We all love those testosterone-filled 80’s action movies. Many of us grew up watching those movies and now no action movie stars to be seen young people in the style of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Carl Weathers, Lou Ferrigno and Dolph Lundgren, actors who left their skin in the movies they starred in.
Still we have very nice action movies and funny with talented action stars, but very few bring muscle mass to the movies they make. We still have actors like Dwayne Johnson, John Cena and Dave Bautista, but even they are getting old.
During a recent interview with Film School Rejects, Lundgren spoke about the current state of action moviesand speaking specifically of Marvel, he explains how the muscles are missing now:
“Now they’re very good. I mean, people are very good at riding these things. In those days, you would take someone who could take off his shirt and had real muscles. Now, you take someone who has won an Oscar, you put a suit on them and they look like they have muscles. Some have real physiques, but at that time, Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Van Damme were physical specimens that you could admire, not just as an actor or a character, but as a person, as a man.”
Lundgren went on to talk about the days of Schwarzenegger and Jean-Claude Van Damme and how his presence could not be denied on the screen. He said:
“There’s another feeling when you watch Conan the Barbarian with Arnold. you really believe it. Do you really think he’s the one doing it? There are no quick cuts. They don’t try to hide the double, because he doesn’t have a double, because you couldn’t get a double for Arnold. Well, maybe from afar, but how could you duplicate Arnold’s physique? There is no way. He had to do everything himself. It was the same with me and Sly in Rocky IV, all that boxing. We didn’t have doubles. it was us“.
At least we will always have those 80s action movies to watch and enjoy.