Born on October 12, 1968
From Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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||Actor in a Leading Role|
|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|