Hugh Jackman is Wolverine, plain and simple. After portraying the adamantium-clawed superhero in the X-Men films for over a decade, the Aussie actor has made it impossible for the world to accept anyone else in the beloved role. The character launched his career, and Jackman went on to act in a variety of projects, including a Tony-award winning turn in Broadway’s ‘The Boy from Oz.’ He fulfilled the wishes of his female fanbase by starring in a series of romantic films, such as ‘Kate and Leopold’ and ‘Australia.’ He has also demonstrated his dramatic finesse in films like ‘Swordfish’ and 2013’s ‘Prisoners.’ Despite his convincing portrayal of the testosterone-fueled Wolverine, the hunky heartthrob is known as one of the nicest celebrities in Hollywood. Jackman is a notably talented singer and dancer, as evidenced by his performance hosting the 2009 Academy Awards, as well as his Oscar-nominated depiction of Jean Valjean in the 2012 film adaptation of the musical ‘Les Miserables.’
Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor and producer who is involved in film, musical theatre, and television. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as action/superhero, period and romance characters. He is known for his role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series, as well as for his leads in Kate & Leopold, Van Helsing, The Prestige, Australia, and Real Steel. Jackman is a singer, dancer, and actor in stage musicals, and won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz. In November 2008, Open Salon named Jackman one of the sexiest men alive. Later that same month, People magazine named Jackman 'Sexiest Man Alive.' A three-time host of the Tony Awards, winning an Emmy Award for one of these appearances, Jackman also hosted the 81st Academy Awards on 22 February 2009.
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