From Rocky 1 through 5 and Rambo 1 through 3 Sylvester Stallone has moved on to Barney Ross aka The Schizo and leader of The Expendables. The first Expendable film was released in 2010. The Expendables 2 comes out in August 2012. The films bring together some of film’s aging tough-guy, action heroes like Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, and cameo appearances by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis.
Shirtless Dolph Lundgren showing his magnificent muscles
Dolph Lundgren was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He is an actor who embodies the “action hero” genre along with others like Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steven Seagal and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Although he has a master’s degree in chemical engineering and was offered a Fulbright scholarship to attend MIT, Lundgren chose to study martial arts and turned his achievements in body building and Japanese Karate into a successful film career.
Dolph Lundgren’s film debut was in the James Bond film A View to a Kill. His big break came as the Russian opponent “Ivan Drago” in Rocky IV. He starred opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in Universal Soldier and with both Van Damme and Sylvester Stallone in Universal Soldier: Regeneration.
Dolph Lundgren said: “My problem is that people get intimidated by someone big and beautiful like me. They hate to think I can be smart as well.” Whatever you say Dolph. I, for one, don’t wish to argue the point.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Shirtless. “Ah’ll be back”
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger was born in Thal, Styria, Austria and began weight training when he was 15. He won the Mr. Universe title when he was 22 and the Mr. Olympia title seven times.
Schwarzenegger’s first appearance on film was in the low budget Hercules in New York. His next film, Stay Hungry won him a Golden Globe Award for Best Acting Debut. Eventually, he did the two “Conan” films, Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer, which really gave a boost to his acting career. No doubt, The “”Terminator” films, The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines became Arnold Schwarznegger’s most popular films. There were several other films including Red Sonja, Commando, Predator, The Running Man, Total Recall, Last Action Hero, Collateral Damage and Batman & Robin. He turned his talents to light comedy in Twins, Kindergarten Cop and True Lies.
The Guiness Book of World Records called Arnold Schwarzenegger “the most perfectly developed man in the history of the world”. Take a look at that picture if you have any doubts.