Dolph Lundgren Biography
Dolph Lundgren (Hans Lundgren) is a Swedish actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and martial artist. He holds the rank of 3rd dan black belt in Kyokushin karate and was European champion in 1980-81.
After been in a relationship with Grace Jones, Lundgren got a small debut role as a KGB henchman in the James Bond film, ‘A View to a Kill’, in which Jones starred. His breakthrough came in 1985, when he starred in Rocky IV as the imposing Soviet boxer Ivan Drago. Since then, Dolph has starred in more than 40 films, almost all of them in the action genre.
In 1987, he portrayed He-Man in the science fantasy film Masters of the Universe, Red Scorpion (1988) and Frank Castle in the 1989 film The Punisher. In the 1990s he appeared in films such as Dark Angel (1990), Cover-Up (1991), Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991), Universal Soldier (1992), Joshua Tree (1993), Pentathlon (1994), Men of War (1994), Johnny Mnemonic (1995), The Shooter (1995) and Blackjack (1998).
Lundgren directed his first film, The Defender in 2004 and subsequently directed The Mechanik (2005), Missionary Man (2007), Command Performance (2009), and Icarus (2010), also starring in all of them. He played the role of Gunner Jensen in The Expendables, alongside Sylvester Stallone and an all-action star cast in 2010. In 2012, he reprised his role in The Expendables 2 and The Expendables 3 (2014). Also in 2014, he co-starred in Skin Trade, an action thriller that he co-wrote and produced and is about human trafficking.
He is about to reprise his role as Gunner Jensen in The Expendables 4 (2020) and his Rocky IV role of Ivan Drago in the upcoming sequel to Creed. He appeared in Sharknado 5, Global Swarming (2017), playing the protagonist’s son Gil as an adult.
Dolph Lundgren Education
Dolph Lundgren graduated from high school with straight As. He studied chemical engineering at Washington State University and Clemson University. For a year, he studied at Washington State University, prior to serving his mandatory one year in the Swedish Marine Corps at the Amphibious Ranger School.
In the late 1970s, Lundgren enrolled at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and graduated with a degree in chemical engineering. While still studying, Lundgren honed his karate skills by training hard in the dojo for five years, attaining the rank of 2nd dan black belt in Kyokushin in 1978. In 1982, he graduated with a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Sydney.
He later moved to New York City with Grace Jones who had hired him as a bodyguard but the two became lovers. He studied drama at the Warren Robertson Theatre Workshop. He later quit studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after two weeks to pursue acting.
Dolph Lundgren Age
The actor was born on 3rd November 1957 in Spånga, Sweden. He is 60 years old as of 2018.
Dolph Lundgren Family
Lundgren is the son to Sigrid Birgitta, a language teacher, and Karl Johan Hugo Lundgren, an engineer and economist for the Swedish government. His father died in 2000. He has two sisters; Katharina Lundgren and Annika Lundgren and one older brother Johan Lundgren.
Dolph Lundgren Wife
Lundgren has been married twice. His first marriage was to Peri Momm in 1991. Their marriage did not last for a long time as they got divorced after a year of their relationship.
He then married Anette Qviberg, a jewellery designer and fashion stylist, in Marbella in 1994. They have two daughters: Ida Sigrid Lundgren and Greta Eveline Lundgren, both born in Stockholm. The couple however divorced in 2011.
Dolph Lundgren Children | Daughter
He has two daughters with his ex-wife Anette Qviberg. His daughter Ida Sigrid Lundgren who is a model followed her father’s footsteps and became an actress. Ida is famous for such movies as ‘Gumball 3000 med Erik och Mackan’, ‘Berg flyttar in’. In the film ‘Command Performance’, Ida played together with her dad, as the film made quite a debut in 2009. His youngest daughter is called Greta Eveline Lundgren.
Dolph Lundgren and Grace Jones
Dolph Lundgren and Grace Jones dated back in the 80’s, particularly from the year 1983. Their relationship lasted four years. Jones helped Lundgren get a small role in A View to a Kill, which is a James Bond movie. Sylvester Stallone also had a part in the same movie.
Dolph Lundgren Movies
A View to a Kill
Masters of the Universe
I Come in Peace
Showdown in Little Tokyo
Sunny Side Up
Men of War
Bridge of Dragons
The Last Warrior
Universal Soldier: Regeneration
In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds
One in the Chamber
The Expendables 2
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
Legendary: Tomb of the Dragon
Battle of the Damned
Blood of Redemption
The Expendables 3
The Good, the Bad and the Dead
Kindergarten Cop 2
Don’t Kill It
Female Fight Club
Welcome to Willits
Pups Alone: A Christmas Peril
A Man Will Rise
Dolph Lundgren Rocky
After reclaiming the boxing championship title, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) plans to retire and live with his wife, Adrian (Talia Shire). However, during an exhibition match, Rocky’s friend Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) is mercilessly beaten to death by hulking Russian newcomer Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). Rocky vows payback against Drago and flies to Russia to train for a Christmas Day fight. Despite their different training methods, Rocky and Drago both wage a long and intense match.Initial release: 21 November 1985 (Los Angeles)
Director: Sylvester Stallone
Featured song: Heart’s on Fire
Box office: 300.4 million USD
Music composed by: Vince DiCola, Bill Conti
Production location: Vancouver
Network: The CW Television Network
Spin-offs: The Flash, Legends of TomorrowDolph Lundgren PunisherBased on the popular Marvel comic book, this film begins with Frank Castle (Dolph Lundgren) as a respected police officer dedicated to eradicating the Mafia’s influence — that is, until the mob responds with a lethal car bomb that decimates Castle’s family. Now, filled with rage and presumed dead from the horrific explosion, Castle takes to the city’s underground sewer tunnels to bring his own brutal brand of vigilante justice to the streets and wreak vengeance on those who killed his family.Initial release: 5 October 1989 (West Germany)
Director: Mark Goldblatt
Based on: The Punisher; by Gerry Conway; Ross Andru; John Romita, Sr.
