Quote: "I hope other people play it. Maybe Shah Rukh Khan could play it!" Hugh Jackman insists the Bollywood superstar would make a very good Wolverine now he has stepped away from the X-Men franchise.
Quote: "Don't be like me, wear sunscreen, get check ups. This is my fifth one now, which in Australia is quite common... Now all skin cancers come up 25 years after you get sun burnt. You only need to get sun burnt once in your life to be susceptible.So get check ups every year at least and wear sunscreen. I'm fine, everything's fine. It's all out and it's all done." Actor Hugh Jackman urges fans to stay safe under the sun after having another basal cell carcinoma removed from his nose last week (ends17Feb17).
Quote: "The character will go on. Someone else will play it, for sure. Unless Daniel Day-Lewis plays him and wins the Oscar - then I might have a little problem. Let’s be clear - I’m not retiring." Hugh Jackman reveals he might return as X-Men mutant Wolverine, despite insisting the upcoming Logan will be his last outing as the character.
Quote: "Everything's great, skin cancer's out. By the way, mine is the most minor form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, but regardless, it doesn't matter who you are: get checked, wear sunscreen, please don't be like me as a kid. I used to never wear sunscreen and I'm paying for it now!" Australian actor Hugh Jackman assures fans he is doing well after having his fifth procedure in two years to remove cancerous cells from his nose earlier this month (Feb16).
Quote: "I did have a poster of Olivia Newton-John up on my wall, which I literally kissed... maybe even practised tongue-kissing on. I'm not sure!" Hugh Jackman reveals his first crush helped him perfect his kissing skills.
Quote: "My brother was seeing the movie at a family and friends screening and about halfway through the movie, he turns around and goes, 'Why are we watching this?' I said, 'That's me!' and he goes, 'Oh! Ah, good job!'" Hugh Jackman's brother didn't even recognise the actor as pirate villain Captain Blackbeard in new movie Pan. The Australian star shaved his head and wore an elaborate black wig for the role, while he also grew out his beard.
Quote: "They offered me a bald cap and I said, 'How long?' and they said, 'Forty-five minutes every day', and I said, 'Give me the clippers...!' Everyone should try shaving their head at some point and having a shower. It's the greatest feeling!" Action man Hugh Jackman enjoyed shedding his locks for his new role as Pan villain Captain Blackbeard.
Quote: "I've been asked that question a lot, and I'm always like, 'I don't wanna make it too easy on the studio to replace me'... I've still got one more to do! I'm sure they're already talking about it... I think Tom Hardy would be a great Wolverine." Hugh Jackman would be happy to hand over Wolverine's claws and sideburns to the British actor.
Quote: "She said, 'I think this is one of the sexiest characters you've played'. It was a good summer, last year." Playing pirate villain Blackbeard in new movie Pan gave Hugh Jackman's sex life a boost because his wife Deborra-Lee Furness found the role to be a real turn on.
Fact: Salma Hayek and Hugh Jackman will be among the hosts of the upcoming 2015 Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park. The free show, which will feature performances from Pearl Jam, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay, will hit the park on 26 September (15). Stephen Colbert, Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde will also appear as celebrity hosts.
Quote: "I've told his agent he's not allowed to work with Angelina, I'm sure she's lovely!" Hugh Jackman's actress wife Deborra-lee Furness jokes about banning her husband from working with Angelina Jolie.
Tweet: "Go @TheMatildas. Amazing win against Brazil. Good luck for Saturday night!!!!" Hugh Jackman cheers on his native Australian women's soccer team as they plan for a World Cup quarter finals showdown against Japan on Saturday (27Jun15) after beating Brazil in Moncton, Canada on Sunday (21Jun15).
Quote: "She was made fun of when she was a kid in Australia because she stayed in the shade. No one is making fun of her now." Actor Hugh Jackman applauds fellow Aussie Nicole Kidman for taking care of her pale skin and avoiding unnecessary sun exposure. The X-Men star has been diagnosed with skin cancer on three occasions to date, but has successfully undergone surgery to remove the cancerous cells from his face.
Fact: Veteran actor Christopher Walken has added his star power to Hugh Jackman's upcoming biopic about bespectacled British Olympic ski jumper EDDIE 'THE EAGLE' EDWARDS. The Hollywood icon will portray the mentor to Jackman's Chuck Berghorn, a down-and-out American ski expert who helped to train the unlikely sportsman for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada. Kingsman: The Secret Service star Taron Egerton will tackle the role of Edwards. Dexter Fletcher will direct the project, with Matthew Vaughn serving as a producer.
Quote: "I loved this one (look)... because it was three days spent in Disney World with my daughter and her friends for her birthday and I got recognised twice, and one of those times was to be asked for drugs. It was perfect!" Hugh Jackman's bald and bearded look as Pan's pirate character Blackbeard served as a great disguise during a recent family trip to Florida.
Quote: "To this day, I always sign autographs for everyone who comes because I was a fan. I went out, we got a poster and we stood there with everyone else and Al signed everyone's poster." Hugh Jackman insists on making time for fans after scoring Al Pacino's autograph back in 1996 after watching his performance in a Broadway production of Hughie.
Fact: Hugh Jackman showed off his bowling skills on Wednesday (10Sep14) as he joined U.S. Tv presenter Jimmy Fallon in a fun game of Pool Bowling during an appearance on The Tonight Show STARRING Jimmy Fallon. The newly-invented game required the stars to knock bowling balls into the pockets of a giant pool table. The Australian actor struggled and narrowly lost out to the talk show host.
