Actor | Ambassador
After Dinner | Inspirational | Acting
A stage and screen actor of remarkable versatility, Australian Hugh Jackman had the unusual honor of being named one of People magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive,” while also maintaining fandom among legions of comic book enthusiast by portraying the muscular superhero, Wolverine, in the X-Men film series. Audiences swooned over him in Baz Luhrman’s sweeping period drama Australia (2008), and honored him with a Tony Award for his portrayal of ostentatious songwriter Peter Allen in the Broadway musical,The Boy from Oz. To top it all, he was asked to host the 81st Academy Awards on February 22, 2009, the most entertaining Oscar show for years, largely due to Jackman’s wit and showmanship. Such a diverse following is testament to Hugh Jackman’s unaffected charm, leading man good looks, and classical stage training that equipped him to alternate between great displays of theatricality and the calculated reserve of his dramatic roles.