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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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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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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 94

Birthday 1957-11-03

Place of Birth Stockholm, Sweden

Official Site http://www.dolphlundgren.com/

Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Aquaman as King Nereus
2018 Creed II as Ivan Drago
2018 Black Water as Marco
2017 Blockbusters 80, la folle décennie d'Hollywood as lui-même
2017 Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex Trafficking as Self
2017 Sharknado 5: Global Swarming as Mature Gil Shepard
2017 Tour de Pharmacy as Gustav Ditters Present Day
2017 Altitude as Sharpe
2017 Female Fight Club as Holt
2017 Larceny as Jack
2017 Imagine Dragons: Believer as Boxer
2017 Welcome to Willits as Derek
2016 Don't Kill It as Jebediah Woodley
2016 Kindergarten Cop 2 as Agent Reed
2016 Hail, Caesar! as Submarine Commander (uncredited)
2015 Shark Lake as Clint Gray
2015 Riot as William
2015 4Got10 as Bob Rooker
2015 War Pigs as Captain Hans Picault
2015 7 Days in Hell as Himself
2015 The Real Miyagi
2014 The Making of The Expendables 3 as Himself
2014 Skin Trade as Nick Cassidy
2014 Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films as Himself
2014 Puncture Wounds as Hollis
2014 The Expendables 3 as Gunnar Jensen
2013 Blood of Redemption as Axel
2013 SAF3(20 episodes) as John Eriksson
2013 Ambushed as Maxwell
2013 Battle of the Damned as Max Gatling
2013 Legendary: Tomb of the Dragon as Harker
2013 The Package as The German
2012 Gods of War: Assembling Earth's Mightiest Anti-Heroes as Himself
2012 Arrow(4 episodes) as Konstantin Kovar
2012 Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning as Andrew Scott
2012 One in the Chamber as Aleksey Andreev
2012 The Expendables 2 as Gunnar Jensen
2012 The Eric Andre Show(1 episode) as Himself
2012 Stash House as Andy Spector
2012 Small Apartments as Dr. Sage Mennox
2012 All Out of Bullets
2011 The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance as as himself
2011 In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds as Granger
2010 Top Gear(1 episode)
2010 Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables' as Himself
2010 The Expendables as Gunnar Jensen
2010 Icarus as Edward Genn / Icarus
2009 Family Guy Presents: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side as Captain Ivan Drago (archive footage)
2009 Universal Soldier: Regeneration as Andrew Scott
2009 Direct Contact as Mike Riggins
2009 Skavlan(1 episode) as Guest
2009 Command Performance as Joe
2007 Missionary Man as Ryder
2007 Chuck(1 episode) as Marco
2007 Diamond Dogs as Xander Ronson
2006 The Final Inquiry as Brixos
2006 I Love the '70s: Volume 2(1 episode)
2005 The Mechanik as Nikolai Cherenko
2004 The Defender as Lance Rockford
2004 Retrograde as John Foster
2004 Fat Slags as Randy
2004 Direct Action as Frank Gannon
2003 Detention as Sam Decker
2002 Durch die Nacht mit …(1 episode)
2001 The Last Patrol as Nick Preston
2001 Hidden Agenda as Jason Price
2000 Jill Rips as Matt Sorenson
2000 Agent Red as Matt Hendricks
1999 Storm Catcher as Major Jack Holloway
1999 Sweepers as Christian Erickson
1999 Family Guy(3 episodes)
1999 Bridge of Dragons as Warchild
1998 The Minion as Lukas Sadorov
1998 So Graham Norton(1 episode)
1998 Blackjack as Jack Devlin
1998 The Peacekeeper as Frank Cross
1996 Silent Trigger as Waxman
1995 Hidden Assassin as Michael Dane
1995 Johnny Mnemonic as Street Preacher
1994 Men of War as Nick Gunar
1994 Pentathlon as Eric Brogar
1993 Joshua Tree as Wellman Anthony Santee
1993 GMTV(1 episode)
1992 Universal Soldier as Andrew Scott/GR13
1991 Showdown in Little Tokyo as Sgt. Chris Kenner
1991 Cover-Up as Mike Anderson
1990 Dark Angel as Det. Jack Caine
1989 The Punisher as Frank Castle / The Punisher
1988 Red Scorpion as Lt. Nikolai Rachenko
1987 Dolph Lundgren: Maximum Potential as Himself
1987 Masters of the Universe as He-Man
1985 Rocky IV as Captain Ivan Drago
1985 A View to a Kill as Venz
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(2 episodes)

Directing

2010 IcarusDirector
2009 Command PerformanceDirector
2007 Missionary ManDirector
2005 The MechanikDirector
2004 The DefenderDirector

Writing

2014 Skin TradeStory
2014 Skin TradeScreenplay
2009 Command PerformanceWriter
2007 Missionary ManWriter
2005 The MechanikWriter

Production

2016 Don't Kill ItProducer
2015 Shark LakeProducer
2014 Skin TradeProducer
2014 Puncture WoundsProducer
2013 Battle of the DamnedExecutive Producer

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