He demonstrated his incredible flexibility and prowess at martial arts in many of his early movies including Kickboxer and Double Impact.
But now at the age of 53, Jean-Claude Van Damme is showing he is still as supple as ever.
The Belgian star action performs the splits in between two moving vehicles in a new advertisement for Volvo trucks.
Folding his arms, the star balances perfectly with his legs in horizontal position between the trucks which are reversing along what appears to be a runway.
The commercial starts with a close up of the actor talking directly to the camera while standing in a more upright position between the moving vehicles.
‘I’ve had my ups and downs,’ he says. ‘My fair share of bumpy roads and heavy winds. That’s what made me what I am today.
Now I stand here before you. What you see is a body crafted to perfection. A pair of legs engineered to defy the laws of physics and a mindset to master the most epic of splits.’
Jean-Claude then perfectly holds his pose as the camera then pans out to show the stunning stunt.
The commercial then states: ‘This test was set up to demonstrate the stability and precision of Volvo Dynamic steering. It was carried out by professionals in a closed-off area.’
Although some safety equipment was digitally removed, no computer trickery was involved on camera and the stunt is genuine, according to Volvo.