He can sing, He can dance. He can juggle. And he is hot, hot, hot. He is our ‘most loveable celebrity in Hollywood’, Hugh Jackman.
‘Hollywood’s friendliest man’ Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) recently made headlines when he laid his social media feud with fellow superhero Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) to rest.
In an attempt to promote each other’s businesses, Jackman’s Laughing Man Coffee and Reynolds’ Aviation Gin, they both decided to make advertisements for the other’s brand.
The result however, was not quite what Reynolds had in mind.
Needless to say, the video went viral minutes after it was released. And not for all the reasons that the two heroes had hoped. But it slowly became one of the most watched videos on social media featuring either of the two actors.
The multi-talented Hugh Jackman
Native Australian Hugh Jackman did not exactly enter Hollywood in the traditional sense.
Though he started his career in Australia by joining the cast of one of the most popular television shows there, Corelli. The show only lasted one season, but Jackman met his future wife Deborra Lee-Furness on the sets of the show. “Meeting my wife was the greatest thing to come out of it,” he said.
From television Jackman went on to join theater. It was there that he landed two of his most iconic roles: Gaston in Beauty and the Beast and Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard.
He then went on to join the Royal Theater London by 1998 and was nominated for the Olivier Award for his performance in ‘Oklahoma’ at London’s West End.
He went on to do the musical of the same play. The performance has been recorded and screened in multiple countries.
Hugh Jackman is changing the world, one cuppa at a time
Our favourite mutant is trying to use his superpowers to save the world with one drink at a time.
A few years ago, Jackman started a fair trade coffee company ‘Laughing Man Coffee’ that provides fair trade to coffee farmers and tries to support them.
“It struck me that doing a social business was probably the best way to use the profile of someone in my position,” he said.
When he started the business with a friend, Jackman put up half the costs and now donates all of his profits to the Laughing Man Foundation that he set up.
Last year alone, the charity had 100 projects, including building irrigation systems, sending 40 students to college and paying for roofs, floors and other home improvements.
“We wanted to work out how could we create a business model where we actually were giving back to the growers and the communities that bring us the beans that we drink every day,” he told a leading daily.
When Hugh Jackman hung up his Wolverine claws
One of Jackman’s most iconic roles was that of Wolverine in the X-Men franchise for Fox Pictures.
Jackman first picked up the claws back in 2000 for Bryan Singer’s first X Men movie. The movie was a runaway success and established Jackman as a notable Hollywood actors who was in equal parts a great actor and extremely droolworthy.
After 18 long years and eight appearances later, Hugh Jackman decided to hang up his trusted leather jacket and claws he donned for the X-Men in 2018.
His final appearance in Logan, his bittersweet ode to the role, is the most talked about film in the X-Men universe to be made.
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