Tweet: "Yes, Mum... it is for a film I'm working on called Pan. I'm playing Blackbeard. Yes, it'll grow back. (Ummm, I hope!)" Hugh Jackman tweets about his new bald-and-bearded look.
Fact: Fans of hit Bbc motoring show Top Gear will be given the chance to test out the racing track previously used by stars such as Tom Cruise and Hugh Jackman. Visitors to the track in Surrey, England have the choice of either completing a lap themselves or being taken for a spin by the show's famous racing driver, known only as The Stig.
Tweet: "At @Wimbledon. Bucket list - check!!!" Actor Hugh Jackman, sporting his new bald head and curled moustache, enjoys a day out at the British tennis championships. The Australian star recently shaved off his hair for his role as pirate Blackbeard in the new Peter Pan prequel, Pan.
Fact: Hugh Jackman has shaved his head bald for his new movie role as pirate Blackbeard in JOE WRIGHT's Peter Pan prequel, Pan. The actor showed off his new look in a photo on Instagram.com on Tuesday (10Jun14), two days after hosting the Tony Awards in New York. The live-action film is expected to be released next year (15).
Quote: "There's the amazing Neil Patrick Harris... He is a legendary four-time Tony (Awards) host, but Angela Lansbury has hosted five times, so Neil is right behind her and I was right behind him, which is still illegal in 13 states... When they announced that I was hosting tonight, Neil very, very generously texted me immediately saying, 'Wow, that's fantastic!' I assume that's what 'Wtf' means." Hugh Jackman opened his fourth stint as Tony Awards host on Sunday night (08Jun14) by poking fun at nominee Neil Patrick Harris.
Quote: "It's taken me about four months of training and I'm pretty confident that no one has ever done this at Radio City Music Hall." Tony Awards host Hugh Jackman teases theatre fans about Sunday night's (08Jun14) prizegiving show in New York.
Tweet: "X-Men: 'X2' (03) #Wolverine suit & 'claws' from my personal collection are being auctioned at @LeonardJoel1919 & proceeds to @FightCancerFdn." Hugh Jackman offers up Wolverine gear for a charity auction.
Quote: "It is actually really cool to watch it with them until you get to the moment where you're naked on screen, and you forgot to warn your almost nine-year-old daughter. And she says, 'Dad, why aren't you wearing any underwear?'" Hugh Jackman was left red-faced while watching a screening of new film X-Men: Days of Future Past with his daughter.
Fact: Actor Hugh Jackman took part in a Memorial Day-themed race on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (21May14), when he and the U.S. late night host rode around the studio on beer coolers attached to power scooters while wearing cans of ale strapped to helmets on their heads. The U.S. holiday, which traditionally launches the start of the summer barbecuing season in America, takes place on Monday (26May14). Following his appearance, Jackman tweeted, "I still wreak (sic) of beer! Dry cleaning bill sent to @jimmyfallon."
Fact: Actor Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-lee Furness, turned the tables on U.S. talk show veteran Barbara Walters in a pre-taped segment on The View on Tuesday (13May14), when they interviewed the 84 year old about her career. During the segment, Jackman sang I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face from the film My Fair Lady after Walters revealed it is her favourite song.
Quote: "Growing up, I don't remember being made to put on sunscreen. I remember being told to wait 30 minutes to pool after eating - that was more important than sunscreen! What was that?" Actor Hugh Jackman doesn't recall ever getting the warning to put on sunscreen while growing up in Australia. He has been urging fans to wear the lotion after he had a growth removed from his nose last week (begs05May14).
Fact: Hugh Jackman looked fighting fit ahead of his big screen turn as Blackbeard the pirate in new movie Pan as he practised his sword-fighting skills in a New York City park earlier this week (begs05May14).
Quote: "We're talking it through. I still am very ambitious for the character. And tonally I feel like we corrected the ship with the last one (film). But I feel we can still go further, in a way... I'm excited to see what we can come up with, but I haven't signed on. I'm genuinely at that point where unless it's better than the last one, I'm not going to do it." Hugh Jackman isn't sure he has another Wolverine movie in him.
Tweet: "A huge loss today. Bob Hoskins. One of my great inspirations was his performance in Mona Lisa, particularly the last scene. A true great!!" Hugh Jackman pays tribute to the British actor, who died on Tuesday (29Apr14).
Fact: Actor Hugh Jackman crashed the live U.S. broadcast of the Tony Award nominations on Tuesday (29Apr14) by interrupting guest presenters Lucy Liu and Jonathan Groff as they were about to read out the shortlist for the Broadway trophies at the Diamond Horseshoe club at New York's Paramount Hotel. The Les Miserables star walked onstage and said, "Hang on, hang on, sorry guys, sorry", before reminding viewers to tune in to the prizegiving on 8 June (14), when he will serve as the event's host for the fourth time. Musical comedy A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder and Neil Patrick Harris' glam rock production of Hedwig and the Angry Itch lead the nominations with 10 and eight nods, respectively.
Tweet: "Love, Prayers & Strength. #BostonStrong #BostonMarathon". Actor Hugh Jackman marks the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing on Tuesday (15Apr14).
Quote: "Michael was particularly enamoured with the video to Blurred Lines... I used to play the song in between takes on the X-Men set. It was a lot of fun. Everyone would go into character and we'd be strutting around. It was identical to the video but we'd be mutants." Hugh Jackman and Michael Fassbender danced around to the Robin Thicke tune dressed as their characters while filming X-Men: Days Of Future Past.
