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Hugh Jackman Famous Movies

Updated on March 10, 2020
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As an introvert, I enjoy staying at home during my free days and watching a couple of movies or TV series here and there. I have a lot of favorite actors, and one of them is Hugh Jackman, one of the most famous actors from Australia.

Hugh Michael Jackman was born on 12th October 1968 in Sydney, Australia. He is well-known for his role as Wolverine in the X-Men movie series, which aired from 2000-2018. In fact, Jackman is the Guinness World Record holder for longest career as a live action Marvel Superhero. The famous actor is married to Deborra-Lee Furness and they’re blessed with two kids (as of 2019).

Below are some of his most famous movies of all time.

Top 11 Hugh Jackman Famous Movies

Here are some of Hugh Jackman’s famous movies.

1. X-Men

Year of Release: 2000

Hugh Jackman’s Role: Logan/Wolverine

X-men is a superhero movie written and directed by David Hayter and Bryan Singer respectively. The film showcases a world where some people are mutants, and their superhuman powers make normal people distrust them. Here, Hugh Jackman plays the role of Logan who is a Canadian roughhouser that possesses several mutant powers. He can sense others using super animal-like senses, wield sharp claws and heal super-fast.

The film was made with a budget of $75 million and yielded $296.3 million in box office sales. Jackman landed the Wolverine role when his friend, Russell Crowe recommended him to Bryan Singer. While he wasn’t a well-known actor at the time, Jackman passed his audition successfully.

2. X2: X-Men United

Year of Release: 2003

Hugh Jackman’s Role: Logan/Wolverine

X2 is a sequel to X-Men, and it was released on April 24, 2003 in London and May 2, 2003 in the U.S. With a budget ranging from $100 to $125 million dollars, the film made $407.7 million in the box office.

In X2, Wolverine (Hugh Jackaman’s character) explores a deserted military installation in Alberta in search for clues about his past. However, he does not find anything. Later, he goes back to Professor Zavier’s mutant school, where the professor tracks the brainwashed mutant Nightcrawler via cerebro.

3. The Wolverine

Year of Release: 2013

Hugh Jackman’s Role: Logan/Wolverine

The Wolverine superhero movie revolves around Logan’s life. Logan/Wolverine is possesses prodigious healing capabilities and an adamantium infused skeleton, which make him almost immortal. Wolverine serves as an outsider in all the X-Men movies and faces a great battle within himself. The movie’s release date was July 26, 2013 and made $414.8 million in Box Office sales.

4. Bad Education

Year of Release: 2019

Hugh Jackman’s Role: Frank Tassone

Bad Education is a comedy-drama movie directed and written by Cory Finley and Mike Makowsky respectively. The film focuses on real-life occurrences that took place during Mike Makowsky’s high school days.

5. Eddie the Eagle

Year of Release: 2016

Hugh Jackman’s Role: Bronson Peary

Eddie the Eagle is a British sports comedy-drama movie that revolves around an enthusiastic skier from Great Britain. The overall budget for the film was $23 million and it made about $46.1 million in box office sales.

6. Happy Feet

Year of Release: 2006

Hugh Jackman’s Role: The voice of Memphis

Happy Feet is an animated musical comedy movie that was an international co-production between Australia and the U.S. The film earned an estimate of $384.3 million at the Box office and had a production budget of $100 million.

7. Prisoners

Year of Release: 2013

Hugh Jackman’s Role: Keller Dover

Prisoners is a thriller movie that centers on the kidnap of two girls in Pennsylvania and the resulting police search for the abductor. The director was Denis Villeneuve and the writer was Aaron Guzikowski. The film gained $122.1 million after using a budget of $46 million.

8. Missing Link

Year of Release: 2019

Hugh Jackman’s Role: The voice of Sir Lionel Frost

Missing Link is an animated adventure movie that revolves around Sasquatch who heads to the Himalayas with an English Explorer to find his Yeti cousins. Chris Butler was the director and writer of the film.

9. Real Steel

Year of Release: 2011

Hugh Jackman’s Role: Charlie Kenton

Real Steel shows how a former prizefighter (Charlie Kenton) struggles to earn a living after robots took over the fighting ring. The film was directed and co-produced by Shawn Levy. It made $299.3 million at box office sales.

10. Les Miserables

Year of Release: 2012

Hugh Jackman’s Role: Jean Valjean

Les Miserables is a musical drama movie that is set in early 19th century France. Hugh Jackman stars alongside Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. Tom Hooper was the director of the film that earned approximately $441.8 million globally.

11. The Prestige

Year of Release: 2006

Hugh Jackman’s Role: Robert Angier

The Prestige is a psychological thriller movie adapted from the eponymous 1995 novel by Christopher Priest. The story revolves around two rival stage magicians namely Robert Angier and Alfred Borden.


How Much is Hugh Jackman Worth?

After a long and illustrious career in the film industry, the famous actor has gathered immense wealth. Hugh Jackman's net worth is approximately $160 million.

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