This bronze statue of Brussels actor Jean-Claude Van Damme, life size, in combat position and outfit, was inaugurated on 21 October 2012, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Westland Shopping centre, in the presence of the actor.
Jean-Claude Van Varenberg, better known as Jean-Claude Van Damme, is a Belgian actor, director and film producer, born on 18 October 1960 in the Brussels commune of Berchem-Sainte-Agathe. After intensively studying martial arts from the age of 10, Van Damme achieved national success in Belgium as a martial arts fighter and bodybuilder. He emigrated to the United States in 1982 to pursue a career in film and enjoyed huge success with Bloodsport in 1988. He reached box-office heights, in particular with Timecop in 1994, which made $100 million and was his biggest commercial success.
He is often referred to simply by his initials, 'JCVD' or, in the United States, by the expression 'The Muscles from Brussels', which plays on the fact that muscles are a Belgian culinary speciality!
Jean-Claude Van Damme' statue
Location: Boulevard Sylvain Dupuis, 433, 1070 Anderlecht