Dolph dated Grace Jones and the pair had wild sex parties in the 80's . It was a lot of strain and, within six months, the relationship was over.” on ITV4 where wannabe action heroes take on challenges set by Lundgren. Dolph Lundgren met me for lunch at Culina, in the Four Seasons in Los dating model/singer/actress and international superfreak Grace Jones. The shock-and- awe factor of Lundgren and Jones walking into a bar is self-explanatory. over the edge after human traffickers murder his wife and daughter. Grace Jones is an icon of music, fashion, film, and more — the woman's 67 She once tried to fetch then-boyfriend Dolph Lundgren from his Los Angeles home with a gun. The relationship had reached a turbulent period. the rhythm problem — he called just when I was setting fire to Dolph's trousers.
I love it, I appreciate it. But there are many other things we can talk about. You have had a really interesting career. You just explained what purpose martial arts served in your life, but what was the allure of chemical engineering? The allure was my dad was an engineer and I was trying to please him. I was trying to prove that I was good enough to get his love, I guess. And I did it. I got together with this girl, Grace Jones, who was a singer. She was friends with Andy Warhol and all these people.
We met in Sydney, when I was studying at Cambridge in Sydney. I met her because I did some security on the side at this theater, this arena, and she was there performing.
I was picked out by her, me and my friend, to do security at this nightclub after the show. I was only But not wise in the ways of the world, at that time. I had an apartment in Cambridge.
This was about a year before I got into the movie business. And that happened through Grace, right? She got you a small part in A View to a Kill. One was a boxing movie, which turned out to be the next Rocky movie. I was turned down at the table there because I was too tall. Sly had some cut-off height — he was 6-foot-3 or whatever 1 and I was 6-foot I [still] wanted the role.
Six months later, somebody called me when I was in Europe. They flew me to L. Coming out of the theater, things changed. Was she an influence on your decision to pursue this?
She saw something in me. When we used to go out in New York, she had an extremely strong charisma. She could walk into any restaurant with any big movie star, and people would still be looking at her. Is he somebody famous? So I guess I had something, which she saw.
But she did influence me — her and her friends, and all their creativity. Andy Warhol in the Factory, and Grace and all of these people that she kept around her. Most of them are dead now. A lot of them died of AIDS and drug overdoses. But it was a very creative time. Did you meet Warhol? Yeah, yeah, I met him. I was at a club on the Upper East Side with Grace.
She was off somewhere, and I was just walking around, looking. I never drank at the time. A very interesting guy. I had to fight that, and that was quite tough.
How did you go about fighting it? The martial arts helped, the training helped, my upbringing helped. The fact that I had an education maybe helped. You have to [separate] your public persona and your private life, your private persona. It can ruin your life, and it can ruin the life of your kids and your family even more so. That was something I felt very strongly about. My wife as well.
Because in my opinion, then you have no choice in life — you have to become a celebrity. Your frame of reference becomes weird.
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How old are your kids now? Not too many traumas. I had much more than they did, for sure. Imagine even further back, in the s. Nobody had the luxury to be soft or sensitive or in touch with their emotions. I was just reading a book about Lincoln. I just finished it. He seemed very modern. He had this amazing quality of forgiving people and giving everybody a second chance.
I think that was quite unusual in those days. The other guys he was with — Seward and Chase and all those guys — were really rock-hard people. People used to shoot each other in duels back then, and it was a relatively normal thing for that to happen. He sure as hell had seen a lot of dead bodies. The kid died, then the wife went crazy. Life was just brutal in those days. You had a pretty amazing run after Rocky IV. But the one movie I have to ask about is Red Scorpion, which was produced with propagandistic intent by Jack Abramoff, allegedly with funding from right-wing South Africans.
How much did you know at the time about what was going on behind the scenes? I was about 29 at the time. To me, Abramoff was a pretty good guy.
