R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Find out what it means to me. R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Take care, JCVD!

Okay, so I changed part of Aretha Franklin's improvised chorus, but it fits! Dear Jean-Claude Van Damme spoke to MTV while in Cannes, and he said: "I'm a brand name. I'm not just a guy. I think I'm ready to be decent. I'm hungry to make movies, but movies with deeper characters. I want respect. I want to believe in myself." (Tony Robbins might be getting some big-muscle competition soon, at this rate!)

It seems that this desire comes from his realization, after his 37th movie, that "Acting is not acting if you act. You have to tell the truth..." I would argue that you have to act to "tell the truth," but at least the guy is trying to grow. So now he's got JCVD on the way (which premiered at Cannes), and he hopes this is the start of better choices for his career.

Have any of you seen it? Is his self-mocking film a step towards a more solid career? Van Damme has been in lots of crap, but I'm inclined to believe that if Arnie can do it, he can. Or, maybe that ship has sailed.