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Paul Hogan

Born: October 8, 1939
Age: 79
Birthplace: Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Actor, Comedian
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Biography

Paul Hogan, AM (born 8 October 1939) is an Australian actor best known for his role as Michael "Crocodile" Dundee from the Crocodile Dundee film series, for which he won a Golden Globe award.

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Early life and career

Hogan was born in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales. He grew up in Granville, New South Wales and attended Parramatta Marist High School. Hogan went on to become a rigger working on the Sydney Harbour Bridge before rising to fame in the early 1970s after an interview on A Current Affair. Hogan followed this with his own comedy sketch program The Paul Hogan Show, which he produced, wrote, and in which he played 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 showcased his trademark lighthearted but laddish ocker humour.

In the 1970s, he advertised Winfield cigarettes in television, print and billboard advertisements in which he wore a formal dinner suit. These ads always ended with the catchphrase "Anyhow, have a Winfield". During the early 1980s, Hogan filmed a series of television ads promoting the Australian tourism industry, which aired in the United States. An advertisement featuring the phrase "shrimp on the barbie" which aired from 1984, was particularly successful.

Throughout the decade, he appeared on British TV in 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, 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. In another advertisement from the same Foster's series, Hogan's character is approached in a London Tube station by a Japanese tourist who asks, 'Do you know the way to Cockfosters?', to which Hogan replies (with a puzzled look on his face): 'Drink it warm, mate.'

In 1985, Hogan was awarded Australian of the Year and was also appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, he was featured in advertisements for the Subaru Outback.

Filmography

Acting

Year Film Role Notes
1980 Fatty Finn Third Delivery Man
1985 Anzacs Pte. Pat Cleary Mini-series
aka Anzacs: The War Down Under
1986 Crocodile Dundee Michael J. 'Crocodile' Dundee Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1988 Crocodile Dundee II Michael J. 'Crocodile' Dundee
1990 Almost an Angel Terry Dean/Bonzo Burger Man
1994 Lightning Jack Lightning Jack Kane
1996 Flipper Porter
1998 Floating Away Shane
2001 Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Michael J. 'Crocodile' Dundee
2004 Strange Bedfellows Vince Hopgood
2009 Charlie and Boots Charlie

Writing

Year Title Notes
1973 The Paul Hogan Show TV Series
1975 Hogan In London (TV)
1986 Crocodile Dundee Screenplay and story
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Writing
1988 Crocodile Dundee II
1990 Almost an Angel
1994 Lightning Jack
2001 Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles "Character by" credit

Producing

Year Title Notes
1988 Crocodile Dundee II Executive producer
1990 Almost an Angel Executive producer
1994 Lightning Jack Producer
2001 Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Producer

Himself

Year Title Notes
1971 A Current Affair TV Series
1973 The Paul Hogan Show TV Series
1975 Hogan In London TV
1984 Olympic Gala TV
1987 59th Academy Awards Co-host
1991 Thank Ya, Thank Ya Kindly TV

[ Source: Wikipedia ]