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Aussie actor Hugh Jackman has made his mark in theater and film with a wide array of roles.
Hugh Jackman got his claws out again to play Logan, aka "The Wolverine," who slashed his way through Japan in the 2013 movie.
Getting their knives out
Jackman had a piercingly good time hanging out with fans of "The Wolverine" at a special New York fan event on July 23, 2013.
Jackman hung out on the red carpet with Japanese model and actress Tao Okamoto (left) and actress Rila Fukushima at the UK premiere of "The Wolverine" on July 16, 2013.
As the beleaguered Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables," Jackman underwent a serious physical transformation, from starved prisoner to wealthy community leader.
Gang's all here
On Oscar night, Feb. 24, 2013, stars of "Les Miserables" gathered to perform onstage, including Anne Hathaway, Jackman and Russell Crowe.
Anne Hathaway and Jackman attended the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in L.A. on Jan. 27, 2013. Hathaway starred with Jackman in "Les Miserables," though the two shared hardly any screen time.
Jackman scored his first Golden Globe award on Jan. 17, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. as he took home the prize for best actor in a musical or comedy for "Les Miserables."
The men from Down Under
Jackman and "Les Miserables" co-star Russell Crowe were the opposite of best friends in the film, but on the red carpet for the film's Australia premiere in Sydney shared a quick joke.
A star is born
Oscar Jackman, Ava Jackman and Jackman's wife Deborra-Lee Furness joined the actor as he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Dec. 13, 2012.
Far from miserable
Jackman strolled the red carpet with "Les Miserables" co-stars Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried just before the London world premiere of the film on Dec. 5, 2012.
Ripped for action
With his claws out, Jackman is seen in a official photo released in Sept. 2012 from "The Wolverine," which was released in 2013.
Dollars make sense
Jackman and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard appear on the set of the movie "The Wolverine" in Sydney on July 24, 2012. News that the Australian government had provided a $13.5 million grant for the X-men comics film spin-off sent a ripple of excitement through local production houses which are hoping it paves the way for more major productions in Australia.
Man of the stage
Jackman accepts a special award onstage at the 66th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre in New York on June 10, 2012.
Jackman takes his opening night curtain call in "Hugh Jackman: Back On Broadway" at Broadhurst Theatre in New York on Nov. 10, 2011.
The 'real' deal
Jackman is joined by Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly and Olga Fonda at the premiere of their movie "Real Steel" in Universal City, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011.
In 2011's "Real Steel," Jackman stars as a boxing promoter who must adjust to a world in which giant robots now do the fighting.
Soaking up the Sydney sun
Jackman, seen on Sept. 27, 2011, in Sydney, was born in Australia to English parents. After his parents divorced when he was eight, his mother returned to England but he stayed Down Under with his father and siblings.
Put up your dukes
Jackman attends the unveiling of Virgin Airlines' "Real Steel"-themed plane on Sept. 23, 2011, in Los Angeles.
Stunt gone wrong
Oprah Winfrey interviews Jackman during the second taping of the "Oprah Winfrey Show" at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, on Dec. 14, 2010. Jackman slammed his face into a lighting rig while performing a stunt upon entering the show via a zipline.
Up and away
Jackman makes his aerial entrance on a zipline from the roof of the Sydney Opera House during the filming of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Dec. 14, 2010. "That was so much fun, until the end,' the actor joked after crash landing.
Help from another leading man
Actors Gerard Butler, left, and Jackman attend The Global Poverty Project's launch of their DVD "1.4 Billion Reasons," in New York on Oct. 20, 2010. Jackman kicked off the event aimed at presenting a logical, straightforward account of global poverty in today's developing nations.
Jackman shoots a commercial for Lipton tea in downtown Montevideo, Uruguay, on Oct. 6, 2010. Jackman visited the Central Park Stadium where a soccer match was played between Nacional and Liverpool. He wore the shirt of Nacional and received two membership cards, one with his name and one for his "X-Men" character, Wolverine.
Bonding with Bond
Actors Daniel Craig, left, and Jackman take their bows at the curtain call for the Broadway opening performance of "A Steady Rain" in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009.
Arriving in style
Jackman arrives at the premiere of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" at the Harkins Theatres at Tempe Marketplace on Monday, April 27, 2009, in Tempe, Ariz.
Sinking his hands into Hollywood
Jackman places his hands in cement during a ceremony outside Grauman's Mann Chinese Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 21, 2009. "It's a very humbling moment as an actor to be here. You look down at the names, from Fred Astaire to Cary Grant, Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, Steve McQueen, John Wayne, and to think that those people have been immortalized," Jackman said.
Jackman, his wife Deborra Lee Furness, and children Oscar and Ava pose with Mickey Mouse outside Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland on Thursday, April 23, 2009, in Anaheim, Calif.
