The secret life of JC

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 15 January, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 15 January, 1995, 12:00am

LOOK, we all have to start somewhere, don't we? Even movie stars of the status of Jean-Claude Van Damme.

You won't find it anywhere on his CV but Go has it on good authority that the star of Hard Target, Double Impact, Timecop and loads of other two-word titles, performed one of his break-through roles under wraps as it were.

Remember that Schwarzenegger film Predator? Well, Jean-Claude was in it. No, he wasn't one of the good guys in the jungle, nor one of the extras. Instead, he was ... the man in the monster suit! That's right, he was the Hollywood equivalent of the man in the Godzilla outfit.

Or at least he was for most of the film. Two-thirds of the way through, it seems, he left the production. Artistic differences probably.