Jean-Claude Van Damme does splits on 2 semis

Jean-Claude Van Damme does splits on 2 semis

Credit: Volvo / YouTube

Jean-Claude Van Damme does splits on 2 semis

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by KGW and KING 5 News

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Posted on November 15, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 15 at 1:55 PM

It’s been a long time since actor Jean-Claude Van Damme was a household name. A new video that has gone viral may change that.

Van Damme, 53, who is known for spectacular martial arts stunts is featured in a Volvo commercial in which he does the splits between two moving semi trucks. His feet are perched atop the side view mirrors of the trucks.

A graphic on the commercial says it’s to demonstrate the “stability and precision of Volvo Dynamic Steering.”

The video was posted to YouTube
Wednesday and was viewed nearly 8 million times as of Friday morning.

Your first thought might be that this was all computer-generated. Here's the behind the scenes video on the making of the commercial.

And, as Van Damme showed in his 1988 movie “Bloodsport,” he can do the splits like nobody’s business

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