Paul Hogan steps out in double denim while running errands in Santa Monica

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Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan will celebrate his 80th birthday next month.

And the Golden Globe winner looked happy and relaxed as he stepped out in Santa Monica last month.

Rocking a double denim ensemble, the Australian icon kept a low profile while running errands in his adopted hometown.

Low-key: Paul Hogan looked happy and relaxed as he stepped out in Santa Monica last month

Low-key: Paul Hogan looked happy and relaxed as he stepped out in Santa Monica last month

During a recent episode of ABC's Australian Story, Paul  candidly discussed marriage, his childhood 'trouble making' and 'sexist' TV sketches while celebrating his career which spans almost five decades. 

The actor, who helped put Australia on the map with his 'shrimp on the barbie' television adverts, looked back on his show business career.

In the first episode of the two-part series, friends and former colleagues praised the 'original' and 'authentic' performer.  

Daddy cool: Rocking a double denim ensemble, the Australian icon kept a low profile while running errands in his adopted hometown

Daddy cool: Rocking a double denim ensemble, the Australian icon kept a low profile while running errands in his adopted hometown

The larrikin Sydney Harbour Bridge rigger from the city's west became an instant star in 1971 when he entered television talent show New Faces to make fun of the judges.

Then aged in his 30s, Hogan's natural ability as a comedian saw him quickly become a national celebrity with regular appearances on Mike Willesee's A Current Affair. 

Hogan's rise to fame was a world away from his humble upbringing in Sydney's western suburbs.

'I was a westie, that's where I grew up. Granville, Chullora, Bankstown, Greenacre,' Hogan said.

Reflecting: The actor, who turns 80 next month, looked back on his career for Australian Story

Reflecting: The actor, who turns 80 next month, looked back on his career for Australian Story

'We were sort of a regular family for that era. I was never the class clown, but yes I was a bit of a know-all and a bit of a troublemaker.'  

Hogan, who was employed as a lifeguard, met his future wife Nolene Edwards at the swimming pool he worked at. 

'I was a massive flirt, I liked her and she liked me, and we got married,' Hogan said.

Icon: Paul starred in some of Australia's most famous tourism commercials

Icon: Paul starred in some of Australia's most famous tourism commercials

'I actually had three sons by the time I was 22. But I sort of dug it, I loved it. And we grew up together, me and my kids.'

The young couple tried to keep their children as grounded as possible amid his growing fame.  

He was further flung into the spotlight with The Paul Hogan Show, a series of 'dated' sketches poking fun at men's behaviour. 

With sidekicks John Cornell and Delvene Delaney, the trio admitted the 'sexist' segments would not have been aired today, but things were different in the 70s. 

'You wouldn't get away with it now. No way. It was a bit sexist and a bit racist,' Ms Delaney said. 

Paul said: 'The sketches were designed, not for you to perv on the girls, but to show what idiots we men can make of ourselves over an attractive woman.

He was further flung into the spotlight with The Paul Hogan Show, a series of 'dated' sketches poking fun at men's behaviour

He was further flung into the spotlight with The Paul Hogan Show, a series of 'dated' sketches poking fun at men's behaviour

'So it is a bit sexist, and I apologise to the men.' 

It was when Hogan and Mr Cornell were overseas in London that he set his eyes on transforming Australia's tourism landscape. 

Ms Delaney said: 'John and Paul were walking past Australia House in London and saw a picture of a koala that was our poster campaign for tourism and were a

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