Five Things You Didn’t Know about Dolph Lundgren

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He almost co-starred in Gladiator

In a 2008 interview, director Ridley Scott stated that Dolph Lundgren had been a possible choice for the role of defeated gladiator in Tigris in the 2001 Oscar winner for Best Picture. Tigris is brought out of retirement to fight Maximus, Russel Crowe’s character.  Unfortunately, Scott decided that as an actor, he just didn’t fit in with what we were trying to achieve.” Lundgren contradicts Scott’s comments, though, and says that he was offered a role in the film but turned it down.

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Chris is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and FIlm. He has been writing for TVOvermind and Uncoached for two years and has written about numerous different television shows and pop culture topics. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13).
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