November 17th, 2013 10:26 EST
Jean-Claude Van Damme's Epic Split Goes Viral! Van Damme is God! Video!
"The Internet is buzzing about a new online commercial that shows actor Jean-Claude Van Damme appearing to perform a split between two moving Volvo FM trucks. Volvo says the stunt really happened.
`The stunt is real and is performed in just one take,` said Anders Vilhelmsson, public relations manager for the Volvo Trucks brand. It`s a daring stunt but we had full control. There was never any real danger involved.
Van Damme, 53, was hooked to safety lines that aren`t visible in the film, and each foot is on a small platform that was built on the trucks` side mirrors."
Wall Street Journal
Jean-Claude Van Damme is a Belgian martial artist, thespian and director best known for his martial arts action flicks. In the 80`s everybody wanted to kick ass like Van Damme, and we weren`t embarrassed to take our dates to Van Damme movies. The chicks liked his good looks, and dudes loved his bad-ass attitude.
The years haven`t been kind to Van Damme; we know realize that the acclaimed thespian and director was really a hack actor who made millions spewing out formulaic action flicks. No dude is willing to admit that they spent good money on the lunkhead`s god-awful films.
But with this epic stunt that has taken the Internet by storm, Van Damme is once again on top of the world. If a 50-something (hell, if anybody) tried pulling off this stunt, he would split his pants, soil his drawers and die of a heart attack.
Who cares if Van Damme was hooked to safety lines that aren`t visible in the video, it`s still an epic stunt. Van Damme rules, and I`m going to check out his classic movies on video.