Residents from Australia's Tamworth and Warrnambool were reportedly happy to appear in Charlie and Boots for free until they discovered that they were entitled to be paid for their time.
Extras from other locations, such as members of the Parkes Music and Drama Society, have defended Hogan, saying that they were happy to volunteer in the movie.
Member Angie Fanello is quoted on News.com.au as saying: "It surprises me extras from other locations thought it necessary to dispute their non-payent for spending a few miliseconds, blurred and unrecognisable in the background.
"They should be thankful they had the opportunity not only to meet Paul Hogan but to see how the movie-making business works."
The Australian film, which also features Kenny star Shane Jacobson, premiered yesterday.