dolph2He’s been one of the most constant forces in action movies over the past 30-years, so it’s no surprise that when it comes to Dolph Lundgren’s Five Star Film it’s an action classic too. The 56-year-old actor, writer, director and producer visited Australia recently to shoot the new Optus mobile campaign and shared his favourite, most watchable and most lovable film with Graffiti. A massive fan of historical epics, he tipped Ridley Scott’s Oscar-winning Gladiator as his premiere pick.

Gladiator “Oh shit, oh God, that’s a tough question. I suppose speaking of Australians, you can’t go past Gladiator. It has that historical aspect I like – just like Spartacus, you know? The acting was extraordinary, it has a great ending and the battles really stay with you. I’ve gone and seen it many times over the years. Russell Crowe did a great job with that film. I’ve met him a few times at Hollywood parties and he’s a nice guy. Gladiator, to me, is a classic. “

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Sydney, Australia. Getting her start as a police reporter, her writing on pop culture has appeared in publications such as the New York Post, Guardian, Penthouse, The Daily Mail, Empire Magazine, Gizmodo, Huffington Post, The Daily and Sunday Telegraph, i09, Junkee and many more. Previously seen as a presenter on SBS Viceland’s nightly news program The Feed and as the host of Cleverfan on ABC, she has been a journalist for over 15 years.

Her best-selling debut novel Who's Afraid? was published in 2016, followed by its sequel Who’s Afraid Too? in 2017, which was nominated for Best Horror Novel at the Aurealis Awards in 2018. Who’s Afraid? is being developed for television by the Emmy and BAFTA award-winning Hoodlum Entertainment. Her Young Adult debut, It Came From The Deep, was released globally on October 31, Halloween, 2017 and is a twist on The Little Mermaid meets Creature From The Black Lagoon.

Her fourth book, The Witch Who Courted Death, was released on Halloween, 2018 and nominated for Best Fantasy Novel at the Aurealis Awards in 2019. Her fifth novel set within the share supernatural universe is due for release in October, 2019.