Paul Hogan

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Actor Paul Hogan, star of the 1980s classic Crocodile Dundee, has some fighting words for the Australian tax man: "Come and get me, you miserable bastards."

The 68-year-old actor is being investigated for tax evasion by the Australian Tax Office, which has asked the IRS in the United States to help obtain Hogan's bank records.

"I don't give a s--t about it—I've got nothing to worry about," he told reporters from his home in Santa Barbara, Calif. "I've paid more than every cent I owe, I paid too much, I paid tax there when I didn't have to."

The Aussie-born actor, who won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of the croc-fighting Mick Dundee, is fighting the move in the Los Angeles courts, saying the tax office is trying to get documents it would not legally be able to obtain in Australia.

Hogan said the only reason he's being targeted is because he is "high-profile and because I've got money."

Who knew making box office bombs like Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles and Lightning Jack would pay off so big?!

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