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Dolph Lundgren

1957-11-03 Stockholm, Sweden

Image of Dolph Lundgren


Hans Lundgren (born 3 November 1957), better known as Dolph Lundgren, is a Swedish actor, filmmaker, and martial artist. Lundgren's breakthrough came in 1985, when he starred in Rocky IV as the imposing Soviet boxer Ivan Drago. Since then, he has starred in more than 69 films, almost all of them in the action genre. Lundgren received a degree in chemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in the early 1980s and a master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Sydney in 1982. He holds the rank of 4th dan black belt in Kyokushin karate and was European champion in 1980–81. While in Sydney, he became a bodyguard for Jamaican singer Grace Jones and began a relationship with her. He received a Fulbright scholarship to MIT and moved to Boston. 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. 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. 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). In 2004 he directed his first film, The Defender, and subsequently directed The Mechanik (2005), Missionary Man (2007), Command Performance (2009), and Icarus (2010), also starring in all of them. After a long spell performing in direct-to-video films since 1995, Lundgren returned to Hollywood in 2010 with the role of Gunnar Jensen in The Expendables, alongside Sylvester Stallone and an all-action star cast. He reprised his role in The Expendables 2 (2012) and The Expendables 3 (2014). Also in 2014, he co-starred in Skin Trade, an action thriller about human trafficking he co-wrote and produced. He reprised his role of Ivan Drago in Creed II (2018), and is due to reprise his role as Gunner Jensen in The Expendables 4. He appears in Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017), playing the protagonist's son Gil as an adult, and in Aquaman (2018), playing the father of Mera. He also had a recurring role in the fifth season of Arrow.


