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See The Stars Of Crocodile Dundee 30 Years On

Paul Hogan had been a hugely successful TV star, writer and producer through the 70s and 80s when he and longterm friend and business partner John Cornell decided to self finance and produce their own film.

Hogan had built a high profile in the UK with his TV show and was gaining recognition in the US for his Australian tourism commercials when the pair decided the time was right to make a film with Australian characters that would appeal to an international audience. 

The result of course was the legendary Crocodile Dundee. Released in 1986 the story about a knockabout Aussie bushman called Mick Dundee who visits New York was a classic 'fish out of water' tale that turned into one of the biggest films of the year.

The film is still widely quoted by fans young and old with lines like this!



The film was the second highest grossing of 1986, behind only Top Gun, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay.

Hoges famously opened the ceremony that year with a hilarious monologue that poked fun at Hollywood stars taking themselves too seriously.

Infamously Hoges also hooked up with his co-star Linda Kozlowski even though he was still married at the time.


The couple were married for thirteen years and had a son before divorcing in 2013.

A second and third film were made in the series but neither could capture the magic that made the original one of the all time great Australian films.

Take a look at our gallery above to see what the stars of the film are up to today, and also watch Hoges chat with Adam Hills about his life and career.

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Legendary Aussie actor John Meillon (right) who played Mick's business partner Wally, had starred in a stack of films and TV as well as doing the voice over for the VB commercials
Meillon returned in Crocodile Dundee 2 in what turned out to be his final role before passing away in 1989 aged 55
Linda Kozlowski played the role of journalist Sue Charlton who interviews Mick Dundee and then takes him to New York
Infamously Hogan left his wife for Kozlowski and they were married for thirteen years and had a son, Chance. They split in 2013 and she now runs a tourism business
David Gulpilil was best known for his role in Storm Boy before appearing in the first two Croc Dundee films as Neville
Gulpilil has continued his distinguished acting career in films such as Rabbit Proof Fence, Ten Canoes and Australia
Donk (Steve Rackman) and Nugget (Gerry Skilton) were Mick Dundee's rough around the edges mates at the local pub
The acting roles may have dried up for Skilton but it appears he still loves a leather cowboy hat
Rackman is a former professional wrestler and now runs his own gym
Reginald VelJohnson played Gus the limo driver who takes Mick under his wing when he arrives in New York
VelJohnson went on to feature in Die Hard 2 and Turner & Hooch and most recently appeared on TV show Girl Meets World
Mark Blum played the role of Sue's editor and boyfriend Richard
Blum is still working as an actor, most recently appearing in shows such as NYPD Blue and Law & Order
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