Hugh Jackman is one of the few versatile actors we have today, who has done everything from starring in a period drama to take on superhero roles to grace the stage in Broadway musicals. He is known for playing so many unique characters for many different and renounced directors including Christopher Nolan and Darren Aronofsky and many more.
He started his acting journey with stage in Melbourne in 1996. Two of his earliest stage performances were in Beauty and the Beast, Sunset Boulevard and the stage musical Summa Cabaret. After this he appeared in few films like Erskineville Kings and Paperback Hero and television series, which includes Law of the Land, Halifax f.p., Blue Heelers, and Banjo Paterson’s The Man from Snowy River. His breakthrough stage performance, which earned him recognition was the leading role of Curly in the play Oklahoma! The performance earned him an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical.
One film for which he is still known for is Bryan Singer’s X-Men. He was casted as Wolverine in this film. According to him this was the most toughest role of his career, at the same time, the role which reshaped his career. The film was super successful and he became the international sensation overnight. He reprised his role in X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, and the prequel X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He returned for the role of Wolverine again in 2013’s The Wolverine, a stand-alone sequel taking place after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, and reprised the character in the 2014 sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past. Just recently he announced that the upcoming 2017 sequel to The Wolverine will be the final time he plays the role.