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    Born on October 12, 1968 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Les Misérables (2012)

Hugh Jackman as "Jean Valjean"

After 19 years as a prisoner, Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is freed by Javert (Russell Crowe), the officer in charge of the prison workforce. Valjean promptly breaks parole but later uses money from stolen silver to reinvent himself as a mayor and factory owner. Javert vows to bring Valjean back to prison. Eight years later, Valjean becomes the guardian of a child named Cosette after her mother's (Anne Hathaway) death, but Javert's relentless pursuit means that peace will be a long time coming.

Academy Award (2012) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012) Nominated Leading Actor
Golden Globe (2012) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

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Best of Late Night TV: Hugh Jackman's Couch Surfing and Jessica Chastain's Selfie-Virginity (VIDEO)

Posted by
Mehera Bonner on Sep 12th 2014, 2:49AM

Sep 12th 2014, 2:49AM

Best of Late Night TV: Jimmie Johnson's Cooler Race, Nick Offerman's College Advice, Lying Fashionistas (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Sep 11th 2014, 4:47AM

Sep 11th 2014, 4:47AM

Joan Rivers's Funeral Was a Star-Studded Affair, Just Like She Wanted

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Sep 8th 2014, 11:45AM

Sep 8th 2014, 11:45AM

Hugh Jackman Goes Bald for Blackbeard in 'Pan' (PHOTO)

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jun 10th 2014, 9:00AM

Jun 10th 2014, 9:00AM

Tony Awards Red Carpet: Stars Rock Their Best at 2014 Tonys (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Jonny Black on Jun 8th 2014, 4:00PM

Jun 8th 2014, 4:00PM

Stars Who Got Their Starts on Broadway (VIDEO)

Posted by
Alana Altmann on Jun 6th 2014, 2:00PM

Jun 6th 2014, 2:00PM

Hugh Jackman on Darren Aronofsky's 'Wolverine,' Passing on 'Drive,' and Prepping for 'Pan'

Posted by
Drew Taylor on May 21st 2014, 11:30AM

May 21st 2014, 11:30AM

Reporter Makes Epic, Celebrity-Packed Wedding Video for His Wife (VIDEO)

Posted by
Kelly Woo on May 20th 2014, 12:00PM

May 20th 2014, 12:00PM

Watch Hugh Jackman Adorably Interview His '90s Self (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on May 7th 2014, 12:30PM

May 7th 2014, 12:30PM

Professor X and Magneto Face Off in a New 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Preview (VIDEO)

Posted by
Kelly Woo on May 2nd 2014, 1:45PM

May 2nd 2014, 1:45PM

Hugh Jackman Is '99.9% Sure' the Next Wolverine Movie Will Be His Last

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Apr 30th 2014, 1:30PM

Apr 30th 2014, 1:30PM

The Final 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Trailer Is Jam-Packed With Mutants (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Apr 16th 2014, 11:30AM

Apr 16th 2014, 11:30AM

Watch a Seriously Futuristic Clip From 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Apr 14th 2014, 11:10AM

Apr 14th 2014, 11:10AM

The 2015 'Fantastic Four' Reboot Will Get a Sequel in 2017

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Mar 21st 2014, 2:00PM

Mar 21st 2014, 2:00PM

We Won't See Another 'Wolverine' Movie Until 2017 (at the Earliest)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Mar 18th 2014, 7:00AM

Mar 18th 2014, 7:00AM

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Characters Revealed Through 25 Empire Magazine Covers (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jan 27th 2014, 8:00AM

Jan 27th 2014, 8:00AM

Jennifer Lawrence's Floppy Hat Takes Center Stage in New 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Teaser (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jan 24th 2014, 9:00AM

Jan 24th 2014, 9:00AM

Garrett Hedlund Is Captain Hook in Joe Wright's 'Pan'

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jan 23rd 2014, 9:00AM

Jan 23rd 2014, 9:00AM

Don't Panic, But Hugh Jackman Has a Mullet Now (PHOTO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jan 7th 2014, 8:30AM

