Hugh Michael Jackman AC is an Australian actor, writer, and artist. He is popular for playing Wolverine from 2000 to 2018 in the X-Men film series. In addition, for that role, he holds the Guinness World Record for “the longest career as a Marvel superhero in live-action”. Besides, Jackman is also known for his leading roles in films such as the romantic comedy Kate & Leopold, the action film Van Helsing, the drama The Prestige, the fantasy drama The Fountain, the time of passion in Australia, the film version of Les Miserables, the mystery Prisoners and the musical The Greatest Showman, for which he won a Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album.
Caption: Hugh Jackman on 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Similarly, Jackman won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical in Broadway Theatre for his performance in Oz’s The Kid. A four-time Tony Awards recipient, he has received an Emmy Award for hosting a ceremony in 2005. He had also hosted the 2009 81st Academy Awards. Likewise, in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours, Jackman was a Companion of the Order of Australia for services to the performing arts and the global community.
Hugh Jackman: Early life, education, and family
Jackman was born on 12 October 1968 in Melbourne, New South Wales, to the Cambridge educated accountant Grace McNeil and Christopher John Jackman. His parents were originally British. However, the couple had moved to Australia as immigrants in 1967. In addition to his Australian citizenship, Jackman also holds British citizenship by virtue of being born to parents born in the UK. One of his paternal great-grandfathers, Nicholas Isidor Bellas, from the Ottoman Empire, was Greek.
Caption: Hugh Jackman in his childhood
Jackman attended primary school at Pymble Public School and later attended all-boys at Knox Grammar School on Sydney’s Upper North Shore, where he appeared at My Fair Lady’s production in 1985 and became the school captain in 1986. Since graduating he spent a gap year working as a physical education coach at Uppingham School in England. After returning, he studied at Sydney University of Technology, graduating with a BA in Communications in 1991. He had taken an acting course in his final year of university to make up additional credits.
Jackman completed the one-year course “The Road” at the Sydney Actors ‘ Institute, after earning his BA. He was offered a role on the popular soap opera Neighbours after completing “The Journey”. However, he turned it down to join Edith Cowan University’s Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth, Western Australia. The actor graduated from there in 1994.
Hugh Jackman: Career and achievements
Early career in theatre
Jackman received a phone call on the night of his final Academy graduation appearance offering him a position on Correlli. Additionally, Correlli, produced 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-Leee Furness. He appeared in the 1998 Midsumma festival cabaret series Summa Cabaret during his stage musical career in Melbourne. He also presented Carols of Melbourne by Candlelight and Carols of Sydney in the Domain. The recent film works by Jackman include Erskineville Kings and Paperback Hero, and his television works well.
Jackman became famous outside Australia in 1998, when he played Curly’s leading role in the celebrated stage production of Oklahoma at the Royal National Theatre!, In the west end of London. He was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical by the Olivier Award for the performance.
Breakthrough with X-Men
Jackman played his breakout role in Wolverine’s X-Men by Bryan Singer, a superhero film based on the same name’s Marvel Comics team. Co-starred by Patrick Stewart, James Marsden, Famke Janssen, and Ian McKellen, the film tells the story of a group of mutants whose extraordinary abilities make normal people distrust them. The role was originally written on behalf of Russell Crowe who suggested Jackman for the part instead.
Caption: Hugh Jackman in X-men
For Jackman, Wolverine was difficult to play because he had few lines but a lot of emotion to express between them. He watched Clint Eastwood in the Dirty Harry movie, and Mel Gibson in Mad Max 2 to plan. Jackman played the title role of monster hunter Gabriel Van Helsing in the 2004 movie Van Helsing after 2003’s X2. Likewise, in the book of Bruce A McClelland, Slayers and Their Vampires: A Modern History of Killing the Dead, Jackman and the film were noted.
In Darren Aronofsky’s science fiction film The Fountain, Jackman played three different characters: Tommy Creo, a neuroscientist torn between his wife, Izzi, who is dying of a brain tumor, and his efforts in trying to cure her; Captain Tomas Creo, a Spanish conquistador in Seville in 1532; and Tom, a potential astronaut, on a trip to a golden nebula in an eco-spacecraft attempting to reunite wi Due to the physical and emotional demands of the role, Jackman said The Fountain was his most challenging film so far. In 2007, in the television series Viva Laughlin, which was canceled by CBS after two episodes, Jackman directed and guest-starred.
Caption: Hugh Jackman wins Emmy
Jackman went on his first world tour in 2019 entitled, The Man. It’s the Rock. The Series., to feature album tracks, The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, and musical numbers from Broadway / Hollywood. The tour comprises 88 shows, covering North America, Europe, and Oceania. It begins in Glasgow, Scotland on May 7, 2019, and ends in San Antonio, United States, on October 15, 2019.
In a re-enactment of The Music Man, he will return to Broadway as Harold Hill, which is scheduled to begin previews in September 2020 and open in October 2020. He will also be a guest in Bad Education, the action drama.
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Hugh Jackman: Personal life and girlfriend
On 11 April 1996 Jackman married Deborra-Lee Furness at St. John’s in Toorak, Victoria, a Melbourne suburb. They met Correlli on an Australian television show. For Furness, Jackman personally designed an engagement ring and their wedding rings included the Sanskrit inscription “Om paramar mainamar,”. In addition, the inscription translates as “we pledge our union to a greater source”. Furness had two miscarriages which resulted in her and Jackman adopting two children, Oscar and Ava. Besides, Jackman described himself as a “religious person” and a Christian He meditates daily and follows the school of practical philosophy, which is spiritually eclectic.
Caption: Hugh Jackman with his Family
Jackman revealed in November 2013 that he had basal-cell carcinoma removed from his nose. In May 2014, he had a second carcinoma removed from his nose telling Associated Press he expects possible recurrences. In addition, it culminated in Jackman attending X-Men’s various world premiers: Future Past Days with a bandage on his nose and telling his fans to “wear sunscreen” on Instagram. Jackman announced on 18 March 2015 that he had to cancel stage performances in Turkey as he had a hemorrhage of the left vocal cord.
Hugh Jackman: Net Worth and social media
As of 2020, Hugh Jackman’s net worth is $55 Million dollars. As you can imagine most of the money from Jackman comes from his tenure as Wolverine. He first portrayed the character in X-Men in 2000 and was paid about $500,000. But by the time X-Men Origins came out of 2009: Wolverine, Jackman had received $20 million for the role. Several sources estimate that Jackman paid about $100 million to play Wolverine when you add in his initial salaries, promotional fees, and appearance payments.
Jackman is available on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. Additionally, he is accessible on Instagram by the name thehughjackman, where he has more than 28 million followers. Similarly, he is also accessible on Twitter by the name RealHughJackman, with more than 14 million followers.
Hugh Jackman: Body measurements
Jackman is one of the most handsome actors in Hollywood. Additionally, the actor has a muscular body type with athletic body shape and has amazing body features. He is 1.87 meters tall and weighs 82 kgs. Similarly, his body measurements are biceps- 16, waist size-33 inches, chest size- 43 inches. Likewise, his shoe size is 11.