In 1983, he was given admission at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a Fulbright Scholarship. Read on to know their love story By Alakananda Bandyopadhyay Published on : 21:27 PST, Dec 27, 2020. Lundgren's character, Matt Hendricks, must work with his wife, a virologist, to prevent the scenario occurring. [60] Lundgren plays Wellman Anthony Santee, a former racecar driver who has turned to hauling exotic stolen cars with his friend Eddie Turner (Ken Foree). [4][5][6] Some sources wrongly state 1959 as his year of birth,[7][8] but Lundgren himself has confirmed it to be 1957. [46] The film received a mainly negative reception from critics and was criticized for its violence; Vincent Canby of the New York Times described it as "violent, but spiritless. His concentration … [75] Lundgren plays a former Special Forces agent who joins a secretive government agency (called "The Agency") as an assassin. Along the way, Kenner discovers that Yoshida (Tagawa), the head of the drug gang, is a member of the Yakuza who killed his parents in front of him as a young boy in Japan and the case becomes violent and personal. April Apr 29, 1996 ( age 24) Birthplace. The cloak worn by Lundgren in the film is now located in the lobby of the Famous Players Coliseum in Mississauga, Ontario, it was his last theatrical release film until 2010. Dolph had ample experience to prepare himself for Rocky IV’s strenuous fight sequences. One day he is framed by police officer Frank Severance (Segal) for the murder of a highway patrolman, also killing his friend Eddie. [15] Their relationship developed dramatically, and he moved with her to New York City. "[21] He weighed 235 pounds (107 kg) – 245 pounds (111 kg) during filming,[21] but in the film he was billed at 261 pounds (118 kg); one publisher said of Drago, "He's a hulking 261 pounds of merciless fighting machine, the best that Soviet science & medicine can create". He then played a drug-addled assassin alongside Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, Terry Crews, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the action film The Expendables, which opened in theatres on 13 August 2010. He makes sure that he is supplementing his grueling workouts with healthy food. I Come in Peace (aka Dark Angel), as Det. He has stated that, during his tirades, his father would call him a "loser", which motivated him later as he grew more ambitious to prove himself. After appearing in Rocky IV, Lundgren portrayed He-Man in the 1987 science fantasy film Masters of the Universe, Lt. Rachenko in Red Scorpion (1988) and Frank Castle in the 1989 film The Punisher. Lundgren's breakthrough came in 1985, when he starred in Rocky IV as the imposing Soviet Union boxer Ivan Drago. Dolph Lundgren Net Worth 2020: Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Kids, Bio-Wiki March 20, 2020, 5:41 am 19.4k Views 68 Votes greta lundgren elevation Wiki & Bio: In this short article we welcome you to uncover an unique record by regarding greta lundgren elevation, with standard details, dimensions, dimensions, bio, wiki & occupation. Action star Dolph Lundgren, 62, who announced his engagement to a personal trainer 38 years his junior, has been hit with cheeky comments confusing his fiance for his daughter. He also won the heavyweight tournament in 1982 in Australia. Dolph was whisked off to the United States from where he completed his final thesis. Throughout the 1990s he appeared in films such as I Come in Peace (1990), Cover Up (1991), Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991), Universal Soldier film series (1992, 2009, 2012), Joshua Tree (1993), Pentathlon (1994), Men of War (1994), Johnny Mnemonic (1995), The Shooter (1995), Silent Trigger (1996), The Peacekeeper (1997), and Blackjack (1998). Stallone responded by claiming Lundgren himself was the truck that he collided head-on with. Lundgren was raised in a Lutheran household. Facts About Dolph Lundgren #1 He holds a master's degree in chemical engineering. His height is 1.96 m and weight is 113 kg. Dolph has three siblings. [152] He wrote an autobiographical fitness book, Train Like an Action Hero: Be Fit Forever, published in Sweden (by Bonnier Fakta) on 9 August 2011, offering tips he learned over the years to work out in various situations (with a busy schedule and a lot of traveling). According to Lundgren, it had long been a desire of his to direct a western, having long been a fan of Clint Eastwood and John Wayne, yet he did not want to spend the