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Hugh Jackman (born 12 October, 1968, Sydney, Australia) is probably the most envied actor on the globe and has been considered as a “triple threat”—a successful actor, dancer and singer. He is undoubtedly the authority figure in terms of these two genres.

When Jackie was young, he was born in Sydney. At the age of five, he decided to play King Arthur in the Camelot theatre production. Just after he finished his studies in communication at the Sydney’s University of Technology in 1991, he worked in a series of part-time jobs to cover his non-resident classes at the Actors Centre Australia. The offer of a larger role in the television soap opera “Neighbors” convinced Hugh Jackman to enroll at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Throughout his studies in suburban Perth, he further developed his acting skills and accumulated roles in various performances. After that, a good chance to take a part in the famous 10-part TV show – Correlli (1995) – that took place in the prison- came shortly after he finished the school.

Jackman joined the cast of “Neighbors” as the charming bad boy, Kevin Jones, a convict who starts a passionate affair with his doctor, played by Deborra-Lee Furness. The couple married in 1996. He achieved the same success that year when he landed the lead role in an Australian premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical variation of the classic film noir, Sunset Boulevard. That show was the benefitting factor inclining Jackman’s destiny towards the Royal National Theatre, London where he was awarded the role of Curly in a revival of the musical Oklahoma! By the duo Rodgers and Hammerstein. Also in (1998), which returned to the legendary Czech playwright Anton Gunega’s plays, the theatre reported an amazing success of ticket sale. This run had the effect of breaking the box-office records.

Jackman turned to film, making his debut in X-Men (2000). He became a star after portraying the antihero Wolverine, a tortured hero. Jackman’s versatility was demonstrated in the romantic comedies Kate & Leopold (2000), Someone like You (2001), and then again for X2 (2003). Jackman made his Broadway debut in 2003 as Peter Allen, the singer/songwriter of The Boy from Oz. Jackman’s sparkling, fiery performance in Oklahoma! It was a revelation to American filmgoers unaware of his work in Oklahoma! The film won him the Tony Award. A Steady Rain (2009, The River, 2014, The Music Man, 2022-2025) are among his other Broadway credits. From 2003 until 2005, he hosted the Tony Awards Show.

Jackman returned to Hollywood in 2006 with The Fountain, a Broadway and Hollywood veteran. Jackman has starred previously in X-Men The Last Stand as well as The Prestige. The lush historical epic Australia starred him alongside Nicole Kidman. Jackman received praise for his acting despite the mixed reception to the movie. Jackman demonstrated his abilities as a talented singer-dancer when he presented the Academy Awards in 2009. The same year, he played Wolverine again in the prequel X-Men Origins Wolverine. The actor also adopted the accent and speaking patterns of a Chicago policeman to portray Daniel Craig opposite him on Broadway’s A Steady Rain.

Jackman portrayed a robot promoter of boxing in Real Steel. The sports-action film was released in 2011 and starred Jackman. Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway is a popular one-man performance. In 2011, Jackman played a supporting role in Butter, the political comedy based on a contest for butter sculptures held in the United States. The Australian Easter Bunny was also his voice in the animated movie Rise of the Guardians. Jackman received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his portrayal of Jean Valjean as part of the 2012 Les Miserables adaptation. Jackman told his superhero The Wolverine’s story about Japan in 2013. In 2013, Jackman played the father in Prisoners, a film about a missing teenage girl.

Jackman toured the Broadway in The River in 2014. In 2014, he portrayed Wolverine once again in X-Men Days of Future Past. Then, in 2015, he played a robotics expert hell-bent on making his robot law enforcement successful in the thriller Chappie. He portrayed a Pirate in the Children’s Adventure Pan. Barrie’s Peter Pan. Eddie the Eagle, a film about the unlikely British skier Michael Edwards (aka Eddie) at the Calgary Olympic Winter Games of 1988.

Hugh Jackman appeared in Logan in 2017, his 10th appearance as Wolverine. Later that same year, he played P.T. Barnum and appeared in The Greatest Showman. The Front Runner dramatizes the downfall of U.S. Senator Gary Hart’s 1988 presidential campaign following reports of an extramarital affair. Jackman voiced an adventurer from Britain in the stop-motion animated film Missing Link. He also starred in Bad Education a drama based on the true story of the superintendent of the school district involved in embezzlement. He also organized a tour of the world (titled The Man) in that year. The Music. The Show. The show featured storytelling, singing, and dancing.

Jackman won a Tony Award special in 2012, for his contributions to Broadway.

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