Who is your favorite action movie star? Ummmm, Dolph Lundgren…..
Today was one of those slow days at work and in the world of IT that can lead to many weird conversations.
And today was no different.
“Who is your favorite action movie star?”
To protect the innocent I will use nicknames instead of real names; so the question was posed to our favorite guy to pick on EuroCut (He’s a Banana Republic guy). Now EuroCut is not exactly Ebert when it comes to movies, but we were talking about action movies. What guy can’t talk about action movies?
The great thing about EuroCut is that it doesn’t matter if he knows nothing about a particular topic he will participate and say some crazy things; the guy has no fears of embarrassing himself.
So after deliberation and a whole lot of pressure from the rest of the group to give an answer, EuroCut confidently says…..
Ivan Drago from Rocky IV? Wait…. What?
Of course me being the movie watcher that I am, and I mean I will watch any movie; from 4 stars to B-star movies starring the likes of Dean Cain and Lorenzo Lamas. So when this dude said Dolph Lundgren I kind of went into a rant.
“Dolph Lundgren??? I am pretty sure if you asked Dolph Lundgren he wouldn’t even say himself. As a matter of fact I am pretty sure he wouldn’t even rate himself in the top 20 of action movie stars.”
“WTH, out of all the action movie stars the 1st one that comes to mind is Dolph Lundgren? I would say Angelina Jolie before Dolph Lundgren!”
And of course I had to throw Carl Weathers in the mix fresh off of my last posting, ‘F-A-Natic Fridays – There is no Rocky without Apollo Creed…’. I would definitely say Carl Weathers before Dolph Lundgren.
Others were just as shocked at the choice and we all had a good laugh at the expense of EuroCut. People threw out names like Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis….. Eventually we ran off EuroCut with all the laughter, and when it all died down we decided to take a look at Dolph’s career…. We were curious,
To our shock Dolph Lundgren has made 51 movies!!!
Who in the hell is signing up Dolph for all these movies? I mean they are all straight-to-video, b-movies; but still…. I would have never thought he put in that much work, he was doing something like 3 movies a year. You figure that he has to be getting something like $50 – $100K for these movies and is living comfortable, I fund myself having a lil more respect for the man’s career.
Not a WHOLE lot but a lil, HAHA!!!
If your curious or just bored here is Dolph Lundgren’s website; http://www.dolphlundgren.com/ .
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still taking Carl Weathers over Dolph. I mean at least Carl was the main star for a movie that people heard of, you know ‘Action Jackson’
Come on man, HE JUMPED OVER A MOVING CAR!!!!!
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!