Ten fun facts about Hugh Jackman


Fact 1
Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters.

Fact 2
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.

Fact 3
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.


Fact 4
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.


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is an Australian actor and producer who is involved in film, musical theater, and television.



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