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Hugh Jackman

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Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series, as well as for his lead roles in the romantic-comedy fantasy Kate & Leopold (2001), the action-horror film Van Helsing (2004), the drama The Prestige and The Fountain (2006), the epic historical romantic drama Australia (2008), the film version of Les Misérables (2012), and the thriller Prisoners (2013). His work in Les Misérables earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in 2013. In Broadway theatre, Jackman won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz. A four-time host of the Tony Awards themselves, he won an Emmy Award for one of these appearances. Jackman also hosted the 81st Academy Awards on 22 February 2009. Jackman was born in Sydney, New South Wales, to Grace McNeil (Greenwood) and Christopher John Jackman, an accountant. He is the youngest of five children. His parents, both English, moved to Australia shortly before his birth. He also has Greek (from a great-grandfather) and Scottish (from a grandmother) ancestry. 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.  See full bio on IMDb »

Zac Efron's Tumble Off Tricycle Had Hugh Jackman Cracking Up!!!

Hugh Jackman
You Trippin', Zac But ... Show Must Go On!!!

Hugh Jackman laughed his ass off -- and wanted everyone to join in -- when he witnessed Zac Efron falling off a tricycle and tasting asphalt. Hugh and Zac threw on their circus garb… READ MORE >

Hugh Jackman's Wolverine Bod Ready for Beach Action (PHOTO)

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G'Day for a Swim Banana Hammock Optional

Hugh Jackman's mouth says he's hanging up his Wolverine claws, but his ripped beach body says otherwise. Hugh took a dip down in Australia, where someone tried to show him up by flashing even more… READ MORE >

- 360 days ago
Hugh Jackman Looks Just Like Henry Winkler (PHOTOS)

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Here's a 48-year-old Hugh Jackman flashing a thumbs-up in a biker-inspired black jacket and a pair of upsetting sideburns over the weekend (left) ... and Henry Winkler posing as his iconic… READ MORE >

- 367 days ago
Hugh Jackman -- Call Me Super-Dad ... Saves Son From Scary Riptide (VIDEO)

Hugh Jackman
Call Me Super-Dad ... Saves Son From Scary Riptide

Hugh Jackman played lifeguard Saturday after his 15-year-old son got stuck in a riptide in Australia. Jackman was at Bondi Beach in Sydney when reports say the currents suddenly changed, causing… READ MORE >

- 628 days ago
Hugh Jackman -- Dogs Sit While Actors Sits Up (PHOTOS)

Hugh Jackman
Dogs Sit While Actor Sits Up

Hugh Jackman was dogged by both his trainer and his pooches during a workout Saturday in NYC. Hugh was doing sit ups with the trainer as his dogs, Allegra and Dali cruised the park.  It seems… READ MORE >

- 809 days ago
Hugh Jackman: Good Genes or Good Docs?


Hugh Jackman's handsome face is anything but "Les Miserables."Here's the then 29-year-old "X-Men" actor hanging out at an awards party in Melbourne, Australia back in 1997 (left) and 17 years… READ MORE >

- 1159 days ago
Hugh Jackman -- DEADLIFTING 400 POUNDS

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Hugh Jackman ... strong dude.  The actor hit the gym to bulk up for his role as Blackbeard in the upcoming movie, "Pan" -- and busted out a set of deadlifts with 180 kgs of weight ... aka 397… READ MORE >

- 1210 days ago
Hugh Jackman -- New Guard Dog Sleeping on the Job

Hugh Jackman
New Guard Dog Sleeping on the Job

Hugh Jackman brought a little extra protection with him to the gym today ... and we do mean little ... in the form of his adorable French bulldog, Peaches.Jackman told photogs yesterday he was… READ MORE >

- 1704 days ago
Hugh Jackman -- Even Wolverine Gets Shaken by Pubic Hair Tossing Fans

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Even Wolverine FREAKS Over Pubic Hairs

When you're as ripped as Hugh Jackman ... it takes a lot to rattle you -- but the star admits his run-in with a deranged pubic hair-throwing fan was pretty terrifying.Jackman opened up to paps… READ MORE >

- 1704 days ago
Hugh Jackman -- Deranged Fan Arrested After Throwing Pubic Hair at Him

Hugh Jackman
Deranged Fan Arrested After Throwing Pubic Hair at Him

You know what celebrities love? When you break into their gym and throw an electric razor filled with your own pubic hair at them! Just kidding ... they hate that stuff, so when it happened to… READ MORE >

- 1705 days ago
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