HUGH JACKMAN (Logan/Wolverine), a Golden Globe and Tony Award winner, has made
an impression on audiences of all ages with his multi-hyphenate career persona,
proving that he is as successful on stage in front of live crowds as he is on a
film set. From his award-winning turn on Broadway as the 1970's
singer/songwriter Peter Allen, to his metal claw-wielding Wolverine, Jackman has
proven to be one of the most versatile actors of our time.
The Australian native made his first major U.S. film appearance as Wolverine in
the first installment of the "X-Men" series, a role he reprised in the
enormously successful "X2: X-Men United" and "X-Men: The Last Stand" in 2006. He
played Wolverine in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," which served as a prequel to the
popular series and grossed an outstanding $85 million domestically in its first
weekend of release in May 2009. Most recently Jackman starred in the popular
role titled "The Wolverine" and the critically acclaimed "Prisoners."
In 2012, Jackman starred in the much-anticipated film adaptation of "Les
MisÃ©rables," directed by Tom Hooper (of "The King's Speech"), also starring Anne
Hathaway and Russell Crowe, based on the popular stage show originally created
from Victor's Hugo famous novel of the same name. The ambitious musical featured
singing captured live on set (as opposed to pre-recorded in a studio), making it
one of the first films ever to successfully attempt this method. Jackman's
standout performance as protagonist Jean Valjean earned him a Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical as well as Screen Actors Guild nominations
for both Best Ensemble and Best Male Actor in a Leading Role. The film also
garnered him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
He is set to star in Paramount's "Six Years," produced by Tom Rothman and Mark
Gordon, based on Harlan Coben's newly released novel.
In 2012, Jackman lent his vocal talents to the DreamWorks family holiday
adventure, "Rise of the Guardians."
Jackman made his return to the Great White Way in his one-man show "Hugh Jackman
- Back on Broadway" in the fall of 2011. Backed by an eighteen-piece orchestra,
the revue, which previously opened to rave reviews during its limited
engagements in San Francisco and Toronto earlier that year, was comprised of
both Broadway hits and a selection of some of his personal favorite standards.
Although the show ran only until the end of the year, Jackman's continued
dedication to the Broadway community was feted at the 2012 Tony Awards, where he
received a Special Award from the Tony Awards Administration Committee,
recognizing his accomplishments both as a performer as well as a humanitarian.
In the fall of 2009, Broadway-goers could see Jackman in the Keith Huff penned
"A Steady Rain." Also starring Daniel Craig, the play tells the story of two
Chicago cops who are lifelong friends and whose differing accounts of a few
traumatic days change their lives forever.
On February 22, 2009, Jackman took on the prestigious role of hosting the 81st
Annual Academy Awards. Live from the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, he wowed those
in attendance and helped ABC score a 13% increase in viewership from the
previous year. This wasn't, however, Jackman's first foray into Awards show
hosting. Previously, Jackman served as host of the Tony Awards three years in a
row from 2003-2005, earning an Emmy Award for his 2004 duties at the 58th
Annual ceremony and an Emmy nomination for his 2005 appearance at the 59th
Additionally, Jackman has starred in Shawn Levy's "Real Steel," Baz Luhrmann's
"Australia," Darren Aronofsky's "The Fountain," Christopher Nolan's "The
Prestige," and Woody Allen's "Scoop." He lent his voice to the animated features
"Happy Feet" and "Flushed Away." Other films in which he has had leading roles
include "Deception," "Someone Like You," "Swordfish," "Van Helsing," and "Kate
and Leopold," for which he received a 2002 Golden Globe nomination.
For his portrayal of the 1970s singer-songwriter Peter Allen in "The Boy From
Oz," Jackman received the 2004 Tony Award for Best Actor in a musical as well as
Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World awards.
Additional theater credits include "Carousel" at Carnegie Hall, "Oklahoma!" at
the National Theater in London (Olivier Award nomination), "Sunset Boulevard"
(MO Award - Australia's Tony Award) and Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" (MO
Jackman's career began in Australia in the independent films "Paperback Hero"
and "Erskineville Kings" (Australian Film Critics' Circle Best Actor award and
The Australian Film Institute Best Actor nomination). In 1999, he was named
Australian Star of the Year at the Australian Movie Convention.