Sometimes it’s way too easy to stereotype someone by the way they look, and Hollywood is a place where this can happen all too often. When we first saw Dolph Lundgren in Rocky IV as Ivan Drago it was kind of easy to look at him as big, blond, strong as an ox, and dumb as a brick. The thing is that not only is Dolph a very intelligent man, but he was smart enough to not take a role in Rambo II: First Blood Part II. Yeah, that’s about as redundant as a title can be. But his character was essentially a background prop that wouldn’t have given him that big of a chance to really improve his position as a serious actor. Up until then, his big deal was that he’d been in a Bond movie and was a very impressive individual given that he was in shape, genuinely tough, and very intelligent. On top of this, he was obviously determined since he beat out thousands of other individuals looking to audition for the part of Ivan Drago.