Dolph Lundgren Director Castle Falls

Dolph Lundgren’s career confessions: ‘Maybe I didn’t always make the right choices…’

Our guest for this episode is icon of cinema Dolph Lundgren, an actor, writer and director who famously made his debut as Russian boxer Ivan Drago in Rocky IV, as well as starred as He-Man in cult classic 80s movie Masters of The Universe.

In this interview, Dolph reflects on his long career in Hollywood and the film industry, considering some of the choices he made early on in his career, and explains how he keeps on going, remaining a much-loved fixture in films like The Expendables franchise and DC’s Aquaman and its sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2022).

Castle Falls with Scott Adkins

Dolph’s latest project sees him direct and feature in CASTLE FALLS, which also stars his on-screen comrade Scott Adkins (The Expendables 2, John Wick: Chapter 4).

CASTLE FALLS is out in theaters, VOD & Digital December 3, 2021.

Check out our review of Castle Falls

Things you may not know about Dolph Lundgren

  • His first name is actually Hans
  • He has a degree in chemical engineering from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Sydney.
  • He holds the rank of 4th dan black belt in Kyokushin karate and was European champion in 1980–81.
  • His debut role was actually as a KGB henchman in the James Bond film A View to a Kill.


Presenter: Matt Reifschneider
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