Tweet: "Thanks to my friend @EllenPage . A courageous, inspiring and honest speech. Authenticity is the starting point. As a Father, I thank you." Hugh Jackman salutes actress Ellen Page after she 'came 'out' as a lesbian during an emotional speech at the Human Rights Campaign's Time To Thrive conference in Las Vegas on Friday (14Feb14).
Tweet: "What you read in the NY Post is true. Not sure exactly when, but I'm really excited. A great team for The River... Can't wait to tread the boards again!!! #TheRiver #thegreatwhiteway." Hugh Jackman confirms reports he is returning to Broadway in a production of Jez Butterworth's The River. He stepped down from his involvement in a planned Harry Houdini musical last month (Dec13).
Fact: Hugh Jackman is sporting a new retro hairdo - the actor posted a photo on Twitter.com of his new mullet, which has been cut for his role in Elysium director Neill Blomkamp's film Chappie. Jackman is currently in South Africa shooting the movie.
Quote: "I'm the busiest sleeper on the planet. My wife says about every 15 seconds I kick, run, turn around, like I'm running a marathon." Hugh Jackman likes to fidget in his sleep.
Fact: Actor Hugh Jackman showed off his signature muscles on Thursday (19Sep13), when U.S. Tv show host Jimmy Fallon challenged the X-Men star to an arm wrestling match on LATE NIGHT WITH Jimmy Fallon. During the competition, the two joked about what they would do if they won and Jackman ultimately triumphed over Fallon.
Quote: "That guy is so f**king nice. It annoys me. He is a good man. Not nice always, but good, and I think that is a very important distinction because he's no pushover and I admire him... I consider him a friend and he is a very good man." Jake Gyllenhaal on his Prisoners co-star Hugh Jackman.
Quote: "I've done four movies in a row and (my wife) Deb said, 'You can take a little time off and she is always right,' so that's what I'm doing until Christmas... There's a lot of pick-ups, soccer practices; I'm the assistant coach now." Hugh Jackman has a new role - as a stay-at-home dad in between movies.
Quote: "We were just sitting there, father and son watching the game, and it was silent for like 10 minutes and he looked at me at one point and he goes, 'Dad what does Venus' vagina look like?' He was two or three at the time. So I said to him, 'That's interesting.' So I actually have to thank the Williams sisters for prompting the birds and bees speech, I never would have done it. So I said, 'What is a vagina, do you know what it is?' He said, 'Oh yeah I know. It's Italian pasta from outerspace dad'." Actor Hugh Jackman credits a Venus Williams tennis match with prompting him to have the sex talk with his young son.
Quote: "I put that in for my agent, because he's a massive Springsteen fan. And so, I like that. I'm with him, man. Anyone that loves Springsteen can do whatever they want. I love it." Hugh Jackman added a tribute his his agent in new movie Prisoners by making his character a fan of Bruce Springsteen.
Quote: "I like him all ways: chubby, muscly, skinny. It's like I'm always having affairs. I like him best clean shaven." Hugh Jackman's wife Deborra-lee Furness loves the actor's changing looks because his movie makeovers spice up the couple's love life.
Quote: "I decided, I won't ask her to marry me for six months. Then after four months I thought, 'That's the most ridiculous rule!'" Hugh Jackman fell hard for his now-wife, actress Deborra-lee Furness, after meeting her in 1995 on the set of their Tv drama Correlli. They tied the knot a year later (96).
Quote: "I lived in an aboriginal community, literally hunting with bows and arrows and boomerangs, and thought that I was never going to come back. My father had to convince me to come home and finish college." Hugh Jackman on his Outback adventure in his native Australia when he was 18.
Quote: "I don't get loud. I get really quiet and more intense and my kids know it... My father never shouted. It was way more frightening when he came home and was silent." Hugh Jackman has become an expert at serving up the silent treatment when his kids misbehave.
Quote: "I'm on this 16-8 diet which is all the rage. For 16 hours a day I fast, and for eight hours a day I eat. So, from 10 to six, I eat about 5,000 to 6,000 calories. You burn fat at night, so that's why you fast. So what it does is build lean muscle and you don't grow fat." Hugh Jackman on his latest diet.
Quote: "I'm going to some kind of chicken hell at the end of this. I've literally murdered nations of chickens... I'm not the poster boy for the vegan movement." Hugh Jackman admits he has devoured hundreds of chickens as part of his work-out diet for new movie The Wolverine.
Quote: "I used to love chicken but not so much any more. I ate so much chicken for this movie. At one point I was eating like 4,000 calories a day. It might sound like fun but I can assure you it isn't! We're not talking fun calories here. It's loads of chicken, fish, some steak, steamed vegetables and protein shakes. So I'm off chicken for a while." Hugh Jackman got sick of his 'fowl' diet while trying to bulk up for The Wolverine.
Fact: Hugh Jackman followed a diet suggested to him by Dwayne Johnson as he bulked up to play The Wolverine in the new X-Men spin-off movie. He says, "He (Johnson) told me that if in a six-month period you want to put on 25 pounds of lean muscle and not fat, eat natural and eat 6,000 calories a day."
Quote: "I worked in a gym for three years (and) I weighed 170 pounds... and I was skin and bones. The guys in the locker room used to go, 'Hey skinny! Hey Ana!' They used to call me Ana for anorexic." Hugh Jackman on the days before he became a sizeable Hollywood star.
