He is one of the most recognized actors in the world. Even though he will forever be linked with one iconic role, Hugh Jackman has done a number of roles that have showcased his acting ability. The range in his career has been impressive. He has done romantic comedies, action flicks and intense character studies as well. It is arguable that his fame as the superhero Wolverine, has prevented him from taking up more exciting roles. But, his work is proof that you don’t need to be on one track to be successful. He can do a film like ‘The Wolverine’ and then follow it up with something different like ‘Prisoners’. A capable performer both on screen and on stage, his ability to entertain has never been in question.
We all know Hugh, the Wolverine, the actor, the musician, the performer, but how well do we know Hugh, the person. Well, this article is about that. 12 things about his personal life you may not know:
1. He was born in Sydney, New South Wales and his father was an accountant. He is the youngest of five children. His parents, both English, moved to Australia shortly before his birth.
2.Jackman has a communications degree with a journalism major from the University of Technology Sydney. After graduating, he pursued drama at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, immediately after which he was offered a starring role in the ABC-TV prison drama Correlli (1995).
3. He was chosen as one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” 5 years in a row, 2000-2004.