Dolph Lundgren, star of “The Final Inquiry” and “Missionary Man,” which he also wrote and directed. Both are out now on DVD.
Book I’m reading:
“Fool for Love and Other Plays” by Sam Shepard
Total number of books I own:
Three books that mean a lot to me:
“Stalingrad” by Antony Beevor
“Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” by Dee Brown
“The Battle That Shook Europe: Poltava and the Birth of the Russian Empire” by Peter Englund
What book would you like to see brought to the bigscreen and what book do you hope never gets adapted?
a)”Red Orm,” a classic Swedish viking novel
b)”How to Make Love Like a Porn Star” (If it’s adapted, I’d like a role please)
Three films that mean a lot to me:
“Gladiator,” directed by Ridley Scott
“Unforgiven,” directed by Clint Eastwood
“Fanny and Alexander,” directed by Ingmar Bergman
Who do you think was the brightest star of the silver screen?
If you could play any real-life person in a movie, who would it be and why?
Otto Skorzeny – very interesting life of Hitler’s favorite SS commander who was acquitted of all war crimes and even the Allies admired him as a soldier. He is the man who supposedly hid the Nazi fortune in gold never recovered after the war.
Who do you look to for inspiration?
The small man inside the big man.
Song currently playing in my iPod:
Don’t own one
Three songs that mean a lot to me:
The U.S. and Swedish national anthems
“Sex Machine,” James Brown
Concert that changed your life:
The Rolling Stones at the Meadowlands, 1991
Best hangover remedy?
Swedish “treo”: headache pills combined with a shot of Fernet Branca (Italian digestive)
What’s the biggest upside of the Internet and what is its biggest downside?
Fewer phone calls.
Less free time.
What advice would you give to someone trying to break into your profession?
Don’t give up – it’s a lot harder than people think.
Do you have a dream project?
The life of Otto Skorzeny, “the man with the scar’
What helps you get out of bed in the morning?
Thinking of how good i’ll feel after my morning work-out
Who was your celebrity crush growing up?
The American Indian girl in the film “Soldier Blue”
Are there any activities you do to make you feel un-famous?
Kickboxing sparring, that’s why I like it
What’s more dangerous: a mountain lion or a bitter ex?
Would you rather see a Lakers game next to Jack Nicholson or a Knicks game next to Spike Lee?
What is the real reason behind answering these questions?
For people to get to know me better; and for me to get to know me better
Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
Premier Putin of Russia