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INFJ   (19)

 

ENTP   (18)

 

ESTP   (14)

 

ENFP   (12)

 

ESFP   (11)

 

ISFJ   (11)

 

INTJ   (11)

 

ESTJ   (10)

 

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Socio-Type
ENFJ
MBTI Functions Top functions by all votes.
Dom:Fe
Aux:Ni Tert:Se Inf:Ti
Enneagram Type: -
Left Handed or
Right Handed?

  1. Antonio Rüdiger during a FIFA friendly match between Austria and Germany in June 2018
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 85 kg
Date of Birth March 3, 1993
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Girlfriend Unknown
  1. Antonio Rüdiger started his soccer journey with VfB Stuttgart II in the 3. Liga. He was soon promoted to the main VfB Stuttgart team and he made an instant impact with his commanding performances in the defense. After having played for the German club for 4 seasons, he moved to Serie A as AS Roma agreed on a season-long deal with Stuttgart. By the end of the loan, Roma had decided to make Antonio Rüdiger a permanent member of the squad. But, he didn’t stay long at the club and in 2017 summer transfer window, he was bought by Chelsea FC as Antonio Conte looked to improve his title-winning side.

Born Name

Antonio Rüdiger

Nick Name

Rudy

Current net worth Forbes $11 million

Antonio Rüdiger during a FIFA friendly match between Austria and Germany in June 2018 (Granada / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Age

Antonio Rüdiger is currently 25 according to his birthdate March 03, 1993

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Berlin, Germany

Residence

London, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

German

Education

Antonio Rüdiger has honed his game and defensive skills at the youth academy of the German heavyweights – VfB Stuttgart and Borussia Dortmund.

Occupation

Professional Soccer Player

Family

  • Father – Matthias Rüdiger
  • Mother – Lily Rüdiger
  • Siblings – Unknown
  • Others – Sahr Senesie (Half-brother) (Professional Soccer Player)

Manager

Antonio Rüdiger is represented by Alexander Bergweiler.

Position

Center Back

Shirt Number

30, 24 – VfB Stuttgart

2 – AS Roma, Chelsea FC

16 – German National team

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm

Weight

85 kg or 187.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Antonio Rüdiger prefers to keep his private life away from the public spotlight and keeps the focus simply on his professional game, which makes it difficult for us to say anything about his love life and dating history.

Antonio Rüdiger (Right) in a picture with N'Golo Kanté
Antonio Rüdiger (Right) in a picture with N’Golo Kanté (Antonio Rüdiger / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial

He has African ancestry on his mother’s side while he is of German descent on his father’s side.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Black

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Tall and imposing presence

Brand Endorsements

Antonio Rüdiger has inked a personal endorsement deal with Nike. The endorsement deal requires him to wear Nike footwear for all his professional matches.

Antonio Rüdiger at Wörthersee Stadium Klagenfurt
Antonio Rüdiger at Wörthersee Stadium Klagenfurt (Antonio Rüdiger / Instagram)

Best Known For

Being one of the best German central defenders of his generation. He has played for some of the most established European soccer clubs such as AS RomaChelsea FC, and VfB Stuttgart.

First Soccer Match

In January 2012, Antonio Rüdiger made his first Bundesliga appearance for VfB Stuttgart in a home match against Borussia Mönchengladbach. His side lost by 3-0.

In September 2015, he made his first appearance for AS Roma in an away Serie A match against Frosinone. His side won by 2-0.

He made his professional debut for Chelsea FCin August 2017 in the 2017 FA Community Shield match against Arsenal. He replaced Marcos Alonso in the 79th minute. They lost the match on penalties.

In May 2014, he made his first international appearance for German national team in a goalless draw against Poland.

Strengths

  • Tackling
  • Concentration
  • Speed
  • Heading
  • Versatility
  • Aerial Ability

Weaknesses

  • Passing
  • Composure
  • Technical Ability

Antonio Rüdiger Favorite Things

  • Role Models – Sahr Senesie and Thiago Silva
Source – ESPN
Antonio Rüdiger as seen in June 2018
Antonio Rüdiger as seen in June 2018 (Antonio Rüdiger / Instagram)

Antonio Rüdiger Facts

  1. He started his soccer journey at the youth club, VfB Sperber Neukölln. After spending 2 years at the club, he joined the youth setup of SV Tasmania Berlin at the age of 9.
  2. In April 2013, he signed a contract extension with VfB Stuttgart which extended his stay at the club until June 2017.
  3. He received the first red card of his professional career in May 2013 in a Bundesliga match against Greuther Fürth. The match ended in a 2-0 defeat for his side.
  4. Antonio Rüdiger earned his breakthrough in the 2012-13 season as he managed to make 24 appearances for VfB Stuttgart. He even played in the DFB Pokal final match against Bayern Munich, which ended in a 3-2 defeat for his side.
  5. He was raised in Neukolln, a tough and poverty-ridden area in Berlin. The neighborhood was the hub of criminal activities in the city.
  6. In 2008, he joined the academy setup of the German club, Borussia Dortmund. However, Rüdiger was released by the club after 2 and a half years as the club management felt he wasn’t good enough.
  7. In August 2015, he joined AS Roma on a season-long deal. The Italian club decided to pay a loan fee of €4 million to VfB Stuttgart.
  8. He scored his first goal for AS Roma in January 2016 in a home Serie A match against AC Milan. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.
  9. At the end of 2015-16 season, AS Romadecided to make his stay permanent. They officially paid €9 million and promised another half a million on bonuses to the German club.
  10. In his debut season at AS Roma, he made 30 appearances in the league. Overall, he played 37 matches across all the competitions for the club.
  11. The English club Chelsea FC decided to pay an initial transfer fee of £29 million to AS Roma to secure his services. Rüdiger signed a 5-year deal with his new club.
  12. In October 2017, he scored his first goal for Chelsea FC in the EFL Cup round of 16 matches against EvertonChelsea won the match by 2-1.
  13. In his debut season at Chelsea, he managed to win the FA Cup as his side managed to defeat Manchester United by 1-0.
  14. He was included by Joachim Low in the German 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2016. However, his name had to be withdrawn from the list after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a training session in June 2016.
  15. He scored his first international goal in October 2017 in the World Cup qualifying match against Azerbaijan. The German side romped to a 5-1 win in the match.
  16. Before he pledged his international allegiance to Germany, he was actively courted by Sierra Leone Football Association.
  17. Visit his official website @ antonio-ruediger.com.Height 6 ft 3 in
  18. Weight 85 kg
  19. Date of Birth March 3, 1993
  20. Zodiac Sign Pisces
  21. Girlfriend Unknown
  22. Antonio Rüdiger started his soccer journey with VfB Stuttgart II in the 3. Liga. He was soon promoted to the main VfB Stuttgart team and he made an instant impact with his commanding performances in the defense. After having played for the German club for 4 seasons, he moved to Serie A as AS Roma agreed on a season-long deal with Stuttgart. By the end of the loan, Roma had decided to make Antonio Rüdiger a permanent member of the squad. But, he didn’t stay long at the club and in 2017 summer transfer window, he was bought by Chelsea FC as Antonio Conte looked to improve his title-winning side.

Born Name

Antonio Rüdiger

 

Nick Name

Rudy

 

Antonio Rüdiger during a FIFA friendly match between Austria and Germany in June 2018

Antonio Rüdiger during a FIFA friendly match between Austria and Germany in June 2018 (Granada / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Age

Antonio Rüdiger is currently 25 according to his birthdate March 03, 1993

 

Sun Sign

Pisces

 

Born Place

Berlin, Germany

 

Residence

London, England, United Kingdom

 

Nationality

German

Education

Antonio Rüdiger has honed his game and defensive skills at the youth academy of the German heavyweights – VfB Stuttgart and Borussia Dortmund.

 

 

Occupation

Professional Soccer Player

 

Family

Father – Matthias Rüdiger

Mother – Lily Rüdiger

Siblings – Unknown

Others – Sahr Senesie (Half-brother) (Professional Soccer Player)

Manager

Antonio Rüdiger is represented by Alexander Bergweiler.

 

Position

Center Back

 

Shirt Number

30, 24 – VfB Stuttgart

 

2 – AS Roma, Chelsea FC

 

16 – German National team

 

Build

Athletic

 

Height

6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm

 

 

Weight

85 kg or 187.5 lbs

 

Girlfriend / Spouse

Antonio Rüdiger prefers to keep his private life away from the public spotlight and keeps the focus simply on his professional game, which makes it difficult for us to say anything about his love life and dating history.

 

Antonio Rüdiger (Right) in a picture with N’Golo Kanté

Antonio Rüdiger (Right) in a picture with N’Golo Kanté (Antonio Rüdiger / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial

 

He has African ancestry on his mother’s side while he is of German descent on his father’s side.

 

Hair Color

Black

 

Eye Color

Black

 

 

Sexual Orientation

Straight

 

Distinctive Features

Tall and imposing presence

 

Brand Endorsements

Antonio Rüdiger has inked a personal endorsement deal with Nike. The endorsement deal requires him to wear Nike footwear for all his professional matches.

 

Antonio Rüdiger at Wörthersee Stadium Klagenfurt

Antonio Rüdiger at Wörthersee Stadium Klagenfurt (Antonio Rüdiger / Instagram)

Best Known For

Being one of the best German central defenders of his generation. He has played for some of the most established European soccer clubs such as AS Roma, Chelsea FC, and VfB Stuttgart.

 

First Soccer Match

In January 2012, Antonio Rüdiger made his first Bundesliga appearance for VfB Stuttgart in a home match against Borussia Mönchengladbach. His side lost by 3-0.

 

In September 2015, he made his first appearance for AS Roma in an away Serie A match against Frosinone. His side won by 2-0.

 

He made his professional debut for Chelsea FC in August 2017 in the 2017 FA Community Shield match against Arsenal. He replaced Marcos Alonso in the 79th minute. They lost the match on penalties.

 

In May 2014, he made his first international appearance for German national team in a goalless draw against Poland.

 

Strengths

Tackling

Concentration

Speed

Heading

Versatility

Aerial Ability

Weaknesses

Passing

Composure

Technical Ability

Antonio Rüdiger Favorite Things

Role Models – Sahr Senesie and Thiago Silva

Source – ESPN

Antonio Rüdiger as seen in June 2018

Antonio Rüdiger as seen in June 2018 (Antonio Rüdiger / Instagram)

Antonio Rüdiger Facts

He started his soccer journey at the youth club, VfB Sperber Neukölln. After spending 2 years at the club, he joined the youth setup of SV Tasmania Berlin at the age of 9.

In April 2013, he signed a contract extension with VfB Stuttgart which extended his stay at the club until June 2017.

He received the first red card of his professional career in May 2013 in a Bundesliga match against Greuther Fürth. The match ended in a 2-0 defeat for his side.

Antonio Rüdiger earned his breakthrough in the 2012-13 season as he managed to make 24 appearances for VfB Stuttgart. He even played in the DFB Pokal final match against Bayern Munich, which ended in a 3-2 defeat for his side.

He was raised in Neukolln, a tough and poverty-ridden area in Berlin. The neighborhood was the hub of criminal activities in the city.

In 2008, he joined the academy setup of the German club, Borussia Dortmund. However, Rüdiger was released by the club after 2 and a half years as the club management felt he wasn’t good enough.

In August 2015, he joined AS Roma on a season-long deal. The Italian club decided to pay a loan fee of €4 million to VfB Stuttgart.

He scored his first goal for AS Roma in January 2016 in a home Serie A match against AC Milan. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.

At the end of 2015-16 season, AS Roma decided to make his stay permanent. They officially paid €9 million and promised another half a million on bonuses to the German club.

In his debut season at AS Roma, he made 30 appearances in the league. Overall, he played 37 matches across all the competitions for the club.

The English club Chelsea FC decided to pay an initial transfer fee of £29 million to AS Roma to secure his services. Rüdiger signed a 5-year deal with his new club.

In October 2017, he scored his first goal for Chelsea FC in the EFL Cup round of 16 matches against Everton. Chelsea won the match by 2-1.

In his debut season at Chelsea, he managed to win the FA Cup as his side managed to defeat Manchester United by 1-0.

He was included by Joachim Low in the German 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2016. However, his name had to be withdrawn from the list after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a training session in June 2016.

He scored his first international goal in October 2017 in the World Cup qualifying match against Azerbaijan. The German side romped to a 5-1 win in the match.

Before he pledged his international allegiance to Germany, he was actively courted by Sierra Leone Foot ball Association.

Visit his official website @ antonio-ruediger.com.

