Sven-Ole Thorsen

Danish stunt performer Sven-Ole Thorsen

Sven-Ole Thorsen is a Danish actor, stuntman, bodybuilder and strongman competitor. Sven won Denmark's Strongest Man in 1983. Using his stature he often plays imposing giants and villains in his films who are somehow beaten by smaller opponents in a David and Goliath manner, but he has also played heroic characters such as Gunnar the legendary warrior in The Viking Sagas.
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Conan: Lidt for pæn barbarfilm - Scope
Google News - over 6 years
Er Sven-Ole Thorsen med? Nej. Altså højst trekvart point ud af tre mulige, så "Conan the Barbarian" anno 2011 matcher ikke "Conan the Barbarian" anno 1982. Det forventede jeg sådan set heller ikke, eftersom jeg betragter John Milius' 1982-udgave som et
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Story Notes for Conan the Destroyer - AMCtv.com (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Sven-Ole Thorsen was also in Gladiator, where he played a returning champion who faces Russell Crowe. Production designer Pier Luigi Basile later worked on Kull the Conqueror, a Conan spin-off. After this movie, Grace Jones played the vicious Bond girl
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'Ronal el Bárbaro': Chicas, bolas y músculos en 3D - El Séptimo Arte
Google News - over 6 years
Con las voces de Brigitte Nielsen, Sven-Ole Thorsen o Lars Mikkelsen en la VO, 'Ronal el Bárbaro' se centra en la figura del joven, torpe y cobarde Ronal, un bárbaro muy poco bárbaro en el que, cómo no, caerá la responsabilidad de la supervivencia de
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Barbar som eksportsucces - NORDJYSKE
Google News - over 6 years
... da ondskabens fyrste, Volcazar, bortfører hver eneste levende barbar - på nær Ronal. Stemmerne i den danske version af filmen leveres blandt andet af Anders Juul, Preben Christensen, Lars Mikkelsen, Lars Bom, Sven-Ole Thorsen og Gitte Nielsen
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FIGHTING, FANTASY IN 'CONAN THE BARBARIAN'
NYTimes - almost 36 years
John Milius's ''Conan the Barbarian,'' starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, the body builder-actor, as the character made famous through decades of pulp fiction and comic books, may make money, but it will only be fully realized as a work of art when Woody Allen takes charge and dubs it into Icelandic. Then, perhaps, it will be the laugh riot it has
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 62
    His autobiography Stærk mand i Hollywood (Strong Man in Hollywood) was published on 26 October 2007, and was very well reviewed.
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  • 2006
    Age 61
    Sven-Ole Thorsen lives in Santa Monica in California and had two dogs, a Jack Russell Terrier named Jake and an American Bull Terrier named Cleo (now dead) he won the Danish "Show of Winners" Award of the Year 2006, honouring people who have a special affiliation with dogs.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1995
    Age 50
    In 1995, Thorsen started dating Erica Huff, daughter of the soul-singer Leon Huff.
  • FORTIES
  • 1990
    Age 45
    Thorsen started dating Grace Jones in 1990, and as of 2007 they have maintained an open relationship.
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  • 1985
    Age 40
    On his fortieth birthday, Anniqa and Sven-Ole Thorsen decided to move from Denmark to the USA, which they did in April 1985. The couple divorced in 1991.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1982
    Age 37
    Thorsen met his second wife, the Swedish circus-artist, snake-charmer, pop-singer and athlete Anniqa (born Anniqa Järle) in the 1970s, when she married his close friend, boxing champion Hans Jørgen Jacobsen; Anniqa and Sven-Ole Thorsen were married in 1982.
  • 1979
    Age 34
    Thorsen has founded various federations, including The Danish Bodybuilding Federation in 1979 and Cigar Night at Schatzi in Santa Monica, California along with Schwarzenegger.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Born
    Born on September 24, 1944.
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