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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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X-Men Apocalypse Trailer


X-Men Apocalypse comes as the ninth instalment in the X-Men film series and stars Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy as Raven and Professor X. The X-Men are made up of a subspecies of humans that are born with superhuman abilities and are able to perform acts that are considered not normal for the average human.

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X-Men: Apocalypse Review

Very Good

This closing chapter of the First Class trilogy falls into the same trap as The Last Stand, the final part in the original X-Men trilogy: it shifts the focus from character detail and social commentary into a more standard effects-heavy action brawl. There's still a lot of strong character detail, and a big story that can't help but be entertaining. But it's impossible to escape the feeling that the film's scale is far bigger than it needed to be.

It's now 1983, and while Professor X (James McAvoy) works with Hank (Nicholas Hoult) to set up his school for young mutants, his old friend and nemesis Erik (Michael Fassbender) has started a family in a rural corner of Poland. But he can't hide forever. Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) is roaming the world helping mutants where she can, meeting the teleporting Kurt (Kodi Smit-McPhee) in Berlin before heading to Cairo. There, CIA operative Moira (Rose Byrne) has just uncovered a bizarre underground cult that has revived the ancient super-mutant Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), who immediately sets out on a quest to cleanse the planet and start over again. He needs four assistants, and the question is which of the X-Men will go over to the dark side.

This is the third comic book movie in a row about superheroes fighting each other, after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War. And it's similarly enormous (all three films are around two-and-a-half hours long), with mammoth battles that don't quite make logical sense but are compelling enough that the audience goes with them. This film has a bit more emotional depth, including back-stories that have been developed with unusual complexity. But some characters fall through the cracks.

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Eddie The Eagle Tapped Into Hugh Jackman's Inner Underdog


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Designed as a crowd-pleaser, the film has an infectious energy that wins over the audience because it never takes itself seriously. Costar Hugh Jackman, who plays Eddie's coach Bronson, says that this tone is called "being English".

Hugh Jackman and Taron Edgerton lead the Eddie The Eagle cast

"The movie has that kind of British Full Monty quality," he explains. "If you're too earnest and on the nose in England, it's never a good thing. And I don't think Eddie would've liked it, to be honest. I think he enjoyed having a good laugh, and if anyone ever in sports has shown it's OK to have a little bit of a laugh at yourself, it's Eddie."

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Eddie The Eagle Review

Excellent

Based on the true story of an unapologetic underdog who never won anything, this British comedy is a shameless crowd-pleaser. Eddie Edwards won the hearts of fans worldwide by coming in dead last at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, and the cast and crew follow his journey with buckets of humour and emotion, plus some seriously exhilarating ski jumping. And like its central character, the film is awkward, good-hearted and impossible not to love.

Eddie (Taron Egerton) grew up obsessed with becoming an Olympian even though he has no talent for sport. He manages to become a regional downhill skiing champion, but is so annoying that the head of the British Olympics Team (Tim McInnerny) changes the rules to disqualify him. So at 22 he instead decides to become Britain's only ski jumper. He moves to Germany to train on his own, meeting the jaded ex-jumper Bronson (Hugh Jackman) and persistently convincing him to offer some coaching tips. And as the Olympics officials keep raising the bar for membership on the team, Eddie improves just enough to qualify. His father (Keith Allen) thinks he should give up, but his mother (Jo Hartley) quietly offers support. And it's Eddie's sheer tenacity that gets him to Calgary.

Director Dexter Fletcher (Wild Bill) tells this story as a high-energy comedy centred on a dorky young man who simply won't take no for an answer. Egerton plays Eddie with perhaps too many physical tics, but exudes so much goofy charm that it's easy to see how he won over the people around him, and the global audience watching the Olympics. His interaction with everyone he meets on this journey is barbed and hilarious, and his joy at each small achievement is infections. Egerton also generates terrific chemistry with Jackman in one of his most enjoyable roles yet. It's hugely entertaining to watch this grouchy loser be begrudgingly coaxed out of his shell by Eddie's boundless enthusiasm.

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Sydney's Superhero: Hugh Jackman Saves The Day In Riptide Debacle


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When you've played a superhero on the big screen for so long, some of that good will and bravery apparently rubs off in your personal life too. At least, that seems to be the case with Hugh Jackman, who was seen helping swimmers escape a riptide on Bondi beach in Sydney yesterday (March 26th 2016).

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The 'Wolverine' star got caught up in the ocean current while out with his 15-year-old son Oscar and 10-year-old daughter Ava for the day and was forced to make a few superhero-like rescues. Of course, there's no call for adamantium claws when it comes to tide troubles, but Jackman used his powers of level-headedness to remain calm enough to ensure the safety of his fellow swimmers and, indeed, his children.

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Iris Berben, Hugh Jackman , Eddie "the eagle" Edwards - Eddie the Eagle red carpet in Munich - Munich, Germany - Sunday 20th March 2016

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Watch Hugh Jackman And Luke Evans Flawlessly Sing Gaston's Theme From 'Beauty And The Beast'


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Hugh Jackman faced off with Luke Evans in an epic sing-off on ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’, Saturday evening, when both actors sang Gaston’s theme from Beauty and the Beast. Swilling from beer tankards, the pair belted out the tune, with help from fellow guests Taron Egerton and Shazia Mirza.

Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman had an epic Gaston sing-off on ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’.

Jackman played the role of the Beauty and the Beast villain early on in his career on stage in Melbourne, while Evans will take on the role for the upcoming live action remake which also stars Emma Watson.

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Hugh Jackman Joins Taron Egerton For UK 'Eddie The Eagle' Premiere - Photos


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'Eddie the Eagle' made it's European premiere at the Odeon in London yesterday (March 17th 2016) and with it came a host of British stars as well as Hugh Jackman, who flew over the pond to re-unite with co-star Taron Egerton and, of course, the movie's subject Eddie Edwards himself.

Hugh Jackman, Eddie Edwards, Taron EgertonHugh Jackman, Eddie Edwards and Taron Egerton hang out at 'Eddie The Eagle' premiere

The comedy biopic saw 'Kingsman' star Taron Egerton in the role of the titular Olympic ski jump legend; a man who became famous not for his exceptional talent on the slopes, but indeed for his distinct lack of such and yet overwhelming determination and perseverance that struck accord with the whole nation at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

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Hugh Jackman , Dexter Fletcher - 'Eddie The Eagle' Premiere - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 17th March 2016

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Taron Egerton , Hugh Jackman - Eddie the Eagle European Premiere held at the Odeon cinema - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Friday 18th March 2016

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Hugh Jackman - Celebrities and cast attend Eddie The Eagle - European film afterparty at Ham Yard hotel. London. UK - London, United Kingdom - Friday 18th March 2016

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Hugh Jackman - Eddie The Eagle - European film premiere at Odeon Leicester Square, London at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 17th March 2016

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Hugh Jackman Unveils A New Post-Op Cancer Treatment Photo


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While onscreen he might be known as a superhero with rapid healing powers, in reality Hugh Jackman is far from it as he reveals that he has undergone treatment for skin cancer for the fifth time in three years. He posted a post-op photo over social media accompanied by a plea for people to wear sunscreen.

Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman puts on brave face after fifth cancer diagnosis

Living in Australia, Jackman is environmentally prone to suffer complications with basal cell carcinomas, but since he discovered his first one back in 2013, it's become a regular occurence for the 'Wolverine' actor. He posted a photo of his bandaged nose on Instagram (for the third time!) alongside a message to his fans about the dangers of sun. 

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Eddie The Eagle Trailer


Even when Michael Edwards was a small boy, he had huge ambition. Whenever the Olympics were on the TV Eddie would gleefully watch and admire the athletes and their abilities, it was the catalyst that drove Eddie to become a household name.

Though he was a strong skier, Eddie had zero knowledge or ability when it came to Ski jump, but the lack of competition was his in. Eddie decided that he too was going to become an Olympic athlete, HE would appear and represent his country at the winter games.

With no sponsors and everything working against him, Eddie begins training. Accident after accident, bad run after bad run - Eddie tirelessly continues with his quest to somehow reach his goal. Whatever the outcome of Eddie's journey, he's sure to change the sport and the winter Olympics forever.

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'Pan' Bombs At US Box Office, As 'The Martian' Holds Tight


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Pan has failed to take flight at the box office this weekend, debuting with a disappointing estimated $15.5 million total and taking third place. Joe Wright’s retelling of the classic tale stars newcomer Levi Miller as Peter Pan and Hugh Jackman as Captain Blackbeard.

Hugh Jackman Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard in Pan.

Pan was rolled out in more than 3,500 US theatres this weekend, but studio Warner Bros will be hoping it does better when it hits more markets. The film, which cost over $150 million to make, had been scheduled to hit cinemas back in July, but was pushed back earlier this year.

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Hugh Jackman

Date of birth

12th October, 1968

Occupation

Actor

Sex

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X-Men Apocalypse Trailer

X-Men Apocalypse Trailer

X-Men Apocalypse comes as the ninth instalment in the X-Men film series and stars Jennifer...

X-Men: Apocalypse Movie Review

X-Men: Apocalypse Movie Review

This closing chapter of the First Class trilogy falls into the same trap as The...

Eddie the Eagle Movie Review

Eddie the Eagle Movie Review

Based on the true story of an unapologetic underdog who never won anything, this British...

Eddie The Eagle Trailer

Eddie The Eagle Trailer

Even when Michael Edwards was a small boy, he had huge ambition. Whenever the Olympics...

Pan Movie Review

Pan Movie Review

After several high-profile grown-up movies (from Atonement to Anna Karenina), director Joe Wright aims this...

Pan - International Trailer

Pan - International Trailer

Peter was but a small boy when he was left at an orphanage by his...

Pan Trailer

Pan Trailer

Peter was sent to an orphanage as a young boy with nothing but a small...

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Chappie Movie Review

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This is a terrific small film about artificial intelligence wrapped within a much bigger, less...

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Mankind has the potential to build wondrous things, yet it also truly fears what it...

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Left behind by his mother at an orphanage, one young rebellious boy always dreamed of...

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The world is verging on an apocalyptic disaster as the mutants continue to engage in...

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