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Dolph Lundgren biography
Dolph was born in the suburbs of the Swedish capital, in the small town of Spånga. His father, Karl Lundgren, was an engineer, an economist, worked with the government of Sweden. Mother Brigitta Lundgren was a teacher at the school, where he taught foreign languages. Dolph was the firstborn of Charles and Bridget. Later were born three children – girl Annika, Katherine and the boy, Johan.
As a child, Dolph was a frail, sickly, prone to allergies. No added confidence in yourself and the endless taunts and the beatings. To prove to himself that he is worth something, the boy begins to study martial arts. First, his choice fell on a classic judo, but Lundgren then moved on to karate and doing two styles — goju-ryu and Kyokushinkai. He succeeded in the latter. In 1977, 20-year-old athlete won the Swedish championship. Then two years in a row qualifies. In 1979 he participated in the world Championship, losing only in the finals. In 1980 and 1981 was twice winner of the open championship of great Britain.
Also in 1979, he served in the armed forces of Sweden in the regiment of the marine corps. After demobilization he studied at the Stockholm Royal Institute of technology and the University of Sydney, where he received a master’s degree in chemical engineering. After the Australian University he was invited to mit as Dolph won the grant. But, studying in Sydney, Lundgren met with the famous singer and actress grace Jones, who hires him as a bodyguard. Dolph Lundgren travels to the United States not as a future scientist, and as a future star of show business.
He goes to new York and tries himself as a model, dancer, moonlighting as a bouncer in clubs and taking acting courses.
Debut Dolph Lundgren in the movie was a small episode in the next movie about James bond «view to a kill» where he played the bodyguard of a KGB General. Then the actor has long been sending out my portfolio to different studios, but was refused, ironically, because of the high growth. Nevertheless, right after weighing the pluses and minuses, he does a photo shoot in the form of the boxer and takes on the role of the negative hero of the Soviet athlete Ivan Drago in «rocky 4» with Sylvester Stallone.
The first major role he received 2 years later in the film-action «Masters of the universe», based on the comics. The film flopped at the box office, as the next work, «Red Scorpion,» in which Lundgren plays a Russian again. The following films «the Punisher» and «dark angel» has also been pretty cool. Critics called Lundgren actor in one role and stated that his acting talent is much inferior to the brilliance of his muscles.
But Dolph continues to play a «strong guys», however, chooses scripts with deeper conversations. The most famous paintings of that period was the film «Showdown in Little Tokyo» 1991, in which Lundgren plays a COP who fights against the Japanese mafia, and «Universal soldier» in 1992, where his partner was Jean-Claude van Damme. Dolph plays a us soldier is a sadist Andrew Scott. Critics continued to mercilessly criticize the skill of the actor, but these films have had great commercial success.
But then Lundgren’s career went into decline and practically ceased to write in the specialized press. For the period of the 90s and the «zero» years to highlight just a few of the paintings, which, despite the commercial failure, still worthy of viewing. First and foremost, this is cyberpunk «johnny mnemonic» in 1995, in which actor-Jock plays the role of a street preacher. Also a stand out crime Thriller «the Joshua Tree», the Thriller «the Peacemaker,» and the military drama «Diamond dogs». And to prepare for the movie «Lethal pentathlon: the Pentathlon with death,» also published in hire under the name «champion» Dolph Lundgren became the captain of the U.S. Olympic pentathlon team and competed with the team at the Olympics 1996 in Atlanta.
The return of popularity Lundgren obliged to release in 2010, the sequel to his last triumphant film «Universal soldier 3: regeneration» where he plays the older Andrew Scott. In the same year, the actor participates in the filming of Sylvester Stallone’s the Expendables, in which sly has acted as a Director, and gathered a constellation of famous actors.
Last film to date to Londrina was action-Packed crime Thriller «the Slave trade».
Dolph also served as a Director, producer and screenwriter in the film «Defender», «Mechanic», «Missionary», «Dangerous tour» and «killing Machine».
With the name Dolph Lundgren bound to some stellar novels. First and foremost, the famous relationship with actress Jamaican-born grace Jones, which prompted the actor to the world of show business. Also Dolph met with model Paula Barbieri, Janice Dickinson and Stephanie Adams, as well as Actresses Samantha Phillips and Leslie Ann Woodward.
In 1990, he began to meet with his compatriot Anette Qviberg, who was a jewelry designer. They were married in 1994. In this marriage the couple had daughters IDA Sigrid and Greta Evelyn. Dolph and Annette lived in Spain because I wanted to deliver the children from the temptations of Hollywood. But in 2011, the marriage broke up.
The actor knows many foreign languages. In addition to his native Swedish and second is English, he confidently speaks Spanish, Italian, German and French. In addition, understands Russian and Japanese.
Owns her own production company «Thor Productions».
Dolph Lundgren has reached 2nd Dan and a black belt in karate. Was the European champion in heavy weight full-contact karate in the UK and Australia.
- 1985 — rocky 4
- 1991 — Showdown in Little Tokyo
- 1992 — Universal soldier
- 1993 — Joshua Tree
- 1995 — johnny mnemonic
- 2007 — Diamond dogs
- 2010 — Universal soldier 3: Revival
- 2010 — the Expendables
- 2012 — the Expendables 2
- 2012 — Universal soldier 4