Dolph Lundgren

Swedish Actor
Born Nov 3, 1957

Dolph Lundgren is a Swedish actor, director, and martial artist. He belongs to a generation of film actors who epitomise the action hero stereotype, alongside Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Steven Seagal, and Jean-Claude Van Damme.… Read More

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1957 Birth Hans Lundgren was born in 1957 in Stockholm to Sigrid Birgitta (née Tjerneld), a language teacher, and Karl Johan Hugo Lundgren, an engineer and economist for the Swedish government. … Read More
1959 1 Year Old Some sources wrongly state 1959 as his year of birth, but Lundgren himself has confirmed it to be 1957. … Read More


1978 - 1979 2 More Events
1980 22 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He holds the rank of 3rd dan black belt in Kyokushin karate and was European champion in 1980-81. … Read More
1982 24 Years Old In 1982, Lundgren graduated with a master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Sydney. … Read More
1983 25 Years Old He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983. … Read More
1987 29 Years Old …  Lundgren released a workout video on VHS in 1987 called Maximum Potential.


1989 - 1990 2 More Events
1991 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1991, Lundgren starred in Manny Coto's action film Cover Up opposite Louis Gossett Jr.. … Read More
1992 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1992, Lundgren starred in one of the biggest blockbusters of the year in the sci-fi action picture Universal Soldier directed by Roland Emmerich. … Read More
1993 35 Years Old In 1993, Lundgren starred opposite Kristian Alfonso and George Segal in Joshua Tree, directed by Academy Award and BAFTA-winning stunt coordinator Vic Armstrong. … Read More
In 1994, Lundgren starred in Bruce Malmuth's Pentathlon as an East German Olympic gold medalist pentathlete on the run from an abusive coach (David Soul).
1995 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1995, Lundgren appeared in Robert Longo's Johnny Mnemonic, co-starring Keanu Reeves. … Read More
Lundgren trained with the U.S. pentathlon team in preparation for the role, which later led to him being selected to serve as the (non-competing) Team Leader of the 1996 U.S. Olympic Modern Pentathlon team during the Atlanta Games, to promote the image of the sport and to coordinate planning and other details between the team and the United States Olympic Committee. … Read More
1997 39 Years Old The Motion Picture Guide to the films of 1997 said, "this stylish but empty thriller gives square-jawed Dolph Lundgren another shot at straight-to-video immortality". In 1997, Dolph starred in Frédéric Forestier's The Peacekeeper, playing Major Frank Cross of the US Air Force and the only man who can prevent the president being assassinated and with the ability to thwart an imposing nuclear holocaust. … Read More


1998 - 2004 6 More Events
2005 47 Years Old 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. … Read More
2006 48 Years Old In 2006, Lundgren played gladiator Brixos in the Italian-made historical/biblical drama, The Inquiry (L'inchiesta), also known as The Final Inquiry, alongside Daniele Liotti, Mónica Cruz, Max von Sydow, F. … Read More
2007 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, Lundgren directed and starred in the Mongolia-based action adventure, Diamond Dogs. … Read More


2008 50 Years Old In 2008, Lundgren starred opposite Michael Paré in the direct to video action flick Direct Contact. … Read More
Although the film was not a major success, Robert Cettl in his 2009 book Terrorism in American cinema: an analytical filmography, 1960–2008 argues that the film reveals an alarmingly realist insight into US-Middle Eastern politics and terrorism since the 2000s, dealing with an al-Qaeda-esque terrorist organization and the conspiracy theories that some believe the US government is using the Middle East as a cover-up.
In 2010, Lundgren made a guest star appearance on the TV series Chuck in the fourth season premiere episode, "Chuck Versus the Anniversary", as Russian spy Marco, with references to Rocky IVs Ivan Drago.
2011 - 2014 4 More Events
2015 57 Years Old 1 More Event
On 21 January 2015, Lundgren started filming Shark Lake on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. … Read More
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