Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor and singer. Beginning in theatre and television, he landed his breakthrough role as Wolverine / Logan in the X-Men film series (2000–2017), a tenure that earned him the Guinness World Record for "longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero". Aside from X-Men, Jackman has headlined films in various genres during his career, including the romantic comedy Kate & Leopold (2001), the action-horror Van Helsing (2004), the drama The Prestige (2006), the fantasy drama The Fountain (2006), the animated film Flushed Away (2006), the period romance Australia (2008), the epic musical Les Misérables (2012), the animated fantasy Rise of the Guardians (2012), the thriller Prisoners (2013), the musical The Greatest Showman (2017) and the animated comedy Missing Link (2019). As Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, Jackman was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and for The Greatest Showman, he received a Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album. On Broadway, Jackman won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role in The Boy from Oz. A four-time host of the Tony Awards, he won an Emmy Award for hosting the 2005 ceremony. He also hosted the 81st Academy Awards in 2009. Jackman was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours for services to performing arts and to the global community.
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