Dolph Lundgren
Does the tough guy actor still pack a punch?



 BEFORE...
Born Hans Lundgren in Stockholm, Sweden in 1959.
Worked on the door at a New York City night club.
Made his feature film debut in the 1985 James Bond film "A View To A Kill".
Appeared in the film "Rocky IV", playing the steroid-enhanced Russian boxer, Ivan Drago.
Played He-Man in the 1987 film "Masters Of The Universe".
Also appeared in many other films including "Red Scorpion" and "Universal Soldier".

 AFTER...
Married Anette Qviberg, a fashion stylist and jewelery designer, in 1994.
Became a father in 1996 after the birth of his daughter Ida.
Was elected to serve as team leader of the 1996 U.S. Olympic pentathlon team.
Appeared alongside Keanu Reeves in the 1995 film Johnny Mnemonic and played a good guy in the 1997 film "The Peacekeeper".
Still acting and appearing regularly in movies including playing a fitness instructor in the 2004 film "Fat Slags" based on the characters from the comic "Viz".
He is currently working on his first film as a director called "The Defender" which he also stars in and which will also feature chat show host Jerry Springer.
In 2005 his second film as director was released called "The Mechanik". He is also credited with writing the story.

 DO YOU REMEMBER...
The confrontation in "Rocky IV" with the immortal words "I Must Break You".
The Russian crowd cheering for Rocky in "Rocky IV".

 DID YOU KNOW...
Dolph speaks five languages - English, Swedish, German, French and Japanese.
He auditioned for a role in the film "Rambo: First Blood Part 2".
He was a bodyguard for his "View To A Kill" co-star Grace Jones, and was at one time engaged to her.
"The Machanic" was re-titled "The Russian Specialist" for release in North America.
He was considered for the lead role in "The Running Man". The role was in the end given to "Arnold Schwarzenegger".
He is 6ft 5in tall.

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