Hugh Jackman

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Hugh Jackman

Australian actor and producer who is involved in film, musical theatre, and television add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1968.

Countries: United States (58%), Australia (12%), (10%)

Main connections: Nicole Kidman, Baz Luhrmann, John Travolta

Linked to: Global Poverty Project, Knox Grammar School, University of Technology, Sydney, Uppingham School




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Hugh Jackman was born in 1968 add something


Jackman went to primary school at Pymble Public School and later attended the all-boys Knox Grammar School on Sydney's Upper North Shore, where he starred in its production of "My Fair Lady" in 1985, and became the captain of the school in 1986 add something


On his return, he studied at the University of Technology, Sydney, graduating in 1991 with a BA in Communications add something


Jackman plays the piano, does yoga, and has been a member of the School of Practical Philosophy since 1992 add something


In 1996, Jackman played Gaston in the local Walt Disney production of "Beauty and the Beast", and Joe Gillis in "Sunset Boulevard" add something


Jackman married Deborra-Lee Furness on 11 April 1996 add something


X-Men (film) - Singer signed to direct in 1996, with further rewrites by Ed Solomon, Singer, Tom DeSanto, Christopher McQuarrie and David Hayter in which Beast and Nightcrawler were deleted over budget concerns from Fox. "X-Men" marks the Hollywood debut of actor Hugh Jackman, who was a last second choice for Wolverine, cast three weeks into filming


During his stage musical career in Melbourne, he starred in the 1998 Midsumma festival cabaret production "Summa Cabaret" add something


In 1999, Jackman was cast as Wolverine in Bryan Singer's "X-Men" , replacing Dougray Scott add something


Rudolf Martin - After arriving in Los Angeles in 1999, he appeared in the Warner Brothers thriller "Swordfish" starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle_Berry and Don Cheadle


James Mangold - Mangold subsequently wrote and directed "Cop Land" starring Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel and Ray Liotta; "Girl, Interrupted", which won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1999 for Angelina_Jolie; "Kate & Leopold", starring Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman for which Jackman was nominated for a Golden Globe as best actor in a musical or comedy in 2001, and the 2003 thriller "Identity" which starred John Cusack


He hosted an episode of "Saturday Night Live" in 2001 add something


Jackman starred as Leopold in the 2001 romantic comedy film "Kate & Leopold," a role for which he received a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination add something


Camryn Grimes - Camryn played the part of Holly in the 2001 movie "Swordfish" alongside Hugh Jackman, Halle_Berry, and John Travolta


Swordfish (film) - "'Swordfish"' is a 2001 American action crime thriller film directed by Dominic Sena and starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle_Berry, Don Cheadle and Vinnie Jones


In 2002, Jackman sang the role of Billy Bigelow in the musical "Carousel" in a special concert performance at Carnegie Hall with the Orchestra of St. Luke's add something


Pride and Glory (film) - Production was expected to start in February 2002 in New York City, and Mark Wahlberg and Hugh Jackman were in talks to star


In addition, Jackman hosted the Tony awards in 2003, 2004, and 2005, garnering positive reviews add something


Stephanie J. Block - Block debuted on Broadway in 2003, playing the role of Liza Minnelli opposite Hugh Jackman's Peter Allen in show


Bill Bixby - In 2003, while promoting "X2", Hugh Jackman mentioned in an interview on UK television morning talk show "This Morning" that he planned to make a biopic of Bill Bixby, that he had been drawn to the project by Bryan Singer and that it was a project he loved


His hosting of the 2004 Tony awards earned him an Emmy award for Outstanding Individual Performer in a Variety, Musical or Comedy program add something


Will Kemp (actor) - Kemp made his acting debut in 2004's "Van Helsing", opposite Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale


The Fountain - In February 2004, Warner Bros. resurrected Aronofsky's project and began to court actor Hugh Jackman to replace Pitt in the lead role


Van Helsing (film) - The game follows a similar plot to the movie, has gameplay similar to "Devil May 2004 Cry" and the PS2 and Xbox versions feature the voice talent of many of the actors including Hugh Jackman


In 2005, Jackman joined with longtime assistant John Palermo to form a production company, Seed Productions, whose first project was "Viva Laughlin" in 2007 add something


He is a vocal supporter of Muhammad Yunus, microcredit pioneer and the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner add something


Jackman starred in Woody Allen's 2006 film "Scoop" opposite Scarlett Johansson add something


Jackman starred in the 2006 film "The Prestige", directed by Christopher Nolan and co-starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, and Scarlett Johansson add something


