When it comes to muscle men, it’s very easy to assume they’re lacking in the intellegence department. All brawn, no brains as they say. But, when it comes to action movie legend, Dolph Lundgren that couldn’t be further from the truth. The star best known for suh action bad-boys as Rocky IV, The Expendables and He-Man in Masters Of The Universe not only speaks 5 different languages, but a very impressive masters degree in chemical engineering. On top of this, Mr. Lundgren is also a keen sportsman who, in the year of 1996, lead the United States’ Olympic Pentathlon team!
Inspired by the film he made two years prior, Pentathlon (out on DVD & Blu-Ray on the 30th July), he explains his reasons for doing this over on maxim.com;
I got involved to help save the sport, because every year there are new ones coming in and they kick out the old ones. This is one of the oldest Olympic sports, and they thought my name could help. I was just the team manager—the guy who organizes travel. Maybe I’ll get more involved in the Special Olympics. Obviously not as a player, more like a role model.”
The team finished in a very respectable 16th place and Dolph has continued to support sport as his action career just keeps on expanding as fast as his biceps.
With the 2012 Olympics soon approaching and the release of The Expendables 2 just around the corner, what better time to visit one of Dolph’s greatest and most memorable movies, Pentathlon. Pre-orders yours here from Amazon today!