TRIVIAS

 

# Is holding an open casting call to find a 10-14 year old boy to play his son in REAL STEEL. (February 2010)
# Jackman and Daniel Craig made history at the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS 21st 'Annual Gypsy of the Year' Competition as their two-man show A Steady Rain raised over $1.5 million with an auction of their shirts and six weeks worth of backstage visits for photo-ops with fans. (December 2009)
# Has signed on to play a former boxer who launches a new career as a promoter of battling robots in REAL STEEL. (November 2009)
# Said he can't wait to lose his Sexiest Man Alive title so he can stop looking after himself. (November 2009)
# Jackman, who hosted the 2009 Academy Awards to great acclaim, will not return as host of the 2010 Oscars. He does not want to oversee the event for two years in a row. (November 2009)
# Says he has a happy marriage because he has date nights.
# A Steady Rain,' the new Broadway play starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig as two Chicago cops who offer differing accounts of a dramatic, life-changing event, has set a Broadway record for the highest weekly ticket sales of a non-musical play, raking in $1,167,954 for the week ending September 20, 2009.
# Stopped performing in the middle of Broadway play 'A Steady Rain' to tell off an audience member whose mobile phone started ringing.
# Is set to play American showman P.T. Barnum – famed for creating the first three-ringed circus - in THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH, an original contemporary song-and-dance movie. (August 2009)
# Was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. (2009)
# Jackman and Daniel Craig are set to star in Keith Huff's play A Steady Rain on Broadway this fall. (May 2009)
# Bought 800 fans who had camped out overnight to check out X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE premiere in Tempe, Arizona, 67 trays of bagels, muffins and croissants and 80 gallons of coffee from the Paradise Cafe. The total cost was $4,308.87. (April 27, 2009)
# Wanted to be a dancer when he was a child, but gave up the hobby when his older brother accused him of being gay.
# Keeps film footage of him naked locked in a safe. JAckman exposed himself several times while filming a particular scene for X-Men Origins: Wolverine. None of the takes could be used in the final cut, as the film has a PG13 rating. (2009)
# Said his eight-year-old son Oscar loves pointing out ''hot chicks'' when they are out.
# Has been persistently rumored to be homosexual since he played Australian musician Peter Allen in camp musical The Boy From Oz in 2003. But Hugh is reluctant to refute the allegations because he feels it encourages a derogatory view of homosexuality.
# Was honored at a ceremony outside Grauman's Chinese Theater, where his hand and footprints were immortalised in cement. (April 21, 2009)
# Accidentally stabbed a stuntwoman with his X-MEN character's metal talons, during his first outing as superhero Wolverine in X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE. (2009)
# Says he is rarely recognized by fans - and often has to convince people he really is a famous actor by showing them his driving license.
# Pledged $100,000 to the favorite charity of one of his followers on Twitter, provoking thousands of responses from charities and individuals worldwide. (April 2009)
# Appears as his big screen alter-ego Wolverine and dons a milk moustache in a new ad in the Body By Milk campaign. (April 2009)
# His wife turned down a night on the town with Mick Jagger to be with him in their courting days.
# Made a fan faint when he gave her surprise kiss on her neck after he discovered she wasn't allowed to leave her post (she works as a switchboard operator for The Tonight Show) to meet him when he appeared on the show.
# His sister Sonya banned him from using her husband Richard as his stunt double after he broke his brother-in-law's leg, wrist and nose on set.
# Dancing With The Stars host Samantha Harris has told People that she wants Jackman to sign up for the next season of the popular show. (January 2009)
# Says he is frightened by how much he loves his children.
# Fainted on the first day of filming AUSTRALIA (2008) due to the extreme heat.
# Has been named by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as the host of the 81st annual Academy Awards ceremony, scheduled for Feb. 22 at Kodak Theater in Hollywood. (December 12, 2008)
# After he took his his children to live on set while making AUSTRALIA, his son said Hugh has the most boring job in the world. (2008)
# Says his wife gets turned on when he wears a white suit. (December 2008)
# Has been presented with Australian magazine's GQ Man of the Year award. (November 2008)
# Vows to quit his role in the X-Men franchise if viewers aren't impressed by his spin-off movie X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE. (November 2008)
# Said he used to go to gay clubs - to hit on drunk women who were sick of heterosexual guys hitting on them.
# Is reportedly to star in a Broadway musical as magic man Harry Houdini. (November 2008)
# Jokes that George Clooney rang him and was furious over his Sexiest Man Alive title win. (2008)
# People magazine's 2008 Sexiest Man Alive.
# Wanted to be a minister when he was younger.
# Has given Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds his blessing to get married. He admits he is protective of Scarlett after starring alongside her in SCOOP and THE PRESTIGE. (April 2008)
# Jackman and Marc Guggenheim joined forces with Virgin Comics to start developing an original comic book series entitled Nowhere Man, which will be designed from the very beginning to take the leap on the big screen with Jackman starring. (March 25, 2008)
# His musical TV drama Viva Laughlin was cancelled after just two episodes due to low ratings. (October 23, 2007)
# Is homesick for Australia, despite being one of Hollywood's most sought-after actors. (October 24, 2006)
# A pair of old jeans owned by Jackman were sold at a fundraising auction for $22,476, more than double the amount paid for Nicole Kidman's denim duds. (July 22, 2006)
# Is sad that all the muscle he put on for his role as Wolverine in the X-MEN movies is quickly dropping off as he prepares for his next role IN musical project The Boy From Oz. (July 7, 2006)
# Had to shave off all of the hair on his head and chest for scenes in the last third of the movie THE FOUNTAIN (2006).
# Frequently gets offered roles based on comic books. He was offered THE PUNISHER (2004), DAREDEVIL (2003), HULK (2003), IRON MAN (2008), Mr. Fantastic in FANTASTIC FOUR (2005) and as Jonathan Kent in SUPERMAN RETURNS (2006).
