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Dolph Lundgren

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.


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Born:
Nov 3, 1957 In Stockholm, Sweden
Movie/TV Credits:
81
First Appeared:
In the series Wanna bet, that..? 1981-02-14
Latest Project:
Movie Aquaman 2018-12-19
Known For
Poster of 7 Days in Hell
Poster of Top Gear
Poster of Family Guy
Poster of A View to a Kill
Filmography
Movie Black Water Marco 2018-05-18
Movie Aquaman King Nereus 2018-12-19
Movie Larceny Jack 2017-03-09
Movie Welcome to Willits Derek 2017-01-01
Movie Female Fight Club Holt 2017-03-16
Movie Altitude Sharpe 2017-04-14
Movie Sharknado 5: Global Swarming Mature Gil Shepard 2017-08-06
Movie Tour de Pharmacy Gustav Ditters Present Day 2017-07-08
Movie Hail, Caesar! Submarine Commander (uncredited) 2016-02-05
Movie Kindergarten Cop 2 Agent Reed 2016-05-17
Movie Don't Kill It Jebediah Woodley 2016-08-27
Movie The Real Miyagi 2015-02-20
Movie 7 Days in Hell Himself 2015-07-11
Movie War Pigs Captain Hans Picault 2015-08-03
Movie Shark Lake Clint Gray 2015-10-02
Movie Riot William 2015-09-27
Movie 4Got10 Bob Rooker 2015-09-11
Movie A Certain Justice Hollis 2014-03-11
Movie Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Himself 2014-10-06
Movie The Expendables 3 Gunnar Jensen 2014-08-04
Movie The Making of The Expendables 3 Himself 2014-11-25
Movie Skin Trade Nick Cassidy 2014-11-07
Movie The Package The German 2013-02-09
Movie Legendary: Tomb of the Dragon Harker 2013-05-16
Movie Battle of the Damned Max Gatling 2013-07-25
Series SAF3 John Eriksson 2013-09-21
Movie Blood of Redemption Axel 2013-09-23
Movie Ambushed Maxwell 2013-09-21
Movie Stash House Andy Spector 2012-05-11
Movie Small Apartments Dr. Sage Mennox 2012-03-10
Movie All Out of Bullets 2012-02-13
Series The Eric Andre Show Himself 2012-05-20
Movie Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning Andrew Scott 2012-10-04
Movie Gods of War: Assembling Earth's Mightiest Anti-Heroes Himself 2012-11-12
Movie The Expendables 2 Gunnar Jensen 2012-08-08
Series Arrow Konstantin Kovar 2012-10-10
Movie One in the Chamber Aleksey Andreev 2012-08-21
Movie In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds Granger 2011-11-03
Movie The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance as himself 2011-12-27
Movie Icarus Edward Genn / Icarus 2010-02-09
Movie The Expendables Gunnar Jensen 2010-08-03
Movie Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables' Himself 2010-11-14
Series Top Gear Unknown 2010-11-21
Series Skavlan Guest 2009-01-16
Movie Direct Contact Mike Riggins 2009-04-16
Movie Universal Soldier: Regeneration Andrew Scott 2009-10-01
Movie Family Guy Presents: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side Captain Ivan Drago (archive footage) 2009-10-17
Movie Diamond Dogs Xander Ronson 2007-01-01
Movie Missionary Man Ryder 2007-11-29
Series Chuck Marco 2007-09-24
Series I Love the '70s: Volume 2 Unknown 2006-07-10
Movie The Final Inquiry Brixos 2006-12-13
Movie Direct Action Frank Gannon 2004-01-01
Movie Fat Slags Randy 2004-10-15
Movie Retrograde John Foster 2004-11-02
Movie Detention Sam Decker 2003-07-05
Series Durch die Nacht mit … Unknown 2002-05-10
Movie The Last Patrol Nick Preston 2001-08-21
Movie Hidden Agenda Jason Price 2001-05-12
Movie Agent Red Matt Hendricks 2000-01-01
Movie Jill Rips Matt Sorenson 2000-01-28
Movie Bridge of Dragons Warchild 1999-01-01
Movie Sweepers Christian Erickson 1999-03-23
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie Blackjack Jack Devlin 1998-06-11
Movie The Peacekeeper Frank Cross 1998-01-18
Series So Graham Norton Unknown 1998-07-03
Movie The Minion Lukas Sadorov 1998-09-26
Movie Johnny Mnemonic Street Preacher 1995-05-26
Movie Hidden Assassin Michael Dane 1995-12-15
Movie Men of War Nick Gunar 1994-09-04
Series GMTV Unknown 1993-01-01
Movie Joshua Tree Wellman Anthony Santee 1993-08-04
Movie Universal Soldier Andrew Scott/GR13 1992-07-10
Movie Cover-Up Mike Anderson 1991-02-22
Movie Showdown in Little Tokyo Sgt. Chris Kenner 1991-08-23
Movie Dark Angel Det. Jack Caine 1990-01-26
Movie Dolph Lundgren: Maximum Potential Himself 1987-10-08
Movie A View to a Kill Venz 1985-05-24
Movie Rocky IV Captain Ivan Drago 1985-11-21
Series Wanna bet, that..? Unknown 1981-02-14