Hugh Jackman

Highest Rated: 93% Logan (2017)
Lowest Rated: 5% Movie 43 (2013)
Birthday: Oct 12, 1968
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
A star in his native Australia thanks to his work on television and in musical theatre, actor Hugh Jackman became known to American audiences through his role as Logan/Wolverine in Bryan Singer's lavish adaptation of the popular Marvel comic X-Men (2000). Born of English parentage in Sydney on October 12, 1968, Jackman was raised as the youngest of five children. After earning a communications degree as a journalism major from Sydney's University of Technology, he attended the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts, where he studied drama. The fledgling actor got his first big break immediately after graduation, when he was offered a starring role on the popular TV series Corelli; his casting proved to be doubly serendipitous, as it provided him with an introduction to his future wife, actress Deborra-Lee Furness, with whom he would have a son. Jackman starred in a number of other TV series -- and also began to earn recognition for his work on the stage in such productions as Beauty and the Beast, Sunset Boulevard, and Trevor Nunn's acclaimed Royal National Theatre production of Oklahoma!, the latter of which featured the actor in an Olivier-nominated performance as Curly McLain. In 1999, a year after being nominated for the Olivier, Jackman was again honored, this time with a Best Actor nomination from the Australian Film Institute for his portrayal of a man estranged from his brother in the urban drama Erskineville Kings. The actor's winning streak continued when he was hired to replace Dougray Scott as Wolverine in Bryan Singer's high-profile adaptation of X-Men. The film, whose cast also included Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Anna Paquin, James Marsden, and Halle Berry, opened to strong reviews and box-office to become one of the biggest hits of the summer. Jackman's rising international popularity was reflected by his casting in Tony Goldwyn's Someone Like You, a romantic comedy also starring Ashley Judd and Greg Kinnear. Jackman was hard to ignore in 2001, appearing just a few short months later in John Travolta's latest comback, Swordfish.2003 saw the return of the X-Men and, with them, Jackman's Wolverine in X2: X-Men United, a film that not only repeated the first film's financial success, but was considered by many to be the rare sequel that outdoes its predecessor. Sticking with the action genre, Jackman could next be seen in the title role of the 2004 ultra-big-budget film Van Helsing. Although Van Helsing was met with critical disdain, and underperformed at the box office, Jackman rebounded by earning rave reviews as the lead in the Broadway musical The Boy From Oz. That same year he hosted the annual Tony awards, again to great acclaim.Fans had numerous opportunities to see Jackman on the big screen in 2006. He took a humorous turn that summer as a possible serial killer in Woody Allen's comedy Scoop, and in fall he starred opposite Oscar winner Rachel Weisz in the stylish The Fountain as a man who searches through three different time periods concurrently, on a single spiritual journey. That same autumn, Jackman could also be seen in the dark fantasy The Prestige, playing a turn of the century magician who some speculate performs real magic, and before winter, audiences were hearing his vocal work in a pair of animated films, Flushed Away and Happy Feet. 2006 also proved to be the year Jackman announced he would produce and star in a big-screen adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel.Jackman would spend the following years appearing in numerous films, like X-Men: First Class, Butter, and Real Steel. He would enjoy one of his biggest successes playing Jean Valjean in Tom Hooper's adaptation of the stage musical Les Miserables, a role that earned Jackman a Best Actor nomination from the Academy, his first Oscar nod.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Missing Link Sir Lionel Frost 2019
No Score Yet El candidato Gary Hart 2018
59% The Front Runner Gary Hart 2018
56% The Greatest Showman P.T. Barnum $164.7M 2017
93% Logan Logan $226.3M 2017
81% Eddie The Eagle Bronson Peary $20.1M 2016
26% Pan Blackbeard $36M 2015
81% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Himself 2015
No Score Yet Dukale's Dream Actor 2015
33% Chappie Vincent Moore 2015
No Score Yet God? The Almighty Question Actor 2015
No Score Yet X-Men: Days of Future Past: Mutant Vs. Machine Actor 2015
90% X-Men: Days of Future Past Logan/Wolverine $199.4M 2014
No Score Yet X-Men: Days of Future Past (Rogue Cut) Logan/Wolverine 2014
81% Prisoners Keller Dover $61M 2013
71% The Wolverine Producer Logan $132.6M 2013
5% Movie 43 Davis $8.8M 2013
No Score Yet Les Miserables: The History Of The World's Greatest Story Actor 2013
No Score Yet Unbound Captives Actor 2013
69% Les Misérables Jean Valjean $148.8M 2012
74% Rise of the Guardians E. Aster Bunnymund, aka The Easter Bunny $98.9M 2012
34% Butter Boyd Bolton $71.4K 2012
60% Real Steel Charlie Kenton $85.5M 2011
22% Snow Flower And The Secret Fan Arthur $1.4M 2011
86% X-Men: First Class Logan/Wolverine $145.4M 2011
No Score Yet Ghostopolis Actor 2010
22% Oh My God Actor 2009
37% X-Men Origins - Wolverine Producer Logan/Wolverine $179.8M 2009
55% Australia The Drover $49.5M 2008
11% Deception Wyatt Bose Producer $4.6M 2008
89% ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway Actor 2007
52% The Fountain Tomas/Tommy/Tom Creo $10.1M 2006
76% Happy Feet Memphis $197.9M 2006
73% Flushed Away Roddy $64.5M 2006
76% The Prestige Robert Angier $53.2M 2006
41% Scoop Peter Lyman $10.5M 2006
58% X-Men: The Last Stand Logan/Wolverine $234.4M 2006
No Score Yet He Changed Our World: Steve Irwin Memorial Tribute Actor 2006
No Score Yet Stories of Lost Souls Roger 2005
No Score Yet Van Helsing: The London Assignment Van Helsing 2004
24% Van Helsing Van Helsing $119.7M 2004
No Score Yet Profile of a Serial Killer Actor 2004
85% X2: X-Men United Wolverine $214.9M 2003
50% Kate & Leopold Leopold $47.1M 2001
26% Swordfish Stanley Jobson 2001
42% Someone Like You Eddie Alden $26.8M 2001
81% X-Men Wolverine $156.2M 2000
No Score Yet Erskineville Kings Wace 1999
No Score Yet Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! Actor 1999
No Score Yet Oklahoma! Actor 1999
No Score Yet Paperback Hero Jack Willis 1999
No Score Yet Profile of a Serial Killer Actor 1998
No Score Yet The Rat Tamer Actor 1995

TV

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No Score Yet The Talk
2010
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No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
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No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
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No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
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No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
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No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
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  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
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  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
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No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
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  • 2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
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No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
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  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
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  • 2014
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No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
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  • 2014
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No Score Yet WWE Monday Night Raw
1993
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  • 2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994-2018
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  • 2013
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
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  • 2013
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
2008
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  • 2013
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No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
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  • 2013
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No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
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  • 2013
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No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
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No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
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No Score Yet The Chew
2011
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  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
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  • 2011
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
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No Score Yet Iconoclasts
2005-2012
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  • 2010
No Score Yet The Academy Awards
1988
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No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
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  • 2009
  • 2001
No Score Yet Viva Laughlin
2007
Nicky Fontana Executive Producer
  • 2007
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
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No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Curly Curley
  • 2003
No Score Yet Snowy River: The McGregor Saga
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