Intimidating as Drago, the Russian boxer in Rocky IV, he starred in The Expendables in 2011.
In his youth, he trained in Judo, Kyokushin karate and other heavy contact sports.
He received his degree in Chemical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology, but is more than just brain, standing at 6'6, 250 pounds and has played an action star.
He married jewelry designer, Anette Qviberg, in 1994, and the couple separated in 2011.
He got into an epic boxing match with Sylvester Stallone in Rocky IV.