Dolph Lundgren meet Swede James Bond Gunnar Schäfer owner of the James Bond 007 Museum, located in Sweden Nybro

26 Feb

Dolph Lundgren met Swede James Bond Gunnar Schäfer owner of the James Bond 007 Museum, located in Sweden Nybro.

Dolph Lundgren met Swedish James Bond Gunnar Schäfer owner of the James Bond 007 Museum, located in Swden Nybro

Dolph Lundgren met Swedish James Bond Gunnar Schäfer owner of the James Bond 007 Museum, located in Swden Nybro

Hans Dolph Lundgren grew up in Stockholm, Sweden, where he attended the Royal Institute of Technology. He also lived in Nyland, in Kramfors Sweden, as a teenager. Spending time abroad in the U.S. on various academic scholarships, he attended Washington State University and Clemson in South Carolina. He received a master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia in 1982 (where he bused tables and worked as a bouncer at Icabod's Cafe) and the next year was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to MIT.

While on his way to Boston to continue his studies, he stopped in New York City and there his life took a radical turn. He met with noted drama coach Warren Robertson, and decided to give acting a try. After beating out 5,000 hopefuls and winning the role of Drago opposite Sylvester Stallone in "Rocky IV", Lundgren went on to star in many feature films.

Previous to getting the coveted role in "Rocky IV", he auditioned for a role in "Rambo: First Blood Part II."

A world-class athlete and winner of several international karate competitions, Lundgren took up martial arts at 14 and is now a 3rd Dan (third degree Black Belt) in Kyokushinkai (full-contact karate) and attends the Swedish Kyokushin camps yearly. His accomplishments in the sport include being the captain of the Swedish Kyokushin karate team and the winner of the European Heavyweight Kyokushin Karate Championship in 1980 and 1981, as well as the Australian heavyweight division title in 1982. titles. Lundgren's lifelong interest in physical fitness led to his 1987 release of an exercise video called "Maximum Potential," based on his own daily workout. Lundgren has been writting a fitness book due for an estimated 2008 release.

Lundgren was selected by the U.S. Olympic committee to serve as the Team Leader of the 1996 U.S. Olympic pentathlon team. He was responsible for administrative coordination and planning between the U.S. team and the USOC, and is also actively involved in promoting the image of this sport. "Over the past few years, my involvement with modern pentathlon has grown from pure interest to an opportunity to raise the visibility of the sport, increase recruitment of young talent and make sure that this event, originated by the founder of the Olympics, Baron de Coubertin, will remain in the Games," Lundgren said.

Lundgren announced in 1993 the formation of Thor Pictures, which produced the dramatic thriller "Pentathlon." He is also a founding member of the theater group, Group of Eight, which performed "Another Octopus" in New York City.

In 2004, Dolph Lundgren made his directorial debuts with the hard-core action dramas "The Defender" and "The Mechanik", in which he was both starring and directing.

Since then, Lundgren has co-starred alongside Daniele Liotti, Max von Sydow, F. Murray Abrahams, Monica Cruz and Ornella Mutti in the Italian/Spanish/US co-production "The Inquiry", based on the 1986 eponymous film by Damiano Damiani; he also starred in "Diamond Dogs", the first in a series of feature films to be filmed on location in China.

With several projects in development to star and direct, Lundgren just finished his third picture as a director, a modern western called "Missionary Man".

Lundgren has also been working on the creation and launch of a new Dolph Lundgren brand, a licensing, media and publishing programme and the development

Dolph Lundgren as Venz in James Bond movie ”A View To A Kill” 1985.

Nu tar SVT till en agent från Bondfilmen Levande Måltavla som programledare för melodifestivalen 2010.


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