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The Many Faces of… Hugh Jackman

Overview of the many roles of Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman was born on October12th 1968 in Sydney, Australia. When his parents divorced he remained in Australia while his mother moved to the United Kingdom. He loved travelling and wanted to see the world. When he was young he wanted to become a chef on the plane because it would allow him to see places. In 1985 he appeared in the stage production of My Fair Lady at his Grammar school. He studied at the University of Technology in Sydney where got a BA in communications. When he decided to follow drama lessons he felt at home. He followed an acting course at the Actors’ Centre in Sydney and was offered a role in the Australian soap series Neighbours, which he turned down. Instead he decided to attend at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

On the night he graduated he was offered a role in Correlli, a drama series on ABC. He appeared in several plays after it, including Beauty and the Beast and Sunset Boulevard. He appeared in several TV shows and smaller movies, but went back to theater to star in Oklahoma! for which he won an award. I Throughout his career he has kept doing stage plays as well.
It was his role in X-Men which meant his breakthrough to a global audience. He has since starred in movie like Kate & Leopold, Swordfish, The Prestige, The Fountain, Scoop, Australia and Les Miserables. He was considered for the role of James Bond, but lost out to Daniel Craig.

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What’s your favorite Hugh Jackman role?

Category: Movies
  • Emil says:

    I somehow expected him to have done more films than this, but then only having one Wolverine pic does reduce the amount a bit, I suppose.

    As for my favorite, I have to go with Valjean in Les Mis. He nailed that part. Honorable mentions to The Fountain and The Prestige.

    March 22, 2013 at 8:32 am
    • Nostra says:

      Yeah, decided to only include one Wolverine picture. My personal favorites are also Les Mis and The Prestige.

      March 22, 2013 at 9:52 am
  • Jaina says:

    Fan of Hugh Jackman. He’s a bit like Denzel, in that even in pretty boring and mediocre films (Real Steel), he’s usually pretty good. Though my favourite roles for him are from The Prestige and as Wolverine. Never has there been a more perfect bit of comic book casting. Well, him and RDJ as Tony Stark.

    March 22, 2013 at 11:58 am
  • Tim The Film Guy says:

    Laughed the first time I saw him do a singing role. WTF? Wolverine is singing haha :D

    March 22, 2013 at 12:04 pm
  • Keith says:

    I’ve always liked Jackman. Heck, he’s such a likable fellow and I think he does good work. But I have to say I can’t see him as Bond. Not too sure about that one.

    March 22, 2013 at 12:39 pm
  • ckckred says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever been a fan of his but I liked when he hosted the Oscars.

    March 22, 2013 at 12:57 pm
  • Louise says:

    I like Hugh Jackman a lot – thought his cameo in X-Men: First Class was outstanding.

    He was great in Les Mis but makes a better Curly than Valjean.

    March 24, 2013 at 10:35 pm
  • Ayush Chandra says:

    Decent gentleman looks, super cool actor……

    April 14, 2014 at 8:31 am
    • Nostra says:

      He is a very cool actor who has shown great range…

      April 22, 2014 at 10:47 am
  • Ayush Chandra says:

    Yes you are right

    April 22, 2014 at 11:51 am

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