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Hugh Jackman Bio

Born 1968Hugh-Jackman_3

45 Years Old

Alive

Australian

Actor

 

1968- born on October 12th in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

1999- starred in Australian comedy film Paperback Hero

2000- played iconic comic book character Wolverine for the first time in Bryan Singer’s X-Men

2001- starred in Kate and Leopold, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor

2001- starred in Swordfish alongside one of his X-Men co-stars Halle Berry

2003- reprised his role as Wolverine in X2

2004- played titular character in Van Helsing

2006- starred in The Prestige alongside Christian Bale, directed by Christopher Nolan

2006- starred in The Fountain, directed by auteur director Darren Aronofsky

2006- reprised role as Wolverine in X-Men: The Last Stand for third time

2008- starred in Australia alongside Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman, directed by Baz Luhrmann

2009- played Wolverine for 4th time in prequel to the X-Men film series entitled X-Men Origins: Wolverine

2011- had uncredited cameo as Wolverine in X-Men: First Class

2011- starred in Real Steel, a sci-fi action film

2012- starred as Jean Valjean in the critically acclaimed film adaptation of Les Miserables, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor

2013- starred as Wolverine yet again in spin-off to the X-Men series called The Wolverine

 

Jackman has long been an actor in theater and a multiple host of The Tony Awards. He hosted in 2003, 2004, and 2005 and is set to host yet again in 2014 and at the 68th Tony Awards this year in 2014. Jackman himself won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz in 2004 for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.

 

He is also an avid sportsman, having played multiple sports in high school, including rugby, cricket, swimming and was a high jumper. He claims to also have received a great deal of clarity and inner clam from his practice of Transcendental Meditation, having done it since the age of twenty. He credits this as a means to remain relaxed during stressful times.

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