Hugh Jackman

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Hugh Jackman is an Australian actor and producer born in 1968 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Jackman is popular for his roles in films such as Kate & Leopold, The Prestige, Australia, Prisoners, Real Steel, Les Miserables, and the X-Men movie franchise. Jackman has also hosted the Tony Awards and Academy Awards. He has achieved honors such as a Golden Globe Award, two People’s Choice Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Teen Choice Award. Jackman has two children and is married to actress Deborra-Lee Furness.

22 May, 2014

Hugh Jackman interview

Interview

Seacrest interviews Jackman during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions him about his character in the film X-Men: Days of Future Past.

It’s a good point [Wolverine relies on physical strength]. Then I keep thinking, I know the budgets on these movies go up, but I’m like, ‘Can you just throw some of that special effects budget my way?’ I’m an old man. Just pump me up and let me sit in the chair and drink my beer.

1 Aug, 2006

O Magazine Interview

Interview

Jackman talks about getting a role in the musical The Boy From Oz early in his acting career:

I’d been offered the part in Australia six years earlier. I decided not to take it because I’d done two other musicals, and I felt like I was getting typecast. That’s a tough road to get out of. Musical theater is looked down on by people in every other form of entertainment.

1 Jun, 2006

O Magazine interview

Interview

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.

 

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