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Hugh Jackman People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2008

Updated on January 4, 2012

The Many "Sexies" of Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman Sexiest Man Alive 2008
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Hugh Jackman Wins Best Actor

People Magazine has chosen their Sexiest Man Alive for 2008, the 23rd person chosen for the Sexiest Man Alive is Hugh Jackman. Hugh Jackson is People Magazine’s 2008 Sexiest Man Alive and although I had some other choices I would have liked to see that I have written about previously in People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive like Will Smith who had an amazing year with movies and other successes Hugh Jackman is a worthy choice. Hugh Jackman is sexy and has done a great deal of work in theater, television and movies. This should not be a surprise simply because Hugh Jackman has been chosen as one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" 5 years in a row, 2000-2004, he is a popular choice with People Magazine as well as many women around the world. This sexy man has a great deal to offer; a family man, an actor, a singer and a talent.

 

Biography and Family:

 

Hugh Jackman was born October 12, 1968 in Sydney Australia to English parents. Hugh Jackman was the youngest of 5 children whose mother left the family when he was only 8 years old. Hugh went to a performing arts school in Australia and upon graduation landed television work. While working on a television series in Australia he met his wife Deborra-Lee Furness and they have been married since 1996, the couple have two adopted children; Oscar Maximillian Jackman and Ava Eliot Jackman.

 

Career:

 

Hugh Jackman got his start in Australia on television as well as on stage and gained popularity in America with his role in X-Men as Wolverine with two sequels that were just as successful as the first. Although Van Helsing was not considered a success he is also known for his role as Van Helsing in this movie. Hugh Jackman has received numerous awards and nominations for his work which includes movies, plays and television.

 

Movies:

 

X- Men (2000) -

 

Hugh Jackman plays Logan/Wolverine who is one of many that is not only in a fight against another group of mutants but also trying to survive against a political machine that wants to rid the world of mutants all together.

 

Swordfish (2001) –

 

Hugh Jackman plays Stanley Jobson a hacker that is hired by Gabriel Shear (played by John Travolta) to do a big job. The movie has many twists and turns and in the end it is clear who really pulled one over on whom and who walked away with the money.

 

Someone Like You (2001) –

 

Hugh Jackman plays Eddie a producer at a small television station where Jane (played by Ashley Judd) also works. After being jilted Jane writes in a magazine the theories of men. However her feelings change when she moves in with Eddie and finds out that he is not cool and callous as she originally thought.

 

Kate and Leopold (2001)

 

Hugh Jackman plays Leopold who is from the 1800s who time travels through a portal to current time and meets Kate (played by Meg Ryan). They fall in love and time travel back to the 1800’s to live together as man and wife.

 

X2: X-Men United (2003) –

 

Playing Wolverine again Hugh Jackman leads the mutant students that are left behind at the school while the others are off battling elsewhere. Wolverine is trying to regain his memory and figure out his connection to the past.

 

Van Helsing (2004) –

 

As Van Helsing Hugh Jackman is a monster hunter who is trying to track down three enemies. He is summoned by Anna Valerious (played by Kate Beckinsale) to Transylvania to help her family fight supernatural beings and where he also finds Count Dracula, a werewolf and a hideous creature.

 

The Prestige (2006)

 

Hugh Jackman plays Rupert Angier a high level magician who envious of the powers of Alfred Borden (played by Christian Bale). They soon battle as Alfred performs a trick that consumes Rupert; who clearly does anything to figure out how the trick was performed.

 

The Fountain (2006)

 

Hugh Jackman plays a 16th century Spanish conquistador who is searching for the mythical Tree of Life to save the queen (played by Rachel Weisz). In another part of the story Hugh Jackman plays a modern-day scientist that is looking for a medical breakthrough to save his wife who has cancer. This is a three part movie with three different stories along the same vein.

 

Scoop (2006)

 

A Woody Allen movie about a journalism student (played by Scarlett Johansson) is visited by a ghost that gives her a big scoop; Peter Lyman (Hugh Jackman) is leading a double life as the “Tarot Card Killer”. This killer has been eluding the police and terrifying a nation, problems arise when she starts falling in love with this wealthy and handsome son of an aristocrat/killer.

 

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) –

 

As Wolverine for another time Hugh Jackman is still working with other mutants in a battle against humankind as the mutants try to find a way to fit into the world. The epic battle between humans and mutants ensues.

 

Deception (2008) -

 

Hugh Jackson plays Wyatt a lawyer that introduces his new friend Jonathan (played by Ewan McGregor) to an underground sex club where he meets the woman of his dreams and then becomes a suspect in her disappearance.

 

Australia (2008) -

 

Hugh Jackman is a cattle driver that helps an English aristocrat (played by Nicole Kidman) to protect her property from cattle barons. On their cattle drive they witness bombing by Japanese forces.

 

Plays:

 

Beauty and the Beast

 

Sunset Boulevard

 

Oklahoma!

 

Someone Like You

 

The Boy From Oz

 

Voices:

 

Happy Feet (2006) Memphis

 

Flushed Away (2006) Roddy

 

 

Hugh Jackman was definitely not the first person to come to my mind when it came to the Sexiest Man Alive for 2008 there of course were others that I would have chosen before him. However I do not think that People Magazine made a bad choice with choosing Hugh Jackman. Hugh Jackman is a versatile artist a singer and actor that can go from television to film and to stage; he is also a family man which makes him very well rounded. Hopefully we will see more of Hugh Jackman’s talent and sexiness around in more movies, plays and television soon.

 

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      Triplet Mom 9 years ago from West Coast

      Blondepoet, At first I was not sure about this choice and in some instances I am still not. But I have since seen him in some interviews and he truly is a class act.

      MM - I have to agree that they never pick the ones I want either. There are a few people that I think have been overlooked for too long. I am hoping that this year will be one of my choices. We will see.

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      Susan Reid 9 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      He's ok. They never pick the ones I find the sexiest. But taste is personal. Thanks for writing the hub -- well done! MM

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      blondepoet 9 years ago from australia

      Oh I love him, I love him, I love him, seriously he is and always will be my number one

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      Triplet Mom 9 years ago from West Coast

      Thanks Shirley, I enjoyed that movie too and yes he is very sexy! Thanks

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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Loved Hugh Jackman in Swordfish!! That's actually the first time I learned of him. I think he's very sexy and I love his accent. Great hub, TM!

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      christine almaraz 9 years ago from colorado springs

      I agree.

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      Triplet Mom 9 years ago from West Coast

      Christine, I have to say he has great qualities I appreciate the sexy family man actor. Nothing like a man putting his family first.

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      christine almaraz 9 years ago from colorado springs

      Love him.

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