Dolph Lundgren is the epitome of the a generation of Hollywood’s action heroes. His breakthrough role was as Ivan Drago in the 1985 film Rocky IV. Other films include Masters of the Universe, The Punisher, Showdown in Little Tokyo, Universal Solider, The Mechanik, and Icarus. His latest role is as Gunner Jensen in The Expendables and The Expendables 2 which will be released August 17, 2012.
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.