Jackman was one of the choices to play James Bond in 2006's "Casino Royale", but eventually lost out to Daniel Craig add something


According to a CBS interview in November 2006, Jackman's wife Deborra-Lee Furness told him not to take the role, a comment she later told him she was glad he ignored add something


Brandon Routh - At the 2006 Spike TV *awards, Routh won the *award of "Best Superhero" as Superman in "Superman Returns", beating out among others, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine


Colleen Hewett - In 2006 she played Marion Woolnough, the mother of Peter Allen, in the Australian tour of "The Boy From Oz" headlined by Hugh Jackman


Murray Bartlett - In 2006, Bartlett toured with Hugh Jackman in the Australian touring company production of Jackman's Broadway hit "The Boy From Oz"


Scarlett Johansson - In another collaboration with Allen, Johansson was cast opposite Hugh Jackman and Allen in the 2006 feature, "Scoop"


Thea Andrews - Since joining "Entertainment Tonight" in November 2006, Andrews has interviewed many of the industry's most newsworthy celebrities, including Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, Steve Carell, Hugh Jackman, Tom_Cruise, Jim Carrey, Russell Crowe, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Anne Hathaway, Kirk Douglas, Marie Osmond, and Ellen DeGeneres


In 2007, Jackman produced and guest-starred in the television musical-dramedy series "Viva Laughlin", which was canceled by CBS after two episodes add something


In 2008, director Baz Luhrmann cast Jackman to replace Russell Crowe as the male lead in his much-publicized epic film, "Australia", which co-starred Nicole Kidman add something


Jackman narrated the 2008 documentary about global warming, "The Burning Season" add something


Jackman's 2008 movies included "Deception" , "Uncle Jonny", and "Australia" add something


In November 2008, "Open Salon" named Jackman one of the sexiest men alive add something


The movie was released in late November 2008 in Australia and the U.S. add something


Drive (2011 film) - A film adaptation of "Drive" was first announced in early 2008, with Neil Marshall set to direct what was being described as "an L.A.-set action mystery" that would be a starring vehicle for Hugh Jackman


Baz Luhrmann - In 2008, his film "Australia" was released, starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman


Nicole Kidman - In 2008, she reunited with Moulin Rouge/ director Baz Luhrmann in the Australia period film Australia, set in the remote Northern Territory during the Japanese attack on Darwin during World War II. Kidman played opposite Hugh Jackman as an Englishwoman feeling overwhelmed by the continent.


Baz Luhrmann - Luhrmann's sweeping 2008 romantic epic "Australia" starred Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman


Jackman is a global advisor of the Global Poverty Project, for which he narrated a documentary; and he and the project's founder Hugh Evans visited the UN for the cause in 2009 add something


A three-time host of the Tony awards, winning an Emmy award for one of these appearances, Jackman hosted the 81st Academy awards on 22 February 2009 add something


Jackman co-starred with Daniel Craig on Broadway at the Schoenfeld Theatre in a limited engagement of the play "A Steady Rain", which ran from 10 September 2009 to 6 December 2009 add something


He is a World Vision ambassador and participated in the climate week NYC ceremony on 21 September 2009 add something


X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Comparatively, Bill Gibron of &AMC (AMC_(TV_channel))'s website gave the film a positive "4,0 out of 5 stars," saying that although Hugh Jackman is "capable of carrying even the most mediocre effort, he singlehandedly makes "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" an excellent start to the summer 2009 season


Teen Choice Awards - Some celebrities, such as Jennifer Love Hewitt, have actually used them to surf; Marlon Wayans famously said, "Brothers don't surf"; and in 2009, Hugh Jackman, upon winning his first one, said that he was no longer the only Australian without a surfboard


X-Men Origins: Wolverine - In January 2009, after delays due to weather and scheduling conflicts, such as Hugh Jackman's publicity commitments for "Australia", production moved to Vancouver, mostly at Lord Byng Secondary School and in University of British Columbia


X-Men Origins: Wolverine - In December 2009, Hot Toys released the 12 inch highly detailed figure of Wolverine based on the movie with Hugh Jackman's likeness


In the United States, Jackman supports the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer, attending a game at PPL Park in June 2010 add something


Norwich City F.C. - Actor Hugh Jackman is a fan of the club, having been taken to Carrow Road as a child by his English mother, though he turned down an opportunity to become an investor in the club in 2010


On 22 June 2011, Jackman again attended a home Union match against Sporting KC, sitting in front of the Sons of Ben supporters section, nicknamed "The River End" add something


Jackman guest starred on the 19 September 2011 edition of WWE Monday Night Raw, assisting Zack Ryder in a win over WWE United States Champion Dolph Ziggler add something


