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Hugh Jackman

Born: October 12, 1968, Sydney, New South Wales - Australia

Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, and producer.

Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in a variety of film genres. He is known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the “X-Men” film series, as well as for his lead roles in films such as the romantic-comedy fantasy “Kate & Leopold” (2001), the action-horror film “Van Helsing” (2004), the magic-themed drama “The Prestige” (2006), the epic fantasy drama “The Fountain” (2006), the epic historical romantic drama “Australia” (2008), the film version of “Les Misérables” (2012), the thriller “Prisoners” (2013), and the musical “The Greatest Showman” (2017).

His work in “Les Misérables” earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in 2013.

In Broadway theatre, Jackman won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz. A four-time host of the Tony Awards themselves, he won an Emmy Award for one of these appearances. Jackman also hosted the 81st Academy Awards on 22 February 2009.

Jackman married Deborra-Lee Furness on 11 April 1996, at St. John's in Toorak, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne. They met on the set of Australian TV show &lduqo;Correlli”.

Jackman personally designed an engagement ring for Furness, and their wedding rings bore the Sanskrit inscription “Om paramar mainamar”, translated as “we dedicate our union to a greater source”. Furness had two miscarriages, following which she and Jackman adopted two mixed-race children, Oscar and Ava.

Jackman has described himself as a Christian and a “religious person”. He meditates daily and follows the spiritually eclectic School of Practical Philosophy.

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Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home (2018)

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Crocodile Dundee is back. Well, actually, he's missing in the Outback. And the only person who might be able to find him is the loudmouthed American son no-one knew he had. Introducing Danny McBride as Brian Dundee. This son of a legend is forced to channel his Aussie roots as he embarks on the ultimate adventure in the land down under. It's time to live up to the family name.

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The Front Runner (2018)

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| 113 Min

Gary Hart, former Senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the White House. All that comes crashing down when allegations of an extramarital affair surface in the media, forcing the candidate to address a scandal that threatens to derail his campaign and personal life.

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Logan (2017)

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Set in the future, Logan and Professor Charles Xavier must cope with the loss of the X-Men when a corporation led by Nathaniel Essex / Mister Sinister is destroying the world leaving it to destruction, with Logan's healing abilities slowly fading away and Xavier's Alzheimer's forcing him to forget. Logan must defeat Nathaniel Essex with the help of a young girl named Laura Kinney, a female clone of Wolverine.

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The Greatest Showman (2017)

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Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

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X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

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Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

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Eddie the Eagle (2016)

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Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael \Eddie\ Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

74 2016 105
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Chappie (2015)

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In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.

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Pan (2015)

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Peter is a mischievous boy who is whisked off to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds amazing adventures and discovers his true destiny - to become the hero Peter Pan.

59 2015 111
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

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Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to unravel when his mother forces him to befriend a classmate with leukemia.

78 2015 104
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Dukale's Dream (2015)

Documentary
| 70 Min

In 2009, actors Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-lee Furness, traveled to Ethiopia as ambassadors for World Vision Australia, one of the world's largest humanitarian aid organizations. As longtime donors, the Jackmans wanted to visit a World Vision community development project to see how rural communities were being empowered to eradicate poverty. While in the Yirgacheffe region, Hugh met a 27 year-old coffee farmer named Dukale, working to lift his family out of poverty. Spending time on Dukale's farm, Hugh learned first-hand about the value of fair trade coffee and clean cookstove technology. (C) Official Site

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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

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| 131 Min

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class, in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

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Prisoners (2013)

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When Keller Dovers daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

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Movie 43 (2013)

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The film is composed of multiple comedy shorts presented through an overarching segment titled \The Pitch\

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The Wolverine (2013)

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Wolverine faces his ultimate nemesis - and tests of his physical, emotional, and mortal limits - in a life-changing voyage to modern-day Japan.

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Rise of the Guardians (2012)

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| 97 Min

A fun-filled magical story about the legendary guardians– Jack Frost (Chris Pine), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), Santa Claus, and the Tooth Fairy- together for the first time! When the evil boogeyman Pitch (Jude Law) threatens to take over the world, it’s up to our beloved heroes to protect the hopes and dreams of all children. It’s a dazzling and heartwarming family film.

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Les Miserables (2012)

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| 157 Min

The internationally-beloved musical based upon Victor Hugo's classic novel comes to the silver screen in this all-star adaptation directed by Academy Award®-winner Tom Hooper. Hugh Jackman stars as Jean Valjean, a convict jailed for a petty crime who leaves prison to find a new life but is pursued by the obsessive policeman (Oscar®-winner Russell Crowe) who arrested him. Valjean ultimately finds redemption and honor within politically torn 19th Century France. The film also stars Academy Award®-nominees Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter.

