Ten fun facts about Hugh Jackman
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Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters.
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 in 2009.
He is known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series, as well as for his leads in Kate & Leopold, Van Helsing, The Prestige, Australia, Real Steel, Les Misérables, and Prisoners.
His work in Les Misérables earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy in 2013.Fact 5
He is also a singer, dancer, and actor in stage musicals, and won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz.Fact 6
In 1996, Jackman played Gaston in the local Walt Disney production of Beauty and the Beast, and Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard.Fact 7
As a philanthropist, Jackman is a longtime proponent of microcredit—the extension of very small loans to prospective entrepreneurs in impoverished countries.Fact 8
Jackman is a global advisor of the Global Poverty Project.Fact 9
In November 2008, People magazine named Jackman that year’s “Sexiest Man Alive.”Fact 10
In December 2012, Jackman received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Go to more people facts ❯
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