Dolph Lundgren

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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).

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MOVIE CREDITS:
2009: Mike Riggins - Direct Contact
1994: Eric Brogar - Pentathlon
2009: Joe - Command Performance
1987: He-Man - Masters of the Universe
1996: Waxman - Silent Trigger
1989: Frank Castle / The Punisher - The Punisher
2005: Nikolai Cherenko - The Mechanik
2004: Lance Rockford - The Defender
1993: Wellman Anthony Santee - Joshua Tree
1999: Major Jack Holloway - Storm Catcher
1987: Lt. Nikolai Rachenko - Red Scorpion
1991: Sgt. Chris Kenner - Showdown in Little Tokyo
1997: Frank Cross - The Peacekeeper
2004: Frank Gannon - Direct Action
2007: Ryder - Missionary Man
2010: Edward Genn / Icarus - Icarus
1999: Warchild - Bridge of Dragons
2000: Nick Preston - The Last Patrol
2007: Xander Ronson - Diamond Dogs
2004: John Foster - Retrograde
1998: Christian Erickson - Sweepers
1994: Nick Gunar - Men of War
1998: Jack Devlin - Blackjack
2011: Granger - In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds
1990: Det. Jack Caine - Dark Angel
2000: Matt Hendricks - Agent Red
1998: Lukas Sadorov - The Minion
2001: Jason Price - Hidden Agenda
1995: Michael Dane - Hidden Assassin
2003: Sam Decker - Detention
1991: Mike Anderson - Cover-Up
2012: Andy Spector - Stash House
2000: Matt Sorenson - Jill Rips
2012: Aleksey Andreev - One in the Chamber
2013: Max Gatling - Battle of the Damned
2013: Axel - Blood of Redemption
2013: Maxwell - Ambushed
2012: All Out of Bullets
2014: Nick Cassidy - Skin Trade
2016: Jebediah Woodley - Don't Kill It
2017: Jack - Larceny
2017: Kyle Walker - Dead Trigger
2019: Michael Anderson - Hard Night Falling
2006: Brixos - L'inchiesta
1992: Andrew Scott/GR13 - Universal Soldier
2009: Andrew Scott - Universal Soldier: Regeneration
2013: The German - The Package
2013: Harker - Legendary: Tomb of the Dragon
2014: Hollis - Puncture Wounds
2015: Clint Gray - Shark Lake
2015: Captain Hans Picault - War Pigs
2015: Bob Rooker - 4Got10
2016: Agent Reed - Kindergarten Cop 2
2016: Derek - Welcome to Willits
1987: Himself - Dolph Lundgren: Maximum Potential
2017: Sharpe - Altitude
2018: Marco - Black Water
2017: Self - Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex Trafficking
2017: lui-même - Blockbusters 80, la folle décennie d'Hollywood
2017: Self - Actor - Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
2019: Aiden Hakansson - The Tracker
George Cochrane - Without You I'm Nothing
Travis Johansen - Wanted Man
2021: Shea - Castle Falls
2004: Himself - Guns, Genes & Fighting Machines: The Making of 'Universal Soldier'
2012: Andrew Scott - Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
2014: Himself - Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films
2015: William - Riot
2018: Ivan Drago - Creed II
Жених 2
2019: Vladik - Acceleration
2004: Himself - Universal Soldier: A Tale of Two Titans
2006: Himself - The Opponents
1985: Captain Ivan Drago - Rocky IV
2010: Gunnar Jensen - The Expendables
2012: Gunnar Jensen - The Expendables 2
2012: Dr. Sage Mennox - Small Apartments
1995: Street Preacher - Johnny Mnemonic
2015: Himself - The Real Miyagi
2014: Himself - The Making of The Expendables 3
2017: Holt - Female Fight Squad
2005: Oyama Karate Kyokushinkai
2011: as himself - The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance
2012: Himself - Gods of War: Assembling Earth's Mightiest Anti-Heroes
2018: King Nereus - Aquaman
2014: Gunnar Jensen - The Expendables 3
2010: Himself - Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables'
2021: Svengeance (voice) - Minions: The Rise of Gru
2017: Gustav Ditters Present Day - Tour de Pharmacy
2013: He-Man (archival footage) - Jodorowsky's Dune
2004: Randy - Fat Slags
2017: Mature Gil Shepard - Sharknado 5: Global Swarming
2015: Himself - 7 Days in Hell
2010: Captain Ivan Drago (archive footage) - Family Guy Presents: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side
1985: Venz - A View to a Kill
2017: Everything Is Terrible! Presents: The Great Satan
2016: Submarine Commander (uncredited) - Hail, Caesar!

TV CREDITS:
1999: Family Guy
1998: So Graham Norton
2006: I Love the '70s: Volume 2
1993: GMTV
2007: Marco - Chuck
1981: Wanna bet, that..?
2009: Guest - Skavlan
2010: Top Gear
2013: John Eriksson - SAF3
2012: Himself - The Eric Andre Show
2012: Konstantin Kovar - Arrow
2002: Through the Night with...
1982: Na sowas!
2007: Brixos - L'inchiesta - Anno Domini XXXIII
1958: Host - Melodifestivalen
2005: John Thundergun - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
2011: himself - Klein gegen Groß - Das unglaubliche Duell