Why Jean Claude Van Damme Was Fired From Predator Movie?

Action movie icon Jean-Claude Van Damme was originally cast as the creature in Predator, but was later unceremoniously fired from the role. While Arnold Schwarzenegger would of course play hero Alan “Dutch” Schaefer in Predator, it turns out that other muscular European action star with a thick accent almost joined him in the film. This was very early in Van Damme’s acting career though, so he wasn’t hired to play one of Dutch’s badass mercenaries, but instead set to portray the Predator itself.
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