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Omarion

Personality Assesement

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E

51%

N

58%

F

52%

J

52%

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♡ Full Breakdown :

ENFJ   (22)

 

INFP   (21)

 

INTJ   (21)

 

ISFP   (20)

 

ENTJ   (20)

 

ESFJ   (17)

 

ENTP   (17)

 

INFJ   (16)

 

MBTI Type
Socio-Type
ENFJ
MBTI Functions Top functions by all votes.
Dom:Fe
Aux:Ni Tert:Se Inf:Ti
Enneagram Type: -
Left Handed or
Right Handed?

Net Worth: $12 million – 2018

Quotes:

You could live it up and be successful, but it wouldn’t mean anything without love and friends. I could go broke and still be happy because love is all I need.

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Omarion
Omarion 2018.png

Omarion in 2018
Background information
Birth name Omari Ishmael Grandberry
Born November 12, 1984 (age 33)
Inglewood, California, U.S.
Genres
  • R&B
  • pop
  • hip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Actor
  • Dancer
Instruments Vocals, Piano, Guitar
Years active 1998–Present
Labels
  • Atlantic Records
  • Maybach Music Group
  • Epic
  • Sony Urban
  • Capitol
Associated acts
  • B2K
  • Bow Wow
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Rick Ross
  • Chris Brown
  • Jhene Aiko
Website www.omarionworldwide.com

Omari Ishmael Grandberry (born November 12, 1984), known by his stage name Omarion, is an American singer, songwriter, actor and dancer. He is best known as the lead singer of the American R&B boy band B2K; the group achieved success in the early 2000s with singles like “Bump, Bump, Bump”, “Uh Huh”, and “Girlfriend”, which all reached success on the Billboard Hot 100. After the group disbanded in 2004, Omarion embarked on a solo career and released his debut album, O in 2005, which debuted atop the Billboard 200and received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 48th Grammy Awards.

His second solo album, 21 (2006), contained “Ice Box”, which reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. His third solo album, Ollusion (2010), was released on January 12, 2010, with the lead single, “I Get It In”.[1] His fourth solo album, Sex Playlist (2014), spawned the single, “Post to Be”, which was certified 3x platinum and reached number 13 on the Hot 100 chart in May 2015.[2] Omarion has also ventured into acting, with appearances in films such as You Got ServedFat AlbertSomebody Help Me and The Proud Family Movie.

Contents

 

  • 1Early life
  • 2Career
    • 2.11999–2004: B2K
    • 2.22005–07: O and 21
    • 2.32007–10: Face Off and Ollusion
    • 2.42011–present: Sex Playlist and Reasons
  • 3Personal life
  • 4Discography
  • 5Filmography
  • 6Awards and nominations
  • 7References
  • 8External links

Early life[edit]

Omarion was born Omari Ishmael Grandberry on November 12, 1984 in Inglewood, California, to Leslie Burrell and Trent Grandberry. His younger brother, O’Ryan is also a singer.[3] He’s featured in commercials for both Kelloggs Corn Pops and McDonald’s. He started his dancing career as a background dancer for the R&B girl group Before Dark and appeared in their music videos. Omari soon began pursuing a career in music, and would go on to become the lead singer of the boy band B2K.

Career[edit]

1999–2004: B2K[edit]

Omari joined the group B2K in 1999 and took the stage name Omarion. The group named themselves B2K, an acronym for “Boys of The New Millennium”. They began touring with Lil Bow Wow, and eventually released their debut single, “Uh Huh,” in 2001. They soon after released their debut album, the self-titled B2K on March 12, 2002. The album peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart. They followed the album up in December with their second album, Pandemonium!, supported by their most successful single, Bump, Bump, Bump featuring P. Diddy. The single peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. This would prove to be the group’s last album, as they would disband in early 2004.

2005–07: O and 21[edit]

 

Omarion in 2007

In early 2004, Omarion appeared in several films, most notably You Got Served in which he starred alongside Marques Houston, as well as his former B2K bandmates.[4] The movie centered on a group of friends in a hip hop dance crew who take part in underground dance competitions. That same year, he played the role of the school bully “Reggie” in the comedy Fat Albert, based on the animated series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.[5] On February 22, 2005, Omarion released his debut solo album O. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. The first single from the album was “O”. The single peaked at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The second single “Touch”, peaked at #94 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album received a third and final release with, “I’m Tryna”. O has sold over 758,000 copies in the United States since its release. Omarion received a Grammy nomination for the album at the 48th Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary R&B Album. On December 26, 2006 Omarion released his second album 21. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. The first single from the album was “Entourage”. The second single “Ice Box”, produced by Timbaland, peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is Omarion’s most successful solo single to date,[6] reaching gold certification by the RIAA.[7] 21 has sold over 390,000 copies in the United States since its release.

2007–10: Face Off and Ollusion[edit]

Towards the end of 2007, he displayed his acting skills in the thriller Somebody Help Me. This movie was released exclusively on DVD and aired on BET in celebration of Halloween.[8] Omarion has also made several appearances in a number of TV shows, including One on One. Omarion also played the voice of Fifteen Cent in The Proud Family Movie.[9] His portrayal of a rapper who gets involved with thugs in the movie Feel the Noise received mixed-to-positive reviews from critics.[10][11] Omarion also co-produced Feel the Noise.[12] In late 2007, Omarion and Bow Wow recorded a collaboration album entitled Face Off. The album sold over 100,000 copies in its first week and went on to sell over 500,000 copies, reaching gold certification by the RIAA.[13] The first single from the album was “Girlfriend”, followed up by “Hey Baby” as the second single.

On March 30, 2009, Lil Wayne confirmed that Omarion was affiliated (though not officially signed) with Young Money Entertainment. Four months later he parted ways with the label; both Lil Wayne and Omarion confirmed that his departure had been for business reasons.[14][15][16] In early 2010, Omarion signed with EMI and created his own label, StarrWorld Entertainment.[17][18] Omarion later re-released the single “I Get It In” with Lil Wayne replaced by Gucci Mane. Then he released his second single “Speedin'”. He released his third studio album Ollusion, which sold 19,400 copies in its first week.[19]

2011–present: Sex Playlist and Reasons[edit]

In 2010, Omarion became a judge on the fifth season of America’s Best Dance Crew, replacing former judge Shane Sparks. He left after Season 5 to focus on his music career. In early 2011, Omarion worked on his first mixtape presented by DJ Drama, titled The Awakening. Originally to be released on April 27, 2011, the mixtape was instead released on May 11, 2011. In November 2011, Omarion was seen on set with Japanese star Koda Kumi. On December 6, 2011, it was revealed that he collaborated with the star on the song “Slow” for her 2012 album Japonesque and appeared in the music video. On May 2, 2012, Omarion signed with Rick Ross label Maybach Music Group and Warner Bros. Records. He then appeared on Self Made Vol. 2 and is set to release his debut EP through the labels. Also in 2012, Omarion signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Management.[20] On November 29, 2012, Omarion released his debut EP Care Package. On November 5, 2013 Omarion released his second EP Care Package 2.

On August 18, 2014, Omarion was cast to be a part of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood along with his mother, and girlfriend Apryl Jones while awaiting the arrival of their first child. In November 2014, Omarion released the single “You Like It” in promotion of his fourth studio album “SexPlaylist” on February 14, 2014. The second single, “Post to Be,” features Chris Brown and Jhené Aiko.[21] “Post to Be” gained substantial commercial success, reaching No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.[22] The song also peaked in the top ten on Urban Radio chart, Rhythmic chart, and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and reached gold status by the RIAA in May 2015.[23] He released his fourth studio album, Sex Playlist, on December 2, 2014.

In June 2015, Omarion stated in an interview that he wanted to open his own dance studio by the end of the year.[24]

Personal life[edit]

On August 7, 2014, Omarion and his girlfriend Apryl Jones had a son named Megaa Omari Grandberry.[25] [26] On September 29, 2015, Omarion revealed via Instagram that Apryl Jones had become pregnant with his second child, a girl.[27] Their daughter A’mei Kazuko Grandberry was born on March 7, 2016.[28] The couple ended their relationship in July 2016. The split was confirmed by an Instagram post from Omarion, and a tweet from Jones.[29]

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Personality Assesement

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E

54%

N

53%

F

51%

P

51%

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♡ Full Breakdown :

ENFP   (22)

 

ENTP   (20)

 

INFJ   (19)

 

ISTP   (17)

 

ESFJ   (17)

 

ESFP   (16)

 

ISTJ   (15)

 

ESTJ   (15)

 

MBTI Type
Socio-Type
ENFP
MBTI Functions Top functions by all votes.
Dom:Ne
Aux:Fi Tert:Te Inf:Si
Enneagram Type: -
Left Handed or
Right Handed?

 

Concluded Myers Briggs Personality Type -INTJ

Net Worth: $30 million – 2018

Quotes:

But on average, I go to the gym about four or five times a week. Today, I’m so experienced in training – I’m actually listening to my body now. My body needs freedom. When I train I create serenity and I produce oxygen in my blood. It helps me to think better and relax. By training, you accentuate the problem

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Jean-Claude Van Damme
Jean-Claude Van Damme 2012.jpg

Van Damme in Paris at the French premiere of The Expendables 2 in 2012
Born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg
18 October 1960 (age 58)
Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Brussels, Belgium
Other names “The Muscles from Brussels”
Nationality Belgian
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Division Middleweight
Style Karate, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Taekwondo
Fighting out of Brussels, Belgium
Team Team Goetz
Trainer Claude Goetz
Dominique Valera
Rank      2nd Dan Black Belt in Shotokan
Years active 1976–1982 (martial arts)
1979–present (acting)
Kickboxing record
Total 19
Wins 18
By knockout 18
Losses 1
Amateur record
Total 48
Wins 44
Losses 4
Other information
Occupation Actor, martial artist, screenwriter, film producer, director
Spouse
Maria Rodriguez (m. 1980–1984)
Cynthia Derderian
(m. 1985–1986)
Darcy LaPier
(m. 1994–1997)
Gladys Portugues
(m. 1987–1992)

(m. 1999–Present)

Children 3

Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg (born 18 October 1960), professionally known as Jean-Claude Van Damme[a] and abbreviated as JCVD, is a Belgian actor, martial artist, screenwriter, film producer, and director best known for his martial arts action films. The most successful of these projects include Bloodsport (1988), Kickboxer franchise (1989-2018), Lionheart (1990), Double Impact (1991), Universal Soldier franchise (1992-2012), Hard Target (1993), Street Fighter (1994), Timecop (1994), Sudden Death(1995), JCVD (2008), The Expendables 2 (2012), Kung Fu Panda 2, and 3 (2011-2015).

Contents

 

  • 1Early life and education
  • 2Career
    • 2.1Early 1970’s to 1980: Martial arts and first film appearance
    • 2.21982 to 1988: Early works and breakthrough
    • 2.31989 to 1999: International stardom
    • 2.42000s: Subsequent films
    • 2.52010-present: Current works
  • 3Missed role
  • 4Monument
  • 5Controversies
    • 5.1Lawsuit and fight record controversy
    • 5.2Kadyrov event
  • 6Public image and influence
  • 7Personal life
  • 8Filmography
    • 8.1Films
    • 8.2Television
    • 8.3Music videos
    • 8.4Video games
  • 9Awards and nominations
  • 10Semi-contact/light-contact record
  • 11Kickboxing record
  • 12Notes
  • 13Books cited
  • 14Further reading
  • 15External links

Early life and education

Van Damme was born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg, on 18 October 1960, in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium, the son of Eliana and Eugène Van Varenberg, who was an accountant and florist.[1][2][3][4] His father is Walloon (French-speaking) from Brussels, and his mother is Flemish (Dutch-speaking).[5] Van Damme’s paternal grandmother was Jewish.[6]

He began martial arts at the age of ten, enrolled by his father in a Shōtōkan karate school.[7] His styles consist of Shōtōkan Karate and Kickboxing.[8] He eventually earned his black belt in karate at 18.[9] He started lifting weights to improve his physique, which eventually led to a Mr. Belgium bodybuilding title.[10] At the age of 16, he took up ballet, which he studied for five years. According to Van Damme, ballet “is an art, but it’s also one of the most difficult sports. If you can survive a ballet workout, you can survive a workout in any other sport.”[11] Later he took up both Taekwondo and Muay Thai.[12]

Career

Early 1970’s to 1980: Martial arts and first film appearance

At the age of 12,[13] Van Damme joined the Centre National de Karaté (National Center of Karate) under the guidance of Claude Goetz in Belgium. Van Damme trained for four years and he earned a spot on the Belgian Karate Team; he later trained in full-contact karate and kickboxing with Dominique Valera.[14]

At the age of 15, Van Damme started his competitive karate career in Belgium. From 1976 to 1980, Van Damme compiled a record of 44 victories and 4 defeats in tournament and non-tournament semi-contact matches.

