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->''"I must break you."''
-->-- ''RockyIV''

Dolph Lundgren is an actor from Sweden, born in 1957, often viewed as "the poor man's ArnoldSchwarzenegger" (but is no less of a MrFanservice). [[GeniusBruiser He has studied chemical engineering and has a master's degree of it.]] He also practices karate and was the European and Australian karate champion. He also represented the United States in the 1996 Summer Olympics in pentathlon. He is usually seen as a GeniusBruiser and is rumoured to have a genius-level IQ, but he denies it.

Lundgren's first foray in the film industry was a minor role in ''Film/AViewToAKill'' as a KGB mook, Venz, who has two seconds of screentime. He got this role thanks to his then-girlfriend Grace Jones (that's right, this guy dated Grace Jones, which is enough to prove that this guy has the balls of steel). After that, he got his breakthrough role in ''RockyIV'' as the Russian boxer Ivan Drago, which launched his career in action movies.

Lundgren's first starring role was in the LiveActionAdaptation of ''Film/MastersOfTheUniverse'' as He-Man in 1987, whose fight against Skeletor is taken to Earth. This was followed by ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}''-esque ''Film/RedScorpion'' in 1988, where he plays a Soviet special ops soldier who is sent to assignment in Africa but ultimately turns against his own after witnessing the atrocities they have committed. After that he was cast in the comic book film ''[[Film/ThePunisher1989 The Punisher]]'' in 1989, where he played the titular vigilante and got bad press for not wearing the [[ClothesMakeTheLegend iconic skull shirt]].

After TheEighties, Lundgren gradually disappered from the conscious of the movie-going audiences but is still making action movies.

Some people consider him proof that the axiom "All other factors in a fight being equal, the biggest guy wins", especially after watching him knock Jet Li on his butt in ''Film/TheExpendables''.

True fact: a bunch of [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/spain/5224797/Thieves-flee-after-breaking-into-Dolph-Lundgrens-Spanish-home.html burglars broke into his house and tied up his wife in 2009]]. Luckily, before they got to anything serious they saw a family photo and realized ''they had just tied up Dolph Lundgren's wife,'' which was in itself enough reason for them to let her go and run away very quickly. Fortunately for them, he wasn't home at the time, or he would have chased them with his He-Man sword.

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!!Other notable films:

* ''Film/IComeInPeace'' (1990) in which he plays a CowboyCop Jack Caine who is put against drug-addicted alien. Also known as ''Dark Angel''.
* ''Film/ShowdownInLittleTokyo'' (1991). In this movie he fights [[Film/MortalKombat Shang Tsung]], makes love to Series/RelicHunter and his [[GagPenis penis size]] is praised by [[Film/TheCrow Eric Draven]]. Truly, a chain of feats that can only be pulled by one and only Dolph Lundgren.
* ''Film/UniversalSoldier'' (1992), where he and JeanClaudeVanDamme play feuding Vietnam vets who after death are re-used in military's experimental [=UniSol=] project, which then goes haywire when the two start remembering who they were in the past.
* ''Film/ArmyOfOne'' (1993) in which he plays Wellman Santee, who is escaping the law and must [[ClearMyName clear his name]]. He drives a CoolCar, kills a warehouseful of Asians and makes love to [[Series/DaysOfOurLives Hope Brady]] along the way. Also known as ''Joshua Tree''.
* ''Film/JohnnyMnemonic'' (1995) in which he plays a ChurchMilitant street preacher who is after the titular hero.
* ''Bridge of Dragons'' (1999) in which he plays a guy called Warchild and fights [[Film/MortalKombat Shang Tsung]] ''again''. Titular bridge doesn't appear in the movie at all.
* ''Detention'' (2003) in which he plays a BadassTeacher who [[SaveOurStudents inspires bunch of detention students]] while battling violent criminals in [[DieHardOnAnX Die Hard On A High School]].
* ''Film/FatSlags'' (2004) in a quick appearance as Randy.
* ''Missionary Man'' (2007), a modern-day western in which he wrote, directed and played a tequila-drinking, shotgun-toting, motor-biking, bible-reading vigilante out to save a town from a gang of Hell's Angels that [[spoiler: may or may not have shot him dead]] some time in the past.
* ''Film/TheExpendables'' (2010), where he plays Gunnar Jensen, who is the SixthRanger PsychoPartyMember of a mercenary team consisting of [[Franchise/{{Rocky}} Rocky Balboa]], Film/DannyTheDog, [[Film/TheTransporter Frank Martin]], [[CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 Cmdr. Warren Fuller]] and [[Series/EverybodyHatesChris Chris Rock's dad]]. And they're all presumably working for [[Franchise/DieHard Lt. John McClane]], who was just transferred to the CIA.
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