Paul Jogan

Paul Jogan

Actor, director
Date of Birth: 08.10.1939
Country: USA

Biography of Paul Hogan

Paul Hogan is an actor and director, best known for his role as Crocodile Dundee, for which he received a Golden Globe Award. He was born in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales. Before his rise to fame in the early 1970s, Hogan worked as a painter on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. His appearance on the TV series A Current Affair in the 1970s caught the public's attention. He then created his own comedy program, The Paul Hogan Show, in which he served as producer, writer, and actor alongside John Cornell. The show aired 60 episodes from 1973 to 1984 and became extremely popular not only in Australia but also in the UK. It reflected a mix of light and sometimes crude "typical Australian" humor. In 1985, Hogan was honored at the Australian of the Year ceremony and became a member of the Order of Australia. In the 1970s, Hogan appeared in a commercial for Winfield cigarettes, which became a market leader within a few years. In the early 1980s, he starred in several tourism commercials for Australia, which were aimed at the US market. In 1986, Hogan made his feature film debut with Crocodile Dundee, in which he played the role of a practical hunter who journeyed from Australia to New York. Hogan not only starred in the film but also worked on its production and wrote the screenplay. Crocodile Dundee became the highest-grossing Australian film of all time, bringing Hogan international fame and a directing career. For this film, Hogan received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, as well as a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy award for Best Screenplay and two BAFTA awards for his acting and screenplay. Following the success of Crocodile Dundee, Hogan starred in its sequel, Crocodile Dundee II, in 1988. Over the next few years, he appeared in films such as Almost an Angel (1990), Lightning Jack (1994), Flipper (1996), and Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001). In 2004, Hogan appeared in the film Strange Bedfellows. In October 2008, Hogan began filming a new movie in Australia called Charlie and Boots, directed by Dean Murphy and co-starring Shane Jacobson. The film was shot in Victoria, Australia, and premiered in 2009. As for his personal life, Hogan's first marriage dates back to 1958. His first wife was Noelene. They divorced in 1981 but remarried a year later. In 1986, they divorced again, which was called the "nastiest divorce among celebrities." Four years later, in 1990, Hogan married his co-star from Crocodile Dundee, Linda Kozlowski. He has five children from his first two marriages with Noelene, and one child with his second wife. Currently, the couple resides in California, USA.

Paul Jogan

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