He returned to Broadway in a new show, "Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway" at the Broadhurst Theatre, which began performances on 25 October 2011 and concluded on 1 January 2012 add something


Kristin Chenoweth - Chenoweth took part in a reading of the musical "On the Twentieth Century" for the Roundabout Theatre Company in early 2011 with Hugh Jackman and Andrea Martin


Naomi Watts - In 2011, she attended to a charity polo match in New York City along with Australian actors Hugh Jackman and Isla Fisher, which was intended to raise money to help victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake


Real Steel - "'Real Steel"' is a 2011 American science fiction sports drama film starring Hugh Jackman and Dakota Goyo, co-produced and directed by Shawn Levy for DreamWorks Pictures


Evangeline Lilly - In October 2011, she appeared as Bailey Tallet in "Real Steel", starring alongside Hugh Jackman


In a November 2012 release, Jackman voiced the role of of E.Aster Bunnymund in the animated film "Rise of the Guardians" add something


He won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor-Comedy or Musical in January 2013 for this performance add something


Jackman appeared alongside Kate Winslet in "Movie 43", an ensemble comedy, in January 2013 add something


Jackman was featured on "You've Got The Look", a song by comedy hip hop group The Lonely Island on their third album, "The Wack Album", released in June 2013 add something


In November 2013, Jackman announced he had basal-cell carcinoma removed from his nose add something


Tao Okamoto - In 2013, she made her film debut as the female lead, Mariko Yashida, in "The Wolverine", opposite Hugh Jackman


Micromax Mobile - On October 2013, the company made an announcement that Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman will be endorsing the soon-to-be-launched Micromax smartphone called ://www


He had a second carcinoma removed from his nose in May 2014, telling Associated Press that he expects to have future recurrences add something


Jackman returned to Broadway in the new play, "The River", which is scheduled to run at the Circle in the Square Theatre from October 2014 to February 2015 add something


Jez Butterworth - "The River" is expected to premiere on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre in a limited engagement in October 2014, starring Hugh Jackman and directed by Ian Rickson


On 18 March 2015, Hugh Jackman revealed that he had to cancel performances in Turkey because he had a left vocal chord haemorrhage add something


His stage performance 'An Evening with Hugh Jackman' has been rescheduled in Zorlu PSM Center in Turkey for three days from 30 May to 1 June 2015 add something


In November and December 2015, Jackman launched a National Tour of Australia with his show "Broadway to Oz" where he performed a range of songs from Broadway musicals such as "Les Misérables" to a Peter Allen tribute alongside his 150 piece orchestra, choir and backup dancers add something


Collateral Beauty - On May 13, 2015, it was announced that Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara would star in the New York-set indie drama "Collateral Beauty," to be directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and scripted by Allan Loeb


Global Poverty Project - On September 26, 2015 the Global Citizen Festival will be hosted by Stephen Colbert, Hugh Jackman and popular YouTube personalities Matthew Santoro and AsapScience


Jackman played fictional ski coach Bronson Peary in "Eddie the Eagle" , which portrayed how Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping in 1988 add something


X-Men: Apocalypse - In April 2016, Hugh Jackman confirmed that he would make a cameo appearance as Wolverine


He has finished filming the third Wolverine film "Logan", which is scheduled for a 2017 release add something


Laurence Mark - As producer, Mark completed production on 2017's "The Greatest Showman" starring Hugh Jackman, Zac_Efron, Michelle Williams, and Rebecca Ferguson and directed by Michael Gracey for release on Christmas Day by 20th Century Fox


Enzo Ferrari - In March 2017, Hugh Jackman will play Enzo in Michael Mann's biopic


In 2018, he starred as American senator, Gary Hart, in Jason Reitman's political drama film, The Front Runner, which chronicled the rise of Hart, a Democratic presidential candidate in 1988, and his subsequent fall from grace when media reports surfaced of his extramarital affair add something


Vera Farmiga - Farmiga portrayed Oletha "Lee" Hart in Jason Reitman's Gary Hart biopic "The Front Runner", opposite Hugh Jackman, set for release in November 2018


In 2019, he voiced the character, Sir Lionel Frost, in the animated film, Missing Link add something


He is the brand ambassador of R. M. Williams since March 2019 add something


It began on May 7, 2019, in Glasgow, Scotland and concludes on October 15, 2019, in San Antonio, United States add something


Gene Hackman - Gene Hackman and Hugh Jackman were spotted ordering a kebab on Monday, 6th of April 2019 in Clydebank, Scotland