17 Army of One
Dolph Lundgren played the character of Wellman Anthony Santee, a former race car driver turned criminal, in the movie 'Army of One'.
16 Johnny Mnemonic
In the cyberpunk film 'Johnny Mnemonic', Dolph Lundgren portrays the character "Street Preacher". Lundgren's role is that of a fanatical, cybernetically-enhanced street preacher who is obsessed with purging the world of all technology, viewing it as a sin.
15 The Punisher
Dolph Lundgren stars as Frank Castle, a vigilante with a mission to punish those responsible for the deaths of his family in 'The Punisher'. The film follows Castle as he goes after a mob boss and his associates, exacting revenge for the deaths of his wife and children. Castle uses his military training, martial arts skills, and weapons to take on the criminals in the mob.
14 Skin Trade
In the film 'Skin Trade', Dolph Lundgren takes on the role of Nick Cassidy, a tough-as-nails New York City detective seeking vengeance after his family is brutally murdered by a Serbian crime lord played by Ron Perlman. Lundgren's character is a relentless and skilled lawman who teams up with Tony Jaa's character, a Thai detective, to bring down the international human trafficking ring responsible for the atrocities.
13 Men of War
In the action film 'Men of War', Dolph Lundgren stars as Nick Gunar, a battle-hardened mercenary and former soldier suffering from moral conflict. Hired to lead a team of mercenaries on a mission to an exotic tropical island, Lundgren's character initially seeks only financial gain. However, as he witnesses the ruthless exploitation of the island's indigenous people and their struggle for freedom, he has a change of heart and decides to lead them in a rebellion against their oppressive employer.
12 Universal Soldier
In 'Universal Soldier', Lundgren plays a soldier who is cryogenically frozen and brought back to life as a weapon for a secret military project. Lundgren's character is a formidable foe with superior strength and fighting skills. His character quickly becomes a threat to the scientist who created him, as well as the rest of the military personnel involved in the project.
11 Showdown in Little Tokyo
In the film 'Showdown in Little Tokyo', Dolph Lundgren plays the role of Sergeant Chris Kenner, a skilled and unorthodox Los Angeles police detective. Kenner is paired with a more by-the-book partner, played by Brandon Lee, to combat the Yakuza, the Japanese criminal underworld, operating in Little Tokyo.
10 Small Apartments
In the dark comedy 'Small Apartments', Dolph Lundgren portrays the character Dr. Sage Mennox, an eccentric and bizarre self-help guru. Lundgren's role is a departure from his typical action-hero roles, as Dr. Mennox is a quirky and flamboyant personality who peddles absurd life advice to the film's protagonist, Franklin Franklin (played by Matt Lucas).
9 The Expendables 3
Dolph Lundgren plays Gunner Jensen in the action movie 'The Expendables 3'. He is a member of the team led by Sylvester Stallone, and is known for his tough and no-nonsense attitude. He is also a master of hand-to-hand combat and weapons. He is an integral part of the team, often providing the muscle and firepower needed for the team to succeed.
8 Dark Angel
Dolph Lundgren plays the role of Cabbie in the 1990 TV movie Dark Angel. He is a former soldier who is hired to protect a young woman named Jessica, who is being hunted by a serial killer.
7 A View to a Kill
Dolph Lundgren plays the role of a KGB henchman named Venz, who is sent to take out Bond.
6 The Expendables
Dolph Lundgren plays Gunner Jensen in 'The Expendables'. He is an explosives expert and an assassin who is a member of the team led by Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone).
5 The Expendables 2
In the 2012 action-packed ensemble film 'The Expendables 2', Dolph Lundgren reprises his role as Gunner Jensen, a member of a team of elite mercenaries. Lundgren's character, Gunner, is known for his brawn, resilience, and occasional comedic moments.
4 Rocky IV
Dolph Lundgren stars as the iconic Russian boxer, Ivan Drago, in the 1985 film Rocky IV. The character was portrayed as a cold and calculating force to be reckoned with, standing as a stark contrast to Sylvester Stallone's titular character. Lundgren's performance helped create one of the most intense rivalries in film history, as he and Stallone went toe-to-toe in a battle for supremacy.
Dolph Lundgren has a small role in the movie 'Aquaman'. He portrays King Nereus of the underwater kingdom of Xebel, an ally of Aquaman's (and Mera's) in their mission to save Atlantis.
2 Tour de Pharmacy
In the 2017 sports mockumentary 'Tour de Pharmacy', Dolph Lundgren makes a cameo appearance as Gustav Ditters, a fictionalized version of himself. The film humorously explores the absurdities of professional cycling and doping scandals. Lundgren's role is a comedic exaggeration of the larger-than-life personas often associated with athletes.
1 Creed II
In the 2018 sports drama 'Creed II', Dolph Lundgren reprises his iconic role as Ivan Drago, a character he first portrayed in 'Rocky IV' (1985). Lundgren's return to the franchise is significant as he plays a pivotal role in the film's narrative. In 'Creed II', Drago trains his son Viktor (played by Florian Munteanu) for a high-stakes boxing match against Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of Apollo Creed.