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Hugh Jackman (born 12.10.1968) is an Australian actor, best known for his role as Wolverine in X-Men.

Childhood: Hugh Jackman was born in Sydney, Australia. His parents, Grace Watson and Chris Jackman were English and Hugh was the youngest of five siblings. His mother left when Hugh was just eight years old and the children lived with their father, who was a Cambridge University-educated accountant.

Whilst studying at Knox Grammar School, Hugh starred in a production of My Fair Lady. He graduated from the University of Technology in Sydney with a BA in Communications, and a major in journalism.

Using money left to him by his grandmother, Jackman attended the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. He graduated in 1994.

Early Acting Career: Hugh Jackman's earliest film credits were in Paperback Hero and Erskineville Kings. His stage work includes performances in Beauty and the Beast and Sunset Boulevard. In 1998, his established himself in the UK when he played Curly in the Royal National Theatre production of Oklahoma!

In 2006, Hugh Jackman was chosen to replace Russell Crowe in Australia, the Baz Luhrmann film that also starred Nicole Kidman.

Big Break: Hugh Jackman's breakthrough came when he was chosen to play Wolverine in the Bryan Singer adaptation of the comic book series, X-Men. He later returned to the role in the two sequels, X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand.

In 2001, Hugh Jackman was nominated for a Golden Globe award for his role in Kate & Leopold, in which he was the male lead. That year, he also starred in Swordfish, a film that also starred John Travolta and Halle Berry, his X-Men co-star.

In 2004, Jackman took the lead role in the vampire movie Van Helsing.

2005 saw Jackman undertake his most challenging film role to date. In The Fountain, Jackman played three different roles and has stated in interviews that it was both physically and emotionally demanding.

Hugh Jackman's next film appearance was in the 2006 film The Prestige, which featured performances from Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson and Michael Caine.

2006 also saw Hugh provide voices for two animated movies, Happy Feet and Flushed Away.

Hugh Jackman was cited as a potential James Bond actor, but lost out on the role, to Daniel Craig

Personal Life: In 1996, Hugh Jackman married Deborra-Lee Furness. They had met on the set of Correlli, Jackman's first TV acting role. After Furness suffered two miscarriages, the couple adopted two children, Oscar (b.2000) and Eva (b.2005). The family live in Melbourne.



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Hugh Jackman Asks Fans What They Want To See In His Final Appearance As Wolverine In 2017


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Hugh Jackman has shared the first promotional image from his last appearance as Wolverine on Twitter. He’s also asked fans what they would like to see from his final appearance as the clawed mutant superhero, in 50 words or less. 

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Pan - International Trailer


Peter was but a small boy when he was left at an orphanage by his mother, with no belongings other than a small metal pan around his neck. For some years, he grew up with no knowledge of why he his mother left him, but things become clear when he discovers the mystical world of Neverland. 'Pan' takes us back to the very beginning of Peter Pan's story, from his unlikely friendship with James Hook to when Blackbeard was his arch nemesis, fighting in a land above the clouds, where ships sail the air and giant crocodiles lurk beneath the mermaids' lagoon. Soon Peter learns that he was prophecised to return to the land and defeat Blackbeard, with his ability to fly and his unwavering bravery being his only tools. This is a boy who never wants to grow up, but he's about to realise that sometimes maturity and responsibility falls on you without choice.

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San Diego Comic-Con International 2015 - Celebrity Sightings

Hugh Jackman - San Diego Comic-Con International 2015 - Celebrity Sightings - San Diego, California, United States - Saturday 11th July 2015

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Hugh Jackman's Wife Bans Him From Acting Alongside Angelina Jolie


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Hugh Jackman is apparently “not allowed” to act alongside Angelina Jolie – according to his wife Deborra-Lee Furness! They may have one of the most stable marriages in showbiz, but it would seem that there’s one woman she won’t let Jackman share an on-screen kiss with.

The 59 year old actress and her husband were speaking to the ‘Today Show’ in her native Australia on Monday when she said to presenter Lisa Wilkinson. “I've told his agent he's not allowed to work with Angelina, I'm sure she's lovely," Furness says, then adds, "I'm just kidding.”

