It has now been 30 years since the hit movie Crocodile Dundee hit theaters, way back in 1986. It is almost unbelievable how much of an impact this had on how Austrailian Culture is viewed around the world. It transformed Paul Hogan into a cultural icon and made hundreds of millions at the box office, making it one of the most successful Australian films of all time. So with its anniversary taking place, we thought we would take a closer look at what the stars of the movie look like now and what they’ve been up to since appearing in Crocodile Dundee.
#18 Paul Hogan -Then
The life of Paul Hogan changed in the blink of an eye thanks to his role as the main character in Crocodile Dundee. He will forever be remembered as the knife-wielding man, no matter what else he does. However, being typecast can be both a blessing and a curse.
#17 Paul Hogan – Now
As a result of being typecast, movie roles were few and far between for Hogan other than the Crocodile Dundee sequels. He was then charged with tax fraud, but the charges were eventually dropped. He is now in his mid-70s and spends his time semi-retired and cares for his 17-year-old son.
#16 John Meillon – Then
In the film, Meillon played the role of Crocodile Dundee’s business partner to perfection. And while many people know him for this role, it wasn’t his first in acting. He had a lengthy resume before this performance and also received an OBE for his involvement in theatre in the Queen’s honours list in 1979.
#15 John Meillon – Now
After this movie debuted, he got more attention than he had throughout his career. However, his final role in a movie would be in Crocodile Dundee II in 1988. This is because he passed away in his home the year after and thus, wasn’t around to take place in the third film in the franchise.
#14 Mark Blum – Then
In this film, Mark Blum had a role that would basically lead to everyone hating him. Blum played the role of Sue’s editor turned lover, who was a real scumbag. This led to fans everywhere hating his character’s guts, but despite this, he still went on to have a fairly successful career in film.