Putting the claws back on
Jackman unleashes his adamantium claws in a scene from "Wolverine." "This is a little embarrassing but I'm a little more of a wuss in real life -- obviously (more) than my character," Jackman recently told msnbc.com.
The host with the most
Jackman and singer Beyonce Knowles perform on stage during the 81st Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in Los Angeles. Jackman received high praise for his hosting duties.
Jackman, People's 2008 Sexiest Man Alive, is a romantic in a hard body who leaves women saying "Oh ... my ... God."
Down Under duty
Jackman and fellow Aussie Nicole Kidman co-star in Baz Luhrmann's epic romantic adventure movie "Australia."
A rat's life
"Flushed Away," tells the story of an uptown rat, Roddy (voiced by Jackman) who gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new way of life.
In "The Prestige," Jackman stars as one of two young stage magicians who begin their feud when one of their wives dies during a magic trick. From this moment on, their lives become webs of deceit and exposure, secrets and revelations, as they feud to outwit and destroy one another. Their rivalry takes them both to the peak of their careers, but with terrible consequences. Scarlett Johansson co-stars.
On a quest
What if you could live forever? The 2006 film, "The Fountain" is an odyssey about one man's eternal struggle to save the woman he loves. His epic journey begins in 16th-century Spain, where conquistador Tomas (Jackman) commences his search for the Fountain of Youth, the legendary entity believed to grant immortality. As modern-day scientist Tommy Creo, he desperately struggles to find a cure for the cancer that is killing his beloved wife, Isabel (Rachel Weisz).
Finding his inner lupine
In 2006's "X-Men: The Last Stand," Wolverine (Jackman) prepares to unleash his berserker rage. Though this is the last official "X-Men" film, 2009 would brings a prequel about Jackman's character.
Jackman performs in "The Boy From Oz," a musical based on the life of 1970s singer-songwriter Peter Allen. Jackman received the Tony Award for best actor in a musical in 2004 for his portrayal of the flamboyant boy from New South Wales, who helped define the disco era in the 1970s and '80s before succumbing to AIDS in 1992.
Jackman poses in the press room at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Sept. 18, 2005, in Los Angeles. He won his award for hosting the Tonys.
Jackman performs with members of the Broadway musical "Hairspray" on stage during the "58th Annual Tony Awards" at Radio City Music Hall on June 6, 2004, in New York City.
Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness, whom he wed in 1996, and their son Oscar Maximilian Jackman. The couple also adopted a daughter, Ava Eliot.
Famke Janssen joins Jackman to present on stage at the MTV Movie Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on May 31, 2003, in Los Angeles.
In 2004's "Van Helsing," Jackman stars as the legendary monster hunter who must stop Dracula (Richard Roxburgh), Frankenstein's monster (Shuler Hensley) and the werewolf.
In 2001's "Kate and Leopold," a woman executive (Meg Ryan) living in modern-day New York and still looking for love steals the heart of a 19th century duke (Jackman) who has traveled through time, from 1867 to the new millennium. Can this pair with a world of differences and a lifetime of longing find true happiness?
On "Saturday Night Live," Jackman played boytoy Ingo, to Maya Rudolph's Donatella Versace on Dec. 8, 2001.
What an animal
In 2001's "Someone Like You," Jane Goodale (Ashley Judd) writes a column for a magazine analyzing the animal-like mating habits of men, and becomes an overnight sensation. Despite her literary attempts to de-mystify romance, she finds a new romance with another co-worker (Jackman) and finds that the human heart -- even a man's -- is too complicated to be simply explained my instinct.
They'll drink to that
Jane Goodale (Ashley Judd) is a young New Yorker in "Someone Like You" who, after a heated romance with a co-worker (Greg Kinnear) sours, begins to piece her life back together by writing a column for a magazine analyzing the animal-like mating habits of men, and becomes an overnight sensation. Despite her literary attempts to de-mystify romance, she finds a new romance with another co-worker (Jackman) and finds that the human heart -- even a man's -- is more complicated than to be easily explained by instinct.
Clawing his way to the top
In 2000's "X-Men," Jackman plays a bad-tempered, quick-healing mutant with retractable metal claws called Wolverine.
One for the Netflix queue
In the 1999 film, "Paperback Hero," Jack Willis (Jackman) is a handsome roadtrain driver with a secret -- he has just become a top-selling romance novelist. However, being a "man's man" in the Australian outlook, to avoid embarrassment, he needs a name, a woman's name -- and he chooses that of his best friend, Ruby Vale (Claudia Karvan).
In the 1999 film "Erskineville Kings," Wace (Jackman), a lost soul of 25, returns from the Australian cane fields to his hometown, inner-city Erskineville. Jackman won the Film Critics Circle Australia award for his performance.
Definitely not beastly
Jackman landed the role of Gaston in the Australian production of "Beauty and the Beast" from 1995 to 1996. Here he is pictured in "Oklahoma."