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Dolph Lundren (2015)

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, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Steven Seagal, and Jean-Claude Van Damme. He received a degree in chemistry from Washington State University, a degree in chemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in the early 1980s, then a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia in 1982. Lundgren holds a rank of 3rd dan black belt in Kyokushin Karate and was European champion in 1980 and 1981. While in Sydney, he became a bodyguard for Jamaican singer Grace Jones and began a relationship with her. They moved together to New York City, where after a short stint as a model and bouncer at the Manhattan nightclub The Limelight, Jones got him a small debut role in the James Bond film A View to a Kill as a KGB henchman. Lundgren's breakthrough came when he starred in Rocky IV in 1985 as the imposing Russian boxer Ivan Drago. Since then, he has starred in more than 40 movies, almost all of them in the action genre.

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About the Dolph Lundren Interview

Hey, this is Dolph. I'm in Manhattan right now. I'm on a terrace overlooking Central Park, and I'm ready for your questions.

Bring it.

My new film is called SKIN TRADE, and it's available on VOD and iTunes and will be in select theaters starting tomorrow.

You can check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFJOfTk_gAY

Victoria's helping me out on the phone.


Update: Thank you to you, Victoria, and thank you to all of you for your questions. I hope you all enjoy SKIN TRADE, and I'd like to come back and talk with you all soon!

Dolph Lundren May 08, 2015