Paul Hogan (Actor) - Crocodile Dundee
 
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Updated: 3/27/14

Name: Paul Hogan

Born: October 8, 1939, Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia

Claim To Fame: He is best known for his role as Michael "Crocodile" Dundee in "Crocodile" Dundee (1986).

Family Life: Hogan was married to his first wife, Noelene Edwards, from 1958 until they divorced in 1981. They remarried less than a year later, but divorced for a second time in 1986. They have five children together. He married his "Crocodile" Dundee co-star Linda Kozlowski in 1990 and they have a child together. Kozlowski filed for divorce in October 2013, citing irreconcilable differences.

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Info: In the early 1970s, Hogan became prominent in Australia after an interview on A Current Affair. He began his own comedy sketch program titled The Paul Hogan Show, which he produced, wrote, and in which he played characters with John Cornell. The series ran between 1973 and 1984, and was popular in both Australia and South Africa.

He was also known at this time for his television, print and billboard advertisements for Winfield Cigarettes in which he wore a formal dinner suit, and ended each ad with the catchphrase "Anyhow, have a Winfield".

Hogan filmed a series of television ads in the early 1980s to promote the Australian tourism industry. These aired in the United States. He also appeared on British TV in advertisements for Foster's Lager, in which he played an earthy Australian abroad in London. The most notable line, "Struth, there's a bloke down there with no strides on!", followed Hogan for years.

Hogan found success with his role as Mick "Crocodile" Dundee in the 1986 film "Crocodile" Dundee. In 1988, he followed that role with "Crocodile" Dundee II. Hogan also appeared in the popular movie Ghost. He was later featured in advertisements for the Subaru Outback. In 2001, he reprised his character Mick "Crocodile" Dundee with Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles.

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Trivia: Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1986" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 38.

Awarded the A.M. (Member of the Order of Australia) on January 26, 1989 for his services to Tourism and Entertainment.

Awarded "Australian of the Year" in 1985.

Was given a Subaru Outback by the car company for his appearances in their car commercials.

Where Are They Now: Hogan's last role to date was in the 2009 Australian comedy Charlie & Boots. Hogan has also faced tax problems over recent years.

He had been named as one of a group in connection to a A$300 million Australian tax fraud investigation called Operation Wickenby, investigating 23 companies for allegedly using overseas companies to hide income.

A long-running battle with the Australian Crime Commission followed after the group laid criminal charges of tax evasion against him, film producer John Cornell and their accountant Anthony Stewart, whom it suspected of channeling millions of dollars from the proceeds of the film "Crocodile" Dundee and other films into offshore tax havens. In November 2010, the ACC dropped its criminal investigation.

Hogan made news again in April 2013 over an AU$32.3 million issue with a Swiss bank run by the Geneva firm Strachans. Hogan has been unable to access the funds and a United States court action that sought AU$80 million in damages proved unsuccessful for him.

Hogan publicly declared his belief that Philip Egglishaw, the principal of Strachans and a former tax adviser to Hogan, has absconded with the money. Egglishaw denied the allegations.

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Write To Paul Hogan:
Paul Hogan
c/o Creative Artists Agency
2000 Avenue Of The Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067





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