Considered to be the dumbest or the wisest person -depending on who you ask- Jean-Claude Van Damme might just be the most successful Belgian in the United States. To honor is accomplishments, the Westland Shopping Center‘s Merchants Association decided to erect a statue next to the mall Oct. 21, 2012. JCVD took advantage of a short trip to see his parents in Brussels to come inaugurate the life-size bronze statue in person. He was first congratulated by several of Anderlecht’s political representatives as well as by his parents, who also attended the ceremony. JCVD then unveiled the statue and met with his fans, who had been waiting for hours for the worldwide martial arts star to show up.