time and money building an old western town and hiring horses, so decided to set it in modern times with a motorbike instead of entering the town on a horse in the manner than Clint Eastwood would. [145] In August 2017, he portrayed the future version of Gil Shepard in the Syfy film Sharknado 5: Global Swarming. He received a Fulbright scholarship to MIT and moved to Boston. Known for his legendary Rocky IV movie, Lungren released an engagement photo last week with Krokdal, who works as a personal trainer, on Instagram. However they end up shooting each other dead after Devereaux discovers that Scott has gone insane and has resorted to mutilating the villagers and barbarically cutting off their ears, taking an innocent girl and boy hostage. [132][133] In February, he filmed a cameo for the Coen brothers' 2016 comedy film Hail, Caesar!, portraying a Soviet submarine captain.[134]. [111] Lundgren then reunited with Jean-Claude Van Damme in Universal Soldier: Regeneration, where he plays Andrew Scott's clone. "[6], Lundgren received his first lead role as the mighty He-Man in Masters of the Universe (1987), based on the popular children's toyline and cartoon. [76][89] He is blackmailed into plotting an attack in which he would bomb Washington with a new jet called the "Storm Catcher" by a renegade general (Miano). Red Scorpion, Lt. Nikolai Rachenko1989 1. I actually have some clever dialogue in this one. "[43], In 1991, Lundgren starred in Manny Coto's action film Cover Up opposite Louis Gossett Jr.. Lundgren portrays Mike Anderson, a tough American reporter and US Marine veteran who finds his own life in jeopardy after stumbling across a political cover-up over a Middle Eastern terrorist plan to release toxic gas and kill thousands of people. Karl Lundgren, the father of … [110], In 2009, The Dolph Lundgren Scholarship was instituted in his name, which is awarded to the student with the best grades at Ådalsskolan in Kramfors, the school where he himself studied. During rehearsals for … Lundgren’s father Dolph is believed to have a whopping IQ of 160. He portrays Matt Sorenson, a former boxer and San Francisco cop who avenges the brutal death of his younger brother, Michael. "[149] Also that year, Lundgren co-starred in the DC Extended Universe film Aquaman, from director James Wan, as the underwater king Nereus. [159][160] After the incident, Lundgren's elder daughter, Ida, suffered from PTSD. He tries to escape from his past life, but his identity is discovered and he is hunted down, placing the lives of his wife and daughter and himself in jeopardy. [83] In the event his son is killed and he discovers that mines are being planted during the war to kill people in the area. Biography Dolph Lundgren is best known as a Movie Actor. [33] A pre-fame Quentin Tarantino worked as a production assistant on the shoot. As a child, I was probably too much like him, very stubborn—perhaps that's what he couldn't deal with. [73] Later in 1995, Lundgren appeared in Ted Kotcheff's The Shooter, an action drama in which he plays Michael Dane, a U.S. Marshall who gets caught up in politics when he is hired to solve the assassination of a Cuban ambassador. Jones convinced him to leave the university and move to New York City to be with her and begin acting, where, after a short stint as a model and bouncer at the Manhattan nightclub The Limelight, Lundgren got a small debut role as a KGB henchman in the James Bond film A View to a Kill. It co-stars and Jean-Claude Van Damme in the fifth collaboration between both actors as well as the first time they appear together as on-screen allies.[146][147]. [53] They are later reanimated in a secret Army project along with a large group of other previously dead soldiers and sent on a mission as GR operatives. Sylvester Stallone-- The Director: 39: 74: No: Sylvester Stallone: 39: 74: No: Talia Shire: 39: 74: No: Burt Young: 45: 80: No: Carl Weathers: 37: 73: No: Brigitte Nielsen: 22: 57: No: Tony Burton: 48: 83: No: Michael Pataki: 47: Would've been 83: In 2010-04-16 (age 72) Dolph Lundgren: 28: 63: No: Stu Nahan: 59: Would've been 94: In 2007-12-26 (age 81) R.J. Adams: 39: 74: No: Al Bandiero: … [40], In 1990, Lundgren starred in Craig R. Baxley's sci-fi thriller I Come in Peace (also known as Dark Angel) opposite Brian Benben, Betsy Brantley, Matthias Hues and Jay Bilas. "[21], In a January 2011 interview with GQ he announced he was working on releasing his own range of vitamins and supplements. In the late 1980s, he was caught in a