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Aussie actor Hugh Jackman has made his mark in theater and film with a wide array of roles.

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'Wolverine'

Hugh Jackman got his claws out again to play Logan, aka "The Wolverine," who slashed his way through Japan in the 2013 movie.

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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.

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Overseas appeal

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.

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'Les Miserables'

As the beleaguered Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables," Jackman underwent a serious physical transformation, from starved prisoner to wealthy community leader.

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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.

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Making light

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.

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70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Press Room

Global sensation

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."

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Les Miserables Australian Premiere

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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66th Annual Tony Awards - Show

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.

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"Hugh Jackman: Back On Broadway" Opening Night

He's back

Jackman takes his opening night curtain call in "Hugh Jackman: Back On Broadway" at Broadhurst Theatre in New York on Nov. 10, 2011.

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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.

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Hugh Jackman in Real Steel (2011) 
Set in the near future, where robot boxing is a top sport, a struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father.

'Real Steel'

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.

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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.

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Put up your dukes

Jackman attends the unveiling of Virgin Airlines' "Real Steel"-themed plane on Sept. 23, 2011, in Los Angeles.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Australian actor Hugh Jackman (R) shoots

Jazz hands!

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.

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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.

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Premiere Of Twentieth Century Fox's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"

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.

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Hugh Jackman, star of "X-Men Origins" places his hands in cement during a ceremony outside Grauman's Mann Chinese Theater Tuesday, April 21, 2009 in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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.

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Hugh Jackman Visits Disneyland

Mousing around

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.

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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.

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81st Annual Academy Awards - Show

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.

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Mr. Sexy

Jackman, People's 2008 Sexiest Man Alive, is a romantic in a hard body who leaves women saying "Oh ... my ... God."

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This Twentieth Century Fox handout photo received on November 19, 2008 shows actors Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman in a scene from the epic romantic adventure movie 'Australia'.  RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE GETTY OUT  AFP PHOTO / HO / TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX / James FISHER (Photo credit should read James FISHER/AFP/Getty Images)

Down Under duty

Jackman and fellow Aussie Nicole Kidman co-star in Baz Luhrmann's epic romantic adventure movie "Australia."

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The story of an uptown rat, Roddy. voice by Hugh Jackman that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new and different way of life.

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.

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The Prestige - 
In 1878 two young stage magicians clash in a darkened saloon during the course of a fraudulent séance. 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.

Magic man

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.

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What if you could live forever? 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 (Hugh 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). Traveling through deep space as a 26th-century astronaut, Tom begins to grasp the mysteries that have consumed him for a millennium. The three stories converge into one truth, as the Thomas of all periods -- warrior, scientist, and explorer -- comes to terms with life, love, death and rebirth.

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).

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X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)  Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) prepares to unleash his berserker rage

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.

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'The Boy From Oz' Media Call

Music man

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.

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57th Annual Emmy Awards - Press Room

Emmy winner

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.

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58th Annual Tony Awards - Show

Tony king

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.

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Family man

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.

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X-Men united

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.

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HUGH JACKMAN as legendary monster hunter Van Helsing

Monster mash

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.

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A woman executive (Meg Ryan) living in modern-day New York and still looking for love steals the heart of a 19th century duke (Hugh 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?

Dashing duke

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?

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, ('Donatella Versace', Season 27), Maya Rudolph as Donatella Versace, Hugh Jackman as boytoy Ingo, aired 12/08/01, 1975-present

Blond ambition

On "Saturday Night Live," Jackman played boytoy Ingo, to Maya Rudolph's Donatella Versace on Dec. 8, 2001.

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Deauville Festival of American Cinema

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.

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Jane Goodale (Ashley Judd) is a young New Yorker 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 and finds that the human heart -- even a man's -- is more complicated than to be easily 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.

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Based on the long-running Marvel comic book series, X-MEN takes place in the near future, as certain humans are evolving into mutants with special powers. In the Canadian wilderness, a young runaway mutant named Rogue (Anna Paquin) and a bad-tempered, quick-healing mutant with retractable metal claws called Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) are suddenly attacked by Sabertooth, one of Magneto's (Ian McKellen) powerful lackeys.

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.

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Paperback Hero
Jack Willis 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. He must do some fancy footwork to continue the charade when the glamorous city publisher, Ziggy, arrives in dusty outback Lucktown to sign 'Ruby Vale' to a major book deal. Ruby agrees to help Jack though it's for her own gain as well - the publisher will pay for her coming wedding (with Hamish, Jack's buddy). Accompanied by Jack, Ruby goes to Sydney to meet the media, appear on TV and cocktail parties, etc. Gradually, Jack realizes that he has fallen in love with Ruby, while Ruby is also touched by Jack's novel.

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).

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Erskineville Kings 1999
Barky, a lost soul of 25, returns from the Australian cane fields to his hometown, inner-city Erskineville. Barky left two years ago to escape his drunken and abusive father, leaving behind everything in the world that was important to him. His brother Wace. His girlfriend Lanny. His life. Now that his father's dead, he thinks it's safe to come home, but Barky soon discovers that if staying home was hard, coming home is harder.

Early awards

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.

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OKLAHOMA!, Hugh Jackman, Maureen Lipman, 1999

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."

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