Was team leader for the United States modern pentathlon team at the 1996 summer olympics.
Holds a master's degree in chemical engineering. Was offered a Fulbright scholarship to study at MIT.
He married Anette in Stockholm.
Was once a bodyguard for Grace Jones
He was European Heavyweight Karate Champion in 1980-81.
Australian Heavyweight Karate Champion in 1982.
He dated model Paula Barbieri
, also O.J. Simpson
Born in 1957, but claims birthdate of 1959.
Rumor had it that he announced his retirement from acting to spend more time with his family, but Lundgren denied it a few months later while filming the movie Detention
(2003) (April, 2002).
He has two daughters with his current wife Anette: Ida Sigrid Lundgren [b. April 29, 1996] and Greta Eveline Lundgren [b. January 2002].
Was one of the last celebrities modeling for photographer Victor Skrebneski, notably for a Chicago International Film Festival poster.
He obtained his third degree black belt (third Dan) in Kyokushinkai Karate in July 1998 in Stockholm, Sweden, after a four to five months training with his former teacher Brian Fitkin
Sports natural blonde hair in all his films, save for The Punisher
(1989) and I Come in Peace
(1990) where it is dyed jet black.
He was the first actor cast for the 1987 cult sci-fi film Masters of the Universe
Was considered for the role of Ben Richards in The Running Man
(1987). The part eventually went to Arnold Schwarzenegger
Plays the drums.
Contrary to popular belief was never engaged to Grace Jones
, but he did live with her for four years.
Speaks three languages: Swedish, English and some German. Said to speak Japanese as well, but actually knows only a few phrases. Also speaks some Spanish as he lives in Spain.
Said to have an I.Q. of 160, but according to himself this is untrue.
Maintains his own personal website for his fans.
Despite mixed reviews to Masters of the Universe
(1987), later animated and comic book depictions of the He-Man character, most notably the 2002 remake series by Mike Young
Productions, had the He-Man character drawn to resemble Lundgren.
Served in the Swedish Marine Corps.
Was photographed at the 'Factory' in the early eighties by Andy Warhol
and photographer Christopher Markos
Was a candidate for the role of the Phantom/Kit Walker when Lee Falk
's comic strip hero "The Phantom" was optioned for a film adaptation during the 1980s and early 1990s.
Auditioned for a role in Rambo: First Blood Part II
Used to do most of his own stunts, but nowadays only does about half of them as he is getting older.
Worked as a bouncer in New York City with Chazz Palminteri
Caused a stir in his home country Sweden in the late 80s when he refused to be interviewed in Swedish, preferring English instead.
Trained also in Tae Kwon Do for a short period.
Was offered the lead in Captain America
(1990), but had to turn it down as he was shooting The Punisher
(1989) at the time.