Paul Hogan


Paul Hogan

Infobox actor


name = Paul Hogan
birthdate = birth date and age|1939|10|8
location = Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia
spouse = Linda Kozlowski (1990-present)
goldenglobeawards = Best Actor - Movie Musical/Comedy
1987 "Crocodile Dundee"

Paul Hogan AM (born October 8, 1939) is an Australian Golden Globe-winning actor and comedian most famous for his role as Crocodile Dundee.

Career

Hogan was born in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales and went on to become a rigger working on the Sydney Harbour Bridge before rising to fame in the early 1970s after a comical interview on "A Current Affair". Hogan followed this with his own comedy sketch programme, "The Paul Hogan Show", which he produced, co-wrote, and in which he played a panoply of characters with John Cornell. The series, which ran for 60 episodes between 1973 and 1984, was popular both in his native country and in the UK and Ireland, and showcased his trademark lighthearted but laddish "Aussie Ocker" humour. In 1985, Hogan was awarded Australian of the Year and was also inducted into the Order of Australia.

During the early 1980s, Hogan filmed a series of television ads promoting the Australian tourism industry, which aired in the United States. In particular the advertisement featuring the phrase Shrimp on the barbie which aired from 1984, was particularly successful.cite journal | last=Baker | first=Bill | coauthors=Peggy Bendel | issue=Summer 2005 | url= http://www.atme.org/pubs/archives/77_1898_11926.cfm | title=Come and Say G’Day! | journal=Travel Marketing Decisions | publisher=The Association of Travel Marketing Executives | accessdate=2007-12-21] Later in the decade, he appeared on British television in a long-running series of advertisements for Foster's Lager, in which he played an earthy Australian abroad in London. The character's most notable line (spoken incredulously at a ballet performance) "Strewth, mate, there's a bloke down there with no strides on!" followed Hogan for years, and the popularity of its "fish out of water" humour was repeated with his next endeavour.

Hogan's first film, "Crocodile Dundee" (1986), featuring a similarly down-to-earth hunter travelling from the Australian Outback to New York City, was privately funded by Hogan and a group of private investors including much of its cast, entrepreneur Kerry Packer, and cricketers Greg Chappell, Dennis Lillee, and Rod Marsh.

"Crocodile Dundee" became the most successful Australian film ever, and launched Hogan's international film career. It won him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay, and a BAFTA Award nomination. Following the success of "Crocodile Dundee" Hogan starred in the sequel, "Crocodile Dundee II" in 1988, and starred in a handful of other films such as "Almost an Angel", "Flipper" and "Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles".

In the early 2000s Hogan was a spokesman for Subaru, promoting their Outback models.

In an interview with Ray Martin. Paul spoke of some of the films he has declined in his career, including Ghost and Three Men and a Baby.

In October 2008 Paul will be shooting a new movie in Australia with Dean Murphy directing and his co star to be Shane Jacobson, the star of Kenny.

Personal life

Hogan married his Dundee co-star Linda Kozlowski in 1990 after he and first wife Noelene were divorced. He has five children from his first marriage, and one, Chance, from his second.

He resides in a multi-million dollar mansion located in California, United States. In Australian media, he is reported as a tax evader, accused of refusing to pay over AUD$300 million worth of taxation. [ [http://www.news.com.au/business/story/0,23636,21218043-462,00.html Paul Hogan linked to $300m tax fraud case] ] In an interview with the Australian edition of 60 Minutes, when asked if the Australian Taxation Office would file an arrest for him, he replied, "Come and get me, you bastards." [ [http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,23969191-5015795,00.html Paul Hogan taunts taxman; Come and get me you bastards] ]

Filmography

Acting

*"Strange Bedfellows" (2004) .... Vince Hopgood, Brian Lee Spiegel (DOB May 6, 1964)
*"Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles" (2001) .... Michael J. 'Crocodile' Dundee
*"Floating Away" (1998) .... Shane
*"Flipper" (1996) .... Porter
*"Lightning Jack" (1994) .... Lightning Jack Kane
*"Almost an Angel" (1990) .... Terry Dean/Bonzo Burger Man
*"Crocodile Dundee II" (1988) .... Michael J. 'Crocodile' Dundee
*"Crocodile Dundee" (1986) .... Michael J. 'Crocodile' Dundee ... aka "Crocodile" Dundee (USA)
*"Anzacs" (1985) (mini) TV Series .... Pte. Pat Cleary ... aka Anzacs: The War Down Under
*"Fatty Finn" (1980) .... Third Delivery Man

Writing

*"Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles" (2001) (characters)
*"Lightning Jack" (1994) (written by)
*"Almost an Angel" (1990)
*"Crocodile Dundee II" (1988) (characters) (written by)
*"Crocodile Dundee" (1986) (screenplay) (story) ... aka "Crocodile" Dundee (USA)
*"Hogan In London" (1975) (TV)
*"The Paul Hogan Show" (1973) TV Series

Producing

*"Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles" (2001) (producer)
*"Lightning Jack" (1994) (producer)
*"Almost an Angel" (1990) (executive producer)
*"Crocodile Dundee II" (1988) (executive producer)

Himself

*"Thank Ya, Thank Ya Kindly" (1991) (TV)
*"The 59th Annual Academy Awards" (1987) (TV) Co-host
*"Olympic Gala" (1984) (TV)
*"Hogan In London" (1975) (TV)
*"The Paul Hogan Show" (1973) TV Series Various
*"A Current Affair" (1971) TV Series

References

External links

*imdb|0001357
* [http://wwwmcc.murdoch.edu.au/ReadingRoom/film/Croc.html Biography of Paul Hogan's film career]
* [http://www.laughterlog.com/Personalities/per-phogan.HTM Laughterlog.com] article with complete list of Paul Hogan Shows
* [http://colsearch.nfsa.afc.gov.au/nfsa/search/summary/summary.w3p;adv=yes;group=;groupequals=;page=0;parentid=;query=Number%3A375155%20|%20Number%3A375164%20|%20Number%3A375158%20|%20Number%3A375172%20|%20Number%3A375173%20|%20Number%3A375156%20|%20Number%3A375163%20|%20Number%3A351533%20|%20Number%3A356050%20|%20Number%3A351854%20|%20Number%3A354833%20|%20Number%3A352706%20|%20Number%3A355973;querytype=;resCount=10 Paul Hogan at the National Film and Sound Archive]


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