Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, and producer. While a talented performer on all fronts, he also holds the Guinness World Record for “longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero.” Jackman is also a certified Broadway star, who hosted the Tony’s four times. He even won an Emmy for hosting the Tony Awards. Check out these highlights from the loveable filmography of Hugh Jackman.
This Baz Luhrmann epic was generally panned by critics, although it’s quite watchable, especially if you’re a fan of Down Under. Jackman joins Nicole Kidman on a cattle drive across the landscape in WWII-era Australia.
9. Rise of the Guardians
Santa, the Tooth Fairy, and one badass Bunny (Jackman) unite with Jack Frost to save the world.
8. Real Steel
Character: Charlie Kenton
This 2011 Action sci-fi drama blends elements of Rocky with robots, as Jackman’s Kenton, a human prizefighter displaced from his career by giant fighting robots, takes control of one to show them how it’s really done.
This 2001 cyberthriller with Jackman, Halle Berry, and Don Cheadle, was one of the first to portray hacking on-screen. It did it without much of the cyberpunk aesthetic made popular by Hackers and Johnny Mnemonic.
6. The Prestige
Character: Robert Angier
Rival 19th century stage magicians (Jackman and Edward Norton) are forever entwined in a dangerous game when one discovers the secret to teleportation. The other attempts dangerous science to follow in his footsteps.
5. The Fountain
Character: Tomas/Tommy/Tom Creo
Jackman plays Tom, a scientist who travels through time to cure his wife’s (played by Rachel Weisz) cancer and seek immortality. From the 16th century to the 26th century, he learns about the mysteries of life.
4. Les Miserables
Character: Jean Valjean
After being released on parole from a 19-year sentence for stealing bread, Valjean starts a new life. He’s a respected businessman by the time the French Revolution hits in this 2012 remake of a timeless classic.
3. The Greatest Showman
Character: P.T. Barnum
Jackman plays circus owner and businessman P.T. Barnum in a remake of a classic musical. It follows his journey to turn a sideshow act filled with freaks, elephants, and daredevils into a world-class act. Or it Disnifies his exploitation of abnormal people, depending on where you stand on the issue. I happen to love the movie and was in the play in high school.
2. Van Helsing Series
Character: Gabriel Van Helsing
This reimagination of the Count Dracula story focuses on Van Helsing as a vampire hunter, and Jackman shines in the role.
1. X-Men Franchise
Character: Logan/X-24/Weapon X/Wolverine
Whether you know him as Logan or Wolverine, he’s the most badass mutant in the entire X-Universe. Well…Fox’s cinematic mutant universes anyway. That’s why he got his own movie, lasted through the reboots, and Jackman is still widely associated with mutants.