Before I show you this clip, I want it to be known that making fun of accents IS not funny, in the same way that…someone falling down the stairs is funny.
This clip I’m about to show you is funny because we should never forget the fact that the casting director had Jean-Claude Van Damme a Belgian, playing Guile, a commander in the United States Army. Never forget.
He had to make this speech, a COMMANDER IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY, under the full weight of his Belgian accent. Because..Jean Claude Van Damme, full name Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg…again…is not American. He’s not even an American immigrant.
He’s flat out Belgian.