Van Damme was a member of the Belgium Karate Team when it won the European Karate Championship on 26 December 1979 at La Coupe François Persoons Karate Tournament in Brussels.[14][15]

Van Damme placed second at the Challenge Coupe des Espoirs Karate Tournament (1st Trials). At the 3-day tournament, Van Damme defeated 25 opponents before losing in the finals to teammate Angelo Spataro.[14]

On 8 March 1980, in Brussels, Belgium, Van Damme competed against his former teammate Patrick Teugels at the Forest National Arena on the undercard of the Dan Macaruso-Dominique Valera Professional Karate Association Light-Heavyweight World Championship bout.[14] Prior to this match, Teugels had defeated Van Damme twice by decision, including a match for the Belgium Lightweight Championship. Van Damme had a 1977 victory over Teugels. Teugels was coming off an impressive showing at the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations World Championships four months earlier, and was favored by some to win this match. According to reports, and Patrick Teugels’ own interview (with photos), Teugels lost to Van Damme by TKO in the 1st round. Teugels was kicked in the nose and was unable to continue as a result.[14] In a 2013 interview, Van Damme called this fight his most memorable match.[16]

Van Damme began his full-contact career in 1977, when Claude Goetz promoted the first ever full-contact karate tournament in Belgium.

From 1977 to 1982, Van Damme compiled a record of 18 victories (18 knockouts) and 1 defeat[citation needed]. He was also named “Mr. Belgium” in a bodybuilding competition.[citation needed]

In 1979, he had an uncredited role in André Delvaux’s Woman Between Wolf and Dog. A Belgian-French drama film starring Marie-Christine Barrault, and Rutger Hauer.

In 1980, Van Damme caught the attention of Professional Karate Magazine publisher and editor Mike Anderson, and multiple European champion Geert Lemmens. Both men tabbed Van Damme as an upcoming prospect.[17] Van Damme retired from competition in 1982.

1982 to 1988: Early works and breakthrough

In 1982, Van Damme and childhood friend Michel Qissi moved to the United States in the hope to work as actors They did a variety of jobs to support themselves. Their first job working on a film as extras in the hip hop dance film Breakin’ (1984), made by Cannon Films. They are seen dancing in the background at a dance demonstration.[18]

Around that time he developed a friendship with action martial art movie star Chuck Norris. They started sparring together, and Van Damme started to work as a bouncer at a bar named Woody’s Wharf, owned by Norris.[19]

In 1984, he worked in the stunt team in the Norris action film Missing in Action which was also released by Cannon Films.[20]

He had a role in the comedy short film Monaco Forever (1984).[21][22]

Van Damme’s first sizeable role came when he was cast as the Russian villain in Corey Yuen’ martial arts movie No Retreat, No Surrender (1986), starring Kurt McKinney, and released through New World Pictures.[23][24] McKinney performs as Jason Stillwell, a U.S. teenager who learns karate from the spirit of Bruce Lee. Stillwell uses these lessons to defend his martial arts dojo against Soviet martial artist played by Van Damme.[25]

Van Damme worked for director John McTiernan for the 1987 film Predator as an early (eventually abandoned) version of the titular alien, before being removed and replaced by Kevin Peter Hall.[26]

Van Damme’s breakout film was Bloodsport (1988), based on the alleged true story of Frank Dux. Shot on a $1.5-million budget for Cannon.[27][28] The film is about U.S. ArmyCaptain Frank Dux (played by Van Damme), trained from his youth in the ways of ninjutsu by Senzo Tanaka, honors his mentor by taking the place of Tanaka’s deceased son Shingo in the illegal martial-arts tournament Kumite in Hong Kong.[29][30] It became a U.S. box-office hit in the spring of 1988. Producer Mark Di Salle said he was looking for “a new martial arts star who was a ladies’ man, [but Van Damme] appeals to both men and women. He’s an American hero who fights for justice the American way and kicks the stuffing out of the bad guys.”[31] This success would establish Van Damme becoming a regular action star for The Cannon Group alongside Chuck Norris, Charles Bronson, Sho Kosugi, and Michael Dudikoff.

Van Damme played another Russian villain, in Black Eagle (1988), opposite Sho Kosugi. In the film, Sho Kosugi is a martial artist and special operative for the U.S. government codenamed “Black Eagle”, is summoned by his superiors after an F-111 carrying an experimental black ops laser tracking device was shot down over Malta by Russian forces.[32]

1989 to 1999: International stardom

After the success of Bloodsport, Cannon Films offered Van Damme the lead in Delta Force 2American Ninja 3 or Cyborg, a cyperpunk martial arts movie directed by Albert Pyun. Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as Gibson Rickenbacker, a mercenary who battles a group of murderous marauder along the East coast of the United States in a post-apocalyptic future. The film was a low budget box office success and led to two sequels, neither of which Van Damme appeared in.

Cannon used Van Damme again in Kickboxer (1989), playing a man who fights to avenge his brother who has been paralyzed by a Thai kickboxing champion (Qissi). It was highly successful, returning over $50 million on a $3-million budget.[33] The film started the Kickboxer franchise. Van Damme did not appear in any of the film’s four sequels, though he did return as a different character in the reboot series.

Also successful was Death Warrant (1990), the first script credit for David S. Goyer. In the film, Van Damme plays a police detective going into a prison facility at California as an undercover cop in order to find out who stands behind a mysterious series of murders, and finds himself locked up with his nemesis; Christian Naylor, a psychotic serial killer who calls himself “The Sandman” whom sets out to exact revenge upon him after getting into prison.

He followed it with Lionheart (1990) aka Wrong Bet, where he played a French Legionnaire who deserts his post to return to Los Angeles after his brother is murdered.[34]

Lionheart was directed by Sheldon Lettich who had co-written Bloodsport, and who claimed the film was “the first movie to demonstrate that Van Damme was more than just a flash-in-the-pan “Karate Guy” who would never rise above simplistic low-budget karate movies.”[35] It also featured rear nudity from Van Damme which Lettich says “became a very memorable moment for the ladies in the audience, and for the gay guys as well. Showing off his butt (clothed or unclothed) almost became a signature trademark of his after that.”[35]

Double Impact, directed by Lettich, featured Van Damme in the dual role of Alex and Chad Wagner, estranged twin brothers fighting to avenge the deaths of their parents. This film reunited him with his former Bloodsport co-star, Bolo Yeung and was very popular.

In 1992, Van Damme starred in one of the biggest blockbusters of the year in the sci-fi action picture Universal Soldier directed by Roland Emmerich for Carolco. Van Damme (as Luc Deveraux) Dolph Lundgren (as Sergeant Andrew Scott) and play U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War who are sent to secure a village against North Vietnamese forces. However they end up shooting each other dead after Devereaux discovers that Scott has gone insane and has resorted to mutilating the villagers and barbarically cutting off their ears, taking an innocent girl and boy hostage.[36] They are later reanimated in a secret Army project along with a large group of other previously dead soldiers and sent on a mission as GR operatives. At the 1992 Cannes Film Festival, Van Damme and Lundgren were involved in a verbal altercation that almost turned physical when both men pushed each other only to be separated, but it was believed to have only been a publicity stunt.[37][38] Universal Soldier opened in theatres on 10 July 1992, a moderate success domestically with $36,299,898 in US ticket sales, but a major blockbuster worldwide, making over $65 million overseas, which earned the film a total of $102 million worldwide, on a $23 million budget.[39]

Jean-Claude Van Damme at the Cannes Film Festival in 1993[40]

After making a cameo in Last Action Hero, Van Damme starred in Nowhere To Run (1993) alongside Rosanna Arquette, based in part on a script by Joe Eszterhas. The film was the first in a three-picture deal between Van Damme and Columbia Pictures and his fee was $3.5 million. Columbia said the film is “true to his audience and goes beyond his audience.”[41] However it was a box office disappointment.

More successful was Hard Target (1993) for Universal, the first American film from director John Woo. In the film he stars as Chance Boudreaux, an out-of-work Cajun merchant seaman who saves a young woman, named Natasha Binder (Yancy Butler), from a gang of thugs in New Orleans. Chance learns that Binder is searching for her missing father (Chuck Pfarrer), and agrees to aid Binder in her search.

Also for Universal he did Timecop (1994), playing a time-traveling cop, who tries to prevent the death of his wife.[42] Directed by Peter Hyams, the film was a huge success, grossing over $100 million worldwide, and remains his highest-grossing film in a lead role to date.

Van Damme starred in Street Fighter (1994), written and directed by Steven E. de Souza for Universal and based on the video game. The film focuses on the efforts of Colonel Guile (Van Damme) to bring down General M. Bison played by Raul Juliá, the military dictator and drug kingpin of Shadaloo City who aspires to conquer the world with an army of genetic supersoldiers, while enlisting the aid of street fighters to infiltrate Bison’s empire and help destroy it from within. It was poorly received critically. Though a commercial success, making approximately three times its production cost.

Van Damme and Hyams re-teamed for Universal’ on Sudden Death (1995). Van Damme plays a French Canadian-born firefighter with the Pittsburgh Fire Bureau who suffered a personal crisis after he was unable to save a young girl from a house fire. Now removed from active duty, Darren has become demoted to being fire marshal for the Pittsburgh Civic Arena, where a gang of terrorists are holding U.S. Vice President and several other VIPs hostage in a luxury suite during a game.

He appeared in the TV show Friends in the two parts episode called The One After the Superbowl. The star studded episode also included Brooke Shields, Chris Isaak, Julia Roberts, Fred Willard, and Dan Castellaneta. In the episode two of the leading ladies of the show meet him, and compete for his attention.

Van Damme turned director for The Quest (1996), which he directed; Roger Moore co-starred. The plot, set in 1925, revolves around a martial arts tournament in the mysterious “Lost City”, located deep in Tibet, with martial artists from around the world fighting to earn the winner’s prize, the “Golden Dragon”, a valuable statue made of solid gold.

Maximum Risk (1996) was his following film for Columbia, the first American film from Ringo Lam, and his first collaboration with Van Damme. He plays Alain Moreau a French cop in Nice. A dead body of someone that looks exactly like him, is discovered. It turns out, that it is the twin brother Alain never knew he had. Tracing his brother’s steps back to New York City, Alain discovers that he was a member of the Russian Mafia, who was chased down and killed when he attempted to get out. Now Alain is mistaken for hiim, who was also mixed up in a series of affairs concerning the FBI and the Russian mafia. With his only real ally being Mikhail’s fiancé Alex Bartlett (Natasha Henstridge), Alain sets out to avenge his brother’s death.

Van Damme’s first box office bomb since he became star was Double Team (1997), a buddy film with NBA superstar Dennis Rodman. It was Hong Kong’s director Tsui HarkAmerican debut for Columbia and his first collaboration. Van Damme plays counter-terrorist agent Jack Quinn, who is assigned to bring an elusive terrorist known as Stavros to justice. Things become personal when Stavros kidnaps Quinn’s pregnant wife after his own lover and child were killed in an assassination attempt that went awry. Aiding Quinn in his rescue is his flamboyant weapons dealer Yaz (Dennis Rodman)

He and Hark reunited on Knock Off (1998), a Hong Kong-US co production which also flopped. It co-stars Rob Schneider, Lela Rochon, Michael Fitzgerald Wong, Carman Lee, Paul Sorvino, etc.

Van Damme tried a costume action movie, Legionnaire (1998) co-written by Lettich. He plays Alain Lefevre a French boxer in 1920s Marseille, France. Alain is forced by local crime boss Lucien Galgani to take a dive in a fight. Galgani’s girlfriend is also Alain’s ex-fiancée whom he left standing at the altar. The two hatch a plan to run off to America together. Hence he does not take a dive in the fight, but just as the escape plan is about to succeed, Alain’s friend is killed, and Katrina is captured by Galgani’s men. But Alain has shot and killed Galgani’s brother. Desperately needing a new escape plan, Alain signs up for the French Foreign Legion, and is shipped to North Africa to help defend Morocco against a native Berber rebellion. Despite a $35 million budget, it was not released theatrically in the US, only overseas.[43]

Van Damme then made his first sequel, Universal Soldier: The Return, (1999). The film takes place seven years after the events in the first film, Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme), now an ordinary human after having had his cybernetic implants removed, is a technical expert who is working for the US government with his partner Maggie (Kiana Tom), who has been through countless hours of combat training with him. They work to refine and perfect the UniSol program in an effort to make a new, stronger breed of soldier that is more sophisticated and intelligent to reduce the use of normal, human soldiers in the battlefield. All of the new UniSols, which are faster and stronger than the original UniSols, are connected through an artificially intelligent computer system called S.E.T.H. (Self-Evolving Thought Helix). When S.E.T.H. discovers that the Universal Soldier program is scheduled to be shut down because of budget cuts, it takes action to protect itself. Killing those who try to shut off its power, and unleashing a platoon of super soldiers, led by the musclebound Romeo (Bill Goldberg).

