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An Australian actor, producer, and general all-round heartthrob, '''Hugh Jackman''' first gained worldwide attention as Curley in the West End's revival of ''Theatre/{{Oklahoma}}'', but he did not become a household name until he was cast as ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} in the ''Film/XMen'' film franchise. He subsequently won a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway production of ''Theater/TheBoyFromOz'' as Australian singer-songwriter Peter Allen. He has also starred in romances and romantic comedies, including ''Film/KateAndLeopold'' (opposite Meg Ryan) and ''Film/{{Australia}}'' (opposite fellow Aussie and close friend Creator/NicoleKidman). He currently plans to star in a future remake of ''Theatre/{{Carousel}}'', a role he had formerly played on Broadway, and got himself an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for playing Jean Valjean in the film version of the musical ''Film/LesMiserables2012''.

He is married to Deborra-Lee Furness, who was his [[RomanceOnTheSet co-star]] on the [[ShortRunners short-lived]] Australian drama series ''Correlli'' - his first screen appearance. They have two children, both adopted.

Incidentally, he won ''People'' Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive award in 2008.

Apparently has a SitcomArchNemesis in Creator/NeilPatrickHarris as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqJxyuTMMog in this song and dance routine]] and [[http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6770711/hugh-jackmans-teacher-interview backed up here]].

It should also be noted that he has a reputation for being [[RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor one of THE nicest celebrities in all of Hollywood]]. Ask anyone... except [[Series/{{Scrubs}} Dr. Cox]].

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!! Selected filmography:

* ''Film/XMen'' series (2000 -- present) as James "Logan" Howlett / ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}:
** ''Film/XMen1'' (2000)
** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' (2003)
** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' (2006)
** ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' (2009)
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' (2011)
** ''Film/TheWolverine'' (2013)
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' (2014)
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' (2016)
** Untitled ''Wolverine'' film (2017)
* ''Film/RealSteel'' (2011) as Charlie Kenton
* ''Film/{{Les Miserables|2012}}'' (2012) as Jean Valjean
* ''Film/{{Pan}}'' (2015) as Blackbeard
* ''Film/EddieTheEagle'' (2016) as Bronson Peary

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->[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries "Hugh Jackman away!"]]
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