He helped put Australia on the map with his 'shrimp on the barbie' television adverts, and co-wrote and starred in the 1986 box office hit film Crocodile Dundee.
But as Paul Hogan prepares to release his autobiography, titled 'The Tap Dancing Knife Thrower', in November, he has admitted to feeling like he didn't deserve his fame or wealth.
The 80-year-old told The Courier Mail on Thursday that he often expected someone to say, "What are you doing here? You're just a bloody rigger".
'You're just a bloody rigger!' Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan, 80, admitted he often felt he didn't deserve fame and wealth, as he prepares to release a no-holds barred autobiography
Paul, who grew up in Sydney's Granville, added that 'it's about time' he took a trip down memory lane.
'Now that I've moved firmly into the fourth quarter, it's about time I shared the stories behind the headlines and movie posters,' he said.
'Because, more often than not in my life, fact has been funnier, and certainly stranger, than fiction.'
To be released by HarperCollins Australia, the autobiography will detail the highs and lows of his life - professionally and personally.
Putting pen to paper: Paul, who grew up in Sydney's Granville, also told The Courier Mail on Thursday that 'it's about time' he took a trip down memory lane. Pictured with second ex-wife Linda Kozlowski in 1986 film Crocodile Dundee
Spotlight: Paul (right) was flung into the spotlight with The Paul Hogan Show, a series of 'dated' sketches poking fun at men's behaviour
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, Paul's natural ability as a comedian saw