Back in 1986, Paul Hogan’s character, Mick Dundee, shaped the world’s view of Australia. Crocodile Dundee came out of nowhere to succeed in the box office before becoming something of a longstanding cult classic. The iconic character Mick Dundee was inspired by an Australian cattle grazier and buffalo hunter, Rod Ansell, also known as “The Bush.” The scenes of the movie became iconic and are still referenced today. Dialogues like “That’s not a knife. That’s a knife” are still popular. So far, there have been three Crocodile Dundee movies: The original film in 1986, and it’s follow-ups, Crocodile Dundee II (1988) and Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles (2001).
The outstanding cohesion among the cast that appears so nonchalant on screen was what made the movie remarkable. Along with the movies’ storyline, fans seem to really like the cast members as well. So, they are likely wondering what their favorite stars have been up to these days. Let’s check out how their careers have been after Crocodile Dundee.
Terry Gill as Duffy
Terry Gill was one of the few cast members, who had already established themselves in the industry before Crocodile Dundee came along. Before grabbing the role as the leader of a group of kangaroo shooters in the first Crocodile Dundee film, Gill appeared on various shows like Homicide, The Last Outlaw and Prisoner: Cell Block H.
After the Dundee movie, he continued delivering his formidable acting chops on several movies and TV shows such as The Flying Doctors, Jenny Kissed Me and Man and Boy. He conquered the role of Santa Claus in an Australian Christmas show, Carols By Candlelight, for 27 long years. He sadly passed away after a long battle with lung cancer on February 25, 2015, leaving behind his wife, Carole Ann Gill, and two children.
Charles S. Dutton as Leroy Brown
The character of Leroy Brown portrayed by Charles S. Dutton showed up only in the second Crocodile Dundee movie. The role was very much adored by the audience, thanks to his reassuring nature and courage. Crocodile Dundee acted as a stepping stone for Dutton, who later gave remarkable performances in various movies, including Alien 3, Cookie’s Fortune, Rudy and more. Additionally, he continued gracing the small screen with his commendable roles in a number of TV shows such as The Piano Lesson, Blind Faith, Roc, The Practice and Without a Trace, among others.
He also tried his luck in directing, one of his successful pursuits being the 2000 HBO miniseries, The Corner, which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Director. His latest screen presence was in the 2015 thriller, The Perfect Guy. Now, seemingly retired from the industry, the actor is happily living in Baltimore, USA.
Jonathan Banks as Milos Drubnik
Jonathan Banks was already a staple in the industry for his well-received roles in action comedies like 48 Hrs and Beverly Hills Cop. He became a household name for his portrayal of Frank McPike in the crime-drama series, Wiseguy.
His role of Milos Drubnik in the third installment of the famous movie, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, added to his fame. Banks has probably had the most success in his post-Crocodile Dundee career. His role as the humble hitman, Mike Ehrmantraut (er man trout), in the AMC series, Breaking Bad and its spin-off, Better Call Saul has earned him five Emmy nominations. Already 71, the actor’s enthusiasm remains the same. He is set to appear in an upcoming 2018 movie, Redbad.
Linda Kozlowski as Sue Charlton
Before making the audience fall in love with her portrayal of Sue Charlton in Crocodile Dundee, Linda was a big name in Broadway. Linda portrayed the love interest of Mick Dundee in all three installments of the movie. The onscreen love between the iconic couple turned into reality, and they got married in 1990.
However, the fairytale marriage, which had impressed a legion of their fans, fell apart in 2014 in a California courtroom. Currently, Linda runs a Moroccan tour company, Dream My Destiny, along with her partner, Moulay Hafid Baba. When asked about her decision to quit acting, she has complained about the roles she had to play in straight-to-video films after globally successful Dundee films.
Paul Hogan as Mick Dundee
The Crocodile Dundee film series changed Hogan’s future forever, earning him a life-long recognition as the knife-wielding bushman. The action comedy films carved his name in the hearts of not only Australians, but also mainstream American audiences. However, after the atrocious threequel, Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles, in 2001, his onscreen presence has been few and far in between. After Dundee, he tried with films, Strange Bedfellows and Charlie & Boots, but those turned out to be box office bombs. On top of that, he also had legal issues with the Australian Tax Office over undeclared income.
After a series of rumors regarding his comeback with a new Dundee film, he is finally set to grace the big screen once again with his role in The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee. Hogan promises that the movie will stand up to the comedic standard set by the rest of the films in the franchise. Now, all we can do is wait and hope for the best of the iconic actor.
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