[136] In the film, he portrays Clint Gray, a black-market dealer of exotic species responsible for releasing a dangerous shark into Lake Tahoe. The film received mixed reviews from critics but was very successful commercially, opening at number one at the box office in the United States, the United Kingdom,[118] China[119] and India. While in Sydney, he became a bodyguard for Jamaican singer Grace Jones and began a relationship with her. [138][139] He portrays Agent Reed, a law enforcement officer who must go undercover as a kindergarten teacher, in order to recover a missing flash drive from the Federal Witness Protection Program. There are many things about him I still admire. Schwartz. He reprised his role in The Expendables 2 (2012) and The Expendables 3 (2014). Filmed from below so that one has the sense of peering up at a massive kinetic sculpture, his glistening torso, which over the course of the film is subjected to assorted tortures, is the movie's primary visual focus whenever the action slows down. [6], The name "Dolph" comes from a distant relative on his mother's side. [154], When in Los Angeles he trains at the Equinox Gym in Westwood and when at home in Marbella, Spain, he trains at the Qi Sport Gym in Puerto Banús. Model Born in Sweden #26. Dolph was originally born as Hans Lundgren on November 3, 1957, in Spanga, Sweden, to the parents, Sigrid Birgitta and Karl Johan Hugo Lundgren. He plays Jason Price, an ex-FBI agent who protects a witness. "[25] Lundgren later fought in a real boxing match against former UFC fighter Oleg Taktarov, and lost via decision. [69][70] The film was shot on location in Toronto and Montreal in 12 weeks, filling in for the film's Newark, New Jersey and Beijing settings. Directed by Jesse Johnson, principal photography wrapped in March 2012, and the film was released on 9 February 2013. [6] He would later quit studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after two weeks to pursue acting. [38] Christopher Null gave the film 1 out of 5, stating the film was "marred by cheeseball sets and special effects, lame fight sequences, and some of the worst acting ever to disgrace the screen. [14] However, while preparing for the move to Boston, he was spotted in the nightclub he worked at in Sydney and was hired by Grace Jones as a bodyguard, and the two became lovers. Lundgren later stated he believed the intruders to be Eastern European and had asked contacts in Bulgaria to investigate them, but to no avail. [132][133] In February, he filmed a cameo for the Coen brothers' 2016 comedy film Hail, Caesar!, portraying a Soviet submarine captain.[134]. However, Stallone’s insurance company didn’t believe his injury was caused by fellow fighter and might have happened due to a car accident. [153] It also discusses a detailed account of his earlier life and troubles. [148] He played an older, impoverished Drago in the film, which also introduces the character's son, Viktor. The film was released theatrically in the Middle East and Southeast Asia and directly to video in the United States and other parts of the world. [150] Lundgren has professed never to have been "super strong", saying that, "I'm too tall and my arms are long. He participated in a real boxing match against former UFC fighter Oleg Taktarov. In early May 2009, Lundgren's Marbella home was reportedly broken into by three masked burglars who tied up and threatened his wife, but fled when they found a family photo and realized that the house was owned by Lundgren. [142] He is due to star in the Mike Mendez horror thriller Don't Kill It, portraying demon hunter Jebediah Woodley;[143] and in R Ellis Frazier's thriller film Larceny, portraying Jack: a "former operative-turned-professional thief". [97][98], In 2004, he starred in an unusually high number of films. Dolph Lundgren Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics are here. He focusses on eating a lot of protein throughout the day and splits his daily dietary intake into five or six small meals. The DVD and Video Guide to 2005 said, "not very believable but, as usual, it's fun to watch Dolph Lundgren in action. [37] The film received mainly negative reviews, currently holds a 24% "rotten" rating at Rotten Tomatoes. The Punisher) in the 1989 film The Punisher. [103] The film, shot on location in Tunisia and Bulgaria[103] It premiered at the Capri, Hollywood and the Los Angeles Italia Film Festival. Much of the film was filmed in the Alabama Hills of the Sierra Nevada and the desert of the Joshua Tree National Park of southeast California. Dolph Lundgren has appeared in the TV commercials for the following –. He 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. Although it is based on the Marvel Comics character, the film changes many details of the original comic book origin and the main character does not wear the trademark "skull". We did a split of chest and back one day and then shoulders, legs, and arms the next. [109] The film premiered at the Ischia Global Film & Music Festival on 18 July 2009. Principal photography for Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning began on 9 May 2011 in Louisiana, and filming wrapped on One in the Chamber (co-starring Cuba Gooding, Jr.) around the same time. 81; grossing $1,469 at the domestic box office. Amidst his years of studying, Lundgren honed his karate skills by training hard in the dojo for five years, attaining the rank of 2nd dan black belt in Kyokushin in 1978. During rehearsals for … #2 He was offered a Fulbright scholarship to study at MIT. Rocky IV, as Ivan Drago1987 1. Lundgren was raised in a Lutheran household. Filming wrapped in January 2012, and it was released by Lionsgate on 17 August later that year.