Hans Dolph Lundgren is a Swedish actor, director, screenwriter, producer, martial artist and chemical engineer. He belongs to a generation of film actors who epitomise the action hero stereotype, alongside Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Steven Seagal, JeanClaude Van Damme and Jackie Chan.
Hans Lundgren was born in 1957 in Stockholm to Sigrid Birgitta , a language teacher, and Karl Johan Hugo Lundgren, an engineer and economist for the Swedish government. He lived in Stockholm until the age of 13, when he moved to his grandparents home in Nyland, ngermanland. Some sources wrongly state 1959 as his year of birth, but Lundgren himself has confirmed it to be 1957. He has two sisters and an older brother. Lundgren was raised in the Lutheran church. Lundgren claims his father was physically abusive and vented his frustration on his wife and eldest son. He has stated that, during his tirades, his father would call him a loser, which motivated him later as he grew more ambitious to prove himself. But he also said, I still love my father, no matter what happened. There are many things about him I still admire. As a child, I was probably too much like him, very stubbornperhaps thats what he couldnt deal with. He cites his troubled relationship with his father as the reason he dev