He won a Tony playing a gay entertainer on stage and now maybe he is Oscar material. Hugh is 44 years old and a native of Australia. In this movie Hugh plays one of the most heroic characters in literature. He plays a man in prison for stealing bread for his sister’s starving family. He is an angry sullen man who had his sentence extended to 19 years because of his wish to escape. His nemesis is the Inspector played by Russell Crowe.
His father was left to raise the 5 children, three boys and two girls alone. His mother would visit about once a year while his father managed to find the money for private school educations for the children. Hugh went to an elite school, Knox Grammar School that was reserved for the children of Australian CEO’s and Prime Ministers. He loved being involved in the school plays.
Jackman returned for the 5th time to the Wolverine character and that role has made him a wealthy man and an international star. He works out twice a day to maintain his great physique. Hugh Jackman has become an international treasure to the arts.