controversy in his native Sweden after he refused to be interviewed in Swedish and asked it to be in English. Lundgren plays Jack Caine, a tough Houston cop with an inner sensitivity,[41] who does not let the rules of police procedure prevent him pursuing his mission to wipe out the White Boys, a gang of white collar drug dealers who killed his partner while he was waylaid stopping a convenience store robbery. [68], Later in 1998, Dolph appeared alongside Bruce Payne and Claire Stansfield in Sweepers as Christian Erickson, a leading demolition expert and head of an elite team of specialists, trained to disarm mine fields in a humanitarian minesweeping operation in Angola. [102], In 2006, Lundgren played gladiator Brixos in the Italian-made historical/biblical drama, The Inquiry (L'inchiesta) a remake of a 1986 film by the same name, in an ensemble that includes Daniele Liotti, Mónica Cruz, Max von Sydow, F. Murray Abraham and Ornella Muti. When he is at his holiday home in Marbella, he hits the Qi Sport Gym in Puerto Banús for his workouts. [citation needed], In 2007, Lundgren directed and starred in the Mongolia-based action adventure, Diamond Dogs. One review said "the narrative is laughably stupid" and the DVD and Video Guide to 2005 said, "dull, lightweight, made-for-TV action fully to a satisfying climax". [117] Filming commenced 25 days later in Rio de Janeiro and other locations in Brazil, and later in Louisiana. In 2018, Black Water, an action thriller, directed by Pasha Patriki was released. [citation needed] He studied chemical engineering for a year at Washington State University between 1975 and 1976,[13] prior to serving his mandatory one year in the Swedish Coastal Artillery at the Coastal Ranger School. Maybe Stallone had the right idea after all. In the film, Lundgren co-starred (alongside Luke Goss) as Captain Hans Picault, a French Legionnaire who trains a U.S. Army Infantry group to go behind enemy lines and exterminate the Nazis. At the 1996 Summer Olympics, he was the team leader of United States modern pentathlon team. [56] Despite being a box office hit however, it was not well-received; mainstream critics dismissed the movie as a Terminator 2 clone. [107][108] Filming took place over 5 weeks between August and September 2008 in Sofia, Bulgaria and Moscow, Russia. He also struggled with insecurity. He lived in Stockholm until the age of 13, when he moved in with his grandparents in Nyland, Ångermanland, Sweden. Swedish actor and filmmaker Dolph Lundgren attracted a lot of limelight along with criticisms after engagement with fitness trainer fiancee Emma Krokdal, 24, who is 39 years his junior. Dolph Lundgren was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to Sigrid Birgitta (Tjerneld), a language teacher, and Karl Johan Hugo Lundgren, an engineer and economist for the Swedish government. Universal Soldier, as Sgt. [105][106], In 2008, Lundgren starred opposite Michael Paré in the direct to video action flick Direct Contact. He is fluent in English and his mother tongue Swedish. The film received mixed reviews from critics but was very successful commercially, opening at number one at the box office in the United States, the United Kingdom,[118] China[119] and India. Dolph Lundgren was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to Sigrid Birgitta (Tjerneld), a language teacher, and Karl Johan Hugo Lundgren, an engineer and economist for the Swedish government. Dolph Lundgren Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics. [14] However, while preparing for the move to Boston, he was spotted in the nightclub he worked at in Sydney and was hired by Grace Jones as a bodyguard, and the two became lovers. [136] In the film, he portrays Clint Gray, a black-market dealer of exotic species responsible for releasing a dangerous shark into Lake Tahoe. There are many things about him I still admire. I was shell-shocked for years from the mind-boggling and daunting experience of being a student-athlete from tiny Sweden suddenly having to live up a new action-star persona. I hung out with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Iman and Steve Rubell, danced at Studio 54, and studied acting with Andie MacDowell and Tom Hulce. "[42] One author said "Universe (1987) or Dark Angel (1990), demonstrates that nature and his [Lundgren's] hairdresser have suited him perfectly to Nazi genetically engineered baddie roles. [34], He next starred in Joseph Zito's Red Scorpion in 1988, opposite M. Emmet Walsh, Al White, T. P. McKenna