Fun Hugh Jackman Movies
Hugh Jackman Basics (Source: IMDB website)
Born – 12th October 1968
Place of Birth- Sydney, Australia
Height – 6’2.5”
Education – Communication degree with a major in Journalism
Hobbies – Golf, windsurf and likes to play the Piano and guitar
Married to – Deborra Lee Furness
- Was considered for the role of Harvey Dent played by Aaron Eckhart in the Dark Knight
- Before being chosen as Logan/Wolverine for X Men, Dougray Scott was considered
- Turned down the character of Richard Gere in Chicago
Some popular Hugh Jackman movies and why..
(Popular Quote from the movies, source- IMDB website)
If you’re a movie buff and enjoy action, drama, superheroes, you probably have seen X Men and its various parts (Origins, The last stand, Wolverine). There are a host of characters in it and the story of the mutants and their extraordinary powers is fascinating. Hugh Jackman plays Wolverine and is a mutant who can let out metallic fangs from his knuckles when he becomes very angry. Playing the good angry guy is always charming and he plays the role with absolute panache. Watch all the parts and not necessarily in any order to enjoy this comic strip inspired movie. So popular is Jackman in his role as wolverine, that inspite of not having a character of any prominence in The Origins, he is shown for a few seconds and that was enough to keep the audience happy and hooting for those few seconds!
“My whole life I felt like an animal. Then she came along” - Logan
Kate & Leopold – If you’re a Meg Ryan fan too and simply love her laid back, comfortable yet classy self, then you will love Kate in a New York set romantic film. Not meaning to draw attention away from Hugh Jackman who plays her romantic interest from the past, the movie is a great depiction of science fiction mixed with a love story. Jackman is Leopold, a duke who has accidently been transported forward to a century and finds himself in the confusingly buzzing and modern Albany- New York. The story unfolds beautifully with Kate deciding to give up her soaring career and step back literally into time to be with her love- Leopold. A great watch for the hopeless romantics!
“I don’t want it to be Sunday. I want more of this, more 1876” - Kate
Real Steel – if you are the kind who like toys and fights and all things mechanical, you might enjoy this one. It is about prize fighting but not with real fighters but robots that are controlled by men. Jackman plays Charlie Kenton who is an ex boxer turned robotic prize fighter. The movie revolves around how he loses money on fights, is in debt and how he turns it all around and at the same time tries to build a relationship with his son which he is reluctant to do so at first. The futuristic movie ends on a good feel.
“I want you to fight for me! That’s all I ever wanted!” – Max Kenton to Charlie
Someone Like You – This fun take on ‘what men want’ starring Ashley Judd opposite Jackman is a must watch for a good laugh. Set again in New York and also starring Greg Kinnear, the story centres around a bunch of characters who work for a TV Production company. Ashley is trying to figure why women get dumped by men and how to cope with it herself. In her quest to do so, she ends up falling in love with Eddie, her roommate portrayed by Jackman. You’ll simply laugh your heart out at the theories put forward by Ashley and Hugh’s frustration in handling all those!
“These are people, not cows!" – Eddie to Jane
But I think my favourite movie starring Hugh Jackman would be ‘Australia’ . Along with Nicole Kidman and set in the outback country in a different time when settlers were still finding their roots, the story tells us how a woman finds her own feet in a country and time dominated by men. Drover- the character played by Jackman is her guy to round up the cattle and make sure she makes the deadline to make her profits. An intense drama , although a long movie, the story unfolds beautifully and the chemistry between the two Aussies is amazing.
I remember watching the movie in the theatre in Hong Kong and the scene when Jackman finally cleans up, gets his act together and come for the fancy ball in an all white suite---saw men and women go ooh and sigh all across the movie hall! He looked simply smashing after seeing him as a scruffy character in all other scenes.
“Just because it is, doesn’t mean it should be” - Drover