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Australian actor and producer Hugh Jackman is best known for playing Wolverine in the X-Men series. He's also known for parts in the films The Prestige, Australia and Les Miserables.
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She is helped by a local man (played by Jackman), and the two become an unlikely romantic couple. The film received mixed reviews and was a box office disappointment.
Despite these setbacks, Jackman remains one of the most popular actors working today. He was named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine in December of 2008, joining the ranks of such past recipients as George Clooney,
Jackman also had the distinction of serving as the host of the Academy Awards in February of 2009. His next big film project, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, was released the following summer. He soon followed up this summer blockbuster with several smaller pictures. In Real Steel (2011), Jackman played a father builds a better relationship with his son through training a fighting robot. He also appeared in the comedy Butter that same year.
In 2012, Jackman helped bring one of the most famous musicals of all time to the big screen. He starred in Les Miserables with Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and Russell Crowe. In the film, Jackman plays Jean Valjean, a former prisoner who tries to hold on to the new life he has built for himself. Russell Crowe portrays the police officer on his trail.
On December 13, 2012, Jackman was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. According to the Los Angeles Times, Jackman stated during the momentous event, "I believe this is the 2,487th star on the Walk of Fame. However, apart from Lassie, I'm the only one who's gotten it for playing the same character in 15 movies."
Married since 1996, Jackman and his wife, actress Deborra-Lee Furness, live in Melbourne, Australia, with their two adopted children, Oscar Maximilian and Ava Eliot. They met while making the Australian television show Correlli.
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