Released in 1986, Crocodile Dundee became a smash hit worldwide, becoming the second highest grossing film in the US box office that year, only behind Tom Cruise’s Top Gun. Let’s take a look at where the cast of Crocodile Dundee is today.
The Oscar-nominated movie was a landmark achievement in Australian cinema and transformed its star Paul Hogan from local celebrity to international superstar.
Writer and star of the film, Hogan, envisioned the picture to be “Australia’s first proper movie… a real, general public, successful, entertaining movie”. It may be surprising to hear that even making the film was a risky affair due to its relatively unknown cast and limited $10 million budget.
However, the risk paid off handsomely as it grossed $328 million worldwide after spending nine consecutive weeks atop the US box office. The film’s success led to two, albeit less successful sequels. In its review, the New York Times described it as a “sort of sweet-tempered, common-sensical Rambo” and labeled it the “movie phenomenon of the year.”