Paul Hogan

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  • Birth Place: Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia
  • Profession: Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • After working in bridge construction, began his entertainment career as a tap-dancing knife thrower on a TV talent contest.
  • Found fame in his native Australia in the 1970s with a weekly TV sketch-comedy series, The Paul Hogan Show.
  • While known in Australia for his wide range of characterizations, in the U.S. he is, ironically, pigeonholed as the rugged Outback action hero of his blockbuster film "Crocodile" Dundee (1986), a fish-out-of-water comedy that he cowrote.
  • Starred in Australian tourism ads to introduce himself to American audiences prior to the release of "Crocodile" Dundee.
  • Married to his "Crocodile" Dundee costar Linda Kozlowski, having ended his first marriage after meeting her; and cast her in the two Dundee sequels and most of his subsequent, less-successful films.
  • In 1987, cohosted the 59th Annual Academy Awards, sharing emcee duties with Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn.

Awards

  • 1987, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1986, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 1987, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1987, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1973, Logie Awards — George Wallace Memorial Logie for Best New Talent: Winner
  • 1975, Logie Awards — Best TV Comedian: Winner
  • 1987, Logie Awards — Hall of Fame: Winner
  • 1978, Logie Awards — Best Comedy Performer: Winner

Relationships

  • Clay Hogan — Son
  • Linda Kozlowski — Ex-wife
  • Bret Hogan — Son
  • Todd Hogan — Son
  • Scott Hogan — Son
  • Chance Hogan — Son
  • Noelene Hogan — Ex-wife
  • Lauren — Daughter

Details

  • Birth Place: Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia
  • Profession: Actor, Screenwriter, Producer