Dolph Lundgren is a Swedish-born actor, martial artist, and movie director. He was born on November 3, 1957, in Stockholm, Sweden, and holds a degree in chemical engineering. Dolph is a trained karate and kickboxer and is best known for his role in action movies such as Rocky IV, Expendables, and Creed II, among others.
Dolph has also directed and produced several movies, including The Defender, Missionary Man Command Performance, and Icarus. He has also appeared on television, taking roles in the drama series Arrow and The Walking Dead. Dolph has received numerous awards during his 38-year career in the film industry. He was also inducted into the International Karate Hall of Fame and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here are the top 8 highest-grossing movies of Dolph Lundgren:
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8 Red Scorpion (1988) – $4.4 million
Red Scorpion is an action-adventure film directed by Joseph Zito and starring Dolph Lundgren. The movie was released in 1988. It tells the story of a Soviet agent named Nikolai, who is sent to an African country to assassinate a rebel leader. However, Nikolai is captured by the rebels and is forced to question his loyalties. The movie received mixed reviews but was a commercial success grossing 4.4 million worldwide. The movie also boosted Dolph Lundgren’s career in the film industry.
7 Masters of the Universe (1987) – $17.3 million
Masters of the Universe is a science fiction film released in 1987, directed by Gary Goddard and starring Dolph Lundgren. Dolph takes the role of He-Man, Frank Langella as Skeletor, and Courteney Cox. The movie follows the adventure of He-Man as he tries to defend planet Eternia against the evil Skeletor and his armies of darkness, who are on a mission to conquer the universe.
6 Universal Soldier (1992) – $95 million
Universal Soldier is another science-fiction action film where two legends, Dolph Lundgren and Jean-Claude Van Damme, star. The film is directed by Roland Emmerich and produced by Craig Baumgarten, Allen Shapiro, and Joel B. Michaels. The film was released in 1992 and followed two soldiers who died in Vietnam and were brought back to life in a secret government program as super-powered killing machines known as Universal Soldiers. The film was a commercial success and is considered a cult classic of the action genre, known for its over-the-top violence and action sequences.
5 Creed II (2018) – $214.1 million
Creed II is a 2018 American drama film directed by Steven Caple Jr. and written by Sylvester Stallone and Cheo Hodari Coker. The film is a sequel to the 2015 Creed and is the eighth installment in the Rocky film series. Adonis Creed (played by Michael B. Jordan), the late Apollo Creed’s son, faces off against Viktor Drago (played by Florian Munteanu), the son of Ivan Drago (played by Dolph Lundgren), the boxer who killed his father in the ring, in Creed II. The film was a commercial success grossing $214.1 million worldwide.
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4 The Expendables (2010) – $274.5 million
The Expendables is an action film released in 2010. It was directed by Sylvester Stallone, who also starred in the film alongside several other well-known action stars including Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Terry Crews. The plot revolves around a group of mercenaries known as The Expendables who travel to a fictional Latin American country to overthrow a dictator. However, they discover that the information provided differs from what they find on the ground. The film was the first of three sequels, the others being The Expendables 2 and The Expendables 3, both written by Stallone and starring many of the same cast members.
3 Rocky IV (1985) – $300.4 million
Rocky IV is another sports film released in 1985, directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone. Dolph Lundgren plays the role of Ivan Drago, a Soviet boxer trained to fight Rocky Balboa, an American boxer (played by Sylvester Stallone). It is the fourth film in the Rocky film series and is regarded as the best of the sequels.
2 The Expendables 2 (2012) – $315 million
The Expendables 2 is an American action film written by Sylvester Stallone and Richard Wenk. The movie is directed by Simon West and stars a who’s who of action movie heavyweights, including Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Expendables, Part 2 recounts the exploits of a band of mercenaries as they set out on a mission to steal a priceless object from a crooked arms dealer in Albania.
1 Aquaman (2018) – $1.15 billion
Aquaman is a 2018 superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same title. The movie is directed by James Wan and stars Jason Momoa as the titular character, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as King Orm, and Willem Dafoe as Vulko. Dolph Lundgren plays the role of King Nereus, the ruler of the underwater kingdom of Xebel and Mera’s father. The film received positive reviews and commercial success, grossing over $1.1 billion. It is the most successful DC Extended Universe movie and is well-known for its breathtaking cinematography and exciting action scenes.
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