HUGH JACKMAN is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe
and Tony Award-winning performer
who has made an impression on audiences of all ages with his multi-hyphenate
career persona, as
successful on stage in front of live crowds as he is on film. From his
award-winning turn on Broadway
as the 1970s singer/songwriter Peter Allen, to his metal claw-wielding Wolverine
in the blockbuster XMen franchise, Jackman has proven to be one of the most
versatile actors of our time.
The Australian native made his first major U.S. film appearance as Wolverine
in the first installment of
the X-Men series, a role he reprised in the enormously successful X2 and X-Men:
The Last Stand. He
then starred as the title character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a prequel to
the popular series which
grossed an $85 million domestically in its first weekend of release. The
Wolverine followed, which
grossed over $400 million worldwide. In 2014, Jackman and the X-Men team
reunited for X-Men: Days
of Future Past. Jackman won the Golden Globe and garnered his first Academy
Award nomination for
Best Actor for his performance in Tom Hooper's Les Miserables, based on the
popular stage show created
from Victor's Hugo famous novel of the same name. The performance also earned a
Screen Actors Guild
(SAG) Award and BAFTA Award nominations. Most recently, he was Golden
his role at P.T. Barnum in The Greatest Showman. Sales for the soundtrack to the
film have broken
records the world over, reaching multi-platinum status in many countries
including the UK and U.S.
n 2009, Jackman took on host duties at the 81st Annual Academy Awards,
earning an Emmy Award
nomination for his work. He hosted the Tony Awards from 2003 to 2005, earning an
Emmy Award for
the 2004 ceremony, and an Emmy nomination for his appearance at the 2005
Jackman completed his Wolverine character's arc in Logan. Additional film
credits include The
Frontrunner, Prisoners, Real Steel, Australia, The Prestige, The Fountain,
Scoop, Deception, Someone Like
You, Swordfish, Van Helsing, and Kate & Leopold, for which he received a 2002
Golden Globe nomination.
In addition, he lent his voice to the animated features Happy Feet, Flushed Away
and Rise of the Guardians.
Jackman's theater performances and awards are numerous. He won the 2004 Tony
Award, the Drama
Desk, Drama League Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World awards for his turn as
singer/songwriter Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz. His additional theater credits
include Carousel at
Carnegie Hall; Oklahoma! at the National Theater in London, for which he
received an Olivier Award
nomination; Sunset Boulevard, for which he garnered Australia's prestigious 'MO'
Award, and Beauty and
the Beast, for which he received a 'MO' Award nomination. In 2012 he received a
Special Award from
the Tony Awards Administration Committee, recognizing his accomplishments both
as a performer as
well as a humanitarian.
His much-anticipated worldwide arena tour, The Man. The Music. The Show, will
Spring. Jackman was recently seen playing former Senator Gary Hart in the Jason
film The Front Runner. He recently completed production on Bad Education,
co-starring Allison Janney
and Ray Romano.
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