He was the original inspiration for the video game Mortal Kombat.JCVD.
The character Johnny Cage was also modeled after Van Damme.
He turned down a role in The Expendables.JCVD.
He did, however, appear in The Expendables 2.
He has appeared as different characters on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: SVU.JVDB.
Most recently, he played Sean in the SVU episode “Father Dearest.”
He was once in an all male a cappella group.JVDB.
So why wasn’t he in Pitch Perfect?
At the height of his drug abuse, he was reportedly doing $10,000 of cocaine a day.JCVD.
He went to rehab in 1996 but left after a week.
He appeared in the video for Ke$ha’s “Blow.”JVDB.
In the video, Ke$ha calls him “Van Der Douche.”
He guest starred in the Friends episode “The One After the Superbowl.”JCVD.
He played himself, as that’s what he does best.
He made out with Ian Somerhalder in a 2002 film.JVDB.
The film was The Rules of Attraction. It also includes a scene of JVDB pooping.
He was Jack’s big crush on Will & Grace.JVDB.
“Utilizing my powers of concentration I am now able to kiss James.”
He won a 1997 Razzie Award for Worst Screen Couple.JCVD.
The other half of the screen couple: Dennis Rodman.
He was nominated thrice for Most Desirable Male at the MTV Movie Awards.JCVD.
Now who’s the heartthrob?
He gets namechecked in the song “Busting Up a Starbucks” by Mike Doughty.JVDB.
Also referenced: “them sisters from Sister, Sister.”