Hugh Jackman Success Story
Hugh ‘Michael’ Jackman was born on October 12, 1968 at Sydney, New South Wales. He went to Pymble Public School where he did his primary education. Next he went to the Knox Grammar School where he participated in the play ‘My Fair Lady’ in 1985. He was interested in traveling and used to go around camping outdoors with his friends all around Australia. He did not feel attraction to acting until he was cast as the lead in the play ‘The Memorandum’ at Sydney’s University of Technology. From here, he graduated with a B.A. in Communications in 1991.
When he realized that he was being appreciated for his acting, he thought about taking it up as a career itself. He did a one year course at the Actors’ Centre in Sydney after which he joined the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth. He graduated from the acting academy in 1994, after which he got his first professional work in the drama ‘Corelli’ to be telecast on the ABC network.
The show only lasted one season prompting Jackman to look for work for the first time in his career. He got a chance to play minor roles in the plays ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Sunset Boulevard’ in 1996.
He got a chance to be part of many television productions before he got his first chance in the film industry. He acted in popular serials like ‘Blue Heelers’, ‘Law of the Land’, and ‘The Man from Snowy River’. His first break came in 1999 when he got to be part of films like ‘Paperback Hero’ and ‘Erkineville Kings’.
Till now Jackman was mostly restricted to acting in his home country. But now his lead role in the musical ‘Oklahoma!’ staged at London’s West End became appreciated. He and the whole crew went to perform this play in various countries around the world. His career would get a major boost with his casting as Wolverine in the movie ‘X-Men’.
The movie ‘X-Men’ released in 2000 and went on to gross close to $300 million. He had become a star worldwide with his lead role in this blockbuster hit. There have been 5 subsequent ‘X-Men’ films which include ‘X2: X-Men United’(2003), ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’(2006), ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’(2009), ‘X-Men: First Class’(2011) and ‘The Wolverine’(2013) which have all gone on to gross more than $300 million individually. In 2004, he won the Tony Award for his role in the play ‘Boy from Oz’.
Other than the ‘X-Men Series’ which has grossed more than $2.3 billion at the world wide box office, he has acted in various critically acclaimed films and plays. Some of the most successful films that Jackman has given are ‘Kate & Leopold’(2001), ‘Van Helsing’(2004), ‘The Prestige’(2006), ‘Australia’(2008), ‘Real Steel’(2011) and ‘Les Miserables’(2012). His net worth as of 2013 is in excess of $90 million. In November 2012, he was awarded a star on the Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. He has been the recipient of numerous awards like the Saturn Award, People’s Choice Award, Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award and is one of the most popular actors in the world today.
Golden Globe for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Satellite, Special Tony, Peoples Choice
Peoples Choice for Favorite Action Movie Star
VGX, Teen Choice
Primetime Emmy for Individual Performance - Variety Or Music Program
Tony, Kids Choice, Drama Desk
Saturn for Best Actor
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- Full Name :
- Hugh Michael Jackman
- Zodiac Sign :
- Birth Place :
New South Wales
- Education :
- Knox Grammar School New South Wales,
University of Technology Sydney,
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts Perth
- Industry :
- Networth :
- $100 Million