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All About Hugh Jackman
One of Hollywood's top heartthrobs, Hugh Jackman has created a career marked by contrasts. He's equally comfortable portraying a muscular superhero, singing and dancing on the Broadway musical stage, starring as a romantic comedy lead, or playing a cattle drover in a lavish period epic about Australia's history. As a stage and screen actor of such remarkable versatility, Hugh has been tapped three times to host the Tony Awards, winning an Emmy for one of those appearances. Jackman had a great time hosting the 81st Academy Awards and so did the audience. His unaffected charm, leading man good looks, and classical stage training have solidly secured Jackman a permanent place as one of Hollywood's top leading men. Learn more about the talented, generous, and surprisingly funny actor and entertainer who is Hugh Jackman by exploring this comprehensive web site.
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X-Men Film Series
The X-Men movies are a series of superhero films based on the fictional Marvel Comics team of the same name. The films star an ensemble cast, focusing on Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, as he is drawn into the conflict between Professor Xavier and Magneto, who have opposing views on humanity's relationship with mutants: Xavier believes humanity and mutants can coexist, but Magneto believes a war is coming, and intends to fight. The films also developed subplots based on the comics' Weapon X and Dark Phoenix storylines.
It was Yunus, the Bangladeshi banker who won the Nobel Prize for his pioneering work in microcredit, who suggested that Hugh Jackman capitalize on his high profile by founding a social business, Paul Newman style. This led to Laughing Man coffee, which does business in fair trade coffee, tea, and chocolate, with all profits going to charity.
Hugh Jackman will be returning to Broadway in early 2015 to star in The River, a play from London by Jez Butterworth. Charles Spencer, long a champion of Butterworth, wrote: "The play grips throughout its 80-minute running time. It is also beautifully written, mixing 'memory with desire' in T.S. Eliot's haunting phrase from 'The Waste Land.' "
Hugh Jackman is set to play Blackbeard in Pan the latest update of the JM Barrie Peter Pan tale. This origin story revolves around an orphan who is taken to the magical world of Neverland where he becomes a hero to the natives and leads a revolt against the evil pirates. Blackbeard is the film's main antagonist while Hook serves as Pan's close ally before turning bad.
Jackman isn't known for playing villain roles, though Wolverine would probably qualify as an anti-hero, which is why it will be a treat to see him play a full-blown baddie.