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?

13 thoughts on “The Many Faces of… Hugh Jackman

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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