Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Michael Jackman 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, Real Steel, and Les Misérables.
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WATCH: Hugh Jackman at the NY premiere of "Logan"
ABC News - 3 days
ABC News' Michael Rothman & FiveThirtyEight's Walt Hickey chat with the stars on the red carpet.
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Hugh Jackman on Oscars, last movie as Wolverine
ABC News - 3 days
Hugh Jackman is unleashing his claws as Wolverine one last time.
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Hugh Jackman hangs up Wolverine's claws in Berlin - 9 days
Hugh Jackman and ''Logan'' cast at world premiere in Berlin, Jackman confirming he's hung up his Wolverine claws for good. Rough Cut - no reporter narration
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'Logan': What the Critics Are Saying - Hollywood Reporter
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Hollywood Reporter 'Logan': What the Critics Are Saying Hollywood Reporter "For those who can't recite the plotlines of all nine of the preceding X-Men films, the new feature's noirish, end-of-an-era vibe is an involving hook." The reviews for Logan are in, and many are as glowing as the reflection on an adamantium claw ... Logan Is The Perfect Finale For Hugh Jackman As Logan: EW (blog) What Logan Gets About Telling a Great Superhero StoryVulture The Verge -Forbes -Newsarama -Jezebel all 444 news articles »
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Hugh Jackman on Nearing the End of Logan’s Run
NYTimes - 12 days
Mr. Jackman, who has played Wolverine in X-Men films since 2000, considers life after he retracts his adamantium claws for the final time.
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Hugh Jackman reveals another skin cancer treatment
CNN - 13 days
Hugh Jackman's defense against skin cancer continues as the actor posted his latest warning Monday about wearing sunscreen.
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Today in Entertainment: Hugh Jackman stars in new 'Logan' trailer; live updates from Sundance
LATimes - about 1 month
Today in Entertainment: Hugh Jackman stars in new 'Logan' trailer; live updates from Sundance Jan. 19, 2017, 9:23 p.m. We're experiencing a moment of relative calm in the entertainment world in these few days between the conclusion of Golden Globe Awards and the start of the Sundance Film Festival....
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Random Flicks Worth Checking Out This Week
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***PLEASE POST IN HUFFINGTON POST CANADA. THANKS!!*** What we've got here is a list of good and bad blockbusters, MOWs, B-movies, and everything in between. And they're decidedly, unabashedly random. Why not roll the dice this week? Casino Royale Where to find it: Hulu The cast: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright The synopsis: "Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale." Think of Casino Royale as the Batman Begins of the James Bond franchise. Producers finally decided to strip away the gloss, the gadgets, and the myriad catch-phrases. End result: a badass Bond who's seriously cool to watch. Best of all, he's not annoyingly superhuman like other Bonds I could name (I'm looking at you, Roger Moore). So anyway, this is the James Bond movie that started it all! Even though, you know, it only came out a few years ago. Hey, ...
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'Proud Is a Pitiful Word to Describe How I Felt': Blake Lively Shares Sweet Tribute to Ryan Reynolds -
Google News - 2 months 'Proud Is a Pitiful Word to Describe How I Felt': Blake Lively Shares Sweet Tribute to Ryan Reynolds Ryan Reynolds was honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday — and wife Blake Lively couldn't be prouder. The 29-year-old actress took to Instagram on Thursday to gush about her husband's big honor — hours after attending ... Hugh Jackman dons Ryan Reynolds mask for Deadpool-style burnEntertainment Weekly Blake Lively: Throwback Pic Reveals Daughter, James, Is Literally Her TwinHollywood Life Blake Lively's Sweet Message to Ryan Reynolds After Walk of Fame CeremonyUs Weekly -Just Jared -E! Online -Daily Mail all 211 news articles »
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An Exclusive Interview With Donald Trump
Huffington Post - 3 months
Me: Mr. Trump, you have recently said that you do not believe in the findings of 17 intelligence organizations that Russia hacked into our computer infrastructure in order to compromise the election. Your reaction, sir? DT: I don't believe it. Me: Okay. Moving on. I'd like to discuss oxygen. DT: It's not there. Me: Air? Air is not there? DT: I can't see it. Can't smell it. How the hell do you know? Me: So... it's not there? DT: Look I'm bigly smart. If my wife wears perfume I better smell it because I bought it. Me: So the perfume is there because... DT Because I can smell it! What the hell is wrong with you? Me: The telephone. That was invented by Alexander Graham Bell. DT: Not true. Me: What? DT: Did you ever meet him? Me: Uh, he died in 1922. DT: So you're telling me that you know for a fact that you are 100% certain that Alexander Graham Bell invented the phone. Why? Because you read it in some textbook? Who wrote ...
