Jackman at the 83rd Academy Awards, 27 February 2011
Hugh Jackman Is A Best Actor And Producer-
|Born||Hugh Michael Jackman |
12 October 1968
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Spouse||Deborra-Lee Furness |
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 series, as well as for his leads in Kate & Leopold, Van Helsing, The Prestige, and Australia.
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.
- Jackman will star in The Greatest American Showman, a contemporary musical based on the life of P.T. Barnum. The female love interest part is being written with Anne Hathaway in mind.
- Real Steel (2011), a DreamWorks science fiction film.
- Director Lee Daniels has confirmed Jackman has joined the cast of his upcoming film Selma, a film about Martin Luther King Jr. and Lyndon Baines Johnson and the civil rights marches.
- On 27 January 2011, DreamWorks announced that Jackman will star in the film Rise of the Guardians, scheduled to be released on 21 November 2012.
- Jackman has been cast in Movie 43, an upcoming 2012 ensemble comedy.
- Jackman is in negotiations to star as Jean Valjean in the film Les Misérables, an adaptation of the musical.
The actor might be best known for playing “X-Men’s” Wolverine (in movies that son Oscar, 11, daughter Ava, 6, have yet to see), but Hugh’s kids are all about giant boxing robots.
“This is the first time they’ve really connected with one of my films. I don’t let them watch ‘X-Men,’” Hugh told Access Hollywood at the “Real Steel” junket in Los Angeles on Saturday.
“Most of the time they don’t really ask me much about my job. They come on set, but it’s just dad, it’s normal,” he continued. “This is the first time they were like, ‘We love this!’ And they wanna take their friends. They have all the action figures. My son sleeps with Adam the robot.”
Hugh said that his son’s love of the “Real Steel” script helped seal the deal on him doing the movie.
“I read this script for the first time with my son… I was like being a bad parent and instead of reading ‘Tintin,’
I read ‘Real Steel’ and my son made me read it to him for the next 10 nights,” he explained. “So, I knew we were on to a winner then.”
Hugh also chatted with Access about his recent WWE appearance where he was seen going “Real Steel” on wrestler Dolph Ziggler’s face.
“It is scripted entertainment, but I gotta tell you, what goes on in that ring is real!” he told Access. “[Dolph] is looking at me saying, ‘You hit me man!’ He goes, ‘Don’t you embarrass me out there.’ So I take direction well.”
Jackman will perform what he calls a personal selection of favorite musical numbers reflecting his varied career, including The Boy From Oz on Broadway, Oklahoma!
on the London stage and much more. The star has concentrated on movies and stage drama (A Steady Rain) in recent years, but he returned to his musical roots in acclaimed pre-Broadway concert engagements in San Francisco and Toronto.