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Hugh Jackman O Magazine Oprah Winfrey

O Magazine interview

1 Jun, 2006

Jackman gives an interview to Winfrey for O Magazine about career lessons he learns from his dad.

I had a fairly enlightened dad, though if you looked at his résumé, it might not seem that way. He was a chartered accountant for Price Waterhouse. He was strict, and we had a very ordered life. To this day, I am the least materialistic person I know, because my father didn’t raise me to just go out and buy this or that car. The only reason I wanted to make money as an actor was because I’m passionate about food! But as disciplined as my father was with money, he would never try to save a dime on education. He loved being an accountant. He’d tell me, You’ve got to love what you do because it’s going to take a lot of your effort and time. He had only one reservation about my being an actor. He said, I think you’re too thin-skinned. And I am fairly thin-skinned.