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Your next dessert obsession is probably coming from Australia
Yahoo News - 4 months
Australia is home to Hugh Jackman, the world's oldest orangutan and, more than likely, your next dessert obsession.  The land down under has the Midas touch when it comes to all things sweet, gooey and Instagram worthy.  A photo posted by Tara Milk Tea  (@taramilktea) on Sep 16, 2016 at 3:29am PDT SEE ALSO: Awesome customisable Kit Kat pop-up comes to Australia Australia is, after all, home to the Nutella kebab. The OG crazy milkshake started there. It's the country with the chocolate bar resumé and Aussies are willing to do almost anything to get their hands on their favorite cookies.  Victoria Jones, founder and director of the food influencer network agency The Insiders tells Mashable, " I've learned that Australians aren't tied to a set way of doing things, which makes us more creative when it comes to cooking and experimenting with flavors. We lack the traditional food cultures of countries such as Spain and Italy so we love fusing dishes from different cultures to create somethi ...
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12 Vampire-Themed Baby Names For Horror-Loving Parents
Huffington Post - 4 months
Just in time for Halloween, how about baby naming inspiration straight out of Transylvania? Fictional vampires number in the thousands, from old school horror movies to modern day romances. Their names tend to marry a certain glamorous, foreign vibe with a surprisingly accessible style. After all, if you’re going to keep just one name for centuries, it’s got to be great. Here are a dozen of the best vampire-inspired baby names for your new addition: Adrian Hogwarts meets Gossip Girl in the Vampire Academy series. The characters’ names range from the dramatic Vasilisa and Dimitri to girl-next-door Sydney. But plenty of are mainstream favorites with just a touch of sophistication, like handsome vampire aristocrat Adrian. The name ranks number 58 on the U.S. Social Security Administration list and is also popular internationally. Amelie Amelie comes from another bestselling series about the undead, The Morganville Vampires. She’s the founder of a Texas town where vampires ...
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(2012) Les Mis actors talk role transformations
CNN - 4 months
Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman detail the physical transformations they took for their movie roles in "Les Misérables."
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'Logan' trailer serves up moody Hugh Jackman
CNN - 4 months
The new trailer for 20th Century Fox's "Logan" has officially arrived, but as the titular character mentions in the footage, the "X-Men" world we knew is no longer what it was.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Hugh Jackman
  • 2015
    Age 46
    In November and December 2015, Jackman made a national tour of Australia with his show Broadway To Oz.
    More Details Hide Details He performed a range of songs from Broadway musicals, from Les Misérables to a Peter Allen tribute (including classics such as "I Still Call Australia Home"), with his 150-piece orchestra, choir, and backup dancers. The show began at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena and proceeded to Qantas Credit Union Arena, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, and the Perth Arena.
    On 18 March 2015, Jackman revealed that he had to cancel stage performances in Turkey because he had a left vocal chord haemorrhage.
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    In 2015, Jackman announced that the upcoming 2017 sequel to The Wolverine, Untitled Wolverine film, will be the final time he plays the role.
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  • 2014
    Age 45
    He had a second carcinoma removed from his nose in May 2014, telling Associated Press that he expects to have future recurrences.
    More Details Hide Details This resulted in Jackman attending the various worldwide premieres of X-Men: Days of Future Past with a bandage on his nose, and urging his followers on photo-sharing platform Instagram to "wear sunscreen".
  • 2013
    Age 44
    In November 2013, Jackman announced he had basal-cell carcinoma removed from his nose.
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    Jackman (along with actress Kristen Wiig) was featured on "You've Got The Look", a song by comedy hip hop group The Lonely Island on their third album, The Wack Album, released in June 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Jackman portrayed the villain Blackbeard in the film Pan (2015), which revolved around the backstories of J.M. Barrie's characters Peter Pan and Captain Hook. Jackman played fictional ski coach Bronson Peary in Eddie the Eagle (2016), which portrayed how Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping in 1988. He is currently filming the untitled third Wolverine film. He has also been cast as P. T. Barnum in the film The Greatest Showman on Earth, due out in 2017. In 2005, Jackman joined with longtime assistant John Palermo to form a production company, Seed Productions, whose first project was Viva Laughlin in 2007. Jackman's wife Deborra-Lee Furness is also involved in the company, and Palermo had three rings made with a "unity" inscription for himself, Furness, and Jackman. Jackman said, "I'm very lucky in the partners I work with in my life, Deb and John Palermo. It really works. We all have different strengths. I love it. It's very exciting."
