Australian Actors Who’ve Made Hollywood Their Own!


Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

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The powerful Wolverine has his roots in Australia. You would’ve notice his Aussie accent once in a while slippin’ in on stage!

Hugh Jackman was born in Sydney to English parents. He graduated in 1991 with a BA in Communications from University of Technology, Sydney. He also took up drama courses for added credits. During the following years, Jackman did stage, musicals and television.

His first international breakthrough came when he performed in Oklahoma! at the Royal National Theater, London. This performance immediately put him in the spotlight. He was first cast as Wolverine in 2000 in the X-Men series.

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