[110]. [6] Lundgren claims his father was physically abusive and vented his frustration on his wife and eldest son. [2][3] He appears in Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017), playing the protagonist's son Gil as an adult, and in Aquaman (2018), playing the father of Mera. A few months later, he switched to Gōjū-ryū. But he also said, "I still love my father, no matter what happened. His birthplace was Spanga, but he migrated to Nyland Angermanland when he was 13. Dolph has three siblings. [76] The only thing that can open it is a key which is sought by the Minion, a demonic spirit that transfers itself into the nearby host body when his previous one is killed off. Emma Korkdal & Dolph Lundgren: Dating, Engaged, Wedding. "[21] He weighed 235 pounds (107 kg) – 245 pounds (111 kg) during filming,[21] but in the film he was billed at 261 pounds (118 kg); one publisher said of Drago, "He's a hulking 261 pounds of merciless fighting machine, the best that Soviet science & medicine can create". [136] On 23 May, straight-to-video film War Pigs premiered at the GI Film Festival. He lived in Spånga until the age of 13, when he moved to his grandparents' home in Nyland, Ångermanland. Stephen Holden of The New York Times said, "Dolph Lundgren's pectorals are the real stars of Red Scorpion, an action-adventure movie set in the fictional African country of Mombaka. Dolph was whisked off to the United States from where he completed his final thesis. – Dolph Lundgren. His concentration … Lundgren (as Sergeant Andrew Scott) and Jean-Claude Van Damme (as Luc Deveraux) play U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War who are sent to secure a village against North Vietnamese forces. [162][163] Lundgren became engaged to a Norwegian personal trainer Emma Krokdal in June 2020. A View to a Kill, as Venz 2. Workout 1: Perform each pair of exercises as a superset. [60] The film was partly shot in Eilat, Israel. There's some romance, some comedy, some drama. At the 1992 Cannes Film Festival, Van Damme and Lundgren were involved in a verbal altercation that almost turned physical when both men pushed each other only to be separated, but it was believed to have only been a publicity stunt. Dolph Lundgren, 62, claims personal trainer fiancée, 24, who’s the same age as his daughter has ‘changed his life’ and they’re a ‘perfect match’ Swedish actor Dolph Lundgren has made more than 70 movies over the years; Best known for role … He plays the role of Mike Riggins, an imprisoned ex-US Special forces operative in Eastern Europe, who is offered his freedom and money to rescue an American woman, Ana Gale, who has been kidnapped by a ruthless warlord. [6][12] He showed a keen interest in drumming and had aspirations to become a rock star. [93] After the film was completed, producer Andrew Stevens thought it was too poor to be released and multiple people had to be hired to at least make the film half-competent. Date of birth: November 03, 1957 (Age: 59 years) Height: 6′ 5″ (196 cm) Weight: 250 pounds (110 kg) Shoe size: 12 (US)/46 (EU) Hair color: Blonde Eye color: Blue From the early years of fanatical love to martial arts, Dolph Lundgren became known as an actor in 1985 after the movie Rocky 4, playing with one of the best representatives of this genre, Sylvester Stallone. [128][129] Principal photography started on 2 February 2014 in Thailand, and wrapped in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; April the same year. In 2010, Lundgren made a guest star appearance on the TV series Chuck in the fourth-season premiere episode, "Chuck Versus the Anniversary", as Russian spy Marco, with references to Rocky IV's Ivan Drago. 