Quote: "If I'm walking down the street with my family and the 29th person says, 'Hey man, can I get a photo?', for me to say, 'No photos, get f**ked', for the next hour, I'll be thinking I shouldn't have said that." Hollywood star Hugh Jackman can't say no to fans.
Fact: Hollywood star Hugh Jackman proved his good guy credentials on Sunday (26May13) when he helped a vendor set up her stall at the Southampton Village Farmers Market in New York after spotting the woman struggling in the windy weather.
Fact: Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary on Thursday (11Apr13) by enjoying dinner and cocktails at fancy New York City restaurant Eleven Madison Park. The actor posted a picture of the couple at the eaterie on his Twitter.com page with the caption, "Deb & I in the kitchen having a cocktail at 11 Madison Park! What a way to celebrate 17 incredible years of marriage!"
Tweet: "The Oscars were friggin amazing!! Personal highlight groovin to 'All That Jazz' with Hugh Jackman and John Travolta. Life complete." Hollywood newcomer Samantha Barks marked her first Academy Awards on Sunday (24Feb13) by dancing with John Travolta and her Les Miserables co-star Hugh Jackman.
Quote: "He loves having friends and family around. A lot of people in his life are there for a long time. He looks after them and appreciates them." Hugh Jackman insists pal Rupert Murdoch's tough reputation is undeserved.
Fact: Hugh Jackman turned to U.S. self-help guru Tony Robbins to help him cope with fear and anxiety on the set of Les Miserables.
Quote: "I thought it would box me in too much. My natural instinct is to keep as many doors open as possible." Hugh Jackman on why he turned down the chance to play James Bond while producers were looking for a new 007 to replace Pierce Brosnan.
Quote: "Wolverine is being chased by Gladiator. Catwoman gets knocked up and for some ungodly reason goes to see Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter and Borat. Then Wolverine agrees to raise Catwoman's baby, and she goes on to star in Mamma Mia!" Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway try to explain the plot of their movie musical Les Miserables in more modern terms.
Quote: "I think I wanna do maybe a lighter one next time. What about some dancing in the next one?" Actor Hugh Jackman wants to sign up for a happy musical after his turn in the dramatic Les Miserables movie.
Quote: "My parents are English and I have a British passport so I'm a British citizen... I look up to many of those English stars and the English system. I've been there for many years working, and to be recognised there, it really does mean a lot to me. I am very excited to be there and I will be there with bells on." Australian actor Hugh Jackman is convinced his British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nomination for Les Miserables feels extra special because of his links to the U.K.
Quote: "I hadn't planned to listen live to the announcements, but when I got into the car this morning to go to work, the driver had the nominations streaming as they were being broadcast. To be honest, it's very exciting but all a bit surreal, and it hasn't fully sunk in yet." Hugh Jackman was on his way to work on Thursday (10Jan13) when he discovered he was Oscar nominated for his role in Les Miserables.
Quote: "My gosh, I love food. If I wasn't an actor, I could be a completely different body shape right now." Hugh Jackman admits filmmaking keeps him in shape.
Quote: "I gave her a sushi set. She's really into homeware, and she didn't smash them in front of me, so I think she might have actually liked it!" Actor Hugh Jackman on what he gave his wife Deborra Lee-Furness for her 57th birthday earlier this month (08Dec12).
Fact: Hugh Jackman has become the latest star to join the cast of the new X-Men film. The Australian actor will reprise his role as superhero Wolverine in X Men: Days Of Future Past along with his former co-stars Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian MCKellen, and recent additions to the franchise James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender.
Quote: "I probably would do Glee... I have only seen one episode... but I haven't been asked. I've been a bit busy." Actor Hugh Jackman is keen to show off his vocals on the hit Tv musical series.
Quote: "Whenever I hear 'Oscar', I think, 'What's my son done?'" Actor Hugh Jackman's thoughts immediately turn to his young boy when people mention the Academy Awards.
Fact: Hugh Jackman took a road trip through France in an effort to get into character as brooding Frenchman Jean Valjean in Les Miserables.
Quote: "I will just wait. The good thing about Daniel is he's, what, 62 now, isn't he? He's falling apart at the seams. So I just keep telling him, 'I'm ready, whenever you want to let him go, I'm ready'. The good thing is I have also got a British passport." Australian Hugh Jackman, whose parents are both English, jokes about waiting in the wings for Daniel Craig to retire from playing James Bond.
Fact: Hugh Jackman is to be honoured with the 2,487th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Australian hunk will unveil the accolade in front of Madame Tussauds Hollywood on 13 December (12).
Quote: "During rehearsal, these two titans with brilliant voices, Hugh and Russell, are singing. And it's like a shiver on the back of your neck." Actor Eddie Redmayne was intimidated by the vocal prowess of his Les Miserables co-stars Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.
Quote: "All I can echo is the sorrow I feel for the families and the community. It goes beyond acting and any film, it's just a tragedy. I can't comment on (it) any more than as a human being with feelings anyone feels of sorrow for the family." Hugh Jackman reacts to the recent massacre in Colorado which left 12 people dead at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises.
Quote: "It's not a traditional role. It's a stunt double role for myself... The Prime Minister just did a quick audition. She is incredible. If you know of her martial arts background... the movie is set in Japan and she really is very handy with a sword and with a nunchuck.'' Hugh Jackman jokes about offering Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard a role in his latest Wolverine movie.
