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Hugh Jackman

Birth Name: 
Hugh Michael Jackman
Birthday: 
Saturday, October 12, 1968
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Birth Place: 
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height: 
6' 2"

Born in Sydney of English parentage, and the youngest of five children, Jackman has a communications degree with a journalism major from the University of Technology Sydney. After graduating, he pursued drama at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, immediately after which he was offered a starring role in the ABC-TV prison drama "Correlli" (1995), opposite his future wife Deborra-Lee Furness. Several TV guest roles followed, as an actor and variety compere. An accomplished singer, Jackman has starred as Gaston in the Australian production of "Beauty and the Beast." He appeared as Joe Gillis in the Australian production of "Sunset Boulevard." In 1998, he was cast as Curly in the Royal National Theatre's production of Trevor Nunn's Oklahoma. Jackman has made two feature films, the second of which, Erskineville Kings (1999), garnered him an Australian Film Institute nomination for Best Actor in 1999. Recently, he won the part of Logan/Wolverine in the Bryan Singer- directed comic-book movie X-Men (2000). In his spare time, Jackman plays piano, golf, and guitar, and likes to windsurf.

Awards and Nominations

2013 - Nominated - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Les Misérables)

News

Paquin On For X-Men: Days Of Future Past

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Real Steel Wins The US Box Office Again

Though it looked like this weekend was shaping up to be the clash of the ‘80s reboots over in America, Hugh Jackman and his battling ‘bots ultimately won the bout as Real Steel scored $16.3 million to come out top of the charts for a second week.... Read more
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Dreamworks Animation Announces Cast For "Rise Of The Guardians"

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today named its all-star cast for Rise of the Guardians, featuring Chris Pine in the lead role of Jack Frost, together with Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law.... Read more
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Wolverine 2 Is Just 'The Wolverine'

Depending on how you feel about him working on the movie at all, prepare to feel either A) elated or B) despondent that Darren Aronofsky is 100% confirmed as directing the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. And now he has revealed the official title for the sequel: The Wolverine.... Read more
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Darren Aronofsky Pondering Wolverine 2?

Here’s one we didn’t see coming: Darren Aronofsky is seriously considering the idea of signing on to direct Wolverine 2.... Read more
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Reviews

Les Misérables

Tom Hooper’s (The King’s Speech) Les Misérables has been the center of much praise and equally as much ridicule. No one in the history of cinema has attempted to do what Hooper has done on such a grand scale.... Read more
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Les Miserables

I, myself, am completely unfamiliar with the source material of the broadway smash, Les Miserables. Never seen the musical, never saw the Liam Neeson unmusical movie adaptation, never even heard the music.... Read more
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Butter (BLU-RAY)

“Butter” is a movie about the cutthroat competition of butter sculpting in Iowa. Bob (Ty Burrell), a 15-time state butter sculpting champion, is forced into retirement and the race to be the new butter sculpting king is in the hands of several candidates.... Read more
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Oklahoma! (BLU-RAY)

Oklahoma!” was a play that was written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. It was first performed on Broadway around 1943. This version was directed by Trevor Nunn and makes you feel like you are watching a musical play at the Royal National Theatre in London.... Read more
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Rise of the Guardians

As children, we grow up with these happy-go-lucky notions of mythical figures including Santa, the Tooth Fair, the Easter Bunny, and the Sandman, afterall, these are the people who deliver joy and happiness to us.... Read more
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Videos

X-Men: Days Of Future Past (Japanese TV Spot)

X-Men: Days Of Future Past (Japanese TV Spot)

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Prisoners (Trailer #2)

Prisoners (Trailer #2)

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Prisoners

Prisoners

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The Wolverine (Trailer #2)

The Wolverine (Trailer #2)

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The Wolverine (Cinema Con Trailer)

The Wolverine (Cinema Con Trailer)

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