Hugh Jackman Birthday (October 12th)

Hugh Jackman Birthday (October 12th)

Hugh Jackman


Hugh Jackman is an actor, singer and dancer. He is an Australian T.V., Musical and Cinema Actor-cum-Producer. His success films are X-Men series, Kate & Leopold, Van Helsing, The Prestige, The Fountain and Australia.The People magazine mentioned him - “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2008.On February 22, 2009, he held to the host of the Tony Awards for three times, and 81st Academy Awards.


He was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 12th October, 1968. Chris Jackman and Grace Watson were the parents of Hugh. They had five children. At the age of eight, Jackman’s mother has left his family.


Hugh joined in Knox Grammar School. He acted in the film My Fair Lady in 1985. He has broken the next year and spent at Uppingham School in England. He returned to Australia and learnt at the University of Technology, Sydney. He got B.A. in Communications degree in 1991. Later, Jackman studied one year course ‘The Journey at the Actors’ Centre in Sydney. He joined in the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts of Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia and got a degree in 1994.

Hugh Jackman Early Career

Hugh played a role ‘Gaston’ on Walt Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’, and ‘Joe Gillis’ in ‘Sunset Boulevard’ in Melbourne.He started his musical career in Melbourne. He performed in Midsumma’s ‘Summa Cabaret’. He also appeared in Melborne’s Carols by Candlelight, Sydney’s Carols in the Domain. He started his film career with Erskineville Kings and Paperback Hero in 1999. And played a professional role on Correlli, an ABC television’s 10-episode drama series, he acted with the famous star Denise Roberts. He also acted in the films ‘Law of the Land’, ‘Halifax f.p.’, ‘Blue Heelers’, and ‘The Man from Snowy River’.

Stardom Career

  • In 1998, Hugh played a role ‘Curly’ in the film Oklahoma. He gained ‘Oliver Award’ nomination for his best acting performance.
  • In 1999, He also acted in the television show ‘1999 film version of the same stage musical’.
  • In 2000, He played a role ‘Wolverine’ in the film ‘X-Men’.
  • In 2001, He cast as ‘Leopold’ in the film ‘Kate & Leopold’. He was nominated as a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. He also acted in the drama Swordfish in the same year.

Hugh Jackman Musical Career

  • In 2002, Hugh played a song in Carousel, a musical show at Carnegie Hall.
  • In 2004, He gained the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award for his excellent performance in a Musical.
  • On the other hand, He appeared as a guest on the Tony Awards for 2003, 2004 and 2005. He also gained ‘Emmy Award’ for ‘Outstanding Individual Performer’ in a Variety, Musical or Comedy program.

Hugh Jackman restarted Film Career

  • In 2003, Hugh has restarted his film career. Jackman acted in the film ‘X2:X-Men United’.
  • In 2004, He cast as ‘Gabriel Van Helsing’ in the film ‘Van Helsing’.
  • In 2005, He starred in the film ‘The Fountain’.He also acted in James Bond characterized film ‘Casino Royale’.
  • In 2006, He acted in the film ‘The Prestige’. He also acted in the film ‘Scoop’.
  • In 2007, He produced the television musical drama ‘Viva Laughlin’ and played a ‘guest-star’ role in this drama series.
  • In 2008, He acted in many movies, ‘Deception’, ‘Uncle Jonny’, and ‘Australia’.

Future Career

  • Hugh produced and starred film ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ will be released on May 1, 2009.
  • He planned to produce the remaking drama ‘Carousel’ with character of ‘Billy Bigelow’, will be released in 2010.
  • ‘If You Could See Me Now’ film is in progress. In this film, He is a friend of 6-year aged boy.

Personal Life

In 1996, Hugh Jackman wedded Deborra-Lee Furness. The couple was adopted two children namely Oscar Maximillain, Ava Eliot. They were stayed at Manhattan, New York.


  • On April 10, 2009, Hugh Jackman selected a brand named ambassador of Seoul, South Korea.
  • On April 21, 2009, He has contributed his hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

Other Activities


  • Hugh Jackman is generous donor and supporter of microcredit. He is the winner of 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.
  • At present, he covered a document on the ‘Global Poverty Project’ and also covered ‘The Burning Season’ about global warm.
  • Jackman and his wife are the donors of ‘Bone Marrow Donor Institute’ in Australia.
  • Jackman donated $100,000 to an individual and non-profitable organization, $&50,000 to Charity: Water, and $50,000 to Operation of Hope.


  • Hugh Jackman has more interested to play many sports. He was much enjoyed to play Rugby, Cricket, and High jump, Swimming, Basketball and Kayaking.
  • He played the piano very well.He does Yoga everyday. Heis the member of the ‘School of Practical philosophy’ from 1992.

‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’

On Friday 24, April 2009, Hugh Jackman’s X-Men series picture ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ was failed at U.S. box offices. He said to Reuters, a UK publication, "There's no doubt that as soon as this movie came out, that my career was like a Great Dane dragging me down the street."

In 2000, the film ‘X-Men’ collected $296 million at international box offices. In 2003, ‘X2’ collected $408 million. In 2006, ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ hit the box office with the collection of $459 million.The President of Box office, Paul Dergarabedian, ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ will be collected $85 to $100 million at U.S. box offices in first weekend.Hugh told about the character of ‘Wolverine’, that he wanted to face ‘sustained energy’ for shooting. He told about his character, "Underneath you've got to feel he's ready to explode all the time."Wolverine is the well-known comic writer in U.S. In the film ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’, about the character of Wolverine, the US government has given a permanent razor sharp weapons, he used normally with his arms.Wolverine thinks that his girlfriend was killed by Sabertooh, a brother of Wolverine. Wolverine promised to hunt Sabertooth. Soon later, he got information in a secret US program. Finally he struggles with a distorted enemy.

Hugh told with a titter, "Baz came to me and said, 'Mate, I need you to kind of back off a little bit. I'm struggling to edit the movie'".He expected to earn $162 million worldwide and $50 million box office collections in US and Canada.He shared and spend his time for him and his family.Peter Allen is a songwriter, performer, a Tony Award winner and Jackman Broadway’s top honor, says, “I want to do a movie musical, and I expect to soon star on Broadway after Hugh Jackman’s role in stage musical ‘The Boy from Oz’”.

Peter Allen says, “Will Jackman give his big role in the ‘Wolverine’ Musical movies to me?”Peter Allen jokes, “There's a couple of outtakes that exist which, if they ever got out, I'd be absolutely killed”. But Wolverine’s fans will say that the role is not easy to do.