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Are you of the same mindset as Sylvester Stallone? That today’s male star is far too wimpy to be of any use? Is that why you’re back on the scene with Command Performance? To prove what real men are all about?

Dolph Lundgren: (Laughs) How’d you know? I never came with a conscious plan to replace anyone else. Stallone does feel that way. He is a real tough guy in real life, and he gets to act that out. If you meet him and work with him, he is what he is. He is a guy that works out every day. And he fires guns. That’s what he does. People’s tastes vary and change. I guess there have been a lot of actors that have been trained to fight and look tough, starting with The Matrix. Now, Stallone figures that he is going to put some real men out there. That is why he hires people like me, who are big and used to do sports for real. That’s why he’s picked guys like Couture and Statham, and Lee.

This is one of the most amazing action films of 2009. You wrote it, you directed it. How did this concept come together?

Dolph Lundgren: I was in Moscow about three or four years ago. Madonna had a special concert for Vladimir Putin. He was a big Madonna fan, so she did a command performance just for him. I thought, ”That would be really cool if some bad guys took over.” They also had that theater siege in Moscow around the same time. They gassed a bunch of people. I thought, ”If I marry these two ideas, that could become Die Hard in a rock concert.” That’s how the process of making this movie started.

Having worked with numerous on-screen weapons over the years, what, in your opinion, is the best musical instrument
when it comes to taking out the bad guy?

Dolph Lundgren: That is a good question. (Laughs) I haven’t used them all. I would think that the drumstick is probably pretty good. Because you can put that anywhere. If you are a strong guy, you can put it in the throat, the nose, the mouth, the ear. It’s also easily concealed. The guitar is pretty good, but you have to break it. And that’s pretty difficult. Unless you use it against someone’s head, of course.

Marcus Svensson
Startade Violent Cinema 2008 för att skriva om filmerna andra siter missade. Frilansar som filmfotograf och planerar nu hockeyfrilla och Chuck Norris-skägg för att fullända sina rundsparkar.
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