Believe it or not, Dolph Lundgren has been bullied. At the age of 15, he was self-described as "one of the weaklings people kick sand at on the beach." After being kicked around once too often, he took up karate. Five years later, at six-foot-six, 200 pounds, he received his second-degree black belt and became captain of the Swedish full-contact karate team. He went on to win the European full-contact karate championships in 1980 and 1981, as well as the heavyweight division title in Australia in 1982.
Dolph exploded on the scene as the evil Ivan Drago in Rocky IV. Although he had admittedly few lines in the film, his physique and presence earned him an instant following. He was viewed as a natural for the popular cartoon character of He-Man in Cannon Films' live-action version of Masters of the Universe. His career continues to burgeon with the Rambo-like Red Scorpion.
Lundgren, a practitioner of the kyokushin style, developed by the great Mas Oyama, which incorporates elements of shotokan, goju-ryu and muay Thai, credits the martial arts with giving him the discipline to concentrate and focus his energy intensely on a particular time and place. This background made him a natural for the action/adventure film The Punisher, in which he brings Marvel Comics' most popular hero to life.
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Posted By: Cuddles |
2/18/13 11:32 AM
He probably gives his old bullies nightmares thinking he might bump into them one day and show them what he has learned since the last time they encountered :)
Posted By: Merciful1 |
2/20/13 3:42 PM
DRAGO cant believe he was bullied too! What a cool website reading about all these people who I thought lived dream lives had a rough go as a kid.Brings you closer to them as fans