1985 1. In August 2015, he started filming Kindergarten Cop 2 in Ontario, Canada, a straight-to-video sequel to the 1990 comedy film that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger. He made an intimidating appearance as Drago the Russian boxer in Rocky IV, and starred in The Expendables in 2011. [66], Later in 1994, Lundgren appeared in Perry Lang's Men of War (scripted by John Sayles) alongside Charlotte Lewis and BD Wong as Nick Gunar, a former Special Ops soldier who leads a group of mercenaries to a treasure island in the South China Sea. [76][89] He is blackmailed into plotting an attack in which he would bomb Washington with a new jet called the "Storm Catcher" by a renegade general (Miano). However, he later dropped out to pursue an acting career. During the 1980s, Lundgren had relationships with Jamaican singer Grace Jones and American model Paula Barbieri. "[48] David J. He was rejected by the Zoli Agency because they felt he was too tall and muscular to become a model. "[149] Also that year, Lundgren co-starred in the DC Extended Universe film Aquaman, from director James Wan, as the underwater king Nereus. He cites a better quality of life as having inspired him to maintain his physical fitness. "[43], In 1991, Lundgren starred in Manny Coto's action film Cover Up opposite Louis Gossett Jr.. Lundgren portrays Mike Anderson, a tough American reporter and US Marine veteran who finds his own life in jeopardy after stumbling across a political cover-up over a Middle Eastern terrorist plan to release toxic gas and kill thousands of people. Moreover, he has received a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology based in Sweden. The threat is from a terrorist group, which has stolen the President's personal communications computer with the capability of launching the US arsenal to threaten global security. To improve his physique and athletic abilities, he trained intensely in bodybuilding and boxing for five months before the film was shot. [9][10][11] He has two sisters, Katarina and Annika and a younger brother Johan. 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[54][55], In 1993, Lundgren starred opposite Kristian Alfonso and George Segal in Vic Armstrong's Joshua Tree. [27][28] It is referred to as a "flop" by Variety magazine,[29] and has a 13% "rotten" rating at Rotten Tomatoes. In 2018, Lundgren reprised his role of Ivan Drago from Rocky IV in Creed II, the sequel to Creed. In the late 1980s, he was caught in a controversy in his native Sweden after he refused to be interviewed in Swedish and asked it to be in English. Cover-Up, as Mike Anderson 2. #3 He was the first actor cast for the science fiction fantasy film Masters of the Universe (1987). They get more than they bargained for, however, as they come face to face with Russian mercenaries also after the artifact. Red Scorpion, Lt. Nikolai Rachenko1989 1. "[116] This was his first American theatrical release film since 1995's Johnny Mnemonic, (although The Inquiry (The Final Inquiry) and Missionary Man both played theatrically for one week in Dallas and San Diego in December 2007). 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"[42] One author said "Universe (1987) or Dark Angel (1990), demonstrates that nature and his [Lundgren's] hairdresser have suited him perfectly to Nazi genetically engineered baddie roles. "[47] Variety wrote "Lundgren can hold his own with other action leads as an actor and could easily be Van Damme-marketable if only he'd devote as much attention to quality control as he does to pectoral development. [78] The film was praised for its exciting action sequences. He went on to win the European championships in 1980 and 1981. Dolph Lundgren doesn't see any issue with older dudes, like Dennis Quaid and Peter Cook, proposing to women more than half their age ... 'cause in the end, it ain't about age. [100] His next starring role was in the science fiction picture Retrograde. He has three siblings, two sisters, and one brother. He received a Fulbright scholarship to MIT and moved to Boston. "[68] Film Review "shuddered" at the concept of the film and remarked that Lundgren "should be a long-forgotten action-star. [21] The film was a critical failure and viewed as far too violent for a family picture. In 1983, he was given admission at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a Fulbright Scholarship. "[39] Whilst criticizing the film's storyline and acting, Time Out magazine concluded the film was "destructive, reprehensible, and marvelous fun". Dolph Lundgren Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics. 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In the first installation on 6 February, Lundgren co-hosted the competition together with comedian Christine Meltzer and performer Måns Zelmerlöw. Featured Image by Eva Rinaldi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0. It co-stars and Jean-Claude Van Damme in the fifth collaboration between both actors as well as the first time they appear together as on-screen allies.[146][147]. Karl Lundgren, the father of … Dolph Lundgren, Actor: Rocky IV. His wife was the "most traumatized",[161] and as of 2011[update], they are divorced. [33] Lundgren and Qviberg cited the reason for living outside Hollywood was to give their children as normal a childhood as possible. He was interested in drumming when he was a child and he also tried judo. "[36], Lundgren then starred as Marvel Comics character Frank Castle (a.k.a. Jack Caine1991 1. [64] The film was seen negatively by most critics; Film Review said it was "appallingly acted and monotonous"[65] and Video Movie Guide 2002 described it as a "silly Cold War thriller". Ever since Dolph Lundgren announced his engagement on social media, critics flooded the post pointing out how his fiancee