MOST MEMORABLE MOVIE ROLE(S): Ivan Drago, the Russian pugilist who fights Rocky Balboa in the tense geopolitical thriller Rocky IV; and He-Man in Masters of the Universe
THE INTEL: Dude has some serious brains to go along with that brawn: after several years studying in America (at Washington State and Clemson) and a mandatory two-year stint in the Swedish marine corps, Lundgren graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Sydney, finishing at the top of his class. While working as a bouncer in Australia, Lundgren won a Fulbright scholarship to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — which he soon gave up after he began dating model Grace Jones (who hired him as a bodyguard and had him return with her to New York City).
CELEBRITY-BRAINIAC RATING, ON A “1” (SNOOKI) to “10” (COLLEGE PROFESSOR) SCALE: 8
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