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As a philanthropist, Hugh Jackman is a longtime proponent of microcredit – the extension of very small loans to prospective entrepreneurs in impoverished countries. He is a vocal supporter of Muhammad Yunus, microcredit pioneer and the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner.

As a philanthropist, Hugh Jackman is a longtime proponent of microcredit – the extension of very small loans to prospective entrepreneurs in impoverished countries. He is a vocal supporter of Muhammad Yunus, microcredit pioneer and the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor and producer who is involved in film, musical theatre, and . Hugh Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major , notably as action/superhero, period and romance characters. He is known for his role as Wolverine in the X-Men series. Hugh Jackman is a singer, dancer, and actor in .

In November 2008, Open Salon named Jackman one of the sexiest men alive. Later that same month, People magazine named Jackman “Sexiest Man Alive.” A three-time host of the Tony Awards, winning an Emmy Award for one of these appearances, Jackman also hosted the 81st Academy Awards on 22 February 2009.

Hugh Jackman was born in Sydney, New South Wales, the youngest of five children of English parents Chris Jackman and Grace Watson, and the second child to be born in .One of his paternal great-grandfathers was Greek.His parents divorced when he was eight, and he remained with his accountant father and siblings, while his mother moved back to England.As a child, Hugh Jackman liked the outdoors, spending a lot of time at the beach and on camping trips and vacations all over Australia. He wanted to see the world: “I used to spend nights looking at atlases. I decided I wanted to be a chef on a plane. Because I'd been on a plane and there was food on board, I presumed there was a chef. I thought that would be an ideal job.”

After obtaining his BA, Jackman completed the one-year course “The Journey” at the Actors' Centre in Sydney.About studying acting full-time, he stated, “It wasn't until I was 22 that I ever thought about my hobby being something I could make a living out of. As a boy, I'd always had an interest in theater. But the idea at my school was that drama and music were to round out the man. It wasn't what one did for a living. I got over that. I found the courage to stand up and say, ‘I want to do it'.” Hugh Jackman plays the piano, does yoga,and has been a member of the School of Practical Philosophy since 1992.

Hugh Jackman Filmography

2017 Untitled Wolverine Sequel
2016 The Greatest Showman on Earth
2016 Broadway 4D
2016 Eddie the Eagle
2015 Pan
2015 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
2015 Chappie
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past
2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (Uncredited)
2013 Prisoners
2013 The Wolverine
2012 Les Misérables
2012 Rise of the Guardians (voice)
2013 Movie 43
2011 Real Steel
2011 Butter
2011 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
2011 X-Men: First Class
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine
2008 Australia
2008 Deception
2008 Uncle Jonny (short)
2006 Happy Feet (voice)
2006 Flushed Away (voice)
2006 The Prestige
2006 The Fountain
2006 Scoop
2006 X-Men:
2005 Stories of Lost Souls
2004 Van Helsing
2004 Making the Grade( short)
2004 Standing Room Only (short)
2003 X2
2001 Kate & Leopold
2001 Swordfish
2001 Someone Like You…
2000 X-Men
1999 Oklahoma!
1999 Erskineville Kings
1999 Paperback Hero
1998 Halifax f.p: Afraid of the Dark

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