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X-MEN 2

HUGH JACKMAN (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 and Leopold."

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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