    Jackman appeared alongside Kate Winslet in Movie 43, an ensemble comedy, in January 2013.
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    He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in January 2013 for this performance.
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  • 2012
    Age 43
    In a November 2012 release, Jackman voiced the role of E.Aster Bunnymund (the Easter Bunny) in the animated film Rise of the Guardians.
    More Details Hide Details Jackman starred as Jean Valjean in the film Les Misérables, an adaptation of the musical. The film opened on 25 December 2012. For the role, he lost 15 pounds and later had to regain 30 pounds to mirror his character's newfound success.
  • 2011
    Age 42
    Jackman also guest starred on the 19 September 2011 edition of WWE Monday Night Raw, assisting Zack Ryder in a win over WWE United States Champion Dolph Ziggler by punching the champion in the jaw whilst the referee was not looking.
    More Details Hide Details Jackman is a multi-instrumentalist. He plays the guitar, piano and violin. He also does yoga and has been a member of the School of Practical Philosophy since 1992. Jackman has been an avid practitioner of Transcendental Meditation since the age of twenty. He said "Nothing has ever opened my eyes like Transcendental Meditation has. It makes me calm and happy, and, well, it gives me some peace and quiet in what's a pretty chaotic life!". He now helps the David Lynch Foundation to "bring meditation to everyone from PTSD sufferers to inner-city kids". Jackman has been the face of several high-profile brands. He is a global ambassador for Montblanc. He is also the brand ambassador of Indian mobile phone maker, Micromax.
    Jackman had a one-man show at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco from 3–15 May 2011.
    More Details Hide Details The production was a mixture of his favourite Broadway and Hollywood musical numbers, backed by a 17-piece orchestra, from shows including Oklahoma and The Boy from Oz. The show had a run-time of approximately 100 minutes, and also included slide shows of Jackman's youth, family, and work, as well as some one-on-one interaction with the audience. Jackman was backed by fellow musical theatre veterans Merle Dandridge and Angel Reda.
  • 2009
    Age 40
    He is also a World Vision ambassador and participated in the climate week NYC ceremony on 21 September 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Jackman supports The Art of Elysium and the MPTV Fund Foundation, and he and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness are patrons of the Bone Marrow Institute in Australia. Jackman also narrated the 2008 documentary about global warming, The Burning Season. Jackman also uses his Twitter account for charity. On 14 April 2009, Jackman posted on his Twitter page that he would donate $100,000 to one individual's favourite non-profit organisation. On 21 April 2009 he revealed his decision to donate $50,000 to Charity:Water and $50,000 to Operation of Hope. Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig made a unique place for themselves in the history of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraising 8 December 2009, when it was announced that they had raised $1,549,953 in the 21st annual Gypsy of the Year competition, from six weeks of curtain appeals at their hit Broadway drama, A Steady Rain. Jackman continued his support of Broadway Cares in 2011, raising nearly $1 million during his run of Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway
    Jackman has reprised his role as the Wolverine in X-Men spin-off films. Jackman starred in X-Men Origins: Wolverine which opened in 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Jackman starred again as Wolverine in 2013 in The Wolverine. Jackman made a cameo appearance as Wolverine in X-Men: First Class in 2012.
    Jackman co-starred with Daniel Craig on Broadway at the Schoenfeld Theatre in a limited engagement of the play A Steady Rain, which ran from 10 September 2009 to 6 December 2009.
    More Details Hide Details He returned to Broadway in a new show, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre, which began performances on 25 October 2011 and concluded on 1 January 2012. Jackman returned to Broadway in the new play, The River, which ran at the Circle in the Square Theatre from October 2014 to February 2015.
  • 2008
    Age 39
    The movie was released in late November 2008 in Australia and the U.S. Jackman played a tough, independent cattle drover, who reluctantly helps an English noblewoman in her quest to save both her philandering husband's Australian cattle station and the mixed race Aboriginal child she finds there.
