Jean-Claude Van Damme is … Jean-Claude Van Damme? Yeah, I know, I’m confused, too, but it’s still one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen, and it’s done completely with a straight face, which makes it even funnier. According to the guys at Joblo.com, this is “a “pre-sell” teaser for Cannes, and that the movie itself is in production with Luc Besson’s company.” It’s a four minute clip with Jean-Claude Van Damme playing himself, as the actor crashes a casting call for actors to play him in a bio-pic called “JCVD”. Jean-Claude Van Damme shows up, stunning everyone, and demands that he get the part in a movie about himself. It’s funny as hell, especially a line they have Van Damme saying in the bio pic about how, if there was no oxygen, birds and planes would fall out of the sky. No, seriously, it’s all in here.
I’ve always liked Van Damme, moreso than the rest of the former action movie stars, which includes Wesley Snipes and Steven Seagal. Of that bunch, Van Damme always seemed like the least sell-out of the lot, as he seems to actually make movies that he believes in, compared to Seagal, who just keeps making crap for the sake of paying the bills. If this “JCVD” thing turns out to be real, it could put Jean-Claude Van Damme back on the map.