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Real Steel (2011)

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| 127 Min

When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.

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X-Men: First Class (2011)

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| 132 Min

Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known.

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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011)

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| 80 Min

Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon. Few people know his creator, Kevin Clash, who dreamed of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson. Displaying his creativity and talent at a young age, Kevin ultimately found a home on Sesame Street. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary includes rare archival footage, interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O’Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and others and offers a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop.

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

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| 107 Min

After seeking to live a normal life, Logan sets out to avenge the death of his girlfriend by undergoing the mutant Weapon X program and becoming Wolverine.

67 2009 107
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Deception (2008)

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| 107 Min

As a corporate auditor who works in a number of different offices, Jonathan McQuarry wanders without an anchor among New Yorks power brokers. A chance meeting with charismatic lawyer Wyatt Bose leads to Jonathans introduction to The List, an underground sex club. Jonathan begins an affair with a woman known only as S, who introduces Jonathan to a world of treachery and murder.

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Australia (2008)

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Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

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The Prestige (2006)

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| 130 Min

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

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Scoop (2006)

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| 96 Min

An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.

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Flushed Away (2006)

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| 85 Min

Pampered pet mouse Roddy (voiced by Hugh Jackman) lives a quiet life of luxury in a classy Kensington flat until he receives an unexpected visit from a sewer rat named Sid (Shane Richie). Eager to be rid of the uncouth visitor, Roddy lures Sid to the toilet with the intent to flush him down the pipes. But when Roddy ends up in the whirlpool instead, he suddenly finds himself in the busy sewer city of Ratropolis, where a scheming toad (voiced by Ian McKellen) wants to get rid of all rodents. Roddy just wants to get back home, and with the help of a scavenger rat named Rita (voiced by Kate Winslet), he embarks on a grand adventure back to the surface.

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Happy Feet (2006)

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| 108 Min

In frozen Antarctica, where penguins sing to woo a mate, Mumble's talent is dancing: When his fellow penguins start to croon, Mumble's feet want to move. Even worse, Gloria, the object of Mumble's affection, only wants to hear a song from Mumble's heart. But when encroaching fishermen threaten the penguins, the colony is saved by Mumble's valor, and Gloria's heart is won by his dancing. 

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X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

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| 104 Min

When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xaviers former ally, Magneto.

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The Fountain (2006)

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| 96 Min

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.

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Van Helsing (2004)

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| 131 Min

Has Evil finally met its match? Legendary Monster Hunter Van Helsing is sent by the Vatican to distant Transylvania, a land terrorized by powerful Count Dracula. Joining forces with a valiant Gypsy princess who is determined to end an ancient curse on her family by defeating the infamous vampire, Van Helsing continues his quest to rid the world of evil. Directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns) and starring Hugh Jackman (X-Men, X2; X-Men United) and Kate Beckinsale (Pearl Harbor, Underworld) Van Helsing defines the legends that are Dracula, Wolfman and Dr Frankenstein's Monster in this intense action adventure.

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X2: X-Men United (2003)

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Professor Charles Xavier and his team of genetically gifted superheroes face a rising tide of anti-mutant sentiment led by Col. William Stryker in this sequel to the Marvel Comics-based blockbuster X-Men. Storm, Wolverine and Jean Grey must join their usual nemeses Magneto and Mystique to unhinge Stryker's scheme to exterminate all mutants.

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Swordfish (2001)

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Gabriel Shear is a man who is desperately trying to access information that is locked inside a complicated computer system that contains mountains of government secrets - and money.

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Kate & Leopold (2001)

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When her scientist ex-boyfriend discovers a portal to travel through time -- and brings back a 19th-century nobleman named Leopold to prove it -- a skeptical Kate reluctantly takes responsibility for showing Leopold the 21st century. The more time Kate spends with Leopold, the harder she falls for him. But if he doesn't return to his own time, his absence will forever alter history.

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Someone Like You... (2001)

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Jane Goodale has everything going for her. She's a producer on a popular daytime talk show, and is in a hot romance with the show's dashing executive producer Ray. But when the relationship goes terribly awry, Jane begins an extensive study of the male animal, including her womanizing roommate Eddie. Jane puts her studies and romantic misadventure to use as a pseudonymous sex columnist -- and becomes a sensation.

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X-Men (2000)

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| 104 Min

Two mutants, Rogue and Wolverine, come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.

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