Articles & Notes — November 21, 2012 at 1:32 am

Dolph Lundgren: Honor to be acknowledged as ambassador for Sweden to Hollywood

Veteran action star, the “Big Swede”, Dolph Lundgren has won the 2012 Eliason Merit Award, and will collect it at a ceremony on November 30 in Los Angeles.

The star of “Expendables” expressed his gratitude towards such honor on his Facebook page.

“Many talented Swedish actors and filmmakers have created success stories in Hollywood, from Greta Garbo to “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. It’s truly an honor to be acknowledged as an ambassador for Sweden to Hollywood,” Lundgren said.

“I look forward to further strengthening the connections between the film industry in our two beautiful countries,” he added.

The Eliason Merit Award is presented annually, to people who have contributed significantly toward strengthening relations between the United States and Sweden in the areas of commerce, culture, science and the arts.

Bengt S. Olin, the founder of the Swedish- American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles, initiated the Eliason Merit Award in 1988. It has since been presented to 26 well deserving individuals.

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