(Logan / Wolverine) reprises his "X-Men" role as a solitary fighting
machine who possesses amazing healing powers, retractable adamantium claws and
an animal-like fury.
Jackman's first major U.S. film appearance in
"X-Men" resulted in leading roles in "Someone Like You" and
"Swordfish." He received a 2002 Golden Globe nomination for "Kate
He currently is before the cameras in the
adventure "Van Helsing," and will then star on Broadway in "The
Boy from Oz," based on the life of Peter Allen.
Prior to his star-making role in
"X-Men," Jackman played Curly in Trevor Nunn's revival of
"Oklahoma," at Britain's National Theater. His performance earned
him an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. The production also
received an International Emmy Award in the Performing Arts category.
Jackman's career began in Australia with leading
roles in the independent films "Paperback Hero" and "Erskineville
Kings," for which he received a Best Actor award from the Australian Film
Critics Circle and a Best Actor nomination from the Australian Film Institute.
In 1999, he was named "Australian Star of the Year" at the Australian
Movie Convention. In addition he appeared in the hit Australian television
series "Corelli" and "Halifax f.p."
Jackman received the MO Award (Australia's Tony
Award) for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in the legit production
of "Sunset Boulevard" and an MO Award nomination for Best Actor in a
Musical for his performance as Gaston in "Beauty and the Beast."
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