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For Sunset Boulevard (as Joe Gillis), he won a Variety Club, a Mo and a Green Room Award as best male actor in a musical. He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award in 1998 as Curly in the Royal National Theatre's Oklahoma!.

Adopted a son, Oscar Maximillian Jackman, in May 2000 (b. 15 May 2000).

Met his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, while co-starring in the Australian TV series Correlli (1995).

Chosen as one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" 5 years in a row, 2000-2004.

He was one of the presenters at the 2002 Academy Awards, but says he'll think twice about presenting again. He says, "I slept for about an hour and I'd have liked a little bit of sushi to come down. There'll be a lot of drunken parties back home and people betting and that's usually what I'm at, so getting up there in a suit and talking for a little bit is kind of bizarre.".

He sang "People Will Say We're in Love" from "Oklahoma!" with Shirley Jones, when they reprised their respective roles of Curly and Laurie, at the opening of Fox Studios in Sydney.

He was a last-minute addition to the X-Men (2000) cast. Dougray Scott was originally cast as Wolverine, but was injured in a motor bike accident and wouldn't have recovered in time for filming.

In the comics, Wolverine stands 5-feet-3-inches, however Jackman stands a whole foot taller than his character, at 6'2 ½.

He was nominated for a 1999 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for the 1998 season for Best Actor in a Musical for his role in "Oklahoma.".

Was offered the role of "Captain William Gordon" in Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005).

While filming Van Helsing (2004), he accidentally broke an extra's hand.

Was voted one of "The 50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by People magazine in [2003].

Named Best Actor in a Musical by Drama Desk in New York for his portrayal of Peter Allen in "The Boy From Oz" (April 2004).

Won Broadway's 2004 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for his portrayal of Australian singer/songwriter Peter Allen in "The Boy From Oz." Jackman also served as host for the televised ceremony for the American Theatre Wing's annual Antoinette Perry (aka Tony) Awards in 2003, 2004, and 2005.

Before attending WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts), he did a year-long acting program called "The Journey" at the Actors Centre in Sydney.

His parents separated when he was eight. His mother then moved back to England. His father, an accountant, brought up five children, by himself. The first 18 months of Hugh's life were spent with his godparents.

He is terribly near-sighted and has extremely blurry vision when he isn't wearing contacts. Even when hosting the Tonys and Saturday Night Live (1975), Jackman memorized almost everything he had to say so he wouldn't have to struggle to read.

Once said in an interview with Jay Leno that he is a fan of the "Friday The 13th" film series, and he became an actor because he wanted to play Jason in one.

Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2005 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was listed as a suggestion in the Worst Actor category for his performance in the film Van Helsing (2004). However, he did not receive a nomination.

Expressed great fondness for the comic book character Superman. Ironically, Superman is owned by DC Comics, the rival company of Marvel Comics, which owns X-Men and Wolverine.

He admitted after X-Men (2000) that it was difficult to summon up the rage and darkness necessary for the character of Logan/Wolverine and it took weeks off work with Bryan Singer to find the right tone for the character. After that, however, it was relatively easy for him to play the angry character.

Started his own movie-production company, Seed Productions, with his friend John Palermo. They produced Deception (2008), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and The Greatest Showman (2017).

Adopted a girl, Ava Eliot Jackman (b. July 10, 2005), in July 2005.

Was school captain during his final year of high school, a school also attended by Australian actors Adam Garcia, Andrew Johnston, Reg Livermore, and Hugo Weaving; writer Stuart Beattie; and radio host John Laws.

His two children have playtime sessions with Rupert Murdoch's younger children in New York.

Took stunt-driving classes to prepare for his role in Swordfish (2001).

Had never seen an episode of Saturday Night Live (1975) until he agreed to host the show. The producers sent him tapes of episodes so he could understand the format, and later said that his favorite was the one hosted by Conan O'Brien.

Often his wife and, sometimes, members of his family stay with him while he is shooting on location.

Hugh's parents were English immigrants to Australia. One of Hugh's paternal great-grandfathers, Nicholas Isidor Bellas, was Greek, while Hugh's maternal grandmother, Agnes Milroy, was of Scottish descent.

Doesn't smoke in real life. He says he finds it horrible to smoke in movies.

Was among the guests at the wedding of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban.

Wants to produce and star in a film based on the life of The Incredible Hulk (1977) actor Bill Bixby.

