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Re: New EXPENDABLES interviews!

Postby Jox on 08 Aug 2010, 10:55

Dolph openly expresses himself about colleague Jean-Claude Van Damme, his turning down TE and "JCVD", things he had told me before:
Dolph Lundgren is friends with Jean-Claude Van Damme going back to when they starred together in 1992's Universal Soldier.

So he was disappointed when Van Damme turned down The Expendables, Sylvester Stallone's action-film featuring a plethora of famous tough guys -- including Lundgren, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke and even a scene with Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Rumour is that since JCVD, the critically acclaimed movie in which Van Damme laid bare his life as a cash-strapped has-been, the Muscles from Brussels has been trying to make "serious" films only.

As it happens, Lundgren thought JCVD was a mistake. "I thought it was very powerful. But I know him from when he was young, and to me it was just tragic, it was so close to the truth," Lundgren says. "It's like if Mel Gibson did a movie about being a racist. It's like a freak show. To me, I'd like to keep my real world and the film world separate.

"It would have been a better trick if Jean-Claude had used that emotion to speak somebody else's words, not to give a speech about f---ing up your own life."

http://www.torontosun.com/entertainment ... 42616.html
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Re: New EXPENDABLES interviews!

Postby dolphage on 08 Aug 2010, 12:49

Jox wrote:Dolph openly expresses himself about colleague Jean-Claude Van Damme, his turning down TE and "JCVD", things he had told me before:
Dolph Lundgren is friends with Jean-Claude Van Damme going back to when they starred together in 1992's Universal Soldier.

So he was disappointed when Van Damme turned down The Expendables, Sylvester Stallone's action-film featuring a plethora of famous tough guys -- including Lundgren, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke and even a scene with Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Rumour is that since JCVD, the critically acclaimed movie in which Van Damme laid bare his life as a cash-strapped has-been, the Muscles from Brussels has been trying to make "serious" films only.

As it happens, Lundgren thought JCVD was a mistake. "I thought it was very powerful. But I know him from when he was young, and to me it was just tragic, it was so close to the truth," Lundgren says. "It's like if Mel Gibson did a movie about being a racist. It's like a freak show. To me, I'd like to keep my real world and the film world separate.

"It would have been a better trick if Jean-Claude had used that emotion to speak somebody else's words, not to give a speech about f---ing up your own life."

http://www.torontosun.com/entertainment ... 42616.html

Wow... That's unusually candid.
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Re: New EXPENDABLES interviews!

Postby Jox on 09 Aug 2010, 16:31

Dolph was on GMTV this morning, watch it here!
http://www.gm.tv/videos/?vxClipId=1441_gmtv_9399
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Re: New EXPENDABLES interviews!

Postby Jox on 09 Aug 2010, 21:04

Dolph Lundgren still rock solid
http://www.torontosun.com/entertainment/movies/2010/08/09/14967546.html
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Re: New EXPENDABLES interviews!

Postby Mosquito on 09 Aug 2010, 22:33

Jox wrote:And here's the MAPLE PICTURES fan questions interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTzjALh0mHs
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Ah that is so good! Fan questions are so much better because the fans already know so much about Dolph and don't ask the same old questions again and again. Great stuff, especially what he said about Karate etc.
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Re: New EXPENDABLES interviews!

Postby Jox on 09 Aug 2010, 23:53

The London press conference! Awesome, love the way Sly talks about Dolph, you can tell it's his protégé!







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Re: New EXPENDABLES interviews!

Postby Jox on 10 Aug 2010, 01:02

http://www.xomba.com/interview_mighty_dolph_lundgren
Nice to see an interview by a jounalist who knows his stuff!

This applies to most of us :mrgreen:
I just had to mention that I’m probably the only Swedish movie journalist who’s seen every single movie featuring Dolph.

“You have?!” Dolph exclaims. “You deserve a medal for that. You poor bastard!”
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Re: New EXPENDABLES interviews!

Postby dolphage on 10 Aug 2010, 02:13

Jox wrote:The London press conference! Awesome, love the way Sly talks about Dolph, you can tell it's his protégé!


Yeah, so good to hear. DL seems a little shy in this press conference, actually.
Jox wrote:http://www.xomba.com/interview_mighty_dolph_lundgren
Nice to see an interview by a jounalist who knows his stuff!

Well, he KINDA knows his stuff, except he writes:
"I can’t resist pointing out that Swdish characters in Hollywood movies often have very strange names. Gunar?! That’s not a name..."

Gunnar IS a name. A popular (and old) Swedish first name. What Swedish person doesn't know the name "Gunnar"?

Gunnar also happens to sound like "gunner" in English so I guess that's why both times DL has played a Swede he's been called that.
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Re: New EXPENDABLES interviews!

Postby Jox on 10 Aug 2010, 11:00

Dolph Lundgren: Tough guy flexes his brain power
Swedish action hero has a master’s degree and a passion for directing
http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/movies/article/845771--dolph-lundgren-tough-guy-flexes-his-brain-power

Dolph Lundgren interview: The Expendables, Ivan Drago, Stallone and Jason Bourne

http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/559821/ ... ourne.html

Moviehole interview
http://www.moviehole.net/201025942-dolph-lundgren
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Re: New EXPENDABLES interviews!

Postby Jox on 10 Aug 2010, 15:02

Sylvester Stallone chats with some of the Prince of Wales's Royal Regiment at Wellington Barracks ahead of his movie premiere in Leicester Square. Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren there too. Best quote "his face was a road-map of pain....!"
http://www.facebook.com/BBCLondon#!/vid ... 010&ref=mf

Dolph Lundgren Red Carpet Interview - Facebook Exclusive [HD]
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=626899367086
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