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HUGH JACKMAN plays Eddie Alden, Jane's womanizing co-worker.
The Australian actor made his U.S. screen debut in Twentieth Century Fox's box- office smash "X-Men," in which Jackman starred as "Wolverine." The action film, based on the famed Marvel Comics series, was directed by Bryan Singer. He will soon be seen starring opposite John Travolta in the action thriller "Swordfish."
Jackman was last seen on stage as "Curly" in Trevor Nunn's revival of "Oklahoma" in London's West End. His performance garnered an Olivier Award nomination for "Best Actor in a Musical."
His past credits include lead roles in the Australian independent feature films "Paperback Hero" and "Erskineville Kings," for which he received the Australian Film Critics Circle "Best Actor" award as well as a nomination for "Best Actor" by the Australian Film Industry. Jackman has appeared in the Australian television series "Corelli" and "Halifax
f.p.," as well as in lead roles in legit productions of "Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast" and "Sunset Boulevard."
Jackman was named "Australian Star of the Year" for 1999 at the Australian Movie Convention
(AMC), which is equivalent to ShoWest. He twice received the MO Award (which is the Australian equivalent to the Tony for "Best Actor in a Musical"), once for "Sunset Boulevard" and once for "Beauty and the Beast."
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