Paul Hogan, the star of Crocodile Dundee, has been banned from leaving Australia until he pays a multi-million-dollar tax bill, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Hogan, 70, who lives in Los Angeles his American wife, Linda Kozlowski and their 12-year-old son, Chance, returned to Sydney for the funeral of his 101-year-old mother last Friday.
But when he went to leave his native country, the screen star was prevented from boarding a flight because of a prohibition order from the local taxman.
The comedian is now virtually a prisoner in Australia.
“He will continue to defend his position through all available legal and other channels."
Hogan reached international fame as Mick "Crocodile" Dundee in the 1986 film Crocodile Dundee which went on to become Australia's most successful film and won Hogan a Golden Globe for best actor.