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'Expendables 2': Jean-Claude Van Damme on His Perfectly Named Baddie — VIDEO

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Aug 13, 2012 | 6:06am EDT

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Jean-Claude Van DammeJean-Claude Van Damme may be a hall-of-fame action star, but he was one of the new guys on set of The Expendables 2, where he took on the role of the evil Jean Vilain opposite the squad from the original film.

Joined by a war hero named Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth), the original team takes on a simple job from Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) that unexpectedly turns violent and leaves one of their own dead. Out to get justice for their fallen comrade and seek revenge on the opposition, Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and Lee Christmas (Jason Statham) lead the group on a mission that proves to be more difficult than ever before.

But, with the help of Maggie (Yu Nan), the first female heroine in the Expendables franchise, the men including intense fighter Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), intellect Toll Road (Randy Couture) and street-smart weapons specialist Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) find new ways to fight their adversary (Van Damme). The movie would not be complete without the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger whose role as Trent Mauser is far more substantial than in the original.

Hollywood.com recently sat down with Van Damme to talk about joining the cast of The Expendables 2, reteaming with Stallone, and how he has stayed in shape throughout his career.

Check out The Expendables 2 in theaters Friday, August 17 and watch our exclusive interview with the actor below.

[Photo Credit: David Edwards/Daily Celeb]

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