Frequently gets offered roles based on comic books. He was offered Daredevil (2003), Hulk (2003), Iron Man (2008), Mr. Fantastic in Fantastic Four (2005), and Jonathan Kent in Superman Returns (2006).

He and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, suffered through two miscarriages, which they point to as the most difficult point in their lives. Both of their children are adopted.

Upon meeting Olivia Newton-John (John Travolta introduced the two while he and Jackman were filming Swordfish (2001)), he confessed to her that under his desk in elementary school, there was a poster with Newton-John on it, and he would kiss the poster every day.

Has two older brothers, Ian and Ralph, and two older sisters, Sonya and Zoe. Also has a half-sister from his mother's side of the family.

Had to shave off all of the hair on his head and chest for scenes in the last third of the movie The Fountain (2006).

Was considered for the role of Harvey Dent/Two-Face in The Dark Knight (2008). The part went to Aaron Eckhart, instead.

Voted People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 2008.

Was cast straight out of drama school playing Kevin Jones in a 10-part drama series aired on Australia's ABC called Correlli (1995), which was the original creation of actress Denise Roberts, who is also the principal director and CEO of Screenwise, Australia's leading film & TV school for actors in Sydney, Australia.

One of his lifelong goals is to play Pharaoh in either a Broadway production or a West End London theatre production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.".

In (January 2010) he vacationed with his family in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, staying at the world-famous Copacabana Palace Hotel.

Close friend of Liev Schreiber.

His life goal as a young man was to be an international freelance journalist. He got a degree in journalism before turning to acting.

He undergoes intense physical training each time he's played Wolverine. When in peak physical condition, he can bench press well more than 300 pounds.

Was presented the 2,487th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame accompanied by his wife and two children, as well as his Les Misérables (2012) director Tom Hooper and co-stars Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried (December 13, 2012).

Hugh credits his good friend Russell Crowe with catapulting his career into super stardom. After Crowe turned down the lead in X-Men (2000), he personally recommended Jackman to director Bryan Singer for the part.

In April 2013, a woman Jackman had noticed hanging around outside his Manhattan apartment building ended up finding him at his Greenwich Village gym and throwing her electric razor at him, screaming "I love you!" The 47-year-old woman was arrested shortly thereafter.

Godfather of Rupert Murdoch's daughters Grace and Chloe.

In (October 2009) he was in New York City performing "A Steady Rain", a 2-man dramatic play, opposite Daniel Craig (James Bond), until December 2009.

New York, NY, USA: Reported that he had done a table reading of the late Nora Ephrons final Broadway work 'Lucky Guy', though lead role eventually reverted to Tom Hanks, who years before, had turned down the role when it was proposed as a film. [February 2013]

Was being treated for skin cancer in [November 22, 2013].

When Hugh performed at the funeral of Joan Rivers, he sang "Quiet Please, There's a Lady On Stage" (from Broadway musical "The Boy From Oz"). Held at Temple Emanu-El, New York City on 7 September 2014.

Watched Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry films as inspiration for his performance as Wolverine.

His wife initially told him he should turn down the role of Wolverine.

Is the subject of a running joke in Scrubs (2001) where John C. McGinley's character, Dr Cox, has an unexplained but deep hatred of him and frequently expresses a wish to hurt him.

Good friends with: Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Kylie Minogue, Neil Patrick Harris, Eric Bana, Liev Schreiber, Daniel Craig and Kate Winslet.

Jackman appeared on Forbes's annual Celebrity 100 list of the 100 most powerful celebrities and in 2013, he topped Forbes's Most Powerful Actors list.

Jackman has been described as one of the world's most attractive men by various media outlets, and his perceived sex appeal has been picked up by many sources, including Empire, who named him one of the sexiest stars in film history, and People, who named him one of the World's Most Beautiful People. In 2008, Jackman won People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive.

He was originally cast as George Reeves in Hollywoodland (2006) but had to drop out. The role was eventually played by Ben Affleck.

He has said that he thinks Tom Hardy would be a good choice to succeed him in the role of Wolverine.

In China, he is nicknamed Wolf Uncle because his name does not translate easily.

He was considered for The Huntsman in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), but he turned it down. So the role went to Chris Hemsworth.

Was a PE teacher before becoming an actor.

Started and owns a line of coffees and coffee shops in New York called "Laughing Man Coffee," in which he donates his proceeds to needy children.