Van Damme thinks he is a ‘brand name”

July 4th, 2008 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS  

London, July 4 (IANS) Hollywood actor Jean Claude Van Damme believes his worldwide popularity has made him a brand name. reports that Van Damme, 47, who has starred in 36 action movies, believes he is an icon.

He said: “My movies are international. Everybody understands a slap in the face. In Japan, Belgium or America, a punch is a punch. Comedy will be different in Europe or America, so my movies are very international. I’m a brand name. Van Damme is like Levi’s. A day doesn’t go past when I’m not recognised.”

But he does admit that in the beginning his acting was not that great.

He added: “I’ve made 36 movies in 20 years and I overacted a lot in my early career. So it’s very difficult for me to look at myself in those early movies.”

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