In Inferno (1999), Van Damme plays a veteran soldier sick of life, wandering the desert looking for a reason to die. An incident with a few thugs from the nearby town who steal Eddie’s motorbike and beat him almost to death, starts in Eddie a flame for revenge.

2000s: Subsequent films

Replicant is the second collaboration between Van Damme and director Ringo Lam, and the fifth time that Van Damme has starred in a dual role. It co-stars Michael Rooker. The film is about Edward “The Torch” Garrotte (Van Damme) is a serial killer who has a penchant for killing women and setting them on fire. All of his victims are also mothers. Detective Jake Riley (Rooker) is a Seattle police detective who has spent three years chasing him. A secret government agency hires Jake as a consultant on a project. They make a clone of Garrotte from DNA evidence, who has genetic memories from Garrotte and a telepathic link to him. They need Jake’s help to train him in order to find Garotte.

The Order is a 2001 American action film co-starring Charlton Heston, Vernon Dobtcheff, Ben Cross, Sofia Milos… It is directed by Sheldon Lettich, and written by Van Damme. In this film he stars as Rudy Cafmeyer a thief and smuggler of valuable historical artifacts. Rudy’s father is archaeologist and museum curator Oscar “Ozzie” Cafmeyer (Dobtcheff) is kidnapped upon an important archaeologist discovery.[44]

The following year he starred in Derailed, co-starring Tomas Arana, Laura Harring, Dayton Callie, Nikolay Binev, etc. Van Damme plays NATO operative Jacques Kristoff who is summoned into action, upon the theft of extremely valuable and dangerous top-secret container from the Slovakian government.

In Hell is a 2003 American prison action film directed by Ringo Lam. It is the third collaboration between Jean-Claude Van Damme and Hong Kong film director Ringo Lam. Van Damme plays an American working overseas in Magnitogorsk, Russia. When he hears his wife being attacked over the phone, he rushes home, but is too late to save her. The man who killed his wife, buys the judge and is found not guilty for lack of evidence. Taking the law into his own hands and kills him, and for this, he is sentenced to life in prison. The general who runs the prison amuses himself by betting on organized fights between his prisoners to fill his pockets, where Van Damme is eventually forced to compete.

That same year, Van Damme employed his dancing training in the music video for Bob Sinclar’s “Kiss My Eyes.”

His 2004 film was Wake of Death, an action film directed by Philippe Martinez. Ringo Lam was the original director, but he left the project after a few weeks of filming in Canada. It co-stars Simon Yam, Valerie Tian, Tony Schiena, etc. Van Damme stars as a gangster who decides to become legit to spend more time with his wife. However, it proves to be a fatal mistake. Kim’s father, Sun Quan (Yam), is a Chinese Triad. Once Sun Quan discovers where his daughter is, he kills Cynthia, her parents, and many of the workers in the restaurant at which they’re dining without provocation. However, Sun Quan is not alone in his attempts to avenge his wife, as a French mobster has a vendetta against him.

Van Damme at Until Death event in 2007.

He played himself in the french film Narco (2005), he appears as an imagined version of himself, when one character who idolizes him as the ultimate ‘Karate man’, imagines a conversation where he acts as that character’s conscience.

He followed it with Second in Command (2006), where he plays Commander Samuel “Sam” Keenan, a decorated U.S. Navy SEAL, is sent to the Eastern European nation of Moldavia to become the new security attaché at the U.S. Embassy.

He reunited with Lettich for The Hard Corps (2006) co-starring Raz Adoti, Vivica A. Fox, and Peter Bryant. Van Damme plays Phillip Sauvage an American soldier suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Through his former commanding officer, he gets to work as a bodyguard for former World Heavyweight boxing champion and now successful businessman, where his adventure begins.

The Exam (2007), is a Turkish comedy-drama film directed by Ömer Faruk Sorak, about five Turkish high school students preparing to sit for the university entry exam, who enlist the services of a professional thief, played by Jean-Claude Van Damme, to steal the papers.

Until Death (2007), also with Fellows. Jean-Claude Van Damme plays a corrupt police detective addicted to heroin whom everybody hates at the workplace. After being shot in a gunfight he falls into a coma. Months later he recovers and decides to use his second chance at life.[45]

Van Damme returned to the mainstream with the limited theatrical release of the 2008 film JCVD, which received positive reviews. TimeMagazine named Van Damme’s performance in the film the second best of the year (after Heath Ledger’s The Joker in The Dark Knight),[46]having previously stated that Van Damme “deserves not a black belt, but an Oscar.”[47] While promoting the film Van Damme indicated that he had experienced a period of homelessness “sleeping on the street and starving in L.A.”[48]

In The Shepherd: Border Patrol (2008), he plays a border patrol is up against a highly dangerous drug smuggling operation.

He then reprised his role as Luc Deveraux alongside Dolph Lundgren in the 2009 film Universal Soldier: Regeneration, directed by John Hyams (son of Peter Hyams). The film was released theatrically in the Middle East and Southeast Asia and directly to video in the United States and other parts of the world. Since its release, the film has received better than average reviews for a straight-to-DVD franchise sequel.[49][50][51]

2010-present: Current works

In 2010, Van Damme directed himself in the barely released Full Love.

In 2011, Van Damme voiced the Master Croc in the computer animation film Kung Fu Panda 2, alongside Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, Jackie Chan, Gary Oldman, Michelle Yeoh, Victor Garber, and many more. In the film, Po and the Furious Five (heroes of the previous film) battle an evil peacock named Lord Shen who has a powerful weapon that he plans to conquer China with. They eventually meet his character who helps them in their quest.

That same year he played in Assassination Games, along side Scott Adkins. The film is about an assassin named Flint (Adkins), who after a drug dealer puts his wife in a coma, assassin Flint retires. When a contract is put out on the drug dealer, Flint comes out of retirement, only to find that another assassin, Brazil (Van Damme), is also on the job due to the money. The two assassins reluctantly partner in order to combat corrupt Interpol agents and gangsters.

Also in 2011 he co-starred in the french comedy Beur sur la ville alongside Issa Doumbia, Steve Tran, Sandrine Kiberlain, and many more.

He starred in his own reality TV show Jean-Claude Van Damme: Behind Closed Doors (2011). The show showcases his family life, his personal trouble, and an upcoming fight. Since 2009, Van Damme has been planning to make a comeback to fight former boxing Olympic gold-medalist Somluck Kamsing.[52][53][54] The fight was a focal point in his ITV reality show Jean Claude Van Damme: Behind Closed Doors. The fight has been repeatedly postponed, with many critics doubting it will occur, especially due to the difficulty of booking the venue.[55] December 2012, Van Damme was seen as part of Kam Sing’s ring crew when Kam Sing fought against Jomhod Kiatadisak.[56]

The first release he was involved with in 2012 was a supporting role in is a Russian comedy film named Rzhevsky Versus Napoleon.

He worked with Joe Hymans again on Dragon Eyes (2012) then appeared in commercials for Coors Light beer, showing him on a snow-covered mountain wearing a sleeveless denim jacket,[57] and for the washing powder Dash.

He starred as the main villain in Simon West’ The Expendables 2 against Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Liam Hemsworth, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The story of the second installment in The Expendables film series follows the mercenary group known as “the Expendables” as they undertake a seemingly simple mission which evolves into a quest for revenge against rival mercenary Jean Vilain (Van Damme), who murdered one of their own and threatens the world with a deadly weapon. The film was a success. it grossed over $310 million worldwide.

Also in 2012 he starred alongside Scott Adkins, and Dolph Lundgren in Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning. In the film, a young former military man named John (Adkins) awakens from a coma and finds out that his wife and daughter were murdered in a home invasion, and goes on a personal vendetta against the man behind the incident which revealed to be Luc Deveraux (Van Damme) the nefarious Universal Soldier from the first two films who now became a powerful terrorist military leader.

Still of Van Damme in U.F.O.

Six Bullets (2012) is action film where he stars. It is directed by Ernie Barbarash and co-stars Joe Flanigan, Anna-Louise Plowman, and Charlotte Beaumont.[58] Veteran mercenary Samson Gaul (Van Damme) is retired from combat when his actions resulted in the deaths of helpless victims, but now he’s the last hope for a desperate father. Mixed martial artist, Andrew Fayden (Flanigan) knows how to fight, but alone he’s unprepared to navigate the corrupt streets of a foreign city to find his kidnapped daughter. Together, these two try to stop a network of criminals that prey upon the innocent.[59][60]

U.F.O. (2012) is a British science fiction film about an alien invasion where he had a supporting role.[61] It was written and directed by independent British filmmaker Dominic Burns, and co-stars stars Bianca Bree, Sean Brosnan and Simon Phillips.

On 21 October 2012, Van Damme was honored with a life-size statue of himself in his hometown of Brussels. He told reporters during the unveiling, “Belgium is paying me back something, but really it’s to pay back to the dream. So when people come by here, it is not Jean-Claude Van Damme but it’s a guy from the street who believed in something. I want the statue to represent that”.[62]

Welcome to the Jungle, is a 2013 American comedy film where he co-starred with Adam Brody, Megan Boone, Rob Huebel, Kristen Schaaland Dennis Haysbert.

In 2013, he played the main villain in Enemies Closer an American action thriller film directed and photographed by Peter Hyams, and starring, Tom Everett Scott and Orlando Jones. It is Hyams’ third directorial collaboration with Van Damme, following 1994’s Timecop and 1995’s Sudden Death.[63]

On 13 November 2013, Volvo Trucks released an advertisement on YouTube that shows Van Damme doing the splits while perched with each of his feet on the outer rearview mirrors of one semi-trailer truck and one box truck moving backwards, which Van Damme describes in the commercial as “the most epic of splits”. The video quickly went viral around the web, receiving more than 11 million views in three days,[64] 35 million in the first week.[65] It was dubbed as the epic split.[66]

Swelter is a 2014 American action film where he plays one of the leads. It stars Lennie James, and co-stars Grant Bowler, Josh Henderson, and Alfred Molina. James plays a sheriff in a small town who has a dark past that he can not remember, only to have to confront it when his ex-partners show up looking for stolen money they believe he has.

Pound of Flesh (2015) he starred in the action thriller film directed by Ernie Barbarash. Co-starring Darren Shahlavi, Aki Aleong, John Ralston, Jason Tobin and Philippe Joly. The story takes place in Manilla, Philippines, to donate his kidney to his dying niece, Deacon, a former black-ops agent, awakes the day before the operation to find he is the latest victim of organ theft. Stitched up and pissed-off, Deacon descends from his opulent hotel in search of his stolen kidney and carves a blood-soaked path through the darkest corners of the city – brothels, fight clubs, back-alley black markets, and elite billionaire estates.

He had a supporting role in a 2015 Chinese superhero parody film. It was directed, written and also starring Da Peng, Mabel Yuan and Liu Yan. The film was released on 17 July 2015.

He returned to his voice role of Master Croc in the Kung Fu Panda franchise for the third installment. Many of the same cast returned as well as new ones such as Bryan Cranston, J. K. Simmons and Kate Hudson.

Kickboxer: Vengeance is a 2016 American martial arts film directed by John Stockwell. It is a reboot of the original where Van Damme was the lead. Only this time he plays the master and Alain Moussi plays the students on quest to avenge his brother. It co-stars Dave Bautista, Gina Carano, Georges St-Pierre and Darren Shahlavi.

He starred in Kill ‘Em All (2017) an action film directed by Peter Malota, and co-starring Autumn Reeser and Peter Stormare.

In 2018 he returned to his role in Kickboxer: Retaliation a sequel to the reboot. Many of the same cast returned as well as new ones such as Christopher Lambert, Ronaldinho, Mike Tyson and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson. The film received average reviews and holds a rating of 5.0 on IMDB.

