Dolph Lundgren is out for Round 2!

Tom Jolliffe discusses the ins and outs, ups and downs, past, present and future of Ivan Drago...

One of the Reagan era children, from the taut, muscular womb of 80’s action cinema, Dolph Lundgren never quite hit the big league. In the shadow of Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Willis were Van Damme, Seagal, and Norris. Then you’d say next in line was Dolph Lundgren. So why, off the back of hitting it big, and hitting it fast, did Lundgren never achieve a sustained career in the multiplexes?

Lundgren is a genuine, bonafide genius. Having studied chemical engineering in his younger days, obtaining a masters, he was offered a Fulbright scholarship at MIT. However the lure of acting was too much and a career in Hollywood beckoned. In fact he did not have long to wait for his big break at all. That break of course, being Rocky IV (1985). Aside from Lundgren being,
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