Quote: "The best is a handwritten card. I don’t know where some of my awards are, but I can tell you exactly where those cards are. I treasure them most. I am pretty spoiled on Father’s Day. I get a lot of home cooking, which is great. My wife is an amazing cook. And my son is actually an amazing cook, too." Hugh Jackman on his Father's Day memories.
Quote: "We start filming in March, and rehearsals (are) at the end of January... I talked to Tom (Hooper, the film's director) about it and he said, 'I want you to be massive like an ox'." Hugh Jackman on his upcoming role in Les Miserables.
Quote: "The line I heard was, 'Wolverine? Who would have thought?' Hugh and I don't pay much heed. It's kind of tragic that these people have nothing better to do than gossip about people they don't know." Hugh Jackman's actress wife Deborra-Lee Furness on rumours her husband is gay.
Quote: "The line I heard was, 'Wolverine? Who would have thought?' Hugh and I don't pay much heed. It's kind of tragic that these people have nothing better to do than gossip about people they don't know." Hugh Jackman's wife Deborra-Lee Furness on rumours her actor husband is gay.
Quote: "I actually wanted to become a model when I was a student and I got rejected. Totally rejected. And I ran into that (model scout) later, after X-Men, and he said, 'Best thing I ever did for you man.'" Hugh Jackman is thankful to have been turned down by a model scout because it prompted him to take up a career in acting.
Tweet: "Deb kicked off adoption awareness week again this week in australia. so proud of all that is going on. Go to NatAdptnAwareWk for more info!" Hugh Jackman applauds his wife Deborra-lee Furness for launching Australia's National Adoption Week (begs07Nov11). The couple has two adopted children, Oscar, 11, and Ava, six.
Quote: "I got a call from my agent saying, 'There's some possible interest in you for Bond, are you interested?' At the time I wasn't. I was about to shoot X-Men 2 and Wolverine had become this thing in my life. But I think every male at some point thinks about playing Bond. So it was not right then but it may be right if it comes back. As an actor you've got to keep taking risks." Hugh Jackman would consider playing superspy James Bond on the big screen if he was offered the chance to audition again.
Tweet: "spent last 4 days with tom hooper and the les mis gang...could not be more pumped!!" Aussie actor Hugh Jackman can't wait to get started on the big screen adaptation of hit musical Les Miserables.
Quote: "My son doesn't want me to be an actor. He keeps asking me to give it up. Although he loved Flushed Away and he says 'they make sequels of every animated movie, that's my favourite movie why don't they make that one?'". Hugh Jackman's son Oscar is eager for the star to quit the movie industry.
Quote: "My mother-in-law saw it, she cried. My wife cried, my kids cried. I didn't cry." Hugh Jackman's new movie Real Steel had an emotional impact on his family.
Fact: Host Ben Stiller thrilled fans by reprising his iconic Zoolander role while performing a sketch during Saturday Night Live's show at the weekend (08Oct11). Hugh Jackman also made a guest appearance dressed as Daniel Radcliffe in Broadway show How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Quote: "When he punches you in the stomach, man, that hurts... The behind-the-scenes camera turned on... and out of the corner of his eye, the red light (went on) and bang! I cried." Hugh Jackman on taking a punch from boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, his trainer for new movie Real Steel.
Quote: "Twice I've signed up for movies like that and both times they've been cancelled two weeks before... Lee Daniels was going to do a film called Selma and I was gonna play (Sheriff Jim) Clark... so I had to put on a whole lotta weight... I put on weight, I did so much research. We went to Italy to put on weight... (and) the film gets cancelled two weeks before. Dammit." Hugh Jackman doesn't have a lot of luck with films in which he's supposed to look out of shape.
Quote: "A buddy of mine has a rule that I installed: No screens during the week. No TV, or computer, or anything like that." Action man Hugh Jackman bans his two kids from watching TV and playing computer games on school days.
Quote: "A movie of my life no one would go to see. I'm very boring. I take the kids to school, have dinner, there's action in my life, but of a different kind. That's why I like to take roles so different than my real life." Hugh Jackman is convinced his biopic would be too dull for the big screen.
Quote: "I have been in plenty of fights, and I'm definitely not always the winner. The last time I was in the U.K. I got in an argument with a guy in a pub about the rugby or something and the next thing I was flat out on my face. Luckily, as an actor most people don't want to punch you in the face." Actor Hugh Jackman has been involved in fistfights.
Quote: "I will be playing a very fat man in Les Miserables. Finally, an excuse to just eat and not work out." Hugh Jackman can't wait to over indulge as he prepares to play Jean Valjean in the latest movie adaptation of the hit musical.
Quote: "I love that movie... I know a couple of people with stammers and it's really not easy to do. I think he did an amazing job in every way, all the emotion he got into it." Hugh Jackman is a fan of Colin Firth's turn as stammering British monarch King George VI.
Fact: Jennifer Aniston threw a lavish bash at New York hotspot The Spotted Pig as part of her 42nd birthday celebrations on Friday night (11Feb11), inviting her JUST GO WITH IT co-star Adam Sandler and pal Hugh Jackman to sample the restaurant's renowned menu.
Quote: "Here's one thing I've learned: Know your limitations. I don't think I'd ever get on a stage with Elton John. That might be the end of my career." Actor/singer Hugh Jackman insists he'd never hit the stage with a superstar.
Quote: "It sounds like fun but boiled chicken breasts at 10.30 in the morning with brown rice and steamed broccoli is not a lot of fun, I can tell you." Hugh Jackman on the bland diet he has to gobble up as he prepares to play X-Men hero Wolverine again in a new movie sequel.
