Paul Hogan

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Paul Hogan (born 8 October 1939, in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales) is an Australian actor and comedian best known for his role of Crocodile Dundee.

Sourced[edit]

  • I only work every couple of years. I go into retirement between films.
    • Interview with Spence D. - USA, April 21, 2001

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  • Cricket needs brightening up a bit. My solution is to let the players drink at the beginning of the game, not after. It always works in our picnic matches.
  • I didn't get into entertainment until I was like 31. I didn't star in a movie until I was 46.
  • I enjoy being part of the entertainment industry, although I'm the laziest person that I've met yet in this business.
  • The secret to my success is that I bit off more than I could chew and chewed as fast as I could.
  • Well, there's nothing strange about Americans as a whole. But, Angelinos are different!
  • What career? A man's got a body of film of about four movies in about 10 years or something. I do it because I think I can do a good job of something and I'll enjoy it, do it, and sort of vanish. I don't want to be an actor for hire.
  • You're here to sweat. This program is live. There's about one thousand million people watching you. So, you remember - one wrong word, one foolish gesture and your whole career could go down in flames. Hold that thought and have a nice night.
  • Telecom companies are huge so no one vendor can supply them all. This is a fairly sizable opportunity.

Television Commercials[edit]

Shrimp on the barbie

Paul Hogan: America, you look like you need a holiday, a fair dinkum holiday. You'll have to learn to say g'day. 'Cause every day's a good day in Australia.
Woman: G'day, Paul.
Paul Hogan: G'day, love. You'll have to get used to the local customs like getting a sun tan in a restaurant, playing football without a helmet, and calling everyone 'mate'. Thanks, mate.
Barman: She's right, mate.
Paul Hogan: Apart from that, no worries. You'll have the time of your life in Australia. Come on, come and say g'day. I'll slip an extra shrimp on the barbie for you.
  • Australian Tourist Commission promotional TV commercial 1983

Crocodile Dundee[edit]

Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee: Of course it took me a week to crawl this far. I thought I was a goner. I said to meself, "Mick old son, find yourself a nice comfortable spot and lay down and die".
Sue Charlton: Weren't you afraid?
Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee: Of dying? Nah. I read The Bible once. You know God and Jesus and all them apostles? They were all fishermen, just like me. Yeah, straight to heaven for Mick Dundee. Yep, me and God, we'd be mates.


(Confronted by a hoodlum with a switchblade)
Sue Charlton: Mick, give him your wallet.
Mick: What for?
Sue: He's got a knife.
Mick: (Laughs) That's not a knife. (Pulls a huge bowie knife from its sheath at his back and grins proudly) That's a knife!

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