Hollywood martial arts superstar, Jean-Claude Van Damme is no stranger to death defying moves, having done most of his own stunts over his nearly 30 year career. However, at 53 years of age, most ordinary men experience the need to take it down a notch, to slow the danger train down to a crawl, but not Van Damme. Instead, JCVD has taken it to the next level in a spectacular stunt for Volvo trucks.
The scene shows Van Damme in between two moving trucks with a foot placed on each truck, arms crossed in front of him. The haunting tones of an Enya melody are drifting across the soundwaves when you notice the trucks start slowly drifting apart, and Van Damme commences to do the 'most epic of splits.' It's positively mesmerizing, and I will admit that I've watched it no less than 20 times.
The video, shot in a single take, and without a stuntman is a testament to what JCVD's entire career has been about; taking risks with his body for the entertainment of the public. Shot in Spain on a closed off landing field, the video has gone viral, having been viewed 25 million+ times in only five days. I salute you JCVD, because once again, you've taken my breath away.