Quote: "My only question is, can he grow mutton chops? Actually, I think people would probably prefer him as a hairless Wolverine than a rather hairy-chested version. Certainly about a billion young girls would." Hugh Jackman picks TWILIGHT hunk Taylor Lautner to play a young Wolverine in the upcoming film X-Men: First Class.
Quote: "We had to kiss 30 or 40 times while filming. That was my only job, kissing Hugh Jackman! Nobody on set gave us any direction, we were just told we were going to kiss. We never talked about how long, short or passionate the kiss had to be. I kept thinking, 'What should I do with my hands while we're kissing? Or my mouth? Is he going to think I'm a good kisser?'" Actress Ana de la Reguera on kissing HUGH JACKMAN for a new Lipton Iced Tea commercial, shot on location in Brazil.
Quote: "Oscar's all, 'I hate the paparazzi!' And my daughter's (excited) like, 'Paparazzi!' I say, 'Go this way.' And she's like, 'Dad, the paparazzi are this (the other) way.'" Actor Hugh Jackman's kids are at odds over how to treat celebrity snappers lurking around their famous dad.
Fact: Hollywood action hero Hugh Jackman wowed late night U.S. TV audiences on Wednesday night (05Jan10) by showing off a hidden talent - fire juggling. The X-MEN ORIGINS: Wolverine star juggled three flaming clubs on The Jay Leno Show, 20 years after he had retired his circus stunt.
Quote: "Between being foreign born, an action star and People's Choice, there's only one thing left for me to do and that's run for the Governor of California, so..." Hugh Jackman joked about following Arnold Schwarzenegger into politics during his Favourite Action Star acceptance speech at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles.
Fact: Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig raised over $7,000 (£4,374) for charity during their Broadway performance of A STEADY RAIN on Tuesday (24Nov09) - by auctioning off the vests they were wearing during the play. The duo also offered to meet audience members backstage and sign autographs, with proceeds going to the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids foundation. It follows a similar stunt last month (Oct09) which raised $4,000 (£2,670).
Quote: "My daughter this morning decided she wanted to be a muffin. I said, 'What flavour?' and she said, 'Chocolate chip.'" Hugh Jackman's four-year-old daughter AVA is dressing as her favourite sweet treat for Halloween on Saturday (31Oct09).
Quote: "Imagine what the audiences were like 400 years ago. Theatres were rowdy old places back then full of drunks and people picking up hookers. It's so funny how everyone is expected to sit so quietly in theatres now and you get shushed if you cough too loudly." Jude Law, currently starring as Hamlet on Broadway, weighs in on Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig's recent on-stage outburst after a fan's phone went off.
Quote: "I liked it. I thought it was pretty amazing, those guys were amazing. Those guys don't need good reviews, they can go as long as they want." Woody Harrelson can't understand why Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig's new Broadway play A STEADY RAIN has received less-than-positive reviews.
Quote: "We've had a couple of instances. A girl in the front row was taking pictures and filming but she got nabbed (caught)." Actor Jude Law sympathises with fellow Broadway performers Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig after a recent showing of their play A STEADY RAIN was interrupted by the ringing of an audience member's cell phone. Law is currently starring in a New York production of HAMLET.
Quote: "It would be absolutely intolerable, so, no, I don't want either of those guys to three-peat." Matt Damon hopes his Ocean's Eleven co-stars Brad Pitt and George Clooney don't win People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive award for a third time. Damon was knocked from the top hunk spot earlier this year (09) by Hugh Jackman.
Quote: "First of all, you gotta run them around before the bath. Play a game of hide and seek or wrestle or muck around. Then they're exhausted. Then we all fall asleep on the bed!" Action man Hugh Jackman reveals his secrets to successfully putting his children to bed.
Quote: "I'm running for Sexiest Man Alive again! I'm starting my campaigning any minute now. In fact, I'm going to start right now." Hugh Jackman is determined to retain his prestigious title for a second year.
Fact: X-MEN ORIGINS: Wolverine star Hugh Jackman met soccer superhero RONALDO in Brazil on Tuesday (05May09). Hollywood hunk Jackman gave the sports star his own Wolverine T-shirt, while Ronaldo presented the actor with a Corinthians team jersey, personalised with the letter 'X'.
Quote: "I wanted people to be uncomfortable watching him... I wanted them to go, 'OK, this guys dangerous'. It is a little creepy... Thats what my wife says; she was like, 'Hugh, this is kind of ridiculous. Im not sure who you are right now. Now, get into bed.'" Hugh Jackman admits bulking up for X-MEN ORIGINS: Wolverine spiced up his sex life.
Quote: "Nic and I are genuinely good friends. In fact, Nic and my wife shared a house together when Nicole first came to Hollywood. So we all know a lot about each other. We could ruin each other's career." Hugh Jackman on his friendship with AUSTRALIA co-star Nicole Kidman.
Quote: "(I have ) four sets: plastic, wood, aluminium and metal. One time I forgot that I was wearing the metal ones and tried to scratch myself. I got a puncture wound in my leg which didn't heal for weeks." Hugh Jackman on the claws he wears as X-Men superhero Wolverine.
Quote: "At night she falls asleep instantly, sometimes in mid-conversation. Shes fallen asleep during every movie Ive ever done. At one premiere, this big-time producer... growled down the row to me, 'Wake your wife up!'" Hugh Jackman on his wife DEBORRA LEE-FURNESS' sleeping patterns.
