric Boogaloo questions?!
    I love JCVD. Watch all his movies as a kid. I want Tong Po! Truly an amazing success story. Very much in the vein of Arnold.

  • Kenny 420
    Kenny 420 26 days ago

    Easy - Because of his huge EGO and drugs problem at the time.

  • calvin eulalio
    calvin eulalio 26 days ago

    Wow! He's real...

  • Julius Gomez
    Julius Gomez 26 days ago

    My nmber one idol jcvd

  • T W
    T W 26 days ago

    Lionhearted, Legionnaire, and In Hell are great films too.

  • T W
    T W 26 days ago

    He's still cute

  • Broad Sword
    Broad Sword 26 days ago

    Van Damme is a poseur. Not a martial artist but a ballet dancer

  • Carl Gar
    Carl Gar 27 days ago

    hummm never liked this dude

  • Korvus
    Korvus 27 days ago

    This man losing all the great hair he had. Damn wtf

  • Tsar Bomba Nuke
    Tsar Bomba Nuke 27 days ago +11

    Bloodsport was my 5hit
    I hate seeing my favorite actors get old.

    • vampro666
      vampro666 Day ago

      Bloodsport is a really good movie.

  • Derpy Squid Bros
    Derpy Squid Bros 27 days ago

    Nah the real reason he left was so he could train and record all those green screen videos

  • Largemouth Bassman
    Largemouth Bassman 27 days ago

    He never let fame or money get to his head.

  • NbaYoung Bot
    NbaYoung Bot 27 days ago

    Johnny cage

    MAD-GRE-EK THE GREEK 27 days ago

    this guy was a legent he live times of brush lee fuck norries

  • Bobby Amdro
    Bobby Amdro 28 days ago

    I prefer his Cocaine stories.

  • Grizzy Böör
    Grizzy Böör 28 days ago

    Great Guy

  • david turner
    david turner 28 days ago

    *PLEASE DO ANOTHER TIMECOP MOVIE* where you stop a maniac president from blowing up the world.

  • Barbara
    Barbara 28 days ago

    This man just needs to be with me....I love him...he is so quaint and funny....I'd probably forget how to speak...haha

  • Jill Valentine
    Jill Valentine 28 days ago

    😁 awesome 👍

  • FightFairLoseEasy
    FightFairLoseEasy 28 days ago

    Van Damme was never a kickboxer

  • Pinkus Floydus
    Pinkus Floydus 28 days ago

    I feel van Damme was telling him something at the end.. Interviewer had no clue

  • C Klan
    C Klan 29 days ago

    Arnie and Ventura both said JCVD was an absolute nightmare on predator. They were over the moon when he left

  • Jovani Pliego
    Jovani Pliego 29 days ago

    The best actor I've seeing in movies , I love the quest .

  • cheese chisel
    cheese chisel 29 days ago +2

    I love that he morphed into a regular looking guy as he got older - very good

  • Michael Neugebauer
    Michael Neugebauer 29 days ago

    Bloodsport , my favorite Van Damme Movie :)

  • mi sun
    mi sun 29 days ago

    Beautiful man!

  • Tommy C
    Tommy C 29 days ago

    Hes a Jerk Off

  • Lime Calzon
    Lime Calzon Month ago +12

    Absolute legend. My favorites are Lionheart and Kickboxer

    • Scott Godfrey
      Scott Godfrey 18 days ago

      It better known as WRONG BET here in oz

    • Lime Calzon
      Lime Calzon 24 days ago +1

      @DRAGOTH BELMONT It sure is. Lionheart was the first jcvd movie I saw. I became completely mesmerized. I find it odd that there are so few that mention it. It's so good imo

      DRAGOTH BELMONT 24 days ago +1

      Lionheart is such great underrated movie

  • Paul chevalier
    Paul chevalier Month ago

    He's going down hill fast he looks old for his age needs more fat in his diet.

  • Shanks RedHair
    Shanks RedHair Month ago


  • John Guichard
    John Guichard Month ago +8

    Seems a very down to earth guy. And a real martial arts fighter, did the full contact competitions in his younger days, a real blood, sweat and tears life he led.

  • Big Oaf
    Big Oaf Month ago

    It seems he would rather hit other guys than make love to women.