[Studying What We Want] Five Unlikely Celebrities With Masters Degrees

1: Dolph Lundgren

dolph lundgren [Studying What We Want] Five Unlikely Celebrities With Masters Degrees

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You probably know Dolph Lundgren best (if you know him at all) as Hollywood’s favorite Russian in the 1980’s. He first came to attention because he was tall, nearly six and a half feet, and a karate champion in Europe for two years. Ahhhh, the ’80s, when being a karate champ was all the qualification you needed to be a movie star.

Just how 80’s is Lundgren? Sylvester Stallone taught him bodybuilding.

It paid off for him: he was Ivan Drago in “Rocky IV“, He-Man in the live-action “Masters of the Universe” movie, and was in a string of 80’s action B-movies before ending up on the VHS covers of direct-to-video movies.

Not that he minds; he has invested his money well and lives comfortably. This is pretty much what you expect from a man who holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering.

Yep, Ivan Drago knows his way around chemicals. Oh, he also speaks three languages fluently, and has at least some proficiency in three more. And he also managed to terrify three criminals who broke into his house by virtue of owning it- they saw his face in the family photos and fled.

So, he’s highly intelligent, incredibly fit, and also a really nice guy who can still terrify thieves by existing. Anybody bags on your graduate degree dreams… point them straight towards Dolph.


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