Dolph Lundgren

Biography

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.

Dolph Lundgren: Net Worth
In 2013, Celebrity Net Worth reported that Dolph Lundgren had a net worth of 15 million USD.

Dolph Lundgren: 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.

Dolph Lundgren: 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.

Dolph Lundgren: 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.
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The Expendables 3

15th August 2014 -

 Movie Review

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....

The Expendables 3

29th July 2014 -

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The cast of 'The Expendables 3' discuss the upcoming action film in a short featurette. Among them are Wesley Snipes, Harrison Ford, Glen Powell, Sylvester Stallone, Randy Couture, Jason Statham and Mel Gibson. The movie...

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8th May 2014 -

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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...

The Expendables 3

2nd January 2014 -

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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...

Nicolas Cage A "Highly Unlikely" Addition To Expendables 3

18th July 2013 -

 News

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...

Sylvester Stallone Announces Expendables 3 and Great Escape 2 (Sort Of)

4th June 2013 -

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Stallone Names Patrick Hughes As The Director For "The Expendables 3"

24th April 2013 -

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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,...

Small Apartments: Meet 2013's Most Random Cast! (Trailer and Pictures)

26th March 2013 -

 News

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...

Small Apartments

26th March 2013 -

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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...

Small Apartments

22nd March 2013 -

 Movie Review

Relentlessly quirky and strange, this pitch black comedy manages to combine its outrageous silliness with some surprising emotional resonance. Swedish filmmaker Akerlund (who directed Lady Gaga's Telephone) keeps the film's pace snappy as it lurches...

Hot Tickets! This Weekend’s US Movie Releases, Killing Them Softly, The Collection, Universal Soldier, Craptastic (Addicted To Fame)

30th November 2012 -

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The highlight of this week’s movie releases is, unarguable. This is the time of year that many major releases come smothered in a blanket of ‘will it / won’t it’ chatter, with regards to Oscar...

The Expendables 2

16th August 2012 -

 Movie Review

Although there's been no attempt to tone down the first film's bloodthirsty hyperviolence or dim-witted plotting, this sequel is a massive improvement simply because they have fun with the premise. As a result, so do...

The Expendables 2

19th December 2011 -

 Video

Mr Church reunites the Expendables: Barney Ross; Lee Christmas; Yin Yang; Gunnar Jensen; Toll Road and Hale Caesar for a simple job. They are joined by two newcomers: Billy the Kid and Maggie. All in...

The Expendables

6th April 2010 -

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Barney Ross is the leader of a group of mercenary fighters, his team is made up of Lee Christmas, Yin Yang, Hale Caesar, Toll Road and Gunnar Jensen, each member is a specialist in varying...

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