He was good to me, him and his brother. He was obviously very welcome in those circles, and I was a bit impressed by that. The only thing I heard was that Oliver North and him were buddies, and that there was some kind of fund they had, to morally move people along on the various political issues.
One was the issue of the Cubans and the Russians. And basically this movie was financed partially from money from one of those funds.
And the Abramoffs disappeared from my radar until I heard he was arrested. What did you think when he popped back up in the news?
I was a bit surprised. They called me, from Newsweek. I knew they wanted me to badmouth him, probably. He had always been a pretty good guy to me. What was South Africa like back then? I remember arriving at the airport and somebody took us through customs. I saw these cops with their German shepherd dogs, and the dogs only barked at the black people.Dolph Lundgren - On healing and forgiveness - TEDxFulbrightSantaMonica
They were trained to zero in on people with a dark complexion. It was totally different. He was upset about that. Why was he upset about that? Because he wanted more guns! He wanted to get that 18th assault rifle. He showed me a bunch of pictures from the Angolan border.
Terrorists with their heads shot off and their brains splattered. In those days it was snapshots, from an Instamatic. That guy, good-looking kid. Looked a bit like me. He was a nice guy, very sweet. He broke his neck on the first day of shooting, in a car accident. He had a convertible and it flipped. He broke his neck, but he survived. Then he came back on set with one of those collars. Brett was his name. He had been an Executive Outcome mercenary in Angola.
Take the diamonds back. That was his job. But he was this nice-looking kid. But this thing, you whip it out, and instead of punching them, you just slice them open like that. And I hung out with him a little bit.
Then I heard, two years later, someone shot him in the back of the head and killed him. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment So you have these amazing experiences, you make some good movies, and then you hit a wall.
And with Van Damme, it was definitely appetite. What was it for you? I was never percent committed to my career. A lot of these guys were smarter than me. Lundgren remains stone-faced, rarely speaking except to issue commands in a surprisingly hesitant monotone, his heaving chest actually communicates more emotion than his mumbling lips. The Punisher in the film The Punisher. The film was directed by Mark Goldblattwith a screenplay by Boaz Yakin.
Although it is based on the Marvel Comics character, the film changes many details of the original comic book origin and the main character does not wear the trademark "skull". Lundgren plays Jack Caine, a tough Houston cop with an inner sensitivity,  who does not let the rules of police procedure prevent him pursuing his mission to wipe out the White Boys, a gang of white collar drug dealers who killed his partner while he was waylaid stopping a convenience store robbery.
Lundgren said of his role, "What attracted me to Dark Angel is that I get to do more than just action. There's some romance, some comedy, some drama.
I actually have some clever dialogue in this one.
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I get to act. Lundgren portrays Mike Anderson, a tough American reporter and US Marine veteran who finds his own life in jeopardy after stumbling across a political cover-up over a Middle Eastern terrorist plan to release toxic gas and kill thousands of people. The primary terrorist group in the film is the fictional group Black October, in reference to Black September. Lundgren plays a police sergeant named Kenner working in Little TokyoLos Angeles who is partnered with Johnny Murata Leea Japanese American who are sent to infiltrate the operations of new Japanese drug gang named the Iron Claw manufacturing a lethal methamphetamine while using a local brewery and nightclub as a front for the operation.
Along the way, Kenner discovers that Yoshida Tagawathe head of the drug gang, is a member of the Yakuza who killed his parents in front of him as a young boy in Japan and the case becomes violent and personal. Fox of the Los Angeles Timeshowever, described the film as a "class act". However they end up shooting each other dead after Devereaux discovers that Scott has gone insane and has resorted to mutilating the villagers and barbarically cutting off their ears, taking an innocent girl and boy hostage.
At the Cannes Film FestivalVan Damme and Lundgren were involved in a verbal altercation that almost turned physical when both men pushed each other only to be separated, but it was believed to have only been a publicity stunt. One day he is framed by police officer Frank Severance Segal for the murder of a highway patrolman, also killing his friend Eddie.