Black Water (2018) is an action thriller film directed by Pasha Patriki. It co-stars and Dolph Lundgren in the fifth collaboration between both actors [67] as well as the first time they appear together as on-screen allies.[68]

Missed role

Jean-Claude Van Damme was set to star in No Retreat, No Surrender 2, but backed out.[69]

The Cannon Group offered Van Damme the lead in either Delta Force 2, and American Ninja 3.[70]

Van Damme was supposed to play Simon Phoenix in Demolition Man.[71]

Van Damme turned down the role of Gunner Jensen in the first installment of The Expendables the role went to Dolph Lundgren.[72]

Monument

In 2012, a statue of the actor was unveiled in Anderlecht, Belgium. The artwork, which depicts a younger incarnation of ‘the muscles from Brussels’ in a fighting pose, was commissioned to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Westland Shopping complex. The unveiling took place on Boulevard Sylvain Dupuis and was attended by Van Damme, his parents, Wallonia-Brussels culture minister Fadila Laanan and nearly 2,000 fans. Van Damme said the statue “represented the dream of a Brussels kid” and was “for all the children who want something bad”, adding that “if you believe in something strongly enough, it can come true”.[73]

Controversies

Lawsuit and fight record controversy

In 1997, Frank Dux, the martial artist whom Van Damme portrayed in Bloodsport, filed a lawsuit against Van Damme for $50,000 for co-writing and consultation work Dux did on the 1996 film The Quest. According to the lawsuit, Dux also accused Van Damme of lying to the public about his martial arts fight record, stating that when Dux tutored Van Damme while Van Damme was laying carpet for a living, Van Damme exhibited a lack of martial arts skills. Van Damme’s lawyer, Martin Singer, responded, “There are records to document his martial arts acclaim. Why, just look at his movies; he didn’t get those roles on his acting ability! He’s the one who does those splits on chairs. He doesn’t have a stuntman to do that.”[74]

Kadyrov event

In October 2011, Van Damme, along with other celebrities including Hilary Swank, Vanessa-Mae and Seal attracted criticism from human rights groups for attending an event in Russian federal subject Chechnya’s capital Grozny on the 35th birthday of Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov on 5 October.[75] Human rights groups, who had urged the celebrities to cancel their appearances because of abuses carried out under Kadyrov, criticised the celebrities for attending the event.[76] Human Rights Watch released a statement which said, “Ramzan Kadyrov is linked to a litany of horrific human rights abuses. It’s inappropriate for stars to get paid to party with him […] And getting paid to be part of such a lavish show in Chechnya trivializes the suffering of countless victims of human rights abuses there.”[77][78]

Public image and influence

In the French-speaking world, Van Damme is well known for the picturesque aphorisms that he delivers on a wide range of topics (personal well-being, the environment, etc.) in a sort of Zen franglais.[79]

The original video game Mortal Kombat was conceived as a fighting game based on Van Damme.[80] Creators Ed Boon and John Tobias had originally wanted to star Van Damme himself in the game. That fell through as he had a prior deal for another game under the auspices of the Sega Genesis platform. Ed Boon and John Tobias eventually decided to create a different character for the game named Johnny Cage, who is modelled after Jean-Claude Van Damme, primarily from Van Damme’s appearance and outfit in the martial arts film Bloodsport.[81][82] In the German version of Donkey Kong 64 website, DK greatest hero is Jean-Claude Van Kong.

In January 2017, Van Damme featured in an Ultra Tune television advert which was part of a controversial series of ads.[83] Two women were confronted in a car park by a gang of youths in a threatening manner, Van Damme appears to defend them and then the mood lightens and they take pictures with the star.[84]

Personal life

By the mid-1990s, the stress of the constant filming and promotion of his films, as Van Damme explains, led him to develop a cocaine habit, on which he spent up to $10,000 a week, and consuming up to 10 grams per day by 1996. He was arrested for driving under the influence[85][86][87] in 1999.[88] Attempts at drug rehabilitation were unsuccessful, and he resorted to resolve his addiction via quitting cold turkey and exercise.[86] In 1998, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.[86][87][89] In 2011, he discussed the condition on the British reality show Jean-Claude Van Damme: Behind Closed Doors, saying, “Sometimes you’re gonna like me, and sometimes you’re gonna hate me. But what can I do? I’m not perfect … I’m an extreme bipolar, and I’m taking medication for this … When I was young, I was suffering those swing moods. In the morning, the sky was blue [when I was] going to school, and to me, the sky was black. I was so sad.”[90]

Van Damme has been married five times to four different women. He was married to his third wife, bodybuilder Gladys Portugues – with whom he has two children: Kristopher (born 1987) and Bianca (born 1990)[91] – until 1992, when he began an affair with actress Darcy LaPier, whom he married in February 1994. From this marriage, they had a son named Nicholas (born October 10, 1995). That same year he had an affair with his Street Fighter co-star Kylie Minogue during filming of that movie in Thailand.[92][93] LaPier, who was pregnant at the time with their son, did not become aware of this until Van Damme publicly admitted it in 2012.[94] After leaving LaPier, Van Damme remarried bodybuilder Portugues in 1999.

Van Damme is a Roman Catholic

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INFJ   (15)

 

ESFP   (13)

 

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Aux:Fe Tert:Ti Inf:Ne
Enneagram Type: -
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Net Worth: $22 million – 2018

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“The bond had faded”

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Leonardo Bonucci
Italian footballer
Leonardo Bonucci is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Serie A club Juventus and the Italy national team. After beginning his career with Inter in 2005, Bonucci spent the next few seasons on loan at Treviso and Pisa, before moving to Bari in 2009.
Born: 1 May 1987 (age 31 years), Viterbo, Italy
Height: 1.91 m
Spouse: Martina Maccari (m. 2011)
Salary: 7.5 million EUR (2017)
Current teams: Juventus F.C. (#19 / Defender), Italy national football team (#19 / Defender)
Children: Matteo Bonucci, Lorenzo Bonucci
Stats
Juventus
League
Matches
Goals
Assists
Champions League
2018-19
4
0
0
0
Serie A
2018-19
10
1
0
1
0
Coppa Italia
2016-17
5
1
1
0
Supercoppa Italiana
2015
1
0
0
0
0

First name
Leonardo
Last name
Bonucci
Nationality
Italy
Date of birth
1 May 1987
Age
31
Country of birth
Italy
Place of birth
Viterbo
Position
Defender
Height
190 cm
Weight
85 kg
Foot
Right
Leonardo Bonucci

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Season Team Comp Minutes played Appearances Lineups Substitute in Substitute out Substitutes on bench Goal Yellow card Yellow 2nd/RC Red card
2018/2019 Juventus SEA 900 10 10 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
2017/2018 Milan SEA 3085 35 35 0 0 0 2 5 0 1
2016/2017 Juventus SEA 2406 29 26 3 1 6 3 5 0 0
2015/2016 Juventus SEA 3156 36 35 1 1 2 3 6 0 0
2014/2015 Juventus SEA 3014 34 33 1 0 3 3 8 0 0
2013/2014 Juventus SEA 2536 29 28 1 0 7 2 8 0 0
2012/2013 Juventus SEA 2961 33 33 0 1 1 0 10 0 0
2011/2012 Juventus SEA 2637 32 28 4 0 8 2 7 1 0
2010/2011 Juventus SEA 2883 34 32 2 0 4 0 7 0 1
2009/2010 Bari 1908 SEA 3420 38 38 0 0 0 1 4 0 0
2008/2009 Pisa SEB 1587 18 18 0 2 0 1 2 0 0
2008/2009 Treviso SEB 883 13 10 3 2 0 2 2 1 0
2007/2008 Treviso SEB ? 26 ? ? ? ? 2 ? ? ?
2006/2007 Internazionale SEA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005/2006 Internazionale SEA 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total 29468 368 326 16 7 33 22 65 2 2

TROPHIES

Club Domestic
Serie A Winner 8x 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015, 2013/2014,2012/2013, 2011/2012, 2006/2007, 2005/2006
Coppa Italia Winner 4x 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015, 2005/2006
Runner-up 3x 2017/2018, 2011/2012, 2006/2007
Super Cup Winner 5x 2015/2016, 2013/2014, 2012/2013, 2006/2007,2005/2006
Runner-up 2x 2016/2017, 2014/2015
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European Championship Runner-up 1x 2012 Poland/Ukraine
Club International
UEFA Champions League Runner-up 2x 2016/2017, 2014/2015

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Per From To Value
02/08/18 Milan Juventus € 35M
20/07/17 Juventus Milan € 42M
01/07/10 Bari 1908 Juventus € 15.5M
01/08/09 Genoa Bari 1908 € 10.5M
01/07/09 Inter Genoa € 4M
18/01/09 Inter Pisa Loan
01/08/07 Inter Treviso Loan

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Concluded Myers Briggs Personality Type – INTJ

Net Worth: $1000 million – 2018

Quotes:

The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.

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Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system.Wikipedia
Born: 10 July 1856, Smiljan, Croatia
Died: 7 January 1943, The New Yorker, A Wyndham Hotel, New York City, New York, United States
Education: Graz University of Technology (1875–1878), Gymnasium Karlovac (1870–1873), University of Graz
Awards: IEEE Edison Medal, IEEE Nikola Tesla Award, MORE
Influenced by: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Voltaire, Ernst Mach
Inventor Nikola Tesla contributed to the development of the alternating-current electrical system that’s widely used today and discovered the rotating magnetic field (the basis of most AC machinery).

Who Was Nikola Tesla?

Nikola Tesla (July 10, 1856 to January 7, 1943) was an engineer known for designing the alternating-current (AC) electric system, which is still the predominant electrical system used across the world today. He also created the “Tesla coil,” which is still used in radio technology. Born in what is now Croatia, Tesla came to the United States in 1884 and briefly worked with Thomas Edison before the two parted ways. He sold several patent rights, including those to his AC machinery, to George Westinghouse.

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla’s Inventions

Throughout his career, Tesla discovered, designed and developed ideas for a number of important inventions — most of which were officially patented by other inventors — including dynamos (electrical generators similar to batteries) and the induction motor. He was also a pioneer in the discovery of radar technology, X-ray technology, remote control and the rotating magnetic field — the basis of most AC machinery. Tesla is most well-known for his contributions in AC electricity and for the Tesla coil.

AC Electrical System

Tesla designed the alternating-current (AC) electrical system, which would quickly become the preeminent power system of the 20th century and has remained the worldwide standard ever since. In 1887, Tesla found funding for his new Tesla Electric Company, and by the end of the year he had successfully filed several patents for AC-based inventions.

Tesla’s AC system soon caught the attention of American engineer and businessman George Westinghouse, who was seeking a solution to supplying the nation with long-distance power. Convinced that Tesla’s inventions would help him achieve this, in 1888 he purchased his patents for $60,000 in cash and stock in the Westinghouse Corporation.

As interest in an AC system grew, Tesla and Westinghouse were put in direct competition with Thomas Edison, who was intent on selling his direct-current (DC) system to the nation. A negative-press campaign was soon waged by Edison, in an attempt to undermine interest in AC power. Unfortunately for Thomas Edison, the Westinghouse Corporation was chosen to supply the lighting at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and Tesla conducted demonstrations of his AC system there.

Hydroelectric Power Plant

In 1895, Tesla designed what was among the first AC hydroelectric power plants in the United States, at Niagara Falls. The following year, it was used to power the city of Buffalo, New York — a feat that was highly publicized throughout the world and helped further AC electricity’s path to becoming the world’s power system.

The Tesla Coil

In the late 19th century, Tesla patented the “Tesla coil,” which laid the foundation for wireless technologies and is still used in radio technology today. The heart of an electrical circuit, the Tesla coil is an inductor used in many early radio transmission antennas. The coil works with a capacitor to resonate current and voltage from a power source across the circuit. Tesla himself used his coil to study fluorescence, x-rays, radio, wireless power and electromagnetism in the earth and its atmosphere.

Tesla Motors & the Electric Car

In 2003, a group of engineers founded Tesla Motors, a car company named after Nikola Tesla dedicated to building the first fully electric-powered car. Entrepreneur and engineer Elon Musk contributed over $30 million to Tesla in 2004 and serves as the company’s co-founder CEO. In 2008, Tesla unveiled its first electric car, the Roadster. A high-performance sports vehicle, the Roadster helped changed the perception of what electric cars could be. In 2014, Tesla launched the Model S, a lower-priced model that, in 2017, set the Motor Trend world record for 0 to 60 miles per hour acceleration at 2.28 seconds. Tesla’s designs showed that an electric car could have the same performance as gasoline-powered sports car brands like Porsche and Lamborghini.

When and Where Was Nikola Tesla Born?

Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856, in what is now Smiljan, Croatia.