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Premiere of 'Dukale's Dream'

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness - Premiere of 'Dukale's Dream' at School of Visual Arts - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 4th June 2015

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Pan Trailer


Peter was sent to an orphanage as a young boy with nothing but a small metal pan pendant left to him by his mother, who predicted great things for her son. Indeed, he goes on to experience the most exciting childhood anyone could dream to have, flying around on airborne ships from the mystical world of Neverland. And while it may be an enjoyable time, there are still great dangers that lie before him; the most feared pirate in all the land, Blackbeard, is out to bring the land under his tyrannous rule and Peter finds himself a target. Meanwhile, he meets James Hook, a fellow traveller who becomes his friend and protector, and it isn't long before he then bumps into a vibrant tribe led by the formidable Tiger Lily, who reveals to him that his arrival marks the end of the pirates' terror. But Peter is just a boy, and however brave he might be, does he really stand a chance against these merciless villains?

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Australian actor Hugh Jackman who recently starred in the movie 'Pan' as Black Beard was spotted wearing a suit as he left his home in New York City, New York, United States - Monday 18th May 2015

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Hugh Jackman Launching Sunscreen Range For Kids


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Movie star Hugh Jackman is moving into the business world with the announcement that he is to launch a brand of sunscreen for children.

The 46 year old Wolverine actor is the co-founder and executive director of New York-based company Pure Growth Group, which is responsible for the new sun-protection product Pure Sun Defense, which is launching in the US later this summer.

Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman's company is launching its own range of sun care products later this summer

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Hugh Jackman Confirms Wolverine III Will Be His Last Appearance As X-Men Superhero


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Hugh Jackman has confirmed his final appearance as Wolverine will be in 2017 when he plays the X-Men superhero in the third Wolverine spin-off film. The 46-year-old actor made the announcement whilst appearing on the American talk show Dr. Oz on Thursday (7th May).

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After Party Celebration for Grounded - Arrivals

Russell Crowe, Samantha Barks, Deborra Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman - After party celebration for Grounded at the Public Theater - Arrivals. at The Public Theater, - New York City, New York, United States - Saturday 25th April 2015

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Russell Crowe, Samantha Barks, Deborra Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman

Homer's 'Odyssey' Adaptation: 6 Actors Who Would Be Perfect As Odysseus


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Homer's Odyssey finally has the epic (pun more definitely intended) directing, writing and producing team it deserves. Fresh from working on The Hunger Games trilogy, Francis Lawrence is set to direct, Peter Craig to write and Nina Jacobson to produce the upcoming film.

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Hugh Jackman Set To Star In And Co Produce 'Apostle Paul'


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Warner Bros. has announced plans for a new Biblical movie project involving a host of A-list actors. Hugh Jackman is to take the lead role in Apostle Paul, in which he will play the early Christian missionary who becomes one of the most important preachers of the message of Jesus.

News of the casting was reported by Deadline on Wednesday. Jackman will also be producing the movie, along with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck through their Pearl Street Films production company. A screenplay is currently being written by Matt Cook, who has previously worked on Triple Nine and By Way of Helena.

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Hugh Jackman is set to star in forthcoming Biblical movie 'Apostle Paul'

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Hugh Jackman Confirms New 'Wolverine' Movie Will Be His Last


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Hugh Jackman has confirmed that the next Wolverine movie will be his last playing the Marvel anti-hero. The studio recently announced that the film will hit cinemas in March 2017 - at which time the Australian actor would be 48.

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Hugh Jackman, who recently starred in Chappie, will play Wolverine for the very last time

Jackman posted an image on Instagram featuring three of his character's claws with the caption: "WOLVERINE ... ONE LAST TIME. HJ" The upcoming movie will be the third solo movie for Jackman after 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine and 2013's The Wolverine. The Australian actor has appeared in seven films as Wolverine, including 2000's X-Men.

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Did Hugh Jackman Just Tease His Retirement as Wolverine?


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It’s the end of the line for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, folks. Officially. Sort of. The rumours that Wolverine 3 will be Jackson’s last have been circulating for a while, but he added yet more fuel to the fire with his most recent instagram post just added fuel to the fire.

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Hugh Jackman's Instagram Post Suggests He May Be Finally Hanging Up His Wolverine Claws


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Hugh Jackman's Instagram post on Saturday (28th March) has set the rumour mill working overtime with fans of X-Men already lamenting the loss of Jackman's Wolverine. Jackman hinted he may be finally leaving the role, captioning a picture "one last time". 46-year-old Jackman has played the Marvel superhero since the first X-Men film in 2000.

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Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine for 15 years.

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Hugh Jackman

Date of birth

12th October, 1968

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.88