About Dolph Lundgren
As for the day, Dolph Lundgren net worth amounts to $15 million dollars. He earned this money working in a movie and television industry as an actor (the fact that he is also a martial artists has a lot to do with his success in this field) and director. Just like Chuck Norris, Stallone, Bruce Willis, Schwarzenegger, Steven Seagal, and Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph belongs to a generation of movie actors who epitomise the action hero stereotype: a brave guy with plenty of muscle, but not necessarily a lot of brain.
However, in a reality Dolph is a very intelligent and educated man. Born in a family of Swedish academics, he spent some time in the United States studying chemistry on various scholarships at Clemson University and Washington University. He later earned a degree in chemical engineering from Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. And how this chemical engineer ended up as an actor? How did he choose a career which eventually boosted Dolph Lundgren net worth to millions of dollars? He started acting while residing in New York, but this wasn’t because he dreamed about working in a movie industry. Lundgren is quoted saying: „I just wanted to learn acting because I felt it was something I needed to try to do for myself, to express something, my inner pain, or something I couldn’t get out. Then I got caught up taking my shirt off and strapping a machine gun on to shoot people. There wasn’t really much acting – you couldn’t have done too much with those roles no matter how good you were“.
The last two sentences in the previous paragraph actually describe an early stage of Dolph‘s career pretty well. His first roles, for example those in A View to Kill and Rocky IV did not require a lot of acting skill. All he had to do is to take of his shirt and fight. Even though those roles helped to increase Dolph Lundgren net worth, this wasn‘t enough for him. The ambitious man has always wanted to earn the respect as a „real“ actor and looked up at the men who have already managed to do it. In one of his interviews Lundgren said that even though he is successful, Arnold Swartzneger is not his role model and added “I prefer Sean Connery, Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford. They, too, started as “beefcakes” but have since established themselves as acknowledged actors“.
As for the day, I think it is safe to say that for the most part Lundgren has managed to achieve his goal. During his career he played numerous notable roles in movies like Johnny Mnemonic, Blackjack, The Mechanic , Missionary Man, Command Performance and Icarus. Each of them contributed to the current Dolph Lundgren net worth.