# His stunt double for VAN HELSING (2004) and X-MEN: THE LAST STAND (2006) was Richard Bradshaw, his brother-in-law (sister's husband).
# Has started his own movie production company, Seed Productions, with his friend John Palermo. The first films they will be producing with this company are X-MEN: THE LAST STAND (2006) and the Wolverine spin-off.
# Has starred in four movies with Halle Berry: X-MEN (2000), SWORDFISH (2001), X2 (2003), and X-MEN: THE LAST STAND (2006).
# Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2005 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was listed as a suggestion in the Worst Actor category for his performance in the film VAN HELSING (2004). However, he did not receive a nomination.
# Won Broadway's 2004 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for his portrayal of Australian singer/songwriter Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz. Jackman also served as host for the televised ceremony for the American Theatre Wing's annual Antoinette Perry (aka Tony) Awards in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
# Was offered the role of Captain William Gordon in THE RISING: BALLAD OF MANGAL PANDEY (2005).
# Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness have adopted a second child, a baby girl named Ava Eliot. (July 28, 2005)
# According to British bookmakers, Jackman is the most likely actor to become the next James Bond. (January 19, 2005)
# Due to his committment to VAN HELSING (2004), had to decline the offer to play Frank Castle in THE PUNISHER (2004). Both films ended up receiving a BOMB rating from film critic Leonard Maltin.
# In the X-MEN movies, he plays Wolverine; in VAN HELSING (2004), he goes after a monster called The Wolfman.
# Named Best Actor in a Musical by Drama Desk in New York for his portrayal of Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz (April 2004).
# While filming VAN HELSING (2004), he accidentally broke an extra's hand.
# Chosen as one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World 5 years in a row, 2000-2004.
# Russell Crowe, George Clooney, Tom Hanks and Hugh Jackman battled for the lead role in movie adaptation of best-seller The Da Vinci Code. Hanks won. (2004)
# Treated himself to a new pair of contact lenses in time for 2004 Tony Awards because he struggled to read the TelePrompTer in the previous year.
# Named 'Favorite to play the next James Bond' by People Magazine (2004)
# Accidentally broke an extra's hand on the set of VAN HELSING.
# Was a favorite to take over from Pierce Brosnan as the next James Bond. (October 27, 2003)
# Jackman is learning to play the piano to wow audiences in his Broadway debut, The Boy From Oz, as flamboyant performer Peter Allen this autumn. (August 22, 2003)
# Was the host of the 2003 Tony Awards show
# Was nominated for an Olivier Award in 1998 as Curly in the Royal National Theatre's Oklahoma.
# He met wife while co-starring in the Australian TV series CORELLI (1995)
# Had to take stunt driving classes to prepare for his role in SWORDFISH (2001).
# He was voted one of The 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People magazine. (2001)
# He admitted after X-MEN (2000) that it was difficult to summon up the rage and darkness necessary for the character of Logan/Wolverine and it took weeks of work with Bryan Singer to find the right tone for the character. After that, however, it was relatively easy for him to play the angry character.
# He was a last-minute addition to the X-MEN (2000) cast. Dougray Scott was originally cast as Wolverine, but MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II (2000) required two extra months of shooting.
# He was voted one of The 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People magazine. (2000)
# He was one of the presenters at the 2002 Academy Awards, but says he'll think twice about attending again.
# Was deserted by his mother when he was just eight, and now she is overcome by guilt each time she sees him on screen.
# Nearly revealed more than he intended to co-star Ashley Judd on the set of SOMEONE LIKE YOU... (2001), when an underwear scene became a little too intimate.
# He had to take stunt driving classes to prepare for his role in SWORDFISH (2001).
# He had to undergo training from a hand-to-hand combat specialist to learn how to handle the Wolverine claws, as he kept stabbing himself.
# Took cold showers to help him create the character Wolverine's trademark berserk rage in X-MEN (2000).
# You can see a glimpse of his butt cheek in SOMEONE LIKE YOU... (2001). When Ashly Judd meets one of his sleepover girls at the bathroom door then she walks into his room and there is a shot of him on the bed with the sheet off!
# For Sunset Boulevard (as Joe Gillis), he won a Variety Club, a Mo and a Green Room Award as best male actor in a musical. He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award in 1998 as Curly in the Royal National Theatre's Oklahoma!.
# He sang People Will Say We're in Love from Oklahoma! with Shirley Jones, when they reprised their respective roles of Curly and Laurie, at the opening of Fox Studios in Sydney.
# According to the comic books, Wolverine stands 5-feet-3-inches in height. Jackman, who plays Wolverine, stands a whole foot taller than his character.
# He was nominated for a 1999 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for the 1998 season for Best Actor in a Musical for his role in Oklahoma.
# Before attending WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts), he did a year acting program called The Journey at the Actors Centre in Sydney
# His parents separated when he was 8. His mother then moved to England, leaving his father to raise him and his four siblings by himself in Australia.