Santee is sent to prison after recovering in a prison hospital, but escapes during transfer and takes a female hostage named Rita Marrick Alfonso at a gas station, not suspecting that she's a cop. On the run from the law, involving exotic cars and desert scenery, Santee must prove his innocence and prove Severance guilty of being involved in the car ring and for murder. Olympic Modern Pentathlon team during the Atlanta Gamesto promote the image of the sport and to coordinate planning and other details between the team and the United States Olympic Committee.
The film was mainly shot in Thailandwith Krabi and Phong Nga making up most of the island scenery. The film was well received by some critics. One author said "Men of War invokes the most vividly remembered fighting in a foreign land of recent Western history. This innovation, associating the muscle image with the Vietnam experience, is carried over into other contemporary muscle films. The film portrays screenwriter William Gibson 's dystopian cyberpunk view of the future with the world dominated by megacorporations and with strong East Asian influences.
Lundgren plays Karl Honig, a Jesus -obsessed hit man and street preacher who wears a robe and carries a shepherd's staff. Critical response was negative overall; Roger Ebert said, "Johnny Mnemonic is one of the great gestures of recent cinema, a movie which doesn't deserve one nanosecond of serious analysis. The cloak worn by Lundgren in the film is now located in the lobby of the Famous Players Coliseum in Mississauga, Ontarioit was his last theatrical release film until Marshall who gets caught up in politics when he is hired to solve the assassination of a Cuban ambassador.
A wall mural of Lundgren outside a cinema in DamascusSyria The Motion Picture Guide to the films of said, "in peak condition, Dolph Lundgren leaps trains, kicks the crap out of assailants, and handles a rifle like a pro.
He's still a terrific athlete, but shows signs of histrionic mobility here. The threat is from a terrorist group, which has stolen the President's personal communications computer with the capability of launching the US arsenal to threaten global security. Michael Haag in his book Templars: A pity they did not spend a cent on research citing that one reference was years out Lundgren is a butt-kicking Templar monk with a spiked leather glove whose sacred duty it is to do what the Templars have always done and stop a key that has kept the Anti-christ imprisoned for thousands of years from falling into the right hands.
The film was a joint American and South African production. The Video Guide to said, "that noise you hear isn't the numerous on-screen explosions but action star Lundgren's career hitting rock bottom.
One review said "the narrative is laughably stupid" and the DVD and Video Guide to said, "dull, lightweight, made-for-TV action fully to a satisfying climax". Film review dismissed the film and Lundgren's performance as "more Lundgren lunacy". He portrays Matt Sorenson, a former boxer and San Francisco cop who avenges the brutal death of his younger brother, Michael. Intent on finding his brother's killer, Sorenson infiltrates the powerful inner world of politics, business intrigue and casual sex and sadomasochism.
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The film is set during the Cold Warand is about two soldiers trapped on a submarine with a group of terrorists who plan to use a chemical weapon against the United States. Lundgren's character, Matt Hendricks, must work with his wife, a virologist, to prevent the scenario occurring. This subpar effort sinks to the bottom of the ocean in a tidal wave of cliche. InLundgren featured in Sidney J. He portrays a soon to be retired high school history teacher and ex-Special Forces soldier Sam Decker who has one last detention to proctor; he must band together the trouble makers and misfits in detention to defeat a drug ring intent on taking over the school.
Furieportraying Sergeant Frank Gannon, an officer who has spent the last three years on the Direct Action Unit DAU task force, fighting gang crime and corruption and after he leaves he is hunted down by former colleagues for betraying the brotherhood. Reviews of the film were so poor that it remains on the IMDb 's Bottom as one of the worst movies ever made. It tells the story of "a group of genetically unique people who travel back in time to prevent the discovery of meteors containing deadly bacteria.
Furie who got ill during pre-production, with The Defenderin which he also starred alongside Shakara Ledard and Jerry Springerwho played the President of the United States.