Dolph Lundgren

Hans Dolph Lundgren (born 3 November 1957) is a Swedish actor, filmmaker, and martial artist. His breakthrough came in 1985, when he starred in Rocky IV as the imposing Soviet Union boxer Ivan Drago. He holds the rank of 4th dan black belt in Kyokushin karate and was European champion in 1980–81. In 2004 he directed his first film, The Defender, and subsequently directed The Mechanik, Missionary Man, Command Performance, and Icarus. In 2010 he returned to Hollywood with the role of Gunnar Jensen in The Expendables, alongside Sylvester Stallone and an all-action star cast.

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Summary Dolph LundgrenHans Dolph Lundgren (born 3 November 1957) is a Swedish actor, filmmaker, and martial artist. Lundgren’s breakthrough came in 1985, when he starred in Rocky IV as the imposing Soviet Union boxer Ivan Drago. Since then, he has starred in more than 70 films, almost all of them in the action genre. He holds the rank of 4th dan black belt in Kyokushin karate and was European champion in 1980–81. In 2004 he directed his first film, The Defender, and subsequently directed The Mechanik, Missionary Man, Command Performance, and Icarus. In 2010 he returned to Hollywood with the role of Gunnar Jensen in The Expendables, alongside Sylvester Stallone and an all-action star cast. He reprised his role in Creed II and is due to reprise his role as Gunner Jensen in the Expendables 4. He appears in Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, playing the protagonist’s son Gil as an adult, and in Aquaman, playing the father of Mera. He also had a recurring role in the fifth season of Arrow, playing antagonist Konstantin Kovar. He has said that as a child, he was insecure and suffered from allergies, describing himself as a “runt” Lundgren said that he was a keen interest in drumming and had aspirations to become a rock star. He said that his father told him that if he wanted to make something special with his life, he had to go to America and study chemical engineering on various academic scholarships.

He is the son of Sigrid Birgitta, a language teacher, and Karl-Hugo Johan Lundgren, an engineer and economist for the Swedish government. Some sources wrongly state 1959 as his year of birth, but Lundgren himself has confirmed it to be 1957. He has two sisters, Katarina and Annika and a younger brother Johan. He claims his father was physically abusive and vented his frustration on his wife and eldest son. Lundgren has stated that, during his tirades, his father would call him a \”loser\”, which motivated him later as he grew more ambitious to prove himself. The name “Rudolph” comes from a distant relative on his mother’s side on his father’s side of the family, and he calls himself “The Dolph” He has also said that, as aChild, he suffered from allergy allergies and had ambitions to be a rockstar. He was a bodyguard for Jamaican singer Grace Jones and began a relationship with her. He received a Fulbright scholarship to MIT and moved to Boston. In the early 1980s he received a degree in chemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Sydney. He appeared in films such as I Come in Peace, Cover Up, Showdown in Little Tokyo, Universal Soldier film series, Joshua Tree, Pentathlon, Men of War, Johnny Mnemonic, The Shooter, Silent Trigger, The Peacekeeper, and Blackjack.