Krokdal looks 'like his daughter'. Stockholm , Sweden. Lundgren was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983. [23][24] In an interview, Sylvester Stallone said, "During [the filming of] Rocky IV, Dolph had hit me so hard I had swelling around the heart and had to stay in intensive care at St. John's Hospital for four days. The Video Guide to 2002 said, "that noise you hear isn't the numerous on-screen explosions but action star Lundgren's career hitting rock bottom. I actually have some clever dialogue in this one. Contact Sports and Weightlifting. [75], In 1997, Dolph starred in Frédéric Forestier's The Peacekeeper, playing Major Frank Cross of the US Air Force and the only man who can prevent the president being assassinated and with the ability to thwart an imminent nuclear holocaust. [68][87], In 1999, he appeared in Isaac Florentine's Bridge of Dragons as a "human killing machine" mercenary named Warchild alongside Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, who Lundgren had previously worked with in the 1991 film Showdown in Little Tokyo, Valerie Chow, Gary Hudson, John Bennett and Scott L. [102], In 2006, Lundgren played gladiator Brixos in the Italian-made historical/biblical drama, The Inquiry (L'inchiesta) a remake of a 1986 film by the same name, in an ensemble that includes Daniele Liotti, Mónica Cruz, Max von Sydow, F. Murray Abraham and Ornella Muti. Dolph often credits Sylvester Stallone for improving his eating habits and making him a serious bodybuilder. Dolph Lundgren socialized with his ex-girlfriend for nearly ten years.Swedish Hollywood star Dolph Lundgren, 62, recently got engaged to 24-year-old Emma Krokdal. Sylvester Stallone-- The Director: 39: 74: No: Sylvester Stallone: 39: 74: No: Talia Shire: 39: 74: No: Burt Young: 45: 80: No: Carl Weathers: 37: 73: No: Brigitte Nielsen: 22: 57: No: Tony Burton: 48: 83: No: Michael Pataki: 47: Would've been 83: In 2010-04-16 (age 72) Dolph Lundgren: 28: 63: No: Stu Nahan: 59: Would've been 94: In 2007-12-26 (age 81) R.J. Adams: 39: 74: No: Al Bandiero: … Lundgren's breakthrough came in 1985, when he starred in Rocky IV as the imposing Soviet Union boxer Ivan Drago. Then, he got admission at the University of Sydney and graduated in 1982 with master’s degree in chemical engineering. In the late 1970s, he enrolled at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and graduated[when?] April Apr 29, 1996 ( age 24) Birthplace. He made an intimidating appearance as Drago the Russian boxer in Rocky IV and starred in The Expendables. In 2018, Black Water, an action thriller, directed by Pasha Patriki was released. He also had a recurring role in the fifth season of Arrow. The Punisher was filmed in Sydney, Australia and also featured Louis Gossett, Jr., Jeroen Krabbé, Kim Miyori, and Barry Otto. Her beau with 38 years of an age gap, got down on one knee during their trip to Sweden. "[112] Dread Central gave it 3 out of 5 knives, saying "there is almost nothing but solid b-level action until the credits roll. Swedish actor Lundgren made the announcement that he was engaged to Norwegian personal trainer Emma Krokdal, 24, on Instagram this month. This marked the beginning of what New York Magazine has described as Lundgren's "comeback. "[21], In a January 2011 interview with GQ he announced he was working on releasing his own range of vitamins and supplements. He has two sisters, Katarina and Annika and a young… I think back then [Rocky IV] I was working with around 300 pounds on the bench and squat. In 2014, Lundgren co-starred opposite Cung Le in the action film Puncture Wounds, and reprised his role as Gunner Jensen for a third time in The Expendables 3. Dolph Lundgren was born as Hans Lundgren in Stockholm, Sweden, to Sigrid Birgitta (Tjerneld), a language teacher, and Karl Johan Hugo Lundgren, an engineer and economist for the Swedish government. He then wrote, produced, and starred alongside Jaa and Ron Perlman in Skin Trade, an action thriller about human trafficking. [135] This was followed by a further six weeks of filming in the "Reno-Tahoe area". [151] Although he had begun lifting weights as a teenager, he cites co-star Sylvester Stallone as the man who got him into serious bodybuilding for a period in the 1980s after he arrived in the U.S.[151] Stallone had a lasting influence on his fitness regimen and diet, ensuring that he ate a much higher percentage of protein and split his food intake between five or six smaller meals a day. He holds a 3rd dan black belt in Kyokushin karate, and was European champion in 1980-81. On the run from the law, involving exotic cars and desert scenery, Santee must prove his innocence and prove Severance guilty of being involved in the car ring and for murder. Talking about her mother, her mother Anette Qviberg worked as a Fashion Stylist and jewelry designer for years. Actor, director, screenwriter, producer, martial artist. He tries to escape from his past life, but his identity is discovered and he is hunted down, placing the lives of his wife and daughter and himself in jeopardy.