Childhood and Education

Nikola Tesla was one of five children, including siblings Dane, Angelina, Milka and Marica. Tesla’s interest in electrical invention was spurred by his mother, Djuka Mandic, who invented small household appliances in her spare time while her son was growing up. Tesla’s father, Milutin Tesla, was a Serbian orthodox priest and a writer, and he pushed for his son to join the priesthood. But Nikola’s interests lay squarely in the sciences.

After studying at the Realschule, Karlstadt (later renamed the Johann-Rudolph-Glauber Realschule Karlstadt); the Polytechnic Institute in Graz, Austria; and the University of Prague during the 1870s, Tesla moved to Budapest, where for a time he worked at the Central Telephone Exchange. It was while in Budapest that the idea for the induction motor first came to Tesla, but after several years of trying to gain interest in his invention, at age 28 Tesla decided to leave Europe for America.

Tesla and Thomas Edison

In 1884 Tesla arrived in the United States with little more than the clothes on his back and a letter of introduction to famed inventor and business mogul Thomas Edison, whose DC-based electrical works were fast becoming the standard in the country. Edison hired Tesla, and the two men were soon working tirelessly alongside each other, making improvements to Edison’s inventions.

Several months later, the two parted ways due to a conflicting business-scientific relationship, attributed by historians to their incredibly different personalities: While Edison was a power figure who focused on marketing and financial success, Tesla was commercially out-of-tune and somewhat vulnerable.

First Solo Venture

In 1885, Tesla received funding for the Tesla Electric Light Company and was tasked by his investors to develop improved arc lighting. After successfully doing so, however, Tesla was forced out of the venture and for a time had to work as a manual laborer in order to survive.

His luck would change two years later, when he received funding for his new Tesla Electric Company.

Nikola Tesla’s Free Electricity Project

Having become obsessed with the wireless transmission of energy, around 1900 Nikola set to work on his boldest project yet: to build a global, wireless communication system — to be transmitted through a large electrical tower — for sharing information and providing free electricity throughout the world. With funding from a group of investors that included financial giant J. P. Morgan, in 1901 Tesla began work on the project in earnest, designing and building a lab with a power plant and a massive transmission tower on a site on Long Island, New York, that became known as Wardenclyffe.

However, doubts arose among his investors about the plausibility of Tesla’s system. As his rival, Guglielmo Marconi — with the financial support of Andrew Carnegie and Thomas Edison — continued to make great advances with his own radio technologies, Tesla had no choice but to abandon the project. The Wardenclyffe staff was laid off in 1906, and by 1915 the site had fallen into foreclosure. Two years later Tesla declared bankruptcy and the tower was dismantled and sold for scrap to help pay the debts he had accrued.

Death

Poor and reclusive, Nikola Tesla died on January 7, 1943, at the age of 86, in New York City, where he had lived for nearly 60 years. After suffering a nervous breakdown following the closure of his free energy project, Tesla eventually returned to work, primarily as a consultant. But as time went on, his ideas became progressively more outlandish and impractical. He grew increasingly eccentric, devoting much of his time to the care of wild pigeons in New York City’s parks. He even drew the attention of the FBI with his talk of building a powerful “death beam,” which had received some interest from the Soviet Union during World World II.

However the legacy of the work Tesla left behind him lives on to this day. In 1994, a street sign identifying “Nikola Tesla Corner” was installed near the site of his former New York City laboratory, at the intersection of 40th Street and 6th Avenue.

Movies on Tesla

Several movies have highlighted Tesla’s life and famous works, most notably:

  • The Secret of Nikola Tesla, a 1980 biographical film starring Orson Welles as J. P. Morgan.
  • Nikola Tesla, The Genius Who Lit the World, a 1994 documentary produced by the Tesla Memorial Society and the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade, Serbia.
  • The Prestige, a 2006 fictional film about two magicians directed by Christopher Nolan, with rock star David Bowie portraying Tesla.

Tesla Science Center and Wardenclyffe

Since Tesla’s original forfeiture of his free power project, ownership of the Wardenclyffe property has passed through numerous hands. Several attempts have been made to preserve it, but in 1967, 1976 and 1994 efforts to have it declared a national historic site failed. Then, in 2008, a group called the Tesla Science Center was formed with the intention of purchasing the property and turning it into a museum dedicated to the inventor’s work.

In February 2009 the Wardenclyffe site went on the market for nearly $1.6 million, and for the next several years, the Tesla Science Center worked diligently to raise funds for its purchase. In 2012, public interest in the project peaked when Matthew Inman of TheOatmeal.com collaborated with the TSC in an Internet fundraising effort, ultimately receiving enough contributions to acquire the site in May 2013. Work on its restoration is still in progress, and the site is closed to the public “for the foreseeable future” for reasons of safety and preservation, according to the Tesla Science Center.

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ENTJ   (15)

 

ESTJ   (15)

 

ISFJ   (14)

 

INFJ   (14)

 

INTJ   (13)

 

MBTI Type
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ESFJ
MBTI Functions Top functions by all votes.
Dom:Fe
Aux:Si Tert:Ne Inf:Ti
Enneagram Type: -
Left Handed or
Right Handed?

Concluded Myers Briggs Personality Type – INTJ

Net Worth: $4 million – 2018

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First name
Eric-Sylvain Bilal
Last name
Abidal
Nationality
France
Date of birth
11 September 1979
Age
39
Country of birth
France
Place of birth
Saint-Genis-Laval
Position
Defender
Height
180 cm
Weight
75 kg
Foot
Left
Eric-Sylvain Bilal Abidal

CAREER

Season Team Comp Minutes played Appearances Lineups Substitute in Substitute out Substitutes on bench Goal Yellow card Yellow 2nd/RC Red card
2014/2015 Olympiakos Piraeus SUL 810 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013/2014 Monaco LI1 2311 26 26 0 1 4 0 6 0 0
2012/2013 Barcelona LAL 182 5 2 3 1 4 0 0 0 0
2011/2012 Barcelona LAL 1764 22 20 2 4 4 0 0 0 0
2010/2011 Barcelona LAL 2023 26 23 3 3 5 0 3 0 0
2009/2010 Barcelona LAL 1408 17 15 2 0 7 0 3 0 0
2008/2009 Barcelona LAL 2135 25 25 0 2 2 0 5 0 1
2007/2008 Barcelona LAL 2521 30 28 2 1 8 0 2 0 0
2006/2007 Olympique Lyonnais LI1 1350 15 15 0 0 2 0 1 0 0
2005/2006 Olympique Lyonnais LI1 ? 14 ? ? ? ? 0 ? ? ?
Total 14504 189 163 12 12 36 0 20 0 1

TROPHIES

National
World Cup Runner-up 1x 2006 Germany
Club Domestic
La Liga Winner 4x 2012/2013, 2010/2011, 2009/2010, 2008/2009
Runner-up 1x 2011/2012
Ligue 1 Winner 3x 2006/2007, 2005/2006, 2004/2005
Runner-up 1x 2013/2014
Copa del Rey Winner 2x 2011/2012, 2008/2009
Runner-up 1x 2010/2011
Coupe de la Ligue Runner-up 2x 2006/2007, 2000/2001
Super Cup Winner 3x 2011/2012, 2010/2011, 2009/2010
Runner-up 1x 2012/2013
Trophée des Champions Winner 4x 2006/2007, 2005/2006, 2004/20052000/2001
Club International
UEFA Champions League Winner 2x 2010/2011, 2008/2009
UEFA Super Cup Winner 2x 2011/2012, 2009/2010
FIFA Club World Cup Winner 2x 2011 Japan, 2009 UAE
Audi Cup Winner 1x 2011

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Per From To Value
05/07/14 Monaco Olympiakos N/A
08/07/13 Barcelona Monaco Free
01/07/07 Lyon Barcelona € 15M
01/07/04 Lille Lyon € 8.5M
01/07/02 Monaco Lille € 300K
01/07/00 Duchère Monaco Free

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Description Start Date End Date
Illness 28/02/14 10/03/14
Suspended 21/01/14 23/01/14
Illness 02/07/12 23/12/12
Illness 10/04/12 30/05/12
Suspended 19/06/06 24/06/06

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Sat 20/12/14 SUL Kalloni 0 – 5 Olympiakos Piraeus View events More info
Wed 17/12/14 SUL Olympiakos Piraeus 2 – 0 Panionios View events More info
Tue 09/12/14 UCL Olympiakos Piraeus 4 – 2 Malmö FF View events More info
Wed 03/12/14 SUL Olympiakos Piraeus 1 – 2 PAOK View events More info
Wed 26/11/14 UCL Atlético Madrid 4 – 0 Olympiakos Piraeus View events More info
Tue 04/11/14 UCL Juventus 3 – 2 Olympiakos Piraeus View events More info
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Sun 26/10/14 SUL Olympiakos Piraeus 1 – 0 Panathinaikos View events More info
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ENFJ   (14)

 

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Aux:Fe Tert:Ti Inf:Se
Enneagram Type: -
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Concluded Myers Briggs Personality Type – INTJ

Net Worth: $400 million – 2018

Quotes:

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
If it bleeds, we can kill it.
The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.

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Socio-Type
INTJ
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Aux:Te Tert:Fi Inf:Se
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Current net worth Forbes $5 Million

First name
Ernesto
Last name
Valverde Tejedor
Nationality
Spain
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Russell Crowe

 

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Russell Crowe
 

Crowe in June 2013

Born               Russell Ira Crowe 7 April 1964 Wellington, New Zealand
Citizenship    New Zealand
Occupation   Actor · film producer ·

musician

Years active  1985–present
Works            Filmography
Spouse(s)     Danielle Spencer

(m. 2003; div. 2018)

Children        2
Relatives       Dave Crowe (paternal uncle)

Jeff Crowe (paternal first cousin)

Martin Crowe (paternal first cousin)

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Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is an actor, film producer and musician. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia.[1] He came to international attention for his role as the Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the 2000 historical epic film Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, for which Crowe won an Academy Award for Best Actor, a Broadcast Film Critics  Association Award for Best Actor, an Empire Award for Best Actor and a London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actorand 10 further nominations for best acto.r

 

Crowe appeared as the tobacco firm whistle blower Jeffrey Wigand in the 1999 film  The Insider, for which he received five awards as best actor and seven nominations in the same category. In 2001, Crowe’s portrayal of mathematician and Nobel Prize winner John F. Nash in the biopic A Beautiful Mind brought him numerous awards, including a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Rol.e

 

Crowe’s other films include Romper Stomper (1992), L.A. Confidential (1997),

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Cinderella Man (2005),

American  Gangster  (2007),  State  of  Play  (2009),  Robin  Hood  (2010),  Les

Misérables (2012), Man of Steel (2013) and Noah (2014). In 2015, Crowe made his directorial debut withThe Water Diviner, in which he also starred. Crowe’s work has earned him several accolades during his career and including a star on the  Hollywood Walk of Fame, three consecutive Academy Award nominations (1999– 2001), one Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, one BAFTA, and an Academy Award. Crowe has also been the co-owner of the National Rugby League (NRL) team South Sydney Rabbitohssince 2006.

 

 

Contents

 

Early life Career

New Zealand Australia

North America Music Philanthropy

Personal life

Al-Qaeda threats

Altercations and controversies

Sport

Rugby league

Other sporting interests Filmography and awards See also

 

References External links

 

Early life

 

Crowe was born on 7 April 1964 in the Wellington suburb of Strathmore Park,[2][3] the son of Jocelyn Yvonne (née Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe,[4] both of whom were film set caterers; his father also managed a hote[l3.] Crowe’s maternal grandfathe,r Stan Wemyss, was a cinematographerwho was named an MBE for filming footage of World War II.[5] Crowe’s paternal grandfather, John Doubleday Crowe, was from Wrexham, Wales,[6][7] while one of Crowe’s maternal great-great-grandmotherswas Māori.[4][8] Crowe also has English, German, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Scottish, Swedish, and Welsh ancestry.[9][10][11][12][13] He is a cousin of former  New Zealand cricket captains Martin Croweand Jeff Crowe,[14] and nephew of cricketer Dave Crowe.[15] Russell has built a cricket field named for his uncle.

 

When Crowe was four years old, his family moved to Sydney, Australia, where his parents pursued a career in set catering.[4] The producer of the Australian TV series Spyforce was his mother’s godfather, and Crowe (at age five or six) was hired for a line of dialogue in one episode, opposite series star Jack Thompson[16] (in 1994 Thompson played the father of Crowe’s character in The Sum of Us). Crowe also appeared briefly in the serialThe Young Doctors.

