Top 10 Facts - Dolph Lundgren
Fact #1

Dolph Lundgren is a Swedish actor, director, screenwriter, ?lm producer, martial artist, and chemical engineer, from the generation of actors who epitomize the action hero stereotype. He was born as Hans Lundgren on November 3,1957 in Stockholm.

Fact #2

He has attained a 2nd grade black belt in Kyokushin Karate in 1978. He took up Karate at the age of 10. He cites a troubled relationship with his father being the main reason for choosing contact sports.

Fact #3

He won European Championship in Karate in 1980 and 1981, and Australian Heavyweight tournament in 1982. He was considered a formidable challenger at 1979 World Open Tournament when he was only a green belt holder.

Fact #4

He was hired by the singer Grace Jones as her personal bodyguard. Eventually they fell in love and both moved to New York City.

Fact #5

His breakthrough came in 1985 when he was cast in the movie Rocky IV as the Russian boxer Ivan Drago. He was initially turned down due to his height.

Fact #6

Lundgren took part in a real boxing match later in his life, against former UFC ?ghter Oleg Taktarov and lost by decision.

Fact #7

During the screening in Cannes Film Festival he got into a verbal altercation with Van Damne which almost turned physical. However it was believed to be a publicity stunt.

Fact #8

He married Jewellery designer Anette Qviberg in 1994. They bought a new family home and settled in Marbella. He has two daughters Ida Sigrid Lundgren and Greta Eveline Lundgren.

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