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Dolph Lundgren: Spare Some ... Movie Roles?

4/8/2008 12:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Despite not being in anything remotely recognizable in over 15 years ("Jill the Ripper" anyone?!), 50-year-old "Rocky IV" star Dolph Lundgren was not only recognized at LAX on Monday -- the poor man was hit up for cash!

Dolph gave a few of his straight-to-DVD bucks to charity.

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Black Teef    

Jesus H. Christ! Does the guy have AIDS????

2206 days ago
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tba    

It must give the TMZ staff great satisfaction to continually make fun of people and their status in life. For you TMZ staffers, where will you be and look like in 30 years? Let's hope there's another warped website like TMZ 30 years from now that tracks you down, takes photos and belittles you....oh please god, let it happen.

2206 days ago
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Frank    

I WILL BREAK YOU

2206 days ago
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one angry monk    

Ya, he must be a real loser compared to TMZ high standards - Dolph Lundgren has a master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Sydney (1982), and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983 – but quit after two weeks to pursue acting. He speaks five languages: Swedish, English, German, French, Spanish, some Japanese, and some Italian.

2206 days ago
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that's the tooth    

Dolph Lundgren's straight-to-DVD films are profitable in the US and around the world. His current salary is $1 mill per movie. Films don't have to be released in theaters to make money. Dolph is definitely not hurting for money, and he still has a pretty big fan base. A producer would make more money with a Dolph movie that a George Clooney movie.

2206 days ago
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Frank    

i think he got infected with something from Grace Jones

2206 days ago
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DJ    

Tooth is right! He does have fans, and he seems like a great guy. We watch all his movies!

2206 days ago
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jimmy    

Wonder what Dolph is worth? $10-15 million?

2206 days ago
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C-Ann    

Awwww, he seems nice and well behaved. Unlike some other celebs when you run into them on the street.

2206 days ago
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michael jacksin    

Lay off the Swede! He's hot! Some of the most beautiful people in the world come from his part of the world! Go Dolphie!

2206 days ago
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JK+8Fan    

The videolink photo has terrible lighting, so the pic isn't great. However, if you take a look at the video itself he looks pretty good. In fact, he looks very good when you compare him to others in Hollywood like Sly, who do things like cosmetic surgey and HGH. People who take care of themselves with diet and exercise will always age better than those who look for quick fixes.

BTW, TMZ, maybe if there wasn't some crazy camera man bother Dolph, there wouldn't have been some other crazy man bothering him for money. Sheesh. Airports are no fun as it is.

2206 days ago
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Rachel    

He looks great! I thought he always looked pretty good. He doesn't have to have collagen implants, plastic surgery, or take steroids to look the way he does.

2206 days ago
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Sander    

I love Dolph Lundgren! I have never been one to fall for men with blonde hair and muscle...but Dolph??? Dolph is hot and looks good in the video. He even seems to be nice and approachable. I remember when "Master of the Universe" came out at the theaters back in the 80's. My sister and I took my neices to see it, so we could see Dolph Lundgren and not look stupid at being at a kids movie. Looks like TMZ took the worst angle shot out of the video and made it into a photo. Karma is going to get you guys for your nasty attitudes.

2206 days ago
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Standards are badly needed.    

one angry monk, that's only the half of it. From Wiki; Dolph Lundgren completed his mandatory military service in his native Sweden at the Amphibious Ranger School. He left this elite marine unit (Kustjägarna) with the rank of conscript corporal.

Lundgren holds a 3rd Dan (3rd Degree Black Belt) in Kyokushin Karate and won the European championships in 1980 and 1981 as well as a heavyweight tournament in Australia in 1982. He was also captain of the Swedish Kyokushin Karate team, and was a formidable challenger at the 1979 World Open Tournament (arranged by the Kyokushin Karate Organization) when he was only a green belt.

Lundgren was selected to serve as the Team Leader of the 1996 U.S. Olympic Modern Pentathlon Team during the Atlanta Games, where he coordinated planning and other details between the team and the United States Olympic Committee. He is actively involved in promoting the image of the sport. "Over the past few years, my involvement with modern pentathlon has grown from pure interest to an opportunity to raise the visibility of the sport, increase recruitment of young talent and make sure that this event, originated by the founder of the Olympics, Baron de Coubertin, will remain in the Games," Lundgren has said.

Oh, plus that other little hobby, his extensive movie career. This guy is gifted, independantly wealthy, and has a social conscience. He is unassuming, and I must say, incredibly fit and slim at 50. TMZ, you do not have to 'be in anything remotely recognizable' (your words) to be wildly successful. That sentence caters to 'being seen' or having high visibility, and those are Hollywood values, which are incredibly shallow. Dolph rakes in with his movies, and high visibility isn't all it's cracked up to be, see Britney Spears, Tom Cruise, etc. Lundgren is so intelligent he may prefer and pursue the nondescript path intentionally now. Many brillliant actors do.

2205 days ago
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Standards are badly needed.    

I probably don't have to say it, but Hollywood is not exactly known for valuing people of substance.
They do, however, get it right on occasion. Dolph was typecast. This man is crazy smart. I would love to see him in a meaty, cerebral older role aka Keanu Reeves Matrix or Constantine type role, or in a Clooney political thriller, with more lines than simply being unclad from the waist up.

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