8. Crocodile Dundee Freaked Out About Transvestites, Totally Cool With Gay Suicide
It's easy to forget that Paul "Crocodile Dundee" Hogan is an Oscar nominee for his work on the script of this landmark, fish-out-of-water comedy. It was highly acclaimed upon release, embracing Aussie stereotypes right alongside 80s New York stereotypes all for the sake of good fun. The film suffered from Hogan's lack of a career outside of the role (attempts like Almost An Angel failed miserably) and the unfortunate sequels, but the original is remembered fondly.
Some stereotypes, however, are best left to the ash heaps of history. When Mick "Dundee" first reaches New York, he's as perplexed to local custom as the reporter who brought him to the city was in his native land. When talking to a local without knowing it, a local patron alerts him, to which he responds by sexually assaulting her.
"A guy dressed up like a Sheila! Look at that!" He exclaims. Cue loud applause and laughter as the entire bar ridicules the innocent.
But it didn't stop with the first film, in the sequel, when trying to talk down a suicidal man from jumping due to his lost love, he is successful. That is, until the guy says, "He betrayed me", at which point Mick recoils, nearly dropping him off the building. The implication, of course, is that had he known his sexual orientation, he probably wouldn't have intervened at all.