Crowe was educated at Vaucluse Public Schoolbut later moved to Sydney Boys High School.[4] When he was 14, his family moved back to New Zealand where, along with his brother Terry, he attended Auckland Grammar School with cousins Martin Crowe and  Jeff Crowe. He then continued his secondary education at Mount Roskill Grammar School, which he left at the age 16 to pursue his ambition of becoming an acto.r

 

Career

 

 

New Zealand

Crowe began his performing career as a musician in the early 1980s, under guidance from his good friend Tom Sharplin, when he performed under the stage name “Russ Le Roq”. He released several New Zealand singles including “I Just Want To Be Like Marlon Brando”, “Pier 13”, “Shattered Glass”, none of which charted.[17] He managed an Auckland music venue called “The Venue” in 1984.[18] When he was 18, he was featured in A Very Special Person…, a promotional video for the theology/ministry course at  Avondale College, a Seventh-day Adventisttertiary education provider inNew South Wales.[19]

 

 

Australia

Crowe returned to Australia at age 21, intending to apply to the National Institute of Dramatic Art. “I was working in a theatre show, and talked to a guy who was then the head of technical support at NIDA”, Crowe has recalled. “I asked him what he thought about me spending three years at NIDA. He told me it’d be a waste of time. He said, ‘You already do the things you go there to learn, and you’ve been doing it for most of your life, so there’s nothing to teach you but bad habits.'”[20] From 1986 to 1988, he was given his first professional role by director Daniel Abineri, in a New Zealand production of The Rocky Horror Show.[4] He played the role of Eddie/Dr Scott.[4] He repeated this performance in a further Australian production of the show, which also toured New Zealand.[21] In 1987, Crowe spent six months busking when he could not find other work. In the 1988 Australian production of Blood Brothers, Crowe played the role of Mickey. He was also cast again by Daniel Abineri in the role of Johnny, in the stage musical Bad Boy Johnny and the Prophets of Doom in 1989.

 

After appearing in the TV series Neighbours and Living with the Law, Crowe was cast by Faith Martin in his first film, The Crossing (1990), a small-town love triangle directed by George Ogilvie. Before production started, a film-student protégé of Ogilvie, Steve Wallace, hired Crowe for the film Blood Oath (1990) (aka Prisoners of the Sun), which was released a month earlier than The Crossing, although actually filmed later. In 1992, Crowe starred in the first episode of the second series of Police Rescue. Also in

 

1992, Crowe starred in Romper Stomper, an Australian film which followed the exploits and downfall of a racist skinhead group in blue-collar suburban Melbourne, directed by Geoffrey Wright and co-starring Jacqueline McKenzie. For the role, Crowe won an  Australian Film Institute (AFI) award for Best Actor, following up from his Best Supporting Actor award for Proof in 1991.[4] In

2015 it was reported that Crowe had applied for Australian citizenship in 2006 and again in 2013 but was rejected because he failed

to fulfill the residency requirements[.1] However, Australia’s Immigration Department said it had no record of any such application by Crowe.[22]

 

 

North America

After initial success in Australia, Crowe first starred in a Canadian production in 1993, For the Moment, before concentrating on American films. He co-starred with Denzel Washington in Virtuosity (the duo later appearing together in American Gangster) and with Sharon Stone in The Quick and the Dead in 1995.[4] He went on to become a three-time Oscar nominee, winning the Academy Award as Best Actor in 2000 for Gladiator.[4] Crowe was awarded the (Australian) Centenary Medal in 2001 for “service to Australian society and Australian film production.[“23]

Crowe received three consecutive best actor Oscar nominations, for The Insider, Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind.[4] Crowe won the best actor award for A Beautiful Mind at the 2002  BAFTA award ceremony, as well as the Golden Globeand Screen Actors Guild Award for the same performance. Although nominated for an Academy Award, he lost to Denzel Washington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crowe at Londonfilm premiere for State of Play, 21 April 2009

All three films were also nominated for best picture, and both Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind won the award. Within the six-year stretch from 1997 to 2003, he also starred in two other best picture nominees, L.A. Confidential and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. In 2005, he re-teamed withA Beautiful Minddirector Ron Howard forCinderella Man. In 2006, he re-teamed with Gladiator director Ridley Scott for A Good Year, the first of two consecutive collaborations (the second being American Gangster co-starring again with Denzel Washington, released in late 2007). While the light romantic comedy of A Good Year was not greatly received, Crowe seemed pleased with the film, telling STV in an interview that he thought it would be enjoyed by fans of his other films[2.4]

 

In recent years, Crowe’s box office standing has declined.[25] The Hollywood stock market (HSX)  share  Russell  Crowe  (RCROW),  issued  in  1998,  however  maintains  constant

 

accretion.[26] Crowe appeared in Robin Hood, a film based on the Robin Hood legend, directed by Ridley Scott and released on 14

May 2010.[27] Crowe starred in the 2010Paul Haggis film The Next Three Days, an adaptation of the 2008 French film Pour Elle.[28]

 

After a year off from acting, Crowe played Jackknife in The Man with the Iron Fists, opposite RZA. He took on the role of Inspector Javert in the musical film of Les Misérables (2012),[29] and portrayed Superman’s biological father, Jor-El, in the Christopher Nolan produced Superman film,Man of Steel, released in the summer of 2013. In 2014, he played a gangster in the film adaptation of Mark Helprin’s 1983 novelWinter’s Tale, and the title role in the Darren Aronofskyfilm Noah.[30] In June 2013, Crowe signed to make his directional debut with an historical drama film The Water Diviner, which he also starred in alongside Jacqueline McKenzie, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney.[31] Set in the year 1919, the film was produced by Troy Lum, Andrew Mason and Keith Rodger.[32] Crowe also starred in The Mummy (2017).

 

Music

 

In the 1980s, Crowe, under the name of “Russ le Roq”, recorded a song titled “I Want To Be Like Marlon Brando”.[33]

 

In the 1980s, Crowe and friend Billy Dean Cochran formed a band, Roman Antix, which later evolved into the Australian rock band 30 Odd Foot of Grunts (abbreviated to TOFOG). Crowe performed lead vocals and guitar for the band, which formed in 1992. The band released The Photograph Kills EP in 1995, as well as three full-length records, Gaslight (1998), Bastard Life or Clarity (2001)

 

and Other Ways of Speaking (2003). In 2000, TOFOG performed shows in London, Los Angeles and the now famous run of shows at Stubbs in Austin, Texas which became a live DVD that was released in 2001, called Texas. In 2001, the band came to the US for major press, radio and TV appearances for the Bastard Life or Clarity release and returned to Stubbs in Austin, Texas to kick off a sold out US tour with dates in Austin, Boulder, Chicago, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York City and the last show at the famous Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

 

In early 2005, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts as a group had “dissolved/evolved” with Crowe feeling his future music would take a new direction. He began a collaboration with Alan Doyle of the Canadian band Great Big Sea, and with it a new band emerged: The Ordinary Fear of God which also involved some members of the previous TOFOG line-up. A new single, Raewyn, was released in April 2005 and an album entitled My  Hand,  My  Heart  which  was  released and  is  available for download on iTunes. The album includes a tribute song to actor Richard Harris, who became Crowe’s friend during the making ofGladiator.

Crowe singing onopen mic at O’Reilly’s Pub in St. John’s, Newfoundland. 13 June 2005

 

 

Russell Crowe & The Ordinary Fear of God set out to break the new band in by performing a successful sold out series of dates of Australia in 2005, and then in 2006, returned to the US to promote their new release My Hand, My Heart with another sold-out US Tour and major press, radio and television appearances. In March 2010, Russell Crowe & The Ordinary Fear of God’s version of the John Williamson song “Winter Green” was included on a new compilation album The Absolute Best of John Williamson: 40 Years True Blue, commemorating the singer-songwriter’s milestone of 40 years in the Australian music industry. As of May 2011, there are plans to release a new Russell Crowe & The Ordinary Fear of God recording (co-written with Alan Doyle) and for a US tour which would be the first live dates in the US since 2006.

On 2 August 2011, the third collaboration between Crowe and Doyle was released on iTunes as The Crowe/Doyle Songbook Vol III, featuring nine original songs followed by their acoustic demo counterparts (for a total of 18 tracks). Danielle Spencer does guest vocals on most tracks. The release coincided with a pair of live performances at the LSPU Hall in St. John’s, Newfoundland.[34] The digital album was released as download versions only on Amazon.com, iTunes, spotify. The album has since charted at No. 72 on the Canadian Albums Chart.[35] On 26 September 2011, Crowe appeared on-stage at Rogers Arena in Vancouver in the middle of Keith Urban’s concert. He sang a cover of Folsom Prison Blues, before joining the rest of the band in a rendition of “The Joker”.[36] On 18 August 2012, Crowe appeared along with Doyle at the Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland as part of the city’s Menningarnótt program. They also appeared at downtown bars,Gaukurinn and Kex.[37]

 

Philanthropy

 

During location filming of Cinderella Man, Crowe made a donation to a Jewish elementary school whose library had been damaged as a result of arson.[38] A note with an anti-Semitic message had been left at the scene.[39] Crowe called school officials to express his concern and wanted his message relayed to the students.[40] The school’s building fund received donations from throughout Canada and the amount of Crowe’s donation was not disclosed[.41]

 

On another occasion, Crowe donated $200,000 to a struggling primary school near his home in rural Australia. The money went towards an $800,000 project to construct a swimming pool at the school. Crowe’s sympathies were sparked when a pupil drowned at the nearby Coffs Harbour beach in 2001, and he felt the pool would help students become better swimmers and improve their water safety. At the

 

Moreton Bay Figdonated by The Crowe Family in Centennial Park, New South Wales

 

opening ceremony, he dove into the pool fully clothed as soon as it was declared open. Nana Glen principal Laurie Renshall said, “The many things he does up here, people just don’t know about. We’ve been trying to get a pool for 10 years.[“42]

 

Personal life

 

 

Crowe began an on-again, off-again relationship with Australian singer Danielle Spencer in 1989, when they co-starred in the 1990 film The Crossing.[43] In 2000, Crowe was romantically involved with his co-star Meg Ryan while on the set of their film Proof of Life.[44] Crowe and Spencer reconciled in 2001, and married in April 2003 (on Crowe’s 39th birthday) at his cattle property in Nana Glen, New South Wales.[43][45] They have two sons: Charles Spencer Crowe (born 21 December 2003)[46] and Tennyson Spencer Crowe (born 7 July 2006).[47] In October 2012, it was reported that Crowe and Spencer had separated;[48][49] they divorced in April 2018.[50]

 

Crowe resides in Australia.[51] In 2011, he and his family moved to a house in  Sydney’s affluent Rose Bay.[52] Crowe also owns a house in the North Queensland

Crowe with Danielle Spencerin September 2011

 

city of Townsville, purchased in May 2008[.53] He is reportedly frugal with money, and is known to drive an oldJeep.[54]

 

In the beginning of 2009, despite not having Australian citizenship, Crowe appeared in a series of special edition postage stamps called “Legends of the Screen”, featuring Australian actors. HeG, eoffrey Rush, Cate Blanchettand Nicole Kidmaneach appear twice in the series, once as themselves and once as theirAcademy Award-nominated character.[55]

Crowe stated in November 2007 that he would like to be baptised as a Christian and felt that he had put it off for too long. “I do believe there are more important things than what is in the mind of a man”, he said. “There is something much bigger that drives us all. I’m willing to take that leap of faith.”[56]

In June 2010, Crowe, who started smoking when he was 10, announced he had quit for the sake of his two sons.[57] In November 2010, Crowe told David Letterman that he had smoked more than 60 cigarettes a day for 36 years, and that he had fallen off the wagon the previous night and smoked heavil.y[58]

 

 

Al-Qaeda threats

On 9 March 2005, Crowe revealed to GQ magazine that Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents had approached him prior to the 73rd Academy Awards in March 2001, and told him that the terrorist group al-Qaeda wanted to kidnap him.[59] Crowe recalled: “It was something to do with some recording picked up by a French policewoman, I think, in either Libya or Algiers… It was about taking iconographic Americans out of the picture as a sort of cultural destabilisation plan[6.”0]

 

 

Altercations and controversies

Between 1999 and 2005, Crowe was involved in four altercations which gave him a reputation for having a bad temp.[e6r1]

 

In 1999, Crowe was involved in a scuffle at the Plantation Hotel in Coffs Harbour, Australia, which was caught on security video.[62] Two men were acquitted of using the video in an attempt toblackmail Crowe.[63]

