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Dolph Lundgren

Dolph Lundgren

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    • November 3rd, 1957
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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Filmography

Acting (76 Credits)

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2022Minions: The Rise of Gru as Svengeance (voice)
2019Hard Night Falling as Michael Anderson
2019The Tracker as Aiden Hakansson
2019Acceleration as Vladik
2018Black Water as Marco
2018Creed II as Ivan Drago
2018Aquaman as King Nereus
2017Larceny as Jack
2017Dead Trigger as Kyle Walker
2017Altitude as Sharpe
2017Tour de Pharmacy as Gustav Ditters Present Day
2017Sharknado 5: Global Swarming as Mature Gil Shepard
2016Don't Kill It as Jebediah Woodley
2016Welcome to Willits as Derek
2016Kindergarten Cop 2 as Agent Reed
2016Female Fight Squad as Holt
2016Hail, Caesar! as Submarine Commander (uncredited)
2015Shark Lake as Clint GrayWatch Free
2015War Pigs as Captain Hans Picault
20154Got10 as Bob Rooker
2015Riot as William
2014Skin Trade as Nick Cassidy
2014Puncture Wounds as HollisWatch Free
2014The Expendables 3 as Gunnar Jensen
2013Battle of the Damned as Max Gatling
2013Blood of Redemption as Axel
2013Ambushed as Maxwell
2013Legendary as Harker
2013The Package as The German
2013Jodorowsky's Dune as He-Man (archival footage)
2012One in the Chamber as Aleksey Andreev
2012Stash House as Andy Spector
2012Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning as Andrew ScottWatch Free
2012The Expendables 2 as Gunnar Jensen
2012Small Apartments as Dr. Sage Mennox
2011In the Name of the King: Two Worlds as Granger
2010Icarus as Edward Genn / Icarus
2010The Expendables as Gunnar Jensen
2010Family Guy Presents: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side as Captain Ivan Drago (archive footage)
2009Direct Contact as Mike Riggins
2009Command Performance as Joe
2009Universal Soldier: Regeneration as Andrew Scott
2007Missionary Man as RyderWatch Free
2007Diamond Dogs as Xander Ronson
2006The Final Inquiry as Brixos
2005The Russian Specialist as Nikolai Cherenko
2004The Defender as Lance Rockford
2004Direct Action as Frank GannonWatch Free
2004Retrograde as John Foster
2004Fat Slags as Randy
2003Detention as Sam Decker
2001Hidden Agenda as Jason Price
2000The Last Patrol as Nick Preston
2000Jill Rips as Matt Sorenson
2000Agent Red as Matt Hendricks
1999Storm Catcher as Major Jack Holloway
1999Bridge of Dragons as WarchildWatch Free
1998Sweepers as Christian EricksonWatch Free
1998The Minion as Lukas Sadorov
1998Blackjack as Jack Devlin
1997The Peacekeeper as Frank Cross
1996Silent Trigger as Waxman
1995Hidden Assassin as Michael Dane
1995Johnny Mnemonic as Street Preacher
1994Pentathlon as Eric Brogar
1994Men of War as Nick Gunar
1993Army of One as Wellman Anthony Santee
1992Universal Soldier as Andrew Scott/GR13
1991Cover-Up as Mike Anderson
1991Showdown in Little Tokyo as Sgt. Chris Kenner
1990Dark Angel as Det. Jack Caine
1989The Punisher as Frank Castle / The Punisher
1988Red Scorpion as Lt. Nikolai Rachenko
1987Masters of the Universe as He-Man
1985Rocky IV as Captain Ivan Drago
1985A View to a Kill as Venz

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