Budget: 9 million USD
Cinematography: Ian BakerDolph Lundgren ExpendablesA group of mercenaries is double-crossed during a mission and are approached by Church to overthrow the ruthless dictator of a South American country. It isn’t long before the men realise things aren’t quite as they appear, finding themselves caught in a dangerous web of betrayal. Although their mission is compromised and an innocent is in danger, soldier of fortune Barney and his comrades decide to get the job done.Initial release: 3 August 2010 (Los Angeles)
Director: Sylvester Stallone
Budget: 80 million USD
Producers: Avi Lerner, Kevin King Templeton, John Thompson
Production companies: Nu Image, Millennium Films, Rogue Marble, Nimar StudiosIcarus Dolph LundgrenEdward Genn (Dolph Lundgren) is ex-KGB, but he’s seemingly gone straight. He works in a Vancouver, British Columbia, real estate office, is married to a woman named Joey (Stefanie von Pfetten) and has a daughter, Taylor (Katelyn Mager). But he also still performs hits for the Russian mob under the alias “Icarus” and sees little of his family. When a job in Hong Kong goes bad and his cover is blown, Edward must return home, find his loved ones and protect them from his vicious employers.Initial release: 9 February 2010
Director: Dolph Lundgren
Budget: 5 million USD
Box office: 73,000 USD
Music composed by: James JandrischDolph Lundgren TrainingDolph Lundgren Martial ArtsDolph Lundgren FacebookDolph Lundgren Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BnOXjKVgW-t/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_linkDolph Lundgren Twitterhttps://twitter.com/Dolph_LundgrenDolph Lundgren News’The Russians are here for a reason’: Dolph Lundgren teases ‘Creed 2’ plotUpdated: September 18, 2018
Adopted from: torontosun.comPHILADELPHIA — Dolph Lundgren is stepping back into the ring — literally and figuratively. And this time it’s personal.On a sweltering hot spring afternoon, the 60-year-old Swedish actor is sipping coffee in between scenes as he films a sequence for Creed II that sees him reprising his villainous Captain Ivan Drago from 1985’s Rocky IV.Lundgren is back playing the role that made him a star, mentoring his son, Viktor (played by Florian Munteanu), who takes on Adonis Creed, the son of the man Drago killed in the ring.In the series, Drago was Rocky’s most fearsome opponent. In the Creed spinoff, his legacy looms large.During a visit to the film’s set earlier this year, Lundgren, dressed in a warm-up suit with the name DRAGO emblazoned on the front, reflected on what it was like to resurrect one of cinema’s most iconic characters.Were you expecting to play Drago again?No, I wasn’t. I didn’t want to do it at first because I thought it would take away from the original and there was no way to do it without being caught up in the cartoonish sort of way I played that villain. But I met (the director) Steven Caple and I read his script and I realized the guy is really, really talented. And the character (as he’s written now) is tremendously interesting and challenging. That’s why I wanted to do it.Were you surprised after Creed that they’d come back with a storyline that revisited the Drago character?Yes, I was. I went to the premiere of the first Creed and I was there and Sly was there and we took some pictures. I was sitting in the audience and I realized suddenly, ‘Oh s—. I’m the one that killed his dad — people here are going to hate me.’ But luckily they never showed any of that in the movie. Still, I didn’t expect this kind of story. I heard from Stallone first that there was an idea. It was a, sins-of-the-fathers kind of theme. I knew that resonated with him and it resonated with me. I thought that was clever.What’s the biggest difference between Rocky IV and Creed II?The big difference is the style. Rocky IV was more of a cartoon. In that you’re taking 500 punches to the head and you’re still OK. It was about building up an insurmountable villain and then beating him. As soon as (Drago) is beat up that movie is over. This movie isn’t about that. It’s about these characters trying to find themselves in the world. When the fight’s over, it doesn’t mean the movie is over; that’s not the closure of the story. It goes on. That’s a lot like the first Rocky. In the first Rocky, Apollo Creed wasn’t really a villain he was just an obstacle for Rocky to find himself and prove something to himself. I think that happens in this story too and it’s unexpected. The Russians are here for a reason. It’s not just about getting beat up.‘Expendables’ star Dolph Lundgren zeroes in on modern home in Hollywood HillsUpdated: JUL 24, 2018
Actor-director Dolph Lundgren is heading for the Hollywood Hills.
Cashing in on all his action roles, Lundgren earlier this month paid $3.9 million for a modern estate above the Sunset Strip, records show.
The steel-and-glass structure, originally listed for $4.4 million, offers city light views from three different levels. Within 5,230 square feet are four bedrooms and six bathrooms, including a sleek master suite with a private balcony.
Wood finishes even out the whitewashed floor plan, coating the cabinetry in the kitchen, a wine closet in the dining room and a set of floating stairs. There’s also a living room with a built-in fireplace, a game room, theater, office and a pair of two-car garages.
A rooftop patio caps the abode, and a pool sits to the home’s side.
Lundgren, 60, broke big in Hollywood as the machine-like Soviet boxer Ivan Drago in “Rocky IV,” a role he’s set to reprise in the upcoming “Creed II.” The Swedish actor will also appear in “Aquaman” and the fourth installment of “The Expendables,” which comes out in 2020.
Josh and Matt Altman of Douglas Elliman were the listing agents, according to the MLS. James Chalke of Nelson Shelton Real Estate represented Lundgren.
A View to a Kill
Masters of the Universe
Showdown in Little Tokyo
Sunny Side Up
Men of War