Four years later, when part of Crowe’s appearance at the 2002 BAFTA awards was cut out to fit into the BBC’s tape-delayed broadcast, Crowe used strong language during an argument with producer Malcolm Gerrie. The part cut was a poem in tribute to actor Richard Harris, and it was cut for copyright reasons. Crowe later apologised, saying “What I said to him may have been a little bit more passionate than now, in the cold light of day, I would have liked it to have been.”[64]

 

Later that year, Crowe was alleged to have been involved in a brawl with businessman and fellow New Zealander Eric Watson inside the London branch of Zuma, a fashionable Japanese restaurant chain. The fight was broken up by British actoRross Kemp.[65][66]

 

In June 2005, Crowe was arrested and charged with second-degree assault by New York City police after he threw a telephone at the concierge of the Mercer Hotel, who refused to help him place a call when the system did not work from Crowe’s room. He was also charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon (the

telephone).[67] The concierge was treated for a facial laceration.[68] After his arrest,

Crowe underwent a perp walk, a procedure customary in New York City, exposing the handcuffed suspect to the news media to take pictures. This procedure was under discussion as potentially violating Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Crowe later described the incident as “possibly the most shameful situation that I’ve ever gotten myself in…” .[69] Crowe pleaded guilty and was conditionally discharged. Before the trial, he settled a lawsuit filed by the concierge, Nestor Estrada.[70][71] Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but amounts in the six- figure range have been reported[.72]

The telephone incident had a generally negative impact on Crowe’s public image, an example of negative public relationsin the mass media, although Crowe had made a point of befriending Australian journalists in an effort to influence his image.[73] A professional public image as “The Gladiator” had to compete alongside one as “the telephone throwing actor”. For example, theSouth Park episode, “The New Terrance and  Phillip  Movie  Trailer”  revolves  around  a  lampooning  of  his  aggressive

Russell Crowe escorted fromNYPD in handcuffs on a perp walk to his arraignment for the phone throwing incident. 6 June 2005

 

tendencies. Crowe commented on the ongoing media perpetuationin November 2010, five years into the process, during an interview with American television talk show host and journalist Charlie Rose: “it affected me psychologically” (…) “it indelibly changed me.”[74]

 

Sport

 

Crowe says he follows New Zealand’s rugby union team, the All Blacks, and Australia in any other sport.[75] Two of his cousins, Martin Croweand Jeff Crowe, captained the Black Caps New Zealand international cricket team[.76]

 

 

Rugby league

Crowe has been a supporter of the rugby league football team the South Sydney Rabbitohssince childhood. Since his rise to fame as an actor, he has continued appearing at home games, and supported the financially troubled club. Following the Super League war of the 1990s Crowe made an attempt to use his Hollywood connections to convince Ted Turner, rival of Super League’s Rupert Murdoch, to save the Rabbitohs before they were forced from the National Rugby League competition for two years.[77] In 1999 Crowe paid $42,000 at auction for the brass bell used to open the inaugural rugby league match in Australia in 1908 at a fund-raiser to assist Souths’ legal battle for re-inclusion in the League.[78] In 2005, he made the Rabbitohs the first club team in Australia to be sponsored by a film, when he negotiated a deal to advertise his film Cinderella Man on their jerseys.[79] On 19 March 2006, the voting members of the South Sydney club voted (in a 75.8% majority) to allow Crowe and businessman Peter Holmes à Court to purchase 75% of the organisation, leaving 25% ownership with the members. It cost them A$3 million, and they received four of eight seats on the board of directors. A six-part television miniseries entitled South Side Story depicting the takeover aired in Australia in 2007.[80] On 5 November 2006, Crowe appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to announce that Firepower International was sponsoring the South Sydney Rabbitohs for $3 million over three years.[81] During a Tonight Show with Jay Leno appearance, Crowe showed viewers a Rabbitoh playing jersey with Firepower’s name emblazoned on[8it2.]

 

Crowe helped to organise a rugby league game that took place at the University of North Florida, in Jacksonville, Florida, between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the European Super League champions Leeds Rhinos on 26 January 2008 (Australia Day).[83] Crowe told ITV Local Yorkshire the game was not a marketing exercise.[84] Crowe wrote a letter of apology to a Sydney newspaper following the sacking of South Sydney’s coach Jason Taylor and one of their players David Fa’alogo after a drunken altercation

 

between the two at the end of the 2009 NRL season.[85] Also in 2009 Crowe persuaded young England international forward Sam Burgess to sign with the Rabbitohs over other clubs that were competing for his signature, after inviting Burgess and his mother to the set of Robin Hood, which he was filming in Britain at the time[.86]

Crowe’s influence helped to persuade noted player Greg Inglis to renege on his deal to join the Brisbane Broncos and sign for the Rabbitohs for 2011.[87] In 2010, the NRL was investigating Crowe’s business relationships with a number of media and entertainmen companies including Channel Nine, Channel Seven, ANZ Stadium, and V8 Supercars in relation to the South Sydney Rabbitohs’ salary cap.[88]

In 2011, Souths also announced a corporate partnership with the bookmaking conglomerate Luxbet.[89] Previously, Crowe had been prominent in trying to prevent gambling being associated with the Rabbitohs.[90] In May 2011, Crowe helped arrange to have Fox broadcast the 2011 State of Origin series live for the first time in the United States, in addition to the NRL Grand Final.[91] In November 2012 the South Sydney Rabbitohs confirmed that Russell Crowe was selling his 37.5 percent stake in the club.[92] At the Rabbitohs Annual General Meeting on 3 March 2013, Chairman Nick Pappas claimed Crowe “would not be selling his shareholding in the short-to-medium term and at this stage has no intention of selling at all[“9.3]

 

Crowe was a guest presenter at the 2013 Dally M Awards[94] and presented the prestigious Dally M Medal to winner Cooper Cronk.[95] Russell was present at the 2014 NRL Grand Final when the Rabbitohs won the NRL premiership for the first time in 43 years.[96]

 

 

Other sporting interests

Crowe watches and plays cricket, and captained the ‘Australian’ Team containing Steve Waugh against an English side in the ‘Hollywood Ashes’ Cricket Match[.97] On 17 July 2009 Crowe took to the commentarybox for the British sports channel, Sky Sports, as the ‘third man’ during the second Test of the 2009 Ashes series, between England and Australia.[98] He is friends with Lloyd Carr, the former coach of theUniversity of Michigan Wolverines American footballteam, and Carr used Crowe’s movie Cinderella Man to motivate his 2006 team following a 7–5 season the previous year. Upon hearing of this, Crowe called Carr and invited him to Australia to address his Rugby league team, the South Sydney Rabbitohs, which Carr did the following summer. In September 2007, after Carr came under fire following the Wolverines’ 0–2 start, Crowe travelled to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the Wolverines’ 15 September game against Notre Dame to show his support for Carr. He addressed the team before the game and watched from the sidelines as the Wolverines defeated the Irish 38–0. Crowe is also a fan of the National Football League. On 22 October 2007, Crowe appeared in the booth of a Monday night game between theIndianapolis Coltsand the Jacksonville Jaguars.[99]

 

Filmography and awards

 

Crowe has appeared in 43 films and three television series since his career began in 1985. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Gladiator (2000) and was nominated twice more forThe Insider (1999) and A Beautiful Mind(2001), making him the ninth actor to receive three consecutive Academy Award nominations.[4] He has also received five Golden Globe Award nominations (winning one), threeBAFTA Award nominations (winning one), and threeScreen Actors Guild Award nominations (winning one).

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Born Name

Lawrence Edward Page

Nick Name

Larry

Larry Page in the European Parliament on June 17, 2009

Concluded Personality is INTJ

Current net worth Forbes $50.8 M

 

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Age

Larry Page is currently 45 according to his birthdate March 26, 1973

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

East Lansing, Michigan, United States

Residence

Palo Alto, California, United States

Nationality

American

Education

In 1975, Larry Page got enrolled at the Okemos Montessori School (later got renamed as Montessori Radmoor). He studied there till 1979. He later studied at the East Lansing High School and graduated in 1991.

After high school graduation, he got admission in the University of Michigan from where he graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering. He then got enrolled at the Stanford University and graduated with a Master of Science in computer science.

Larry eventually got enrolled in a Ph.D. program in computer science department of Stanford.

Occupation

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Internet entrepreneur and computer scientist

Family

  • Father – Carl Victor Page, Sr. (Professor in computer science department of Michigan State University)
  • Mother – Gloria Page (Taught computer programming at Michigan State University and at Lyman Briggs College)
  • Siblings – Carl Victor Page. Jr. (Older Brother) (Internet Entrepreneur), Beverly Page (Sister)

Manager

Larry Page can be reached through Google Inc.

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 11¼ in or 181 cm

Weight

74 kg or 163 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Larry Page has dated

  1. Lucinda Southworth (2007-Present) – Page got married to research scientist Lucinda Southworth in 2007 in a lavish wedding held on Necker Island, which is owned by British entrepreneur Richard Branson. Over the course of their marriage, Lucinda has given birth to two children in 2009 and 2011.
Larry Page
Larry Page sitting in the crowd during a seminar (Jakub Mosur (Bloom Energy) / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

On his mother’s side, he has Jewish ancestry.

Hair Color

Salt and pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Salt and pepper hair
  • Smile

Brand Endorsements

Larry Page hasn’t done endorsement work for any brand.

Larry Page in the European Parliament on June 17, 2009
Larry Page in the European Parliament on June 17, 2009 (Marcin Mycielski, European Parliament / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Religion

His mother is Jewish but he has made it clear that he doesn’t follow any organized religion.

Best Known For

  • Being the co-founder of the iconic search engine, Google and having served as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Alphabet Inc. which is Google’s parent company.
  • Being one of the richest men in the world with a net worth of more than $50 billion as of March 2018.

First Film

Larry hasn’t been cast in any theatrical film till date.

First TV Show

In 2004, Larry Page made his first TV show appearance in The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2004 episode of the news talk show, The Barbara Walters Summer Special.

Personal Trainer

His workout routine and diet plan aren’t known.

Larry Page Favorite Things

His favorite things aren’t known.

Larry Page, Martin Rees, and Simon Quellen Field [From Left] at a conference in 2008
Larry Page, Martin Rees, and Simon Quellen Field [From Left] at a conference in 2008 (Bob Lee / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Larry Page Facts

  1. He got first interested in computers at the age of 6. He claims that he was the first kid in his elementary school to write an assignment in the word processor.
  2. At a very young age, he realized that he wanted to invent things and by the age of 12, he had realized that eventually, he was going to start a company.
  3. While he was studying at the University of Michigan, he managed to make an inkjet printer from Lego bricks. Also, to ensure that it printed large posters, he decided to reverse engineer the ink cartridge. Larry had also built the mechanics and electronics to drive it on his own.
  4. While at the University of Michigan, he was made the president of the Beta Epsilon chapter of the Eta Kappa Nu fraternity.
  5. Before he decided to study mathematical properties of the World Wide Web for his Ph.D. dissertation, he had considered selecting autonomous cars and telepresence for his dissertation research.
  6. The research project that eventually gave birth to Google was titled as BackRub. As part of the project, they created PageRank algorithm that went on to define Google’s working mechanism.
  7. Page and fellow Google co-founder Sergey Brin decided to convert Page’s dormitory room into machine laboratory. They used spare parts from inexpensive computers to build a machine that connected their rudimentary search engine with Stanford’s computer network.
  8. In 1998, he and Brin officially established Google, Inc. The name of their new search engine was inspired by Googol, which is essentially a number that comprises of one followed by hundred zeros.
  9. In 2005, he spearheaded Google’s acquisition of Android for $50 million. He wasn’t the CEO of the company, the position which was held by Eric Schmidt, and Schmidt didn’t have any knowledge of the acquisition.
  10. In August 2011, he led Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility. With his acquisition, he aimed to protect Android from lawsuits by companies such as Microsoft and Apple.
  11. In September 2013, he announced the launch of his independent initiative, Calico, which was an R&D project in the field of biotechnology.
  12. He has made an investment in Tesla Motors, which aims to manufacture electronic cars on large scale. He has used Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, to promote the use of electronic vehicles.
  13. He has made huge investments in renewable energy sources and was a key driving figure in the development and establishment of Google-owned wind farm power plants.
  14. In 2011, he bought the superyacht Senses as he paid $45 million to acquire it. The luxury yacht comes with 10 luxury suites, helipad, gym, and multi-level sun decks.
  15. In May 2013, he revealed that his right vocal cord was paralyzed from the cold that he caught previous summer. Also, his left vocal cord had been paralyzed since 1999.
  16. He is reported to have donated more than $20 million to a vocal-cord nerve-function research program pursued at the Voice Health Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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