Quote: "This guy came over with sandbags and I'm pretty sure (for) a couple of those shots I was standing with sandbags in my hands - which are very heavy and pump your arms up quite a lot... They might have even erased the sandbags and put the claws right in there." Action hero Hugh Jackman reveals the secret to pumping up his muscular physique for movie posters promoting X-MEN ORIGINS: Wolverine.
Quote: "I went to my school's 10 metre diving board and for a month I just jumped off of it. I just kept jumping and jumping until I was no longer scared." Australian actor Hugh Jackman reveals how he finally conquered his childhood fear of heights.
Quote: "There will be a time when I'm on the, 'Oh, my God, look what happened to him' list, or the, 'He was once the sexiest man alive?' list. You can't take yourself too seriously." Hugh Jackman isn't fazed by his Sexiest Man Alive title, bestowed on him by America's People magazine.
Quote: "She gets very annoyed. She says, 'A husband's job is to be fat and flabby and make me look fabulous.' She said I wasn't living up to my end of the bargain." Hugh Jackman's wife Deborra-lee Furness is one of the few women unimpressed with the actor's hunky body.
Fact: Hugh Jackman has shot a new Got Milk? ad for the American Dairy Council - as his movie superhero Wolverine. The actor sports a 'milk moustache' on his top lip while posing as the gruff tough guy, sporting his character's famous steel claws.
Quote: "She doesn't have an ounce of jealousy and there is no competition between us. I have always been romantic and I love her more every day. Hugh Jackman on his love for actress wife DEBORRA-LEE FURNESS
Quote: "I was talking to the director the other day and he goes, 'I've got a little present for you. I've cut a little bit of footage of your willy and I've put it in a bag so you can keep it'." Actor Hugh Jackman left nothing to the imagination when filming new movie X-MEN ORIGINS: Wolverine.
Quote: "I'm not really worried. Probably too many skinny-dipping parties as a young man. Sometimes there can be so much effort when people put on a sock and tape it up here and there. I know they can't have my willy in shot so I just figure, what the hell?" Actor Hugh Jackman is happy to get naked on-screen.
Quote: "I would just bang my head against the metal locker at school - we had head-butting competitions to see who could buckle the metal." Hugh Jackman on his troubled high school days.
Quote: "I still go into a five-star hotel and jump up and down on the bed. And when I go into a plane and turn left into first class, I go, 'Woo hoo!'" Hugh Jackman is still delighted at the perks of being a movie star.
Fact: Hugh Jackman and Ozzy Osbourne are set go head to head at the second annual Australia versus England Hollywood Ashes cricket match in May (09). A host of other celebrities and cricket legends are also expected to take part in the special Twenty20 game at Los Angeles' Woodley Cricket Field.
Quote: "I was a big hit with a lady from New Jersey. Midshow she suddenly hollers out, 'I want to bite your a**.' Calling their bluff usually silences them so I asked for a light to be put on this woman who ran right to the edge of the stage. I hung my butt out over the orchestra, and she bit away." Australian actor Hugh Jackman on his most awkward moment on stage in Broadway production THE BOY FROM OZ.
Quote: "There's so many... I'd have to say being in Hugh Jackman's arms and him carrying me on stage!" Anne Hathaway on her favourite moment of the Academy Awards on Sunday (22Feb09). The actress joined the X-Men star on stage for a song and dance number as part of the night's musical entertainment.
Quote: "Looking in the front row and seeing Jack Nicholson." Hugh Jackman tells U.S. broadcaster Barbara Walters spotting notorious awards show heckler JACK NICHOLSON at the forthcoming ceremony (22Feb08) would make him really nervous.
Fact: WILL.I.AM has collaborated with Australian photographer RUSSELL JAMES to produce a viral music video featuring Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman, Australian Prime Minister KEVIN RUDD and James' iconic images of Aborigines. The promo will debut on the dipdive.com website.
Quote: "I will be making sure that every person in the Kodak Theatre has a copy of the magazine... I will be signing some of them. Jack Nicholson wants his signed. His agent got in touch with me. He's got one at home. He wanted a wallet-sized picture as well, which I thought was a little weird." Academy Awards host Hugh Jackman jokes about handing out copies of his Sexiest Man Alive People magazine cover to his peers at the Oscars.
Quote: "I love the Oscars, but there's no doubt they're too long... There are always 24 awards, and that will be no different this year. But it's going to be considerably shorter - your TIVo (recordable TV) should be able to handle the recording of it." Oscars host Hugh Jackman plans to make sure the 2009 Academy Awards telecast doesn't overrun.
Quote: "When I have a party, the first thing I do is give guests a shot glass of vodka or something. Now, I can't do that for all 6,000 people at the Kodak Theatre, but I'll be trying to do it in spirit... The Oscars have to be more show than business." Oscars host Hugh Jackman plans to have a party at the Academy Awards.
Quote: "I just won't say anything; I'm just gonna stand there... for three or four hours." Hugh Jackman jokes about his Oscar hosting plans.
Fact: Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is searching for a star to play Roman general Marc Antony in his new CLEOPATRA musical - after Hugh Jackman quit because of scheduling problems. Catherine Zeta-Jones will play Cleopatra in the 3-D live action film.
Quote: "I like HUGH. I know him so well. When you know someone very well, you don't see their beauty, you see their lovely personality. I'm not deeply physically attracted to him." Dame Edna Everage tells Eonline.com she's not smitten with People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, Hugh Jackman.