    More Details Hide Details Of the movie, Jackman said, "This is pretty much one of those roles that had me pinching myself all the way through the shoot. I got to shoot a big-budget, shamelessly old-fashioned romantic epic set against one of the most turbulent times in my native country's history, while, at the same time, celebrating that country's natural beauty, its people, its cultures. I'll die a happy man knowing I've got this film on my CV."
    In 2008, director Baz Luhrmann cast Jackman to replace Russell Crowe as the male lead in his much-publicized epic film, Australia, which co-starred Nicole Kidman.
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    Jackman's 2008 movies included Deception (which he starred in and produced), Uncle Jonny, and Australia.
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  • 2007
    Age 38
    In 2007, Jackman produced and guest-starred in the television musical-dramedy series Viva Laughlin, which was cancelled by CBS after two episodes.
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  • 2006
    Age 37
    He rounded out 2006 with two animated films: Happy Feet, directed by George Miller, in which he voiced the part of Memphis, an emperor penguin; and Flushed Away, where Jackman supplied the voice of a rat named Roddy who ends up being flushed down a family's toilet into the London sewer system.
    More Details Hide Details Flushed Away co-starred Kate Winslet and Ian McKellen (Jackman's fourth time working with him).
    Jackman also starred in Woody Allen's 2006 film Scoop opposite Scarlett Johansson.
    More Details Hide Details That year he also reprised the role of Wolverine in X-Men: The Last Stand.
    Jackman starred in the 2006 film The Prestige, directed by Christopher Nolan and co-starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, and Scarlett Johansson.
    More Details Hide Details As Robert Angier, Jackman portrayed a magician who built up a rivalry with contemporary Alfred Borden in attempt to one-up each other in the art of deception. Jackman stated that his main reason for doing The Prestige was to work with musician David Bowie, who played scientist Nikola Tesla. Jackman portrayed three different characters in Darren Aronofsky's science-fiction film The Fountain: Tommy Creo, a neuroscientist, who is torn between his wife, Izzi (Rachel Weisz), who is dying of a brain tumor, and his work at trying to cure her; Captain Tomas Creo, a Spanish conquistador in 1532 Seville; and a future astronaut, Tom, travelling to a golden nebula in an eco-spacecraft seeking to be reunited with Izzi. Jackman said The Fountain was his most difficult film thus far due to the physical and emotional demands of the part.
    Jackman was one of the choices to play James Bond in 2006's Casino Royale, but eventually lost out to Daniel Craig.
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  • 2003
    Age 34
    After 2003's X2: X-Men United, Jackman played the title role of monster killer Gabriel Van Helsing in the 2004 film Van Helsing.
    More Details Hide Details Jackman and the film were noted in Bruce A. McClelland's book Slayers and Their Vampires: A Cultural History of Killing the Dead.
    In addition, Jackman hosted the Tony Awards in 2003, 2004, and 2005, garnering positive reviews.
    More Details Hide Details His hosting of the 2004 Tony Awards earned him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performer in a Variety, Musical or Comedy program.
  • 2002
    Age 33
    In 2002, Jackman sang the role of Billy Bigelow in the musical Carousel in a special concert performance at Carnegie Hall with the Orchestra of St. Luke's.
    More Details Hide Details In 2004, Jackman won the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for his 2003–2004 Broadway portrayal of Australian songwriter and performer Peter Allen in the hit musical The Boy from Oz, which he also performed in Australia in 2006.
  • 2001
    Age 32
    He hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live in 2001.
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    In 2001, Jackman also starred in the action/drama Swordfish with John Travolta and Halle Berry.
    More Details Hide Details This was the second time Jackman worked with Berry, and the two have worked together thrice more in the X-Men movies.
    Jackman starred as Leopold in the 2001 romantic comedy film Kate & Leopold, a role for which he received a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination.
    More Details Hide Details Jackman plays a Victorian English duke who accidentally time-travels to 21st-century Manhattan, where he meets Kate (Meg Ryan), a cynical advertising executive.
  • 1999
    Age 30
    In 1999, Jackman was cast as Wolverine in Bryan Singer's X-Men (2000), replacing Dougray Scott.
