Dolph Lundgren (born Hans Lundgren; 3.11.1957) Dolph Lundgren is a Swedish actor, known for his work in films like The Expendables and Rocky 4. He is also a martial artist and has spent time working as a director on his own productions.
Net Worth: In 2013, Celebrity Net Worth reported that Dolph Lundgren had a net worth of 15 million USD.
Childhood: Dolph Lundgren was born Hans Lundgren to Sigrid Birgitta - a language teacher - and Karl John Hugo Lundgren - an engineer and economist for the Swedish Government - in Stockholm, Sweden. Due to an abusive upbringing from his father, Lundgren was inspired to vent his frustration through high-contact sports like boxing and karate. He also worked hard through high school, leaving with straight As. He went on to earn a degree in Chemistry from Washington State University, before serving a compulsory two years in the Swedish army. After this, he studied at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and graduated with a degree in chemical engineering. By 1978, he achieved a black belt in karate. Lundgren completed a master's degree in chemical engineering at The University of Sydney with the highest marks of any member of his class. Lundgren earned a Fullbright scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, however he was spotted working as a bouncer by singer Grace Jones and was subsequently hired to be her bodyguard. The two fell in love during this period.
Career: When Grace Jones received the role of May Day in the James Bond film A View to a Kill, she persuaded Dolph Lundgren to try for a part in the film. He ended up briefly playing a KGB agent in the film. From here, Lundgren decided that he preferred acting to chemical engineering, and pursued the role of Ivan Drago in Rocky IV (1985). He was turned down, due to his height, but later got the part anyway, going on to star alongside Sylvester Stallone. In 1987, Lundgren played the lead role in Masters of the Universe, although the film was panned by audiences and critics alike. In 1992, Lundgren starred alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme in Roland Emmerick's Universal Soldiers. Despite its success at the box office, critics like Roger Ebert responded negatively to it. In 2004, Lundgren made his directorial debut with The Defender, which he also starred in. This began a slew of action movies which Lundgren acted in and directed, all of which have earned moderate success. In 2010, Lundgren reunited with Stallone in The Expendables, a film based on the high-octane action movies Lundgren has inhabited for the majority of his career. Lundgren returned in 2012 and 2014 to reprise his role as Gunner Jensen in the series.
Personal life: In the 1980s, Lundgren dated singer and Bond Girl, Grace Jones, before later dating Paula Barbieri. He married Anette Qviberg in 1994 and the couple have two children. In 2011, they divorced from each other.
Dolph Lundgren - Gumball 3000 - Day 5 Checkpoint goes to Buttonwillow Raceway Park, where the drivers get to experience the Dodge Viper and Hellcat on the racetrack. at Buttonwillow Raceway park - Buttonwillow, California, United States - Thursday 28th May 2015
This weekend saw the legendary motor rally begin in Sweden.
The 2015 edition of Gumball 3000 kicked off in Sweden's capital at the weekend, with plenty of famous faces spotted enjoying the unique celebrations. This year's intense motor rally proves to be just as thrilling as the previous 16 years.
Danielle Knudson, Natalie Pack and Simone Holtznagel modelling at Gumball 3000
The excitement began with some of the world's most incredible sports cars arriving at Norrbro (North Bridge) in Stockholm on Saturday (May 23rd 2015) before kicking off their 3000 international road trip the following day, en route to Oslo, Norway. Once there, it's not only the epic car racing that was to be enjoyed, but skateboarding legend Tony Hawk also made an appearance to demonstrate the moves that made him a household name.
Striking a tone somewhere between the po-faced original and the silly Part 2, this rampaging action nonsense is badly overcrowded and chaotic, but there's plenty of comedy and whizzy stuntwork to keep the audience entertained. It of course helps a lot that the film is packed to the rafters with iconic actors and lively newcomers. And their sassy dialogue helps make up for the idiotic plot.
It opens with a prison break, as Barney (Sylvester Stallone) and his team (Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture and Terry Crews) rescue their old cohort Doc (Wesley Snipes) then head off on a mysterious mission that turns out to involve their presumed-dead nemesis Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), who is targeting Barney's team. So Barney and his pal Bonaparte (Kelsey Grammer) set about finding four new commandoes (Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Glen Powell and Victor Ortiz) to take on Stonebanks, but of course nothing goes as plan. For the final face-off they're joined by the old team, CIA boss Drummer (Harrison Ford), former colleagues Trench and Yin (Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jet Li), and chatty newcomer Galgo (Antonio Banderas).
The ever-increasing cast means that some characters can't help but be pushed into the shadows (Crews and Li are barely in this film), while others hover around the edges of scenes injecting moments of sarcastic wit. Each of the characters gets his or her moment of eye-popping action, as the film lurches from set-piece to set-piece in a whirl of bombs, bullets and blades. All of this is fun because the actors are gleefully refusing to take any of this seriously. The scene-stealers this time are Gibson, terrific as the swaggering villain, and Banderas, who's hilarious as the only person who can string a sentence together.
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Barney Ross is the fearless leader of elite New Orleans mercenary team The Expendables who are still as active and formidable as ever despite the ever nearing limitations of age. And it seems those limitations could be closer than ever as they face their most serious challenge yet. When The Expendables' co-founder Conrad Stonebanks became engulfed in a world of crime and arms dealing, Barney made the difficult decision to kill his partner. However, it seems Stonebanks isn't as dead as Barney thought and he's now hellbent on ending The Expendables once and for all. With such a deadly threat facing them, the team decide to recruit; enlisting a younger, fitter and smarter group to join them and bring down their nemesis. With fresh blood and higher numbers, The Expendables are sure to succeed in their latest mission - but will age differences get in the way of their solidarity?
