“Crocodile Dundee” is an Australian-American collaboration of sheer greatness. The action films, that are based off Rod Ansell’s real-life experiences, take place in the Australian Outback, New York City, and Los Angeles. The producers of Crocodile Dundee had a budget of under 10 million dollars. Their goal was to make a mainstream movie that Australians would love, and Americans would be interested in. They had no idea, however, that the film would eventually turn into a worldwide sensation.
The movie was released in 1986 and became the highest grossing film of all time in Australia and the second highest in the U.S. It’s success lead to a sequel, Crocodile Dundee II, which had a $15 million budget and was just as successful as the first movie. It brought in $239 million! The movie’s success was so unexpected, but it sparked up some serious careers in Hollywood, that’s for sure. Take a look at which celebrities took part in these American-Australian adventure films, and what the stars are up to today.