Hugh Jackman

Jackman in 2017 Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor. Beginning in theatre and television, Jackman landed his breakthrough role as Wolverine in the ''X-Men'' film series (2000–2017, 2024), a role that earned him the Guinness World Record for "longest career as a live-action Marvel character", until 2022. Prominent on both screen and stage, he has received various accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Grammy Award and two Tony Awards, along with nominations for an Academy Award and a British Academy Film Award. Jackman was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2019.

Jackman has headlined films in various genres, including the romantic comedy ''Kate & Leopold'' (2001), the action-horror ''Van Helsing'' (2004), the drama ''The Prestige'' (2006), the period romance ''Australia'' (2008), the musical ''Les Misérables'' (2012), the thriller ''Prisoners'' (2013), the musical ''The Greatest Showman'' (2017), the political drama ''The Front Runner'' (2018), and the crime drama ''Bad Education'' (2019). For his role as Jean Valjean in ''Les Misérables'', he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, and for ''The Greatest Showman'' soundtrack, Jackman received a Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack. He also provided voice roles in the animated films ''Flushed Away'', ''Happy Feet'' (both 2006), and ''Rise of the Guardians'' (2012).

Jackman is also known for his early theatre roles in the original Australian productions of ''Beauty and the Beast'' as Gaston in 1995 and ''Sunset Boulevard'' as Joe Gillis in 1996. He earned a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for his performance as Curly McLain in the West End revival of ''Oklahoma!'' in 1998. In 2002, he was in an Off-Broadway concert of ''Carousel'' as Billy Bigelow. On Broadway, he won the 2004 Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role of Peter Allen in ''The Boy from Oz''. From 2021 to 2023 Jackman starred as con man Harold Hill in the Broadway revival of the musical ''The Music Man'', earning another Tony Award nomination. A four-time host of the Tony Awards, he won an Emmy Award for hosting the 2005 ceremony. He also hosted the 81st Academy Awards in 2009. Provided by Wikipedia
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