Dominiquie Vandenberg (BELGIUM)

Born, 1971 in Belgium, Dominiquie Vandenberg is an accomplished Hollywood actor, producer, and fight choreographer. Vandenberg began studying Kudokan Judo at the age of 4. At the age of 10, he studied Greco-Roman wrestling, and followed it up with Kyokushin Karate and Muay Thai Boxing. Vandenberg served in the Foreign Legion's 2nd Parachute Regiment. During his last 6 months in the Legion, Vandenberg worked as a hand-to-hand combat instrcutor and learned Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. He also studied Krav Maga (Israeli martial arts) and Sambo. In 1994, he moved the US where he began his film career in 1995's Mortal Kombat as a stuntman, followed by an appearance in Barb Wire and a short film called Death Row: The Tournament. In 2002, he trained Leonardo DiCaprio in Savate and knife fighting for the film Gangs of New York. Martin Scorsese was so impressed that not only did he hire a role for Vandenberg himself, but he also cast Vandenberg as the action choreographer.