Saturday, December 26, 2009

Hugh Jackman

Hugh jackman a man of awards. Most notable for X-men series.Hugh Jackman was born in Sydney,children of English parents.In 2000, Jackman was cast as Wolverine in Bryan Singer's
X-Men, replacing Dougray Scott. His co-stars include Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, and Ian McKellen. According to a CBS interview in November 2006, Jackman's wife Deborra-Lee Furness told him not to take the role, a comment she later told him she was glad he ignored.Jackman, at 6'3, stands a foot taller than Wolverine, who is said in the original comic book to be 5' 3".Hence, the filmmakers were frequently forced to shoot Jackman at unusual angles or only from the waist up to make him appear shorter than he actually is, and his co-stars wore platform soles. Jackman was also required to add a great deal of muscle for the role, and in preparing for the fourth film in the series, he bench-pressed over 300 pounds.
An instant star upon the film's release, Jackman later reprised his role in 2003's X-Men 2, 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which was released May 1, 2009.Jackman has shown keen interest in a variety of sports. In high school, he played rugby and cricket, took part in high jumping and was on the swimming team.He also enjoys basketball and kayaking.He has also expressed an interest in football, committing his support to Norwich City FC.Jackman is a longtime fan and supporter of the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, a NRL club based in Sydney's north.He sang the national anthem at the 1999 NRL Grand Final.Hugh also revealed on Sky Sports Soccer AM that he was a Norwich City F.C Fan.Jackman can also play the piano,does yoga every day,and has been a member of the School of Practical Philosophy since 1992.
Jackman married Deborra-Lee Furness on 11 April, 1996. They met on Correlli, an Australian television series. 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."

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