Right now there are no plans to make a third “Crocodile” Dundee movie, but its two stars have played out their own sequel. Australia’s best-known export, Paul Hogan, 50, and his American leading lady, Linda Kozlowski, 32, swapped vows in a ceremony held May 5 at their newly built $3 million mansion at Faraway Possum Creek, near the beach town of Byron Bay in New South Wales, Australia.
A hundred or so friends and family of the Dundee duo. including Kozlowski’s parents from California, came out and down under for the very private affair. Linda, a first-time bride, did the deed the old-fashioned way, wearing a proper white dress and train designed by Beverly Hills couturier Renée Strauss.
The couple met in 1985 when the then-struggling Kozlowski, whose only notable credit had been a small role in Death of a Salesman with Dustin Hoffman, auditioned for the part of the New York City reporter who wins the heart of Mick Dundee, an outback croc hunter (and latent lady-killer) played by Hogan. “Crocodile” Dundee was a big hit in 1986, and when they reteamed in 1987 to film the sequel, “Crocodile” Dundee II, each nixed rumors that life was imitating art.
At the time, Hogan. a onetime Sydney bridge rigger turned TV star and tourism spokesman, was still married to his wife of 28 years, Noelene. The couple, who have five children, had divorced in 1981 but remarried 10 months later. They called it quits for good late last year, and Hogan began openly keeping company with Kozlowski.
Fans who misplaced their invitations to the Hogan-Kozlowski nuptials will be able to see the pair together on film when Almost an Angel, a comedy, opens later this year. In the meantime, raise a mug to the happy couple, wish ’em “G’day” and throw a celebratory shrimp on the barbie.