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Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes (born July 31, 1962 in Orlando, Florida) is an American actor and producer. He is probably best known for his role as the eponymous vampire hunter in the Blade trilogy of movies.

Biography

Snipes grew up in The Bronx and decided early on that he wanted to be a dancer until he took some acting classes. He started the High School for the Performing Arts, but his mother divorced and they moved back to Orlando. He graduated from a Florida high school. While in Florida, Snipes did puppet theatre, mime and musical theatre in competitions and festivals. He then attended the State University of New York College at Purchase and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in 1985.

He did dinner theater and regional productions. An agent spotted Snipes and got him a role in Wildcats (1986). He often plays tough characters in action movies, and demonstrates considerable athletic and fighting ablity. He is interested in martial arts, including Karate, Kung Fu and Capoeira, and this interest is reflected in the fact that many of his movies make reference to Sun Tzu's Art of War.

Snipes was married from 1985 to 1990 and has a son from this marriage. His second child, a daughter born in 2001, was with Korean painter Nikki Park.

In 1991, Snipes formed the independent production company is Amen Ra Films. It co-produced the first two Blade films and other titles that Snipes has starred in.

Selected Filmography

  • Wildcats (1986)
  • Major League (1989)
  • New Jack City (1991)
  • White Men Can't Jump (1992)
  • Passenger 57 (1992)
  • Demolition Man (1993)
  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)
  • Murder at 1600 (1997)
  • Blade (1998)
  • The Art of War (2000)
  • Blade II (2002)
  • Blade: Trinity (2004)

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It co-produced the first two Blade films and other titles that Snipes has starred in. Lists of Van Damme quotes are compiled and available on the WWW. In 1991, Snipes formed the independent production company is Amen Ra Films. He is especially well-known for his usage of the word aware (in English). His second child, a daughter born in 2001, was with Korean painter Nikki Park. In the French-speaking world, Jean-Claude Van Damme is well-known for the picturesque aphorisms that he delivers on a wide range of topics (personal well-being, ecology, etc.) in a strange mixture of French and English. Snipes was married from 1985 to 1990 and has a son from this marriage. Chuck Zito floored Van Damme with two punches.

He is interested in martial arts, including Karate, Kung Fu and Capoeira, and this interest is reflected in the fact that many of his movies make reference to Sun Tzu's Art of War. In 1998, Van Damme and actor Chuck Zito engaged in a fistfight at a New York city bar. He often plays tough characters in action movies, and demonstrates considerable athletic and fighting ablity. He has been married five times, including two marriages with his current wife Gladys Portugues. An agent spotted Snipes and got him a role in Wildcats (1986). He has had troubles with cocaine and is also reported to have experienced bipolar disorder. He did dinner theater and regional productions. Van Damme has won a number of European karate championships.

He then attended the State University of New York College at Purchase and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in 1985. His movies have earned over US$650 million worldwide, earning him a place in the action movie world along with others like Steven Seagal and Chuck Norris. While in Florida, Snipes did puppet theatre, mime and musical theatre in competitions and festivals. By the end of the 1990s his high-profile career had faded but he continues to star in smaller, often direct-to-video, films. He graduated from a Florida high school. In most of his movies, he plays a prize fighter, policeman, or soldier. He started the High School for the Performing Arts, but his mother divorced and they moved back to Orlando. Notable films include Universal Soldier (1992), Hard Target (1993), and Timecop (1994).

Snipes grew up in The Bronx and decided early on that he wanted to be a dancer until he took some acting classes. Van Damme worked his way up to Hollywood mainstream in the 1990s, often working with acclaimed foreign directors. He is probably best known for his role as the eponymous vampire hunter in the Blade trilogy of movies. Van Damme's appearance in Bloodsport earned him a nomination as "Worst New Star" in the 1988 Golden Raspberry Awards (he lost). Wesley Snipes (born July 31, 1962 in Orlando, Florida) is an American actor and producer. Van Damme claims he intentionally got fired so he could move on to other films. Blade: Trinity (2004). How he left the picture is disputed: some say he quit, others say he was replaced when the character was revised.

Blade II (2002). Wearing a heavy costume in the jungle was rough and Van Damme was unhappy with his role. The Art of War (2000). He was scheduled to play the part of the camouflaged monster in Predator. Blade (1998). His first major role came in 1985, when he played Ivan Krushensky in No Retreat, No Surrender. Murder at 1600 (1997). His Belgian background gave rise to the nickname "Muscles from Brussels".

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995). Jean Claude Van Damme (born October 18, 1960), born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg, is a Belgian-born action movie actor who's most known for martial arts films. Demolition Man (1993). Passenger 57 (1992). White Men Can't Jump (1992).

New Jack City (1991). Major League (1989). Wildcats (1986).

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