Dolph Lundgren enjoyed working for Sylvester Stallone on the set of new action blockbuster THE EXPENDABLES - insisting the RAMBO hardman has become "more thoughtful" as a director.
Stallone handed Lundgren his breakthrough role in 1985's Rocky IV - which he wrote, starred in and directed.
And Lundgren, who played huge Russian boxer Ivan Drago in the film, admits his old pal was much easier to work for two decades later - because the tough guy filmmaker had more patience on the set of his latest release.
He says, "How has Sylvester changed? I think as a director he's a little more thoughtful I'd say, a little more mellow maybe. So he kind of talks to the actors a little more about their scenes and their performances. I thought that was kind of nice, at least for me. He really took his time and I think that really helped in the picture, too."