'Crocodile Dundee' turns 30: stars were the Brangelina of their day

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As news of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's pending divorce continues to reverberate through the internet, we've picked up on something of a coincidence:

This Monday marks the 30th anniversary of the hit fish-out-of-water romantic comedy "Crocodile Dundee" — from which its two leading stars struck up a real-life romance, and, yes, also broke up a marriage in the process.

(For those who've been held captive in a basement for the last decade, Jolie and Pitt's affair was widely reported to have begun on the set of 2005 romantic action hit "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" while he was still married to "Friends" star Jennifer Aniston.)

Paul Hogan, who famously delivered the film's most famous line, "That's not a knife ... That's a knife," had five children with his wife Noelene Edwards by the time he started work on "Dundee" — which went on to become the No. 2 movie of 1986, grossing nearly $330 million worldwide.

Just as Pitt divorced Aniston, married Jolie and had children with her, Hogan divorced Edwards, married Linda Kozlowski and had a child with her. Both Jolie and Kozlowski later filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.

While this sequence isn't uncommon among Hollywood power couples, the facts are eerily similar considering the timing.

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Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski in a scene from the film 'Crocodile Dundee', 1986. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)
Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski, 1988 circa. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Australian actor Paul Hogan with Linda Kozlowski. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski on the set of their new film 'Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles' filming in Venice Beach, Ca. 9/20/00. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
VENICE BEACH, UNITED STATES: Actress Linda Kozlowski poses for photographers with an alligator on the set of the film 'Crocodile Dundee in L.A.' during a 20 September 2000 press event in Venice Beach, California. Kozlowski is starring in the film along with her husband actor Paul Hogan. 'Crocodile Dundee in L.A.' is expected to be released in 2001. AFP PHOTO/Scott NELSON (Photo credit should read Scott Nelson/AFP/Getty Images)
Paul Hogan & Linda Kozlowski during AFI Tribute to Steven Spielberg at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Actor Paul Hogan and actress Linda Kozlowski attend the premiere of Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles on April 18, 2001 at the Paramount Theater in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Paul Hogan and actress Linda Kozlowski attend Seventh Annual American Cinema Awards on January 27, 1990 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Linda Kozlowski and actor Paul Hogan attend the screening of Unforgiven on August 3, 1992 at Mann Bruin Theater in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Linda Kozlowski and actor Paul Hogan attend the press conference for Crocodile Dundee II on October 15, 1987 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actor Paul Hogan and actress Linda Kozlowski attend Seventh Annual American Cinema Awards on January 27, 1990 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 5: Actor Elijah Wood, actor Paul Hogan and wife actress Linda Kozlowski attend the 'Flipper' Universal City Premiere on May 5, 1996 at the Cineplex Odeon Universal City Cinemas in Universal City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Linda Kozlowski and actor Paul Hogan attend the press conference for Crocodile Dundee II on October 15, 1987 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
378701 06: Actor Paul Hogan and his wife Linda Kozlowski stand on the set of 'Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles,' September 19, 2000 in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Eric Ford /Online USA)
Actress Linda Kozlowski and actor Paul Hogan attend Carousel of Hope Ball Benefit on October 28, 2000 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski in a scene from the film 'Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles', 2001. (Photo by Universal Pictures/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES - APRIL 18: Australian actor Paul Hogan, American actor Colin Hay and Linda Kozlowski arrive at the premiere party of 'Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles' at the Paramount Pictures Theatre on April 18, 2001 in Los Angeles, United States. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
ALBURY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08: (L-R) Linda Kozlowski and Paul Hogan attend the world premiere of the film 'Strange Bedfellows' at the Albury Cinema Centre on April 08, 2004 in Albury Australia. (Photo by Peter Carrette Archive/Getty Images)
APR 2001 - LINDA KOZLOWSKI AND PAUL HOGAN - WORLD PREMIERE OF 'CROCODILE DUNDEE IN LOS ANGELES' AT THE STATE THEATRE - SYDNEY. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18: Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski attend the 46th Annual TV Week Logie Awards at the Crown Entertainment Complex April 18, 2004 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 14: Actors Linda Kozlowski and Paul Hogan arrives for The 9th annual G'Day USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on January 14, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: L-R Chance Hogan, Linda Kozlowski and actor Paul Hogan arrive for the G'Day USA Black Tie Gala held at at the JW Marriot at LA Live on January 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski and son attend the 2013 G'Day USA Black Tie Gala at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on January 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
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Like the Jolie-Pitts, Hogan and Kozlowski were the focus of intense media scrutiny when their affair started leaking to the press — especially in Australia, homeland of the man who played Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee, where he was considered a national treasure.

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The press was onto their affair by at least June 19, 1988, when a Sydney Morning Herald article covered a steamy transatlantic flight between the two "Dundee" stars as they set out to promote the sequel to their '86 hit film. "They hardly left each other alone through the whole flight," one passenger is quoted as saying.

By November of that year, their romance was treated as common knowledge — in Australia, at least — evidenced by an article published by local publication The Age that reported seeing the two stars "cavorting ... both on and off screen."

Hogan eventually divorced his wife in 1990, following 28 years of marriage. He would marry Kozlowski that same year.

Hogan was 50 when he wed 32-year-old Kozlowski at their newly built $3 million home in coastal New South Wales, Australia.

That same year, a Los Angeles Times piece reported how the actress — best known for being and playing Hogan's love interest — was eager to "prove herself in film without [her] husband."

The two starred together in four films in total, including the 1990 flop "Almost an Angel," with Hogan playing a small-time crook who becomes convinced he has become an angel. They also headlined three "Dundee" movies, ending with 2001's low-grossing followup "Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles."

Hogan and Kozlowski had one son, Chance Hogan, who is now in his late teens.

The celebrity couple stayed married several years longer than Pitt and Jolie's two years (assuming the divorce gets finalized) — 24 to be exact.

Divorced the same year Jolie and Pitt wed, in 2014, Hogan is now 76 years old and Kozlowski is 58 — and the two are thought to be amicably split in the time since the actress got a reported $6.2 million in their divorce settlement.

Pitt and Jolie will always have "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," and Hogan and Kozlowski will forever have "Crocodile Dundee."

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