Johnny Cage – Mortal Kombat
In the video game series, Johnny Cage, whose birth name is John Carlton, is a martial arts film actor who really got into his Hollywood lifestyle, which is fitting considering he was modeled after a real life martial artist, Jean-Claude Van Damme. Truth of the matter is that Cage wasn’t modeled after Damme as an homage, but rather a parody of the actor. Cage was originally inspired by Jean-Claude Van Damme’s portrayal of Frank Dux in the movie Bloodsport. Even one of Damme’s moves from the movie, a ridiculous looking leg split, was added to Johnny Cage’s collection of signature attacks.