Hugh Jackman

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Hugh Jackman (born 12.10.1968)

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

Hugh Jackman: 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.

Hugh Jackman: 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.

Hugh Jackman: 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

Hugh Jackman: 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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11th June 2014 -

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9th June 2014 -

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8th June 2014 -

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7th June 2014 -

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Old Hugh Jackman has really embraced this whole social media thing, hasn’t he? Ahead of tonight’s Tony Awards, which of course he is hosting, the actor unleashed a promo vid in which he can be...

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6th June 2014 -

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Hugh Jackman has stepped up his efforts to promote his upcoming hosting of the Tony Awards by uploading a quirky and funny new video. The intriguing two minute clip shows the Aussie actor waking up...

How Does X-Men: Days of Future Past's Debut Compare to Other Box Office Goliaths?

26th May 2014 -

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Memorial Weekend hasn’t just frustrated Game of Thrones fans, it also saw X-Men: Days of Future Past storm the box office with a global total of $261m – a new record for the franchise internationally....

X-Men: Days of Future Past Is The Blockbuster to Beat With Huge Opening Box Office

26th May 2014 -

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X-Men: Days of Future Past has the most successful first-weekend X-Men movie and the biggest opener of the year so far with its hugely successful debut. What’s more, it looks like Fox’s biggest ever debut,...

X-men: Days of Future Past

24th May 2014 -

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Continuing to be the most original and resonant of the Marvel superhero franchises, the X-men return in the capable hands of director Bryan Singer, who again stirs plenty of meaty subtext beneath the thrilling action....

The Avengers vs X-Men? James McAvoy Wants To See It. Wants To Get Involved

24th May 2014 -

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Both X-Men and The Avengers are Marvel’s biggest movie properties. With 'Days of Future Past' currently in the process of dismantling box offices around the world and putting them back together in the shape of...

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23rd May 2014 -

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As the Cannes Film Festival winds down this weekend, a handful of films are emerging as frontrunners for the prestigious awards ceremony. Higher-profile contenders include David Cronenberg's 'Map to the Stars' starring Robert Pattinson, Mike...

X-Men: Back Together Again in Days of Future Past

23rd May 2014 -

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Possibly the biggest reunion movie of all time, X-men: Days of Future past isn't just a sequel to 2011's X-men: First Class, but also to the original 2000-2003 trilogy.James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart confront younger...

With 95%, 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Is The Best X-Men Movie. Period.

22nd May 2014 -

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The early reviews of X-Men: Days of Future Past were potentially damaging. There was talk of the narrative being far too complex for the average movie fan to enjoy and many were suggesting Bryan Singer...

Hugh Jackman Wants Wolverine To Tear It Up In ‘The Avengers’

21st May 2014 -

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Will there come a point when all the characters from the Marvel universe unite for one earth-shattering blockbuster? As if The Avengers movies weren't star-studded enough, Hugh Jackman has suggested that the cast be expanded...

Will 'Days of Future Past' Swat 'Godzilla' Away In This Weekend's Box Office?

21st May 2014 -

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Godzilla has basically had free reign over the box office since it stormed its way towards $200m+ in the global box office, and that’s without China and Japan – a huge market, especially for this...

Hugh Jackman Jokes With Bride In Wedding Video: "Jenny You Left Sydney And All Those Incredible Australian Men For This Guy?"

21st May 2014 -

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A lucky bride got the surprise of a lifetime at her wedding ceremony.Hollywood stars such as Hugh Jackman, Cameron Diaz, Zac Efron and Kate Winslet, were asked by her new husband, Sky News reporter Joe...

With Bryan Singer Back in the Saddle, X-Men Franchise Thrives Again

16th May 2014 -

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Bryan Singer's first two X-men movies are considered high-points of the superhero genre, combining strong characters, ripping action and deep layers of resonant subtext. Then he abandoned the franchise to make Superman Returns (2006), leaving...

