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Dolph Lundgren

1957-11-03 Stockholm, Sweden

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Hans "Dolph" Lundgren (born 3 November 1957) is a Swedish actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and martial artist. Lundgren received a degree in chemistry from Washington State University, a degree in chemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in the early 1980s, and a master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Sydney in 1982. He holds the rank of 3rd dan black belt in Kyokushin karate and was European champion in 1980-81. While in Sydney, he became a bodyguard for Jamaican singer Grace Jones and began a relationship with her. He received a Fulbright scholarship to MIT and moved to Boston. Jones convinced him to leave the university and move to New York City to be with her and begin acting, where, after a short stint as a model and bouncer at the Manhattan nightclub The Limelight, Jones got him a small debut role as a KGB henchman in the James Bond film A View to a Kill. Lundgren's breakthrough came when he starred in Rocky IV in 1985 as the imposing Soviet boxer Ivan Drago. Since then, he has starred in more than 40 films, almost all of them in the action genre. He portrayed He-Man in the 1987 science fantasy film Masters of the Universe and Frank Castle in the 1989 film The Punisher. In the early 1990s, he also appeared in films such as Dark Angel (1990), Universal Soldier (1992), Joshua Tree (1993), Johnny Mnemonic (1995), and Blackjack (1998). In 2004, he directed his first film, The Defender, and subsequently directed The Mechanik (2005), Missionary Man (2007), Command Performance (2009), and Icarus (2010), also starring in the latter. After a long spell performing in direct-to-video films since 1995, Lundgren returned to Hollywood in 2010 with the role of Gunner Jensen in The Expendables, alongside Sylvester Stallone and an all-action star cast. He reprised his role in The Expendables 2 (2012) and The Expendables 3 (2014). Also in 2014, he co-starred in Skin Trade, an action thriller about human trafficking. The film marks his third collaboration with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, the previous two being Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991) and Bridge of Dragons (1999). He is due to reprise his role as Gunner Jensen in The Expendables 4 (2018). Description above from the Wikipedia article Dolph Lundgren, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


The Tracker Aiden Hakansson 2019-02-01
Creed II Ivan Drago 2018-11-21
Black Water Marco 2018-05-18
Aquaman Nereus 2018-12-21
Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex Trafficking Self 2017-09-29
Imagine Dragons: Believer Boxer 2017-03-07
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming Mature Gil Shepard 2017-08-06
Larceny Jack 2017-03-09
Female Fight Club Holt 2017-08-08
Altitude Sharpe 2017-04-14
Tour de Pharmacy Gustav Ditters Present Day 2017-07-08
Don't Kill It Jebediah Woodley 2017-03-03
Blockbusters 80, la folle décennie d'Hollywood Himself 2017-10-04
Dead Trigger Kyle Walker 2017-07-19
Blockbusters 80, la folle décennie d'Hollywood lui-même 2017-10-04
Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Himself 2017-09-09
Kindergarten Cop 2 Agent Reed 2016-05-17
Hail, Caesar! Submarine Commander (uncredited) 2016-02-05
Welcome to Willits Derek 2016-11-11
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Himself 2015-09-18
Shark Lake Clint Gray 2015-10-02
War Pigs Captain Hans Picault 2015-09-18
7 Days in Hell Himself 2015-07-11
Riot William 2015-09-27
The Real Miyagi 2015-02-20
4Got10 Bob Rooker 2015-09-11
The Expendables 3 Gunnar Jensen 2014-08-15
The Making of The Expendables 3 Himself 2014-11-25
Puncture Wounds Hollis 2014-03-11
Skin Trade Nick Cassidy 2014-11-07
Blood of Redemption Axel 2013-09-24
Legendary: Tomb of the Dragon Harker 2013-05-16
The Package The German 2013-02-14
Ambushed Maxwell 2013-11-12
Battle of the Damned Max Gatling 2013-07-26
Stash House Andy Spector 2012-05-11
All Out of Bullets 2012-02-13
One in the Chamber Aleksey Andreev 2012-08-21
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning Andrew Scott 2012-11-30
The Expendables 2 Gunnar Jensen 2012-08-17
Small Apartments Dr. Sage Mennox 2012-03-10
Gods of War: Assembling Earth's Mightiest Anti-Heroes Himself 2012-11-12
In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds Granger 2011-11-03
The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance as himself 2011-12-27
Family Guy Presents: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side Captain Ivan Drago (archive footage) 2010-05-23
Icarus Edward Genn / Icarus 2010-09-10
Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables' Himself 2010-11-14
The Expendables Gunnar Jensen 2010-08-03
Universal Soldier: Regeneration Andrew Scott 2009-10-01
Command Performance Joe 2009-01-01
Direct Contact Mike Riggins 2009-04-16
Diamond Dogs Xander Ronson 2007-01-01
Missionary Man Ryder 2007-11-29
L'inchiesta Brixos 2006-12-13
The Defender Lance Rockford 2005-10-18
The Mechanik Nikolai Cherenko 2005-11-02
Retrograde John Foster 2005-01-14
Direct Action Frank Gannon 2004-01-01
Detention Sam Decker 2004-01-13
Fat Slags Randy 2004-10-15
Hidden Agenda Jason Price 2001-05-12
Agent Red Matt Hendricks 2001-04-10
The Last Patrol Nick Preston 2001-08-21
Jill Rips Matt Sorenson 2000-01-28
Sweepers Christian Erickson 1999-03-23
Bridge of Dragons Warchild 1999-01-01
Storm Catcher Major Jack Holloway 1999-09-10
Blackjack Jack Devlin 1998-06-11
The Peacekeeper Frank Cross 1998-01-18
The Minion Lukas Sadorov 1998-09-26
Hidden Assassin Michael Dane 1996-09-27
Silent Trigger Waxman 1996-06-26
Johnny Mnemonic Street Preacher 1995-05-26
Joshua Tree Wellman Anthony Santee 1994-10-18
Pentathlon Eric Brogar 1994-01-01
Men of War Nick Gunar 1994-09-04
Universal Soldier Andrew Scott/GR13 1992-07-10
Cover-Up Mike Anderson 1991-09-11
Showdown in Little Tokyo Sgt. Chris Kenner 1991-08-23
Dark Angel Det. Jack Caine 1990-09-28
The Punisher Frank Castle / The Punisher 1989-10-05
Red Scorpion Lt. Nikolai Rachenko 1989-01-05
Masters of the Universe He-Man 1987-08-07
Dolph Lundgren: Maximum Potential Himself 1987-10-08
Rocky IV Captain Ivan Drago 1985-11-21
A View to a Kill Venz 1985-05-24