At the age of 35, the Belgian actor decides to realise something he had been dreaming of for a long time : a big martial arts movie regrouping de best athletes in karate, kung fu, sumo etc.
He asks his coach Claude Goetz, to prepare him physically and mentally and to coordinate the fighting scenes.
The teacher and the student have always stayed in touch during those 23 years united by a very deep friendship. Being perfectionist
and dogged, Jean-Claude sets up a high rhythm for the whole team and shows an uncommon energy : 12 hours of shooting a day, sometimes even more
combined with personal training! The Quest is the mark of an important area for the Belgian karateka…
In 1996, Van Damme settles in Monaco and creates his own company. His last movies, Maximum Risk, Double Team (97)
Légionnaire and Knock Off produced in 98 are a big success. He changes from register though, as in the very good Légionnaire, and he is always implicated in production.
Inferno and Universal Soldier II confirm his reputation as complete actor. Through his will power, the young Belgian has became an
international star. Trying to stay at the top is however a permanent challenge. The man has matured of course, he is more experienced and capable of living his life on
his own. But the pressure is there, physical, nervous and often painful. Satisfying the fans, staying the best, but still trying to preserve his own private life is the new
challenge of Jean-Claude Varenbergh.