Patrick Stewart Takes Wife To World Premiere Of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' - Part 2

14th May 2014 -

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Patrick Stewart was seen arriving at the world premiere of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York alongside his wife Sunny Ozell. He plays the much-loved character of...

Hugh Jackman Sports Bandaged Nose At 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' World Premiere - Part 1

14th May 2014 -

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Hugh Jackman had a huge smile on his face as he arrived at the world premiere of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, despite the bandage on...

Hugh Jackman Practices Sword Training In New York Ahead Of 'Pan' Filming

14th May 2014 -

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'The Wolverine' star Hugh Jackman is spotted training in a New York park with a personal trainer in preparation for his upcoming movie 'Pan' in which he plays the role of Blackbeard. He can be...

Hugh Jackman Is "Realistic" About Skin Cancer Returning

14th May 2014 -

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Hugh Jackman recently revealed that he has had to seek treatment after being diagnosed with skin cancer for a second time.The 45 year-old actor found basal-cell carcinomas on his nose for the second time, and...

Hugh Jackman Not Giving Up Wolverine, Despite Numerous Bouts of Skin Cancer

13th May 2014 -

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Hugh Jackman has suggested that his next performance as Wolverine in 2017 might not be his last in an interview in China, where he was promoting X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is set for...

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Navigates Complicated Plot and Entertains, Say Critics

13th May 2014 -

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Professor X, Mystique, Magneto, Kitty Pryde and Wolverine are back, but this time the latter is trying to convince X-Men from the past to help stop a war that is going to occur in the...

Hugh Jackman Has Cancerous Growth Removed, Makes X-Men Premiere [Pictures]

12th May 2014 -

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Hugh Jackman attended the premiere of his latest movie X-Man: Days of Future Past on Saturday evening with a bandage over his nose after undergoing surgery for a cancerous growth. Jackman told the Associated Press...

Hugh Jackman Expected To Reprise Wolverine Role In Three More Movies

12th May 2014 -

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Age does not slow down Hugh Jackman.Just because the Australian actor is nearly hitting the half century mark, this does not mean he is taking a backseat to physical roles that require a huge amount...

Hugh Jackman Attends ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Premiere With Bandaged Nose

11th May 2014 -

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Hugh Jackman has warned his fans about the dangers of the sun and of not wearing sunscreen. The actor uploaded a picture on to Instagram of himself with his nose in a bandage. He added...

Hugh Jackman Receives Treatment For Second Skin Cancer Diagnosis

10th May 2014 -

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Hugh Jackman has had to receive treatment for skin cancer for a second time.The 45 year-old actor posted a photograph on his Instagram account this past Thursday (May 8th), sharing with fans his recent procedure...

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9th May 2014 -

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Met Gala: This year's Met Gala was even more extravagant than ever before as the biggest names in showbiz arrived in New York clad in "decorations" and finery. Anna Wintour's bash served up some true...

What Cancer? Hugh Jackman To Return To Broadway In 'The River'

9th May 2014 -

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Hugh Jackman has revealed that he'll be returning to Broadway to headline the Jez Butterworth play, The River. This will be the fourth time the X-Men star has appeared on the prestigious New York stage...

X-Men: Days of Future Past

7th May 2014 -

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In your biography you left out his highly successful run as Peter Allen in the Broadway play "The Boy From Oz", for which he won a Tony and 2003. He MCd the Tony Award show 3 years in a row and won an Emmy for that. So he has a Tony and an Emmy. Last year he MCd the Oscars and was excellent. He is best as a singer and dancer on Broadway and will be back there for more. But for all his awards and popularity on Broadway, he is most famous as Wolverine.

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It really is time that the good directors tapped into the extra ordinary talents of Hugh Jackman.I have seen the films that have been nominated for the Oscars and actors it's enough to make you throw yourself off the sofa in disgust.Both The Prestige and even more so The Fountain should have been nominated after the excellent reviews it has had and Hugh Jackman at least nominated for an OscarI despair ! ! !

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