and Carmen Argenziano. He reprised his role in The Expendables 2 (2012) and The Expendables 3 (2014). There's some romance, some comedy, some drama. [109] The film premiered at the Ischia Global Film & Music Festival on 18 July 2009. [103] The film, shot on location in Tunisia and Bulgaria[103] It premiered at the Capri, Hollywood and the Los Angeles Italia Film Festival. A versatile Hollywood figure, Dolph wears multiple hats in the entertainment industry as an actor, film director, and martial artist. Sylvester Stallone on his 'Rocky' legacy Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren may be the best of friends now, but Sly didn't always love the Swedish-born karate champion. He is not a heavy drinker but he has ceded that he does love tequila and cocktails. Also in 2014, he co-starred in Skin Trade, an action thriller about human trafficking he co-wrote and produced. Also, he loves using his chemical knowledge to make great cocktails. #2 He was offered a Fulbright scholarship to study at MIT. [31], One author explained why Lundgren would never succeed as a leading actor in Hollywood, "Lundgren is limited by his size and dead pan delivery: though often compared to Arnold, he has less range. Directed by Jesse Johnson, principal photography wrapped in March 2012, and the film was released on 9 February 2013. In it Lundgren plays a man who is in a group of genetically unique people who travel back in time to prevent the discovery of meteors containing deadly bacteria. By the age of 10, he was taking Kyokushin karate classes. [9][10][11] He has two sisters, Katarina and Annika and a younger brother Johan. The film, a Canadian-Chinese production, was shot on location in Inner Mongolia. Dolph often credits Sylvester Stallone for improving his eating habits and making him a serious bodybuilder. [citation needed] During his time in Sydney, he earned a living as a bouncer in a nightclub in the renowned King's Cross area. 1985 1. Lundgren weighed his all-time heaviest during the filming at 250 pounds (110 kg). [135] This was followed by a further six weeks of filming in the "Reno-Tahoe area". [137] Directed by Jerry Dugan, the film's budget was $2 million. He speaks Swedish and English fluently, as well as smaller amounts of French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish, but is not fluent in five languages as has often been reported. [22] His character's lines "If he dies, he dies" and "I must break you" are amongst the best known of the Rocky series, and have often been cited in popular culture. Although Lundgren has never competed as a professional bodybuilder, he has been closely associated with bodybuilding and fitness since his role as Drago in the mid-1980s. As he wasn’t comfortable with the monologues written for Frank Castle in. See his dating history (all girlfriends' names), educational profile, personal favorites, interesting life facts, and complete biography. In its first week of release, the film debuted at no. [156][157], He is an avid football fan. Nikolai is ordered to assassinate the movement's leader, but eventually switches sides. [93] After the film was completed, producer Andrew Stevens thought it was too poor to be released and multiple people had to be hired to at least make the film half-competent. Actor, director, screenwriter, producer, martial artist. Ever since Dolph Lundgren announced his engagement on social media, critics flooded the post pointing out how his fiancee Krokdal looks 'like his daughter'. SEE ALSO: Dolph Lundgren Stays Fit, Focused. Some sources wrongly state 1959 as his year of birth, but Lundgren himself has confirmed it to be 1957. [54][55] Universal Soldier opened in theatres on 10 July 1992, a moderate success domestically with $36,299,898 in US ticket sales, but a major blockbuster worldwide, making over $65 million overseas, which earned the film a total of $102 million worldwide, on a $23 million budget. [115] He plays a businessman named Edward Genn, working for an investment company, who has a shady past as a KGB special agent known as "Icarus". [citation needed], In 2005, Lundgren starred and directed his second picture The Mechanik (The Russian Specialist), playing a retired Russian Special Forces hit man Nikolai "Nick" Cherenko caught in the crossfire with Russian mobsters. Resistance-Training routine for developing functional strength and power and optimizing recovery in Puerto Banús for his workouts other physical.! 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