Hugh Jackman is celebrating his 52th birthday today. He matures like wine and went nude for his last commercial!
Plenty of women would like to lay in the arms of this charming Australian. And no wonder! When God was distributing charisma, those in line behind Hugh probably missed out. What's more, he doesn't seem to age at all! The famous actor, producer, singer and dancer is celebrating his 52th birthday today, but you'd never have guessed it. We have no doubt that this has a lot to do with his unwavering optimism. You'll never see him without a smile from ear to ear, except on a really bad day.
Childhood among kangaroos
Hugh was born on October 12, 1968 to English parents living in Australia. When he was eight years old, his parents divorced, and while his mother returned to her native UK, Hugh and his four siblings stayed with his father in Australia. And like any good Australians, he spent his childhood among kangaroos and fooling around in the ocean. By the way, he still loves the sea and the beach is his second home. But this hobby proved fatal for him. Basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer, had to be removed from his nose several times. Ever since, he has been encouraging his fans to use sunscreen while otside.
He had a role in a play by Václav Havel
Jackman became interested in acting during his studies at Knox Grammar School and in 1985, he starred in the high school's adaptation of the musical My Fair Lady. At nineteen, he went to work in England, but didn't stay very long. He soon returned to Australia and enrolled at Sydney University of Technology, where he earned a bachelor's degree in communication, specializing in journalism. In his final year at university, he took an acting course. That brought him the main role in the play The Memorandum by Václav Havel. Subsequently, he began to devote himself fully to theater and in 1994 he graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth.
On the day of his final appearance at the academy, he was offered the lead role in the series Correlli. That's where he met his current wife Deborra-Lee Furness. The harmonious couple has been together since their wedding in 1996. However, they did have to overcome various trials. Deborra had two spontaneous abortions, after which they decided for adoption. They adopted their son Oscar in 2000, and their daughter Ava five years later.
Wolverine represents a breakthrough in his career
Hugh Jackman has starred in dozens of films during his career, but most of the public associate him with the role of Wolverine in X-Men. He first portrayed this superhero in the year 2000 and the movie represented a breakthrough in his career. Subsequently, he appeared in such blockbusters as Kate and Leopold, Van Helsing, The Prestige, Les Miserables, Eagle Eddie, The Greatest Showman or Deadpool 2.
He has a Golden Globe, a Tony Award and a Grammy Award at home
Hugh's talent generated countless awards. Among them are a Golden Globe for their role in Les Miserables, a Tony Award for his role in the musical The Boy from Oz and a Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for The Greatest Showman.
He matures like wine
At the beginning of October this year, just a few days before his 52nd birthday, the handsome Australian appeared in an advertisement for R. M. Williams shoes. There would be nothing unusual about that, if his performance didn't involve nudity. Well, it looks like we still have a lot to look forward to!