Hugh Jackman is one of the more versatile actors around, having conquered stage, movies and television. He can sing, dance, act, host … what more can we ask for? Let’s see how much you know about this talented guy.
Hugh graduated with a BA degree in Communications. What was his major?
Hugh graduated from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia.
On what tv show did Hugh meet his wife Deborra-Lee Furness?
Hugh and Deb met on the set of Corelli where they played Kevin Jones and Louise Corelli. They were married in February 1996.
In 1999, Hugh starred in a movie about a roadtrain driver who wrote romantic novels. What was the title of the film?
"Paperback Hero" was one of Hugh's first films. He portrayed the lead character Jack Willis, a driver who wrote romance novels but did want to use his name as the author to protect his manly image. Instead, he used the name of his best friend, Ruby Vale, played by Claudia Karvan.
Hugh Jackman was the original choice to portray Wolverine in the "X-Men" movies.
Hugh was a last-minute replacement for Wolverine when Dougray Scott could not make it due to the delayed production of "Mission Impossible II". They had to use a lot of camera tricks because the 6'2" Hugh was about a foot taller than the character he played. Wolverine is a popular and classic comics character who Marvel Comics claims to be 5'3".
Hugh Jackman has won numerous awards for acting, hosting, and stage performances. What award did he win at the 17th Annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards?
Hugh apparently has more talents than we thought and showed this when he beat Justin Timerlake in the celebrity burp-off and proudly received his award from another former winner Cameron Diaz.
Hugh won a Tony Award for the role of Peter Allen on what Broadway musical?
"The Boy from Oz" was based on the life of Australian entertainer Peter Allen. Hugh sang and danced to Allen's music in this show which ran for a year on Broadway.
Hugh sang and danced in the Royal National Theatre's production of "Oklahoma!". What was his role in this musical?
Hugh played the lead opposite Josefina Gabrille and sang songs like "Oh What A Beautiful Mornin' and "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top". "Oklahoma!" was later filmed for television and DVD release in 1999.
Meg Ryan was Hugh's leading lady in which of these movies?
In this movie, Hugh was a duke in the 1870s who was transported to the present, and who fell in love with Meg Ryan's character, Kate.
Where was Hugh Jackman born?
Hugh Jackman was born to English parents in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on October 12, 1968.
Hugh Jackman hosted the televised Tony Awards in which he won the Best Actor award for his role in a Broadway musical. He also won an award for hosting the award show. What award did he win as host?
Specifically, his Emmy was for Outstanding Individual Performer in a Variety, Musical or Comedy program.
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