Looking exhausted and puffy, he takes stock of his life over the course of a 6 1/2 -minute monologue: the matrimonial failures, escalating tax debts and estranged children. In a further nod to his real-life circumstances, he speaks candidly about how he turned to drugs when having it all no longer seemed like enough. As well, Van Damme grapples with the way the movie biz built him up and cast him asunder.
“It’s not my fault if I was cut out to be a star,” he explains to the viewer. “I asked for it, really believed in it. When you’re 13, you believe in your dream. Well, it came true for me. But I still ask myself what have I done on this Earth?” Visibly weeping, he answers his own question: “Nothing! I’ve done nothing!”