Dolph Lundgren


    Starbirth:
    November 3, 1957
Birthplace:
Stockholm, Sweden
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Hans Lundgren (born 3 November 1957), better known as Dolph Lundgren, is a Swedish actor, filmmaker, and martial artist. Lundgren's breakthrough came in 1985, when he starred in Rocky IV as the imposing Soviet boxer Ivan Drago. Since then, he has starred in more than 69 films, almost all of them in the action genre. Lundgren received 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 4th 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, Lundgren got a small debut role as a KGB henchman in the James Bond film A View to a Kill. After appearing in Rocky IV, Lundgren portrayed He-Man in the 1987 science fantasy film Masters of the Universe, Lt. Rachenko in Red Scorpion (1988) and Frank Castle in the 1989 film The Punisher. Throughout the 1990s he appeared in films such as I Come in Peace (1990), Cover Up (1991), Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991), Universal Soldier film series (1992, 2009, 2012), Joshua Tree (1993), Pentathlon (1994), Men of War (1994), Johnny Mnemonic (1995), The Shooter (1995), Silent Trigger (1996), The Peacekeeper (1997), 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 all of them. After a long spell performing in direct-to-video films since 1995, Lundgren returned to Hollywood in 2010 with the role of Gunnar 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 he co-wrote and produced. He reprised his role of Ivan Drago in Creed II (2018), and is due to reprise his role as Gunner Jensen in The Expendables 4. He appears in Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017), playing the protagonist's son Gil as an adult, and in Aquaman (2018), playing the father of Mera. He also had a recurring role in the fifth season of Arrow. Description above from the Wikipedia article Dolph Lundgren, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom King Nereus 2023
Minions: The Rise of Gru Svengeance (voice) 2022
The Making of Rocky vs. Drago by Sylvester Stallone Captain Ivan Drago (Archive Footage) 2022
Castle Falls Richard Ericson 2021
Pups Alone Victor von Manure 2021
Seal Team Dolph (voice) 2021
Hard Night Falling Michael Anderson 2019
One Night: Joshua vs. Ruiz Himself 2019
Acceleration Vladik 2019
The Tracker Aiden Hakansson 2019
Creed II Ivan Drago 2018
Aquaman King Nereus 2018
Black Water Marco 2018
80’s Blockbusters: When Hollywood Played Tough lui-même 2017
Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex Trafficking Self 2017
Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Self - Actor 2017
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming Mature Gil Shepard 2017
Dead Trigger Kyle Walker 2017
Tour de Pharmacy Gustav Ditters Present Day 2017
Altitude Sharpe 2017
Female Fight Squad Holt 2017
Larceny Jack 2017
Welcome to Willits Derek 2016
Don't Kill It Jebediah Woodley 2016
Kindergarten Cop 2 Agent Reed 2016
Hail, Caesar! Submarine Commander (uncredited) 2016
Shark Lake Clint Gray 2015
Riot William 2015
4Got10 Bob Rooker 2015
War Pigs Captain Hans Picault 2015
7 Days in Hell Himself 2015
The Real Miyagi Himself 2015
The Making of The Expendables 3 Himself 2014
Skin Trade Nick Cassidy 2014
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Himself 2014
Puncture Wounds Hollis 2014
The Expendables 3 Gunner Jensen 2014
Blood of Redemption Axel 2013
Ambushed Maxwell 2013
Battle of the Damned Max Gatling 2013
Legendary: Tomb of the Dragon Harker 2013
The Package The German 2013
Gods of War: Assembling Earth's Mightiest Anti-Heroes Himself 2012
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning Andrew Scott 2012
One in the Chamber Aleksey Andreev 2012
The Expendables 2 Gunner Jensen 2012
Stash House Andy Spector 2012
Small Apartments Dr. Sage Mennox 2012
All Out of Bullets 2012
The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance as himself 2011
In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds Granger 2011
Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables' Himself 2010
The Expendables Gunner Jensen 2010
Family Guy Presents: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side Captain Ivan Drago (archive footage) 2010
Icarus Edward Genn / Icarus 2010
Universal Soldier: Regeneration Andrew Scott 2009
Direct Contact Mike Riggins 2009
Command Performance Joe 2009
Missionary Man Ryder 2007
The Final Inquiry Brixos 2007
Diamond Dogs Xander Ronson 2007
The Opponents Himself 2006
The Mechanik Nikolai Cherenko 2005
Oyama Karate Kyokushinkai 2005
The Defender Lance Rockford 2004
Retrograde John Foster 2004
Universal Soldier: A Tale of Two Titans Himself 2004
Guns, Genes & Fighting Machines: The Making of 'Universal Soldier' Himself 2004
Fat Slags Randy 2004
Direct Action Frank Gannon 2004
Detention Sam Decker 2003
Hidden Agenda Jason Price 2001
Agent Red Matt Hendricks 2000
The Last Patrol Nick Preston 2000
Jill Rips Matt Sorenson 2000
Storm Catcher Major Jack Holloway 1999
Bridge of Dragons Warchild 1999
Sweepers Christian Erickson 1998
The Minion Lukas Sadorov 1998
Blackjack Jack Devlin 1998
The Peacekeeper Frank Cross 1997
Silent Trigger Waxman 1996
The Shooter Michael Dane 1995
Johnny Mnemonic Street Preacher 1995
Men of War Nick Gunar 1994
Pentathlon Eric Brogar 1994
Sunny Side Up Dolph Lundgren 1994
Joshua Tree Wellman Anthony Santee 1993
Universal Soldier Andrew Scott / GR13 1992
Showdown in Little Tokyo Sgt. Chris Kenner 1991
Cover-Up Mike Anderson 1991
Dark Angel Det. Jack Caine 1990
The Punisher Frank Castle / The Punisher 1989
Red Scorpion Lt. Nikolai Rachenko 1988
Dolph Lundgren: Maximum Potential Himself 1987
Masters of the Universe He-Man 1987
Rocky IV Captain Ivan Drago 1985
A View to a Kill Venz 1985
Wanted Man Travis Johansen
The Expendables 4 Gunner Jensen
Without You I'm Nothing George Cochrane
The Groom 2
Section Eight Tom Mason
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Family Guy Captain Ivan Drago (archive footage) <mt>
So Graham Norton Self <mt>
I Love the '70s: Volume 2 <blank> <mt>
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Chuck Marco <mt>
Wanna bet, that..? Self <mt>
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SAF3 John Eriksson <mt>
The Eric Andre Show Self <mt>
Arrow Konstantin Kovar <mt>
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Na sowas! Self <mt>
L'inchiesta - Anno Domini XXXIII Brixos <mt>
Melodifestivalen Self <mt>
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia John Thundergun <mt>
Klein gegen Groß - Das unglaubliche Duell Self <mt>
Das aktuelle Sportstudio self <mt>
Robins Guest <mt>
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Hellenius hörna Guest <mt>
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