This is a true story.
1st person at party: I was at a bar last night, it was like something from the film Cocktail.
2nd person at party: I don’t remember that one.
Eithne: It’s the one with Tom Cruise and … you know … that Australian guy.
[Much laughter at my expense.]
Hint: When you’re surrounded by 20 million Australians, referring to an actor as ‘that Australian guy’ will just make you the subject of mockery – in the nicest possible Australian way.Bryan Brown is his name, in case you were wondering.