Jan 7th 2014, 8:30AM

Hugh Jackman to Play Pirate Blackbeard in 'Pan'

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Dec 19th 2013, 1:00PM

Dec 19th 2013, 1:00PM

Bryan Singer to Direct 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Dec 9th 2013, 8:00AM

Dec 9th 2013, 8:00AM

'X-Men' and 'Fantastic Four': Fox Makes Move to Create Marvel-Style Shared Universe

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Dec 6th 2013, 6:30AM

Dec 6th 2013, 6:30AM

Hugh Jackman and James Mangold in Talks to Return for 'Wolverine 2'

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Nov 5th 2013, 6:00AM

Nov 5th 2013, 6:00AM

'X-Men: Days Of Future Past': New Photos Of Jennifer Lawrence & Cast

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Oct 25th 2013, 10:00AM

Oct 25th 2013, 10:00AM

Happy Birthday, Hugh Jackman! Here Are His 5 Best Non-Wolverine Roles

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Oct 12th 2013, 6:00AM

Oct 12th 2013, 6:00AM

Hugh Jackman to Star in Neil Blomkamp's 'Chappie'

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Sep 30th 2013, 7:00AM

Sep 30th 2013, 7:00AM

Box Office: 'Prisoners' Takes Top Spot With $21.4 Million

Posted by
The Associated Press on Sep 22nd 2013, 8:30AM

Sep 22nd 2013, 8:30AM

'Prisoners' Cast and Crew 'Needed Therapy' After Making the Crime Thriller

Posted by
Rick Mele on Sep 20th 2013, 1:00PM

Sep 20th 2013, 1:00PM

'Prisoners' Review: 10 Things to Know About the Crime Thriller

Posted by
Erin Whitney on Sep 19th 2013, 8:30AM

Sep 19th 2013, 8:30AM

Hugh Jackman's Wolverine Diet: Viola Davis Gave It a Go While Filming 'Prisoners'

Posted by
Laura Larson on Sep 15th 2013, 6:00AM

Sep 15th 2013, 6:00AM

Hugh Jackman: Wolverine Nearly Made a 'Spider-Man' Cameo

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Sep 10th 2013, 4:30PM

Sep 10th 2013, 4:30PM

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' First Look: The Guys Get Groovy (PHOTO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Aug 19th 2013, 9:00AM

Aug 19th 2013, 9:00AM

See How Hugh Jackman Gets So Huge and Jacked (PHOTO)

Posted by
Laura Larson on Jul 31st 2013, 6:30AM

Jul 31st 2013, 6:30AM

Hugh Jackman Discusses Effects of Fame on 17-Year Marriage: 'It Can Be Difficult'

Posted by
Laura Larson on Jul 29th 2013, 11:00AM

Jul 29th 2013, 11:00AM

'Wolverine' Director Reveals How He Pulled Off the Post-Credits Scene

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jul 29th 2013, 5:00AM

Jul 29th 2013, 5:00AM

Hugh Jackman: 20 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About 'The Wolverine' Star

Posted by
Dana Taddeo on Jul 26th 2013, 6:00AM

Jul 26th 2013, 6:00AM

X-Men Movie Mistakes: 25 Mutant Mess-Ups From the Superhero Franchise (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Erin Whitney on Jul 25th 2013, 12:30PM

Jul 25th 2013, 12:30PM

'The Wolverine' Review: 10 Things You Should Know About Hugh Jackman's Latest

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jul 25th 2013, 6:00AM

Jul 25th 2013, 6:00AM

'The Wolverine' Director James Mangold Hasn't Been Bitten by the Superhero Bug

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jul 23rd 2013, 9:00AM

Jul 23rd 2013, 9:00AM

'The Wolverine': Hugh Jackman on Extreme Dieting, the 'Thankless Task' of an Oscar Host, and 'Movie 43'

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jul 22nd 2013, 9:30AM

Jul 22nd 2013, 9:30AM

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