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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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Nov 3rd, 1957 in Stockholm, Sweden
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
A View to a Kill
Latest Project:
Creed II (Dec 31st, 2018)

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MOVIES Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex Trafficking Self Sep 29th, 2017
MOVIES Sharknado 5: Global Swarming Mature Gil Shepard Aug 6th, 2017
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MOVIES Don't Kill It Jebediah Woodley Aug 27th, 2016
MOVIES Kindergarten Cop 2 Agent Reed May 17th, 2016
MOVIES Hail, Caesar! Submarine Commander (uncredited) Feb 5th, 2016
MOVIES Shark Lake Clint Gray Oct 2nd, 2015
MOVIES Riot William Sep 27th, 2015
MOVIES 4Got10 Bob Rooker Sep 11th, 2015
MOVIES War Pigs Captain Hans Picault Aug 3rd, 2015
MOVIES 7 Days in Hell Himself Jul 11th, 2015
MOVIES The Real Miyagi Feb 20th, 2015
MOVIES The Making of The Expendables 3 Himself Nov 25th, 2014
MOVIES Skin Trade Nick Cassidy Nov 7th, 2014
MOVIES Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Himself Oct 6th, 2014
MOVIES The Expendables 3 Gunnar Jensen Aug 4th, 2014
MOVIES A Certain Justice Hollis Mar 11th, 2014
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MOVIES Battle of the Damned Max Gatling Jul 25th, 2013
MOVIES Legendary: Tomb of the Dragon Harker May 16th, 2013
MOVIES The Package The German Feb 9th, 2013
MOVIES Gods of War: Assembling Earth's Mightiest Anti-Heroes Himself Nov 12th, 2012
MOVIES Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning Andrew Scott Oct 4th, 2012
MOVIES One in the Chamber Aleksey Andreev Aug 21st, 2012
MOVIES The Expendables 2 Gunnar Jensen Aug 8th, 2012
MOVIES Stash House Andy Spector May 11th, 2012
MOVIES Small Apartments Dr. Sage Mennox Mar 10th, 2012
MOVIES All Out of Bullets Feb 13th, 2012
MOVIES The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance as himself Dec 27th, 2011
MOVIES In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds Granger Nov 3rd, 2011
MOVIES Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables' Himself Nov 14th, 2010
MOVIES The Expendables Gunnar Jensen Aug 3rd, 2010
MOVIES Icarus Edward Genn / Icarus Feb 9th, 2010
MOVIES Family Guy Presents: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side Captain Ivan Drago (archive footage) Oct 17th, 2009
MOVIES Universal Soldier: Regeneration Andrew Scott Oct 1st, 2009
MOVIES Direct Contact Mike Riggins Apr 16th, 2009
MOVIES Command Performance Joe Jan 1st, 2009
MOVIES Missionary Man Ryder Nov 29th, 2007
MOVIES Diamond Dogs Xander Ronson Jan 1st, 2007
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MOVIES The Mechanik Nikolai Cherenko Nov 2nd, 2005
MOVIES The Defender Lance Rockford Dec 20th, 2004
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MOVIES Storm Catcher Major Jack Holloway Sep 10th, 1999
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MOVIES The Minion Lukas Sadorov Sep 26th, 1998
MOVIES Blackjack Jack Devlin Jun 11th, 1998
MOVIES The Peacekeeper Frank Cross Jan 18th, 1998
MOVIES Silent Trigger Waxman Jun 26th, 1996
MOVIES Hidden Assassin Michael Dane Dec 15th, 1995
MOVIES Johnny Mnemonic Street Preacher May 26th, 1995
MOVIES Men of War Nick Gunar Sep 4th, 1994
MOVIES Pentathlon Eric Brogar Jan 1st, 1994
MOVIES Joshua Tree Wellman Anthony Santee Aug 4th, 1993
MOVIES Universal Soldier Andrew Scott/GR13 Jul 10th, 1992
MOVIES Showdown in Little Tokyo Sgt. Chris Kenner Aug 23rd, 1991
MOVIES Cover-Up Mike Anderson Feb 22nd, 1991
MOVIES Dark Angel Det. Jack Caine Jan 26th, 1990
MOVIES The Punisher Frank Castle / The Punisher Oct 5th, 1989
MOVIES Red Scorpion Lt. Nikolai Rachenko Dec 24th, 1988
MOVIES Dolph Lundgren: Maximum Potential Himself Oct 8th, 1987
MOVIES Masters of the Universe He-Man Aug 7th, 1987
MOVIES Rocky IV Captain Ivan Drago Nov 21st, 1985
MOVIES A View to a Kill Venz May 24th, 1985