'The Expendables 3' introduces an extended, all star ensemble cast in the final instalment of 'The Expendables' move series. Directed by Patrick Hughes ('Red Hill') and co-written by Katrin Benedikt, Creighton Rothenberger ('Olympus Has Fallen'), Dave Callaham ('Doom') and star Sylvester Stallone ('Rambo'), the movie will be unveiled in UK cinemas on August 15th 2014.
A formidable group of New Orleans mercenaries led by the no-nonsense Barney Ross are starting to feel less invincible than they used to. Their latest mission sees them bump into the crazed co-founder of the elite team, Conrad Stonebanks, who Ross thought he killed a long time ago when he turned against the law and began arms dealing. Now Stonebanks will stop at nothing until everyone of the expendables are wiped out. Ross and his team are feeling less than confident and decide to enlist a fresh team of skilled warriors who are much younger, fitter and more in tune with the ever developing technology of the armed forces. Will the young and the old be able to work together to bring down their latest nemesis? Or will the generational clash do more harm than good?
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Nicolas Cage has strongly dispelled rumours that he'll be in the next instalment in the 'Expendables' action movies.
After being rumoured to be joining the Expendables 3 cast, Knowing actor Nicolas Cage has shot down such murmurings in an interview with Den of Geek putting it plainly that he'd had no involvement so far: "I have not had any formal discussions about that movie," he said referring to Expendables. "I'm not in Kick-Ass 2 and I don't think I'm in Expendables 3. And I like those guys, but I would say it would be highly unlikely that I'd be in that movie," he added, destroying another fervent internet rumour while he was at it.
Nicolas Cage: Probably Not In Expendables 3.
Dwayne Johnson and Vinnie Jones are two fellow actors who've also been rumoured to be starring in the mega-action blockbuster, set for release in August 2014. Cage's denial follows Sylvester Stallone's claim that he had "no knowledge" of a potential Cage addition back in November 2012.
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Sylvester Stallone has announced The Expendables 3, though fans may be more intrigued by his new project by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
It's shaping up to be a pretty hectic 18 months or so for Sylvester Stallone, who will star in two big-budget movies for Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment, Escape Plan and The Expendables 3. The former stars Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger as prison cellmates who work together to escape. The Great Escape, essentially.
The movie, directed by Swedish filmmaker Mikael Hafstrom, is written by Miles Chapman and Jason Keller, according to the Hollywood Reporter. It will go up against Joseph Gordon-Lecitt's directorial debut Don Jon and fantasy movie Seventh Son on October 18, 2013. The Expendables action adventure franchise continues on August 15, 2014 with the third movie, once again starring Stallone as Barney Ross, who leads his group of mercenaries into another seemingly impossible mission. Martial arts legend Jackie Chan and Oscar winner Nicolas Cage are set to be appear in the movie, which will undoubtedly continue to the huge success of the franchise. As yet, the other major studios have not announced any movies for release on the same date.
The Expendables 2, starring Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris and Terry Crews, opened on August 16, 2012 to takings of $28.6 million. The movie has since earned $300 million worldwide.
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The third installment in Stallone's franchise has found its director and is set to begin shooting later this year.
Australian director Patrick Hughes has been named by Sylvester Stallone to helm his newest writing endeavor, The Expendables 3. Nothing is official just yet though, as Hughes still has to win the approval of Millenium, the studio behind the Expendables franchise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hughes will be flying in shortly to meet with studio heads, but the director is pretty much a shoe in for the gig.
Hughes is a newbie in the director’s seat, with one feature film on his record – a critically acclaimed 2010 thriller, which starred Ryan Kwanten as a city police officer on a thrill ride of a first day in a small country town. So, while he might be lacking in experience, Hughes isn’t exactly a wild card and Stallone probably knows what to expect of his work. It will be interesting to see how he handles the fast-paced action genre, though. However, with a cast this packed with famous action men, The Expendables can probably be carried on acting alone.
A lot of the stars of the previous two films are expected to return for The Expendables 3, including Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren. Some rumored additions to the already star-studded cast include Wesley Snipes and Jackie Chan. Stallone is currently in the midst of penning the script, with shooting expected to commence sometime this summer.
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The trailer for Jonas Akerlund's indie-comedy 'Small Apartments' introduces a superb cast including Matt Lucas, Peter Stormare and Billy Crystal.
Who wouldn't pay to see a comedy movie starring Matt Lucas, Juno Temple, Billy Crystal, Peter Stormare, Amanda Plummer, Rebel Wilson, James Caan, Johnny Knoxville and...wait for it...Dolph Lundgren? Well, that's exactly what you're getting for your money in Small Apartments, which premiered in the UK on March 22, 2013. Nick Nunziata of Chud.com summed the whole thing up in his review of the quirky flick, "They don't make them like this anymore. Actually they've never made them like this before," he wrote.
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Franklin Franklin is a wig-donning, Swiss wannabe loner who lives alone in a small apartment having previously lived with his mentally deranged brother Bernard. He's not the only eccentric character at the complex, however; his wacky neighbours include the Liquor store worker Tommy Balls, Tommy's herpes ridden girlfriend Rocky, the beautiful Simone and the ill-tempered Mr. Allspice. One day, Franklin finds himself in a spot of bother when he accidentally murders his landlord Mr. Olivetti when he pays him a visit about the rent (of lack of it). In an attempt to cover up the homicide, he clumsily stages it as a suicide, which the cops become very suspicious of. Things don't get any easier either, as his Franklin's brother dies suddenly from a brain tumour and he ends up getting badly beaten in the street. Will Franklin find that future that he dreams of? Or will his tedious life gradually spiral further out of control?
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