Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is an Australian actor and producer with over 50 movies under his belt. Even though he’s Australian and has spent a lot of time there in the childhood, he’s very well-known for his fluent American accent. He’s multi-talented, being a good producer, playing musical instruments and dancing. It wasn’t until Hugh Jackman was around 22 years old that he realized he’d like to do acting for a living. Until now, he has been nominated for one Oscar for Les Misérables (2012) with Anne Hathaway.

Hugh Jackman Details
Bio
Known AsHugh Jackman
Full NameHugh Michael Jackman
Nick NameBear, Hughey, Worm, Sticks
ProfessionActor, Producer
Net Worth2017 – $100 Million
Body
Height6′ 2″
Weight85 kilograms
BuildAthletic
Eye ColorLight Brown (sometimes they look Hazel)
Hair ColorDark Brown
Personal Details
Date of BirthOctober 12, 1968
Age
Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Sun SignLibra
NationalityAustralian
ReligionChristianity
Marital StatusMarried
HometownSydney
Fan Mail AddressHugh Jackman
The Spanky Taylor Company
3727 W. Magnolia
Suite 300
Burbank, CA 91505
USA
SchoolPymble Public School, Knox Grammar School, Uppingham School
CollegeUniversity of Technology
Educational QualificationCollege (Bachelor of Arts in Communications)
Best FriendsKeith Urban, Nicole Kidman, Rupert Murdoch, Anne Hathaway
Affairs/Girlfriends
  1. Deborra-Lee Furness (m.1996-present)
WebsiteNo Official website
Social Media ProfilesTwitter
Career
DebutErskineville Kings (1999), Law of the Land (1994)
Famous RoleWolverine in X-Men movie series
SalaryHe received around $20,000,000 for X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
Family
FatherChristopher John Jackman
MotherGrace McNeil
SiblingsIan Jackman, Sonya Jackman, Ralph Jackman, Zoe Jackman
Wife/SpouseDeborra-Lee Furness (m.1996-present)
ChildrenOscar Maximillian, Ava Eliot
Other Family MembersPatrick Russell Cruise (Paternal Great-Great-Great-Grandfather)
Other Details
HobbiesSkiing, Windsurfing, Playing Musical Instruments, Sports
Brand EndorsementsAsahi Super Dry (Japanese beer), Lipton Tea, Micromax (Indian mobile phone brand), Body by Milk
Likes and Dislikes
  • to stay in shape
  • kayak and play basketball
  • dogs – has two bulldogs Peaches and JJ
Distinctive Features
  • Rugged, handsome look
  • fluent American accent
  • Muscular, ripped physique
CarsAudi Q7, Volkswagen Jetta

He did play in a variety of genre – superhero, action movies, but also in romantic ones making women swoon over him. A good example of that is Kate & Leopold (2001) with Meg Ryan. But also dramas like The Prestige and The Fountain, both in 2006. His role in Les Misérables (2012) earned him an Oscar nomination for the Best Actor, although he did not win it, but his co-star Anne Hathaway did. To make things right, he received a Golden Globe for the same movies for the Best Actor.

Hugh Jackman Press Conference Logan Berlinale 2017
Hugh Jackman at Press Conference of Logan Movie at Berlinale in 2017

However, even though Hugh Jackson was brilliant in those movies too, we know him as a rugged, badass Wolverine character. He played a character of Logan in multiple X-Men franchise movies, spanning from 2000 up until 2006, where X-Men: Apocalypse launched. Luckily, we saw him as Logan in the movie of the same name, in 2017, and that deepened our connection to him as his character. But did you know he was in the action-packed Van Helsing (2004) with Kate Beckinsale too? Hugh Jackman had the main role of a kickass monster hunter fighting against Dracula, and there are some werewolves to be killed, too.

Hugh Jackman Movies and Series

YearMovieRole
1994Law of the LandCharles ‘Chicka’ McCray
1995CorrelliKevin Jones
1995Blue HeelersBrady Jackson
1996Snowy River: The McGregor SagaDuncan Jones
1998Halifax f.p.Eric Ringer
1999Paperback HeroJack Willis
1999Erskineville KingsWace
1999Oklahoma!Curly
2000X-MenLogan / Wolverine
2001Someone Like You…Eddie Alden
2001SwordfishStanley
2001Kate & LeopoldLeopold
2003X-Men 2Logan / Wolverine
2003Standing Room OnlyRoger
2004Making the GradeMr. Slattery
2004Van Helsing: The London AssignmentGabriel Van Helsing (voice)
2004Van HelsingVan Helsing
2004Van Helsing (Video Game)Van Helsing (voice)
2006X-Men: The Official Game (Video Game)Wolverine (voice)
2006X-Men: The Last StandLogan / Wolverine
2006ScoopPeter Lyman
2006The FountainTomas / Tommy / Tom Creo
2006The PrestigeRobert Angier
2006Flushed AwayRoddy (voice)
2006Happy FeetMemphis (voice)
2007Viva LaughlinNicky Fontana
2008Uncle JonnyUncle Russell
2008DeceptionWyatt Bose
2008AustraliaDrover
2009X-Men Origins: WolverineLogan / Wolverine
2009X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Video Game)Logan / Wolverine (voice)
2011X-Men: First ClassLogan / Wolverine (uncredited)
2011Snow Flower and the Secret FanArthur
2011ButterBoyd Bolton
2011Real SteelCharlie Kenton
2011Saturday Night LiveDaniel Radcliffe
2012CollegeHumor OriginalsHugh Jackman
2012Les MisérablesJean Valjean
2013Movie 43Davis (segment “The Catch”)
2013The WolverineLogan
2013PrisonersKeller Dover
2014X-Men: Days of Future PastLogan / Wolverine
2014Night at the Museum: Secret of the TombHugh Jackman (uncredited)
2015Me and Earl and the Dying GirlHugh Jackman
2015ChappieVincent Moore
2016PanBlackbeard
2016Eddie the EagleBronson Peary
2016X-Men: ApocalypseLogan (uncredited)
2017LoganLogan / X-24
2017The Greatest ShowmanP.T. Barnum
2018Tourism Australia: Dundee – The Son of a Legend Returns HomeThe Prime Minister
2018The Front Runner (post-production)Gary Hart
2018Broadway 4D (completed)Curly

Hugh Jackman has three movies yet to see the day this year. First on the list is Tourism Australia, where Crocodile Dundee comes back, and it’s a great comedy. Next up is a movie full of scandal and politics, where Hugh is a presidential candidate caught in a love affair. Honestly, full of intrigue and uncertainty, and worth a watch. The last project for now, and it’s already completed – Broadway 4D. He’ll be a character named Curly, struggling to decide between going for acting or finding true love. Another great drama/musical, and very close to Hugh’s own life, as he’s a musician and took quite some time to decide on doing acting for a living.

Hugh Jackman Facts

  • Hugh Jackman was actually cast as Wolverine at the last minute. Dougray Scott was gonna play it, but with a turn of fortunate events, his filming was prolonged and he couldn’t. It changed Hugh’s life forever, and it’s better not to think of what could’ve been.
  • Both of his children are adopted, and he adopted his son way back in 2000.
  • He really liked the character of Superman. The problem is, Superman is a part of DC Universe, a rival to Marvel, who owns Wolverine and X-Men rights.
  • Not only is Hugh Jackman known for playing roles from the comics, but he’s been offered a lot of them throughout the years. He could’ve played in Daredevil and Hulk, both in 2003, Iron Man (2008), Fantastic Four (2005) with Jessica Alba, and others.
  • Shaved off his head and chest hair for scenes in The Fountain (2006).

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