I’d love to get that whole cast to­gether and see if we can come up with a great script

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he com­mer­cial, which is just one part of the piv­otal in how the char­ac­ter of o Brian Dundee was han­dled. over­all cam­paign, took less than han four “We needed to get him on board first,” O’Sul­li­van says. months to com­plete, with the e last “He doesn’t have a mo­bile mo phone, so I had to get cameos (those of Rob­bie, Fisher her and some­one else to con­tact cont him and get him to call me, Rose) shot as re­cently as Jan­uary uary 9. which he even­tu­ally did. This guy was my child­hood While it may not be the most ex­pen­sive hero, I grew up watch­ing watchin The Paul Ho­gan show, and cam­paign Tourism Aus­tralia has pro­duced, ed, it here he was in my car go­ing goi to a meet­ing.” was the most com­plex. While Hemsworth was w just a tod­dler when the

“It was a mam­moth lo­gis­tics task,” O’Sul­li­van Sul­li­van orig­i­nal Croc­o­dile Dundee D movie was re­leased in says. “It was our most com­plex cam­paign n if not 1986, he says the im­age of Paul Ho­gan as Mick the big­gest, in terms of mar­ry­ing dif­fer­ent nt stars’ Dundee is still sti rel­e­vant, par­tic­u­larly to di­aries etc. But we are re­ally happy with how au­di­ences in the US. it’s been re­ceived. We re­ally be­lieve one of “You just have to look at the the best tools to use to pro­mote our coun­try ntry re­sponse re­spo (the ad) has had, it’s pretty am­bas­sadors is real peo­ple for and Aus­tralia.” these stars are fan­tas­tic c incm in­cred­i­ble,” moved to Amer­ica he says. “I peo­ple know when I

O’Sul­li­van adds, how­ever, that get­ting g in­stantly in brought up that movie the go-ahead from Paul Ho­gan to use the e and an there’s such an en­thu­si­asm like­ness and the char­ac­ter of the orig­i­nal l and love for the out­back in Amer­ica. Mick Dundee was cru­cial. Ho­ges was Also the sense of hu­mour that film in­volved through­out the pro­duc­tion and d em­bod­ies em and the sense of ad­ven­ture, peo­ple re­ally warm to that still. I do think it’s still rel­e­vant, and will be for as long as peo­ple are en­thu­si­as­tic about it. It cer­tainly doesn’t seem to be slow­ing down in that sense.”

Hemsworth has lived in var­i­ous parts of Aus­tralia — in­clud­ing an Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­nity in the North­ern Ter­ri­tory, coastal Vic­to­ria and Syd­ney — through­out his life, mak­ing him a per­fect am­bas­sador to pro­mote the width and breadth of the coun­try.

“We moved around a lot and I feel in­cred­i­bly for­tu­nate to have had that ex­pe­ri­ence,” he says. “I try to do the same thing with my kids now, have them travel as much as pos­si­ble and see dif­fer­ent ar­eas of the coun­try and all around the world, to ex­pe­ri­ence dif­fer­ent cul­tures. It’s the best ed­u­ca­tion.”

While he spends a large part of the year work­ing around the world, Hemsworth says Aus­tralia will al­ways mean home to him. “I’m in a for­tu­nate enough po­si­tion to be able to, from a dis­tance, do meet­ings and choose what I want to work on and be a part of,” he says. “That’s such a lux­ury. Ob­vi­ously at the start of my ca­reer I couldn’t have done that and who knows what will hap­pen in the fu­ture. But for as long as pos­si­ble, I want to stay here. (This is home) ab­so­lutely.”

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