    More Details Hide Details His co-stars included Patrick Stewart, James Marsden, Famke Janssen, and Ian McKellen. According to a CBS interview in November 2006, Jackman's wife Deborra-Lee Furness told him not to take the role, a comment she later told him she was glad he ignored. Wolverine was tough for Jackman to portray because he had few lines, but a lot of emotion to convey in them. To prepare, he watched Clint Eastwood in the Dirty Harry movies and Mel Gibson in Road Warrior. "Here were guys who had relatively little dialogue, like Wolverine had, but you knew and felt everything. I'm not normally one to copy, but I wanted to see how these guys achieved it." Jackman was adamant about doing his own stunts for the movie. "We worked a lot on the movement style of Wolverine, and I studied some martial arts. I watched a lot of Mike Tyson fights, especially his early fights. There's something about his style, the animal rage, that seemed right for Wolverine. I kept saying to the writers, 'Don't give me long, choreographed fights for the sake of it. Don't make the fights pretty."
    He also starred in the 1999 film version of the same stage musical, which has been screened in many countries.
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  • 1998
    Age 29
    Jackman became known outside Australia in 1998, when he played the leading role of Curly in the Royal National Theatre's acclaimed stage production of Oklahoma!, in London's West End.
    More Details Hide Details The performance earned him an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. Jackman said "I totally felt like it can't get any better than this. On some level that production will be one of the highlights of my career."
    During his stage musical career in Melbourne, he starred in the 1998 Midsumma festival cabaret production Summa Cabaret.
    More Details Hide Details He also hosted Melbourne's Carols by Candlelight and Sydney's Carols in the Domain. Jackman's early film work includes Erskineville Kings and Paperback Hero (1999), and his television work includes Law of the Land, Halifax f.p. Blue Heelers, and Banjo Paterson's The Man from Snowy River.
  • 1996
    Age 27
    Jackman married Deborra-Lee Furness on 11 April 1996 at St. John's in Toorak, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne.
    More Details Hide Details They met on the set of Australian TV show Correlli. Jackman personally designed an engagement ring for Furness, and their wedding rings bore the Sanskrit inscription "Om paramar mainamar", translated as "we dedicate our union to a greater source". Furness had two miscarriages, following which she and Jackman adopted two mixed-race children, Oscar and Ava. Jackman has described himself as a Christian and a "religious person". He meditates daily and follows the spiritually eclectic School of Practical Philosophy.
    After Correlli Jackman went on the stage in Melbourne. In 1996, Jackman played Gaston in the local Walt Disney production of Beauty and the Beast, and Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard.
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  • 1994
    Age 25
    After completing "The Journey", he was offered a role on the popular soap opera Neighbours but turned it down to attend the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts of Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia, from which he graduated in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details Jackman has said he "always loved acting but when I started at drama school I was like the dunce of the class. It just wasn't coming right to me. Everyone was cooler, everyone seemed more likely to succeed, everyone seemed more natural at it and in retrospect I think that is good. I think it is good to come from behind as an actor. I think it is good to go into an audition thinking 'Man I've got to be at my best to get this gig.'" On the night of his final Academy graduation performance, Jackman received a phone call offering him a role on Correlli: "I was technically unemployed for thirteen seconds." Correlli, devised by Australian actress Denise Roberts, was a 10-part drama series on ABC, Jackman's first major professional job, and where he met his future wife Deborra-Lee Furness: "Meeting my wife was the greatest thing to come out of it." The show lasted only one season.
  • 1985
    Age 16
    Jackman went to primary school at Pymble Public School and later attended the all-boys Knox Grammar School on Sydney's Upper North Shore, where he starred in its production of My Fair Lady in 1985, and became the school captain in 1986.
    More Details Hide Details Following graduation, he spent a gap year working at Uppingham School in England. On his return, he studied at the University of Technology, Sydney, graduating in 1991 with a BA in Communications. In his final year of university, he took a drama course to make up additional credits. The class did Václav Havel's The Memorandum with Jackman as the lead. He later commented, "In that week I felt more at home with those people than I did in the entire three years university". After obtaining his BA, Jackman completed the one-year course "The Journey" at the Actors' Centre in Sydney. About studying acting full-time, he stated, "It wasn't until I was 22 that I ever thought about my hobby being something I could make a living out of. As a boy, I'd always had an interest in theatre. But the idea at my school was that drama and music were to round out the man. It wasn't what one did for a living. I got over that. I found the courage to stand up and say, 'I want to do it'."
  • 1968
    Born on October 12, 1968.
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