Wanted Man Travis Johansen 2024-08-29
Come Out Fighting Major Chase Anderson 2023-05-19
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom King Nereus 2023-12-20
The Best Man Anders 2023-04-21
Showdown at the Grand Claude Luc Hallyday 2023-11-03
Jean-Claude Van Damme, coup sur coup Self (archive footage) 2023-03-17
Sly Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2023-09-16
Expend4bles Gunner Jensen 2023-09-15
Section 8 Tom Mason 2022-09-23
Operation Seawolf Hans Kessler 2022-10-07
Minions: The Rise of Gru Svengeance (voice) 2022-06-29
Pups Alone Victor von Manure 2021-11-19
Castle Falls Richard Ericson 2021-12-03
Seal Team Dolph (voice) 2021-10-28
The Making of 'Rocky vs. Drago' Ivan Drago (archive footage) 2021-10-30
Hard Night Falling Michael Anderson 2019-12-10
The Tracker Aiden Hakansson 2019-02-01
Acceleration Vladik 2019-11-08
One Night: Joshua vs. Ruiz Self 2019-11-22
Creed II Ivan Drago 2018-11-21
Black Water Marco 2018-05-18
Aquaman King Nereus 2018-12-07
Female Fight Squad Holt 2017-03-16
Altitude Sharpe 2017-04-14
Tour de Pharmacy Gustav Ditters Present Day 2017-07-08
Larceny Jack 2017-03-09
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming Mature Gil Shepard 2017-08-06
Dead Trigger Kyle Walker 2017-07-19
Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Self - Actor 2017-09-09
Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex Trafficking Self 2017-09-29
Hail, Caesar! Submarine Commander (uncredited) 2016-02-05
Kindergarten Cop 2 Agent Reed 2016-06-01
Welcome to Willits Derek 2016-11-11
Don't Kill It Jebediah Woodley 2016-08-27
War Pigs Captain Hans Picault 2015-08-03
The Real Miyagi Self 2015-02-20
4Got10 Bob Rooker 2015-09-11
Riot William 2015-09-27
From Rocky to Creed: The Legacy Continues Self 2015-11-18
Shark Lake Clint Gray 2015-10-02
7 Days in Hell Dolph Lundgren 2015-07-11
The Expendables 3 Gunner Jensen 2014-08-07
Puncture Wounds Hollis 2014-08-04
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Self - Actor 2014-10-06
The Making of The Expendables 3 Self 2014-11-25
Skin Trade Nick Cassidy 2014-11-07
Blood of Redemption Axel 2013-09-23
Ambushed Maxwell 2013-09-21
Legendary: Tomb of the Dragon Harker 2013-05-16
Days of Reckoning: The Making of Universal Soldier 4 Self 2013-01-22
Battle of the Damned Max Gatling 2013-07-25
Small Apartments Dr. Sage Mennox 2012-03-10
Stash House Andy Spector 2012-05-11
The Expendables 2 Gunner Jensen 2012-08-08
Gods of War: Assembling Earth's Mightiest Anti-Heroes Himself 2012-11-12
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning Andrew Scott 2012-10-04
The Package The German 2012-11-01
All Out of Bullets 2012-02-13
One in the Chamber Aleksey Andreev 2012-08-21
The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance Self 2011-12-27
In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds Granger 2011-11-03
2Everything2Terrible2: Tokyo Drift archival footage 2010-08-03
Casino Jack and the United States of Money Lt. Nikolai Rachenko (archive footage) 2010-05-09
The Expendables Gunner Jensen 2010-08-03
Icarus Edward Genn / Icarus 2010-02-09
Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables' Self 2010-11-14
Family Guy Presents: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side Ivan Dragon (voice) 2009-12-22
Command Performance Joe 2009-07-18
Universal Soldier: Regeneration Andrew Scott 2009-10-01
Direct Contact Mike Riggins 2009-04-16
Direct Your Own Damn Movie! Self 2009-05-19
Diamond Dogs Xander Ronson 2007-01-01
L'inchiesta Brixos 2007-04-04
Missionary Man Ryder 2007-11-29
The Opponents Self / Ivan Drago 2006-12-05
The Mechanik Nikolai Cherenko 2005-11-02
Oyama Karate Kyokushinkai 2005-04-27
Fat Slags Randy 2004-10-15
Direct Action Frank Gannon 2004-05-25
The Defender Lance Rockford 2004-12-20
Guns, Genes & Fighting Machines: The Making of 'Universal Soldier' Himself 2004-10-19
Universal Soldier: A Tale of Two Titans Himself 2004-10-19
Retrograde John Foster 2004-11-02
Detention Sam Decker 2003-07-05
Hidden Agenda Jason Price 2001-05-12
Agent Red Matt Hendricks 2000-09-13
The Last Patrol Nick Preston 2000-04-01
Jill Rips Matt Sorenson 2000-01-28
Bridge of Dragons Warchild 1999-01-01
Storm Catcher Major Jack Holloway 1999-09-10
Sweepers Christian Erickson 1998-12-02
Blackjack Jack Devlin 1998-06-11
The Minion Lukas Sadorov 1998-09-26
The Peacekeeper Frank Cross 1997-08-22
Silent Trigger Waxman 1996-06-26
The Shooter Michael Dane 1995-12-15
Johnny Mnemonic Street Preacher 1995-05-26
Men of War Nick Gunar 1994-09-03
Pentathlon Eric Brogar 1994-06-04
Sunny Side Up Dolph Lundgren 1994-01-26
Joshua Tree Wellman Anthony Santee 1993-04-08
Universal Soldier Andrew Scott / GR13 1992-07-10
Showdown in Little Tokyo Sgt. Chris Kenner 1991-08-23
Cover-Up Mike Anderson 1991-02-22
Dark Angel Det. Jack Caine 1990-01-26
The Punisher Frank Castle / The Punisher 1989-10-05
Red Scorpion Lt. Nikolai Rachenko 1988-12-24
Masters of the Universe He-Man 1987-08-07
Dolph Lundgren: Maximum Potential Himself 1987-10-08
The Making of Captain EO Self 1986-09-12
A View to a Kill Venz 1985-05-24
Rocky IV Ivan Drago 1985-11-21
Without You I'm Nothing George Cochrane
Fight Or Flight
Malevolence Miles
Жених 2: На Берлин!
Dolph Self
Hellfire Wiley
Drago Ivan Drago