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