Dolph Lundgren

Birthday:

11/03/1957

Place of birth:

Stockholm, Sweden:

Biography:

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.


Film Credits

Aquaman (2018)
as King Nereus
Creed II (2018)
as Ivan Drago
Black Water (2018)
as Marco
Blockbusters 80, la folle décennie d'Hollywood (2017)
as lui-même
Blockbusters 80, la folle décennie d'Hollywood (2017)
as Himself
Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex Trafficking (2017)
as Self
Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2017)
as Himself
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017)
as Mature Gil Shepard
Dead Trigger (2017)
as Kyle Walker
Tour de Pharmacy (2017)
as Gustav Ditters Present Day
Altitude (2017)
as Sharpe
Female Fight Club (2017)
as Holt
Larceny (2017)
as Jack
Imagine Dragons: Believer (2017)
as Boxer
Welcome to Willits (2016)
as Derek
Don't Kill It (2016)
as Jebediah Woodley
Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016)
as Agent Reed
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
as Submarine Commander (uncredited)
Shark Lake (2015)
as Clint Gray
Riot (2015)
as William
4Got10 (2015)
as Bob Rooker
War Pigs (2015)
as Captain Hans Picault
7 Days in Hell (2015)
as Himself
The Real Miyagi (2015)
as
The Making of The Expendables 3 (2014)
as Himself
Skin Trade (2014)
as Nick Cassidy
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)
as Himself
Puncture Wounds (2014)
as Hollis
The Expendables 3 (2014)
as Gunnar Jensen
Blood of Redemption (2013)
as Axel
Ambushed (2013)
as Maxwell
Battle of the Damned (2013)
as Max Gatling
Legendary: Tomb of the Dragon (2013)
as Harker
The Package (2013)
as The German
Gods of War: Assembling Earth's Mightiest Anti-Heroes (2012)
as Himself
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)
as Andrew Scott
One in the Chamber (2012)
as Aleksey Andreev
The Expendables 2 (2012)
as Gunnar Jensen
Stash House (2012)
as Andy Spector
Small Apartments (2012)
as Dr. Sage Mennox
All Out of Bullets (2012)
as
The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance (2011)
as as himself
In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds (2011)
as Granger
Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables' (2010)
as Himself
The Expendables (2010)
as Gunnar Jensen
Family Guy Presents: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side (2010)
as Captain Ivan Drago (archive footage)
Icarus (2010)
as Edward Genn / Icarus
Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)
as Andrew Scott
Direct Contact (2009)
as Mike Riggins
Command Performance (2009)
as Joe
Missionary Man (2007)
as Ryder
Diamond Dogs (2007)
as Xander Ronson
L'inchiesta (2006)
as Brixos
The Mechanik (2005)
as Nikolai Cherenko
The Defender (2004)
as Lance Rockford
Retrograde (2004)
as John Foster
Fat Slags (2004)
as Randy
Direct Action (2004)
as Frank Gannon
Detention (2003)
as Sam Decker
Hidden Agenda (2001)
as Jason Price
Agent Red (2000)
as Matt Hendricks
The Last Patrol (2000)
as Nick Preston
Jill Rips (2000)
as Matt Sorenson
Storm Catcher (1999)
as Major Jack Holloway
Bridge of Dragons (1999)
as Warchild
Sweepers (1998)
as Christian Erickson
The Minion (1998)
as Lukas Sadorov
Blackjack (1998)
as Jack Devlin
The Peacekeeper (1997)
as Frank Cross
Silent Trigger (1996)
as Waxman
Hidden Assassin (1995)
as Michael Dane
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
as Street Preacher
Men of War (1994)
as Nick Gunar
Pentathlon (1994)
as Eric Brogar
Joshua Tree (1993)
as Wellman Anthony Santee
Universal Soldier (1992)
as Andrew Scott/GR13
Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
as Sgt. Chris Kenner
Cover-Up (1991)
as Mike Anderson
Dark Angel (1990)
as Det. Jack Caine
The Punisher (1989)
as Frank Castle / The Punisher
Red Scorpion (1988)
as Lt. Nikolai Rachenko
Dolph Lundgren: Maximum Potential (1987)
as Himself
Masters of the Universe (1987)
as He-Man
Rocky IV (1985)
as Captain Ivan Drago
A View to a Kill (1985)
as Venz

Production Credits

Don't Kill It (2016)
Producer
Shark Lake (2015)
Producer
Skin Trade (2014)
Producer
Skin Trade (2014)
Screenplay
Skin Trade (2014)
Story
Puncture Wounds (2014)
Producer
Battle of the Damned (2013)
Executive Producer
Icarus (2010)
Director
Command Performance (2009)
Director
Command Performance (2009)
Writer
Missionary Man (2007)
Director
Missionary Man (2007)
Writer
The Mechanik (2005)
Director
The Mechanik (2005)
Writer
The Defender (2004)
Director