Quote: "Our version (of the Cleopatra story) will be like an Elvis musical in 3D. It's a total rock 'n' roll, 1966 aesthetic - like Viva Las Vegas meets Tommy." Director Steven Soderbergh plans to channel rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley for his $30 million (GBP20.5 million) new 3D musical CLEO, featuring Catherine Zeta-Jones as the Egyptian queen and Hugh Jackman as her lover, Marc Anthony.
Quote: "I'm the most romantic man in the world." Australian actor Hugh Jackman always looks after the ladies.
Quote: "I wanted the fight scenes to be a bit more brutal. I want people to wince more. These are people with extraordinary powers, but I wanted to see the hurt, too." Actor Hugh Jackman was desperate for more action and terror in his upcoming film X-MEN ORIGINS: Wolverine
Quote: "Most of the time she was making out with Keith (URBAN) while we were on the set." Actor Hugh Jackman was far from surprised when his AUSTRALIA co-star Nicole Kidman fell pregnant during shooting.
Quote: "Keith is my sexiest man alive. He is the man I love and everything is sexy about him." Hollywood star Nicole Kidman disagrees with People Magazine editors crowning her AUSTRALIA co-star Hugh Jackman as the Sexiest Man Alive, insisting her country singer husband Keith Urban would get her vote.
Quote: "I'm a kicker in bed. My wife says every 17 seconds I kick." People magazine's new Sexiest Man Alive Hugh Jackman insists he's not a great sleeping partner.
Quote: "The thing that is so appealing about him is his ability to love. If a man really loves his wife and you can tell, that's very appealing.There are very few people in cinema now that can love a woman and I was on the receiving end of that on screen." Nicole Kidman isn't surprised her AUSTRALIA co-star Hugh Jackman has just been named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 2008.
Quote: "When I was younger, I had chicken legs. My nickname was Sticks." Sexiest Man Alive Hugh Jackman insists he hasn't always been so hunky.
Quote: "I would very slowly put my legs out of the bed at 4am and have a pre-made egg drink by the bed. I would shake it about three times then go back to sleep. It was not a good look." Hugh Jackman on bulking up for his role in new spin-off movie X-MEN ORIGINS: Wolverine.
Fact: AUSTRALIA co-stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman will team up to present a top prize at the CMA Awards on Wednesday (12Nov08). Kidman is married to country star Keith Urban, who is nominated for Entertainer of The Year and Male Vocalist of The Year.
Quote: "I had to ride through Central Park with Meg Ryan doubling with me on my horse, grabbing hold of my back. And the producer made it pretty clear to me that he didn't mind if I fell off, but if she fell off, I'd be in really big trouble." Hugh Jackman on working with a movie superstar in KATE + LEOPOLD.
Fact: Catherine Zeta-Jones and Hugh Jackman will be among the song and dance stars who'll take part in the third annual A Fine Romance fundraiser to benefit the Motion Picture + Television Fund. The two stars will be among celebrities performing classic tunes from stage musicals at the 20 October (07) benefit in Los Angeles.
Quote: "Hugh Jackman can sing and dance for real and actually Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are all very good singers, so X-Men 4 could be THE MUSICAL." X-MEN star James Marsden hopes to follow his HAIRSPRAY success with another quirky movie musical.
Quote: "I have a huge bonus going to my agent this year. His Christmas bonus is going to be massive." Hugh Jackman plans to be extra generous to his agent this Christmas after landing him great roles opposite sexy Scarlett Johansson in SCOOP and THE PRESTIGE.
Quote: "It was a nude love-making scene, it's the sexiest thing you've ever seen in your life. It actually may get cut from the final film but perhaps it'll be on the DVD." Hugh Jackman reveals his raunchy swimming pool sex scene with British actor Sanjeev Bhaskar in Woody Allen's SCOOP may have an afterlife on disc.
Quote: "I think I lost, someone measured, three pounds (1.4 kilograms) a show. I'm going to do an infomercial called The Broadway Diet. Singing in public is a great way to lose weight!" Hugh Jackman didn't have to worry about putting on weight while starring in THE BOY FROM OZ on the New York City stage.
Quote: "I've lost three wedding bands. All three have ended up in oceans. I seem to lose them swimming." Hugh Jackman can't keep his wedding ring on his finger.
Quote: "I had to shave every little bit of me. Well, not every little bit. I wasn't having Brazilians or anything!" Hugh Jackman on how he had to shave all this body hair for his new film THE FOUNTAIN.
Quote: "After I sang, KEITH (URBAN) sang a song to NICOLE (KIDMAN) and there was not a dry eye in the house... I thought, 'I'm really glad I sang first because I wouldn't want to follow Keith Urban at his own wedding.'" Hugh Jackman is relieved he sang before country star Urban at his recent wedding in Sydney, Australia.
Fact: X-Men heroes Hugh Jackman and James Marsden beat the boredom of hours in the make-up trailer on the set of X-MEN: THE LAST STAND by singing duets to the themes of their young kids' favourite TV shows.
Fact: Hugh Jackman took daily yoga sessions for 12 months in order to hold a lotus position underwater in new movie THE FOUNTAIN.
Fact: Actor Hugh Jackman will receive ShoWest's Male Star of the Year Award on Thursday (16MAR06) at the Las Vegas convention of movie-theater owners. Jackman's next project will be reprising his role as Wolverine in X-Men:THE LAST STAND, the third film in the series.