About the author
Paul Hogan AM was a rigger on the Sydney Harbour Bridge before rising to fame in the early 1970s with his own comedy sketch program, The Paul Hogan Show. The series ran for more than a decade and was popular both in Australia and around the world. In 1985, Hogan was awarded Australian of the Year and was also inducted into the Order of Australia. In 1986 he starred in Crocodile Dundee, a film he conceived and co-wrote. It went on to become the most successful Australian film ever and launched Hogan's international film career, winning him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay, and a BAFTA Award nomination. Following the success of Crocodile Dundee, Hogan starred in several other films, including Crocodile Dundee II, Lightning Jack, Almost an Angel and Charlie & Boots. He is currently working on a new movie, The Very Excellent Mr Dundee, with long-time collaborator Dean Murphy.