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Bio For: Hugh Jackman
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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 Misérables," 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 Annual ceremony.

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 Award nomination).

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.

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X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (PG-13) On Video: 10/14/2014 At Theaters: 5/23/2014
PRISONERS (R) On Video: 12/17/2013 At Theaters: 9/20/2013
THE WOLVERINE (PG-13) On Video: 12/3/2013 At Theaters: 7/26/2013
MOVIE 43 (R) On Video: 6/18/2013 At Theaters: 1/25/2013
LES MISERABLES (PG-13) On Video: 3/22/2013 At Theaters: 12/25/2012
RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (PG) On Video: 3/12/2013 At Theaters: 11/21/2012
REAL STEEL (PG-13) On Video: 1/24/2012 At Theaters: 10/7/2011
AUSTRALIA (PG-13) On Video: 3/3/2009 At Theaters: 11/26/2008
DECEPTION (R) On Video: 9/23/2008 At Theaters: 4/25/2008
THE FOUNTAIN (R) On Video: 5/15/2007 At Theaters: 11/22/2006
HAPPY FEET (PG) On Video: 3/27/2007 At Theaters: 11/17/2006
THE PRESTIGE (PG-13) On Video: 2/20/2007 At Theaters: 10/20/2006
FLUSHED AWAY (G) On Video: 2/20/2007 At Theaters: 11/3/2006
X-MEN: THE LAST STAND (PG-13) On Video: 10/3/2006 At Theaters: 5/26/2006
VAN HELSING (PG-13) On Video: 10/19/2004 At Theaters: 5/7/2004
X-MEN 2 (PG-13) On Video: 11/25/2003 At Theaters: 5/2/2003
SWORDFISH (R) On Video: 10/30/2001 At Theaters: 6/8/2001
SOMEONE LIKE YOU (PG-13) On Video: 9/18/2001 At Theaters: 3/30/2001
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