Celebrities in Car Commercials

Slideshow posted in Photos | Friday, April 15, 2011

2 of 22: Jean-Claude Van Damme appeared in a commercial for Volvo Trucks in November 2013. He appears to perform a split between two of the brand's trucks going in reverse. Van Damme performs the stunt while standing on the truck's side view mirrors.

In the beginning of the clip, which is titled 'The Epic Split feat. Van Damme,' the actor says in a voice over, 'I've had my ups and downs, my fair share of bumpy roads and heavy winds. That's what made me what I am today.'

'Now I stand here before you,' he continues. '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.'

Van Damme performs the split while Enya's 'Only Time' is played over the video. The commercial was shot on a closed-off landing field in Spain at sun rise in one take, according to the video's description on YouTube.

The point of the stunt was to 'demonstrate the stability and precision of Volvo Dynamic Steering,' according to the commercial.

Check out Van Damme's commercial here. (Volvo Trucks)