What is Hugh Jackman’s net worth? $150 million
How did Hugh Jackman earn his money?
Born to Christian parents, Christopher John Jackman and Grace McNeil, the Australian Actor Hugh Jackman graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney, in Communications, in 1991. He discovered his passion for Drama and Acting in his final year.
Right after completing his BA, Jackman thought of wasting no time in pursuing his passion and joined a one year course called ‘The Journey’ in Sydney’s Actor’s centre. He was not satisfied with his knowledge about acting yet and decided to go deeper by joining the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth, even though he got an incredible offer for a role in the ‘Neighbours’ the soap opera, and got graduation from Edith Cowan University in 1994.
Hugh Jackman’s first ever job as a professional actor was the ‘Correlli’ which was a drama series having ten parts, in ABC. He met Australian actress and producer Deborra-Lee Furness on the sets, who later became his wife, on the sets of Correlli. That was the best thing, according to him, which happened there. The couple has been happily married for 22 years since 1996. He then worked in Beauty and the Beast and Sunset Boulevard in 1996. He was seen hosting the Carols by Candlelight in Melbourne and Carols in the Domain in Sydney. He has worked in films like Paperback Hero and Erskineville Kings. He has also worked on television in Blue Heelers, Halifax f.p. and Law of the Land. Hugh’s work outside Australia began in London where he is seen as Curly which was the leading role in Oklahoma! By Royal National Theatre in 1998. No doubt he earned the Olivier Award, which he deserved, for the best actor in musical. Later in 1999 again he got the lead role for the same genre which got screened in various countries.
But nothing can be compared to the fame he got by acting in the X-Men by Brian Singer in which he played the role Wolverine in 2000. That was definitely a big break for his acting career. The film also featured Patrick Stewart, Famke Janssen, James Marsden and Ian McKellen. Hugh proved his fantastic abilities as an actor by excelling the role of Wolverine which was a very tough role to portray. For that, he is a proud owner of the Saturn Award for the best actor. Hugh is seen reprising the role again in X2 featured in 2003 and X-Men: The Last Stand in 2006 also in the prequel featured in 2009 by the name X-Men Origins: Wolverine and further series released in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
Hugh Jackman also took home the Drama Desk Award and the Tony Award in 2003-2004 for the best actor in a musical for amazingly portraying Peter Allen in The Boy from Oz. He is also seen hosting the Tony award for the consecutive year 2003, 2004, 2005 which got positive results and led him to earn an Emmy Award. He satisfactorily played each role he was offered in many other movies and also gave his voice for the characters in two animated movies: Happy Feet and Flushed Away. He has graced the cover of various magazines and has been acknowledged in the list of the Sexist Men several times.
What are the highest grossing movies of Hugh Jackman?
- X-Men: The Last Stand (2006): $315,942,100
- X2: X-Men Reunited (2003): $314,760,500
- Happy Feet (2006): $265,003,200
- X-Men (2000): $257,691,400
- X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014): $248,414,400
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009): $212,917,900
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