Hugh Jackman Movies: The Best of the Australian Actor

Many people are familiar with Hugh Jackman as a superhero actor. But the Australian has made even more films, which we would like to present to you here.

Born in Sydney in 1968, Hugh Jackman was initially involved in sports such as cricket, rugby and swimming at a young age. In addition, he participated in school performances, which led him to an acting course while still studying communications. Although the Australian-born actor turned down an engagement for the popular daily soap “Neighbours”, after completing his acting training in 1994 he took on the role of a prisoner in the TV series “Correlli”. The actor made his screen debut in the comedy “Trucker with a Heart”, and his international breakthrough came in the role of a popular comic superhero. You can find out which other films Hugh Jackman has made in our short list of the best.

“X-Men” (2000)

As humans with genetic mutations, the X-Men have special abilities. Cyclops (James Marsden) can shoot energy beams with his eyes, Rogue (Anna Paquin) absorbs body energy from others, Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) masters telekinesis and Storm (Halle Berry) manipulates the weather. Under Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), they use their powers for good. Jackman embodies the metal-clawed Wolverine in the comic adaptation.

“Someone like You” (2001)

Jane Goodale (Ashley Judd) is a successful talk show host and happily involved with her producer Ray Brown (Greg Kinnear). Actually, they want to move into an apartment together, but Ray breaks up with her. Since Jane has terminated her tenancy, she gets Eddie (Hugh Jackman) as a lodger – and starts researching men’s behavior. Jackman shows that he also enjoys comedic material.

“Swordfish” (2001)

Actually, hacker Stanley Jobson (Hugh Jackman) was sentenced never to work with computers again. But when he is blackmailed by gangster boss Gabriel Shear (John Travolta), he has to sit down at the keys again after all. In order to be able to see his daughter, Jobson wants to pay the lawyers with his share of ten million US dollars. Jackman proves here that he is also a suitable cast member in action thrillers.

“The Prestige” (2006)

At the end of the 19th century, magicians Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) and Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) are in competition for the favor of the public. Angier’s wife Julia (Piper Perabo) works for Borden and dies during one of his risky tricks. The men become bitter adversaries, fighting each other by means of magic. Jackman and Bale shine together with a very special chemistry.

“The Fountain” (2006)

Izzy (Rachel Weisz) is terminally ill and wants her husband Tom (Hugh Jackman) to finish her novel. Tom recognizes parallels with the character of the Spanish conquistador Tomás, who in 1535 is supposed to find a magic tree to save Queen Isabel. But the road ahead is rocky. Jackman is a convincing character actor in Darren Aronofsky’s grandiose drama – and in a double role.

“Australia” (2008)

Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman) follows her husband to Australia in 1939, suspecting he is having an affair. But when she arrives, she finds only his body – and everything points to murder. As the heiress to the cattle ranch there, she seeks help from Drover (Hugh Jackman), a drover. But at the outbreak of World War II, the pair goes on the run. Jackman also shows qualities as a character actor in this historical melodrama.

“The Greatest Showman” (2017)

To feed his family, P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) implements a crazy plan: He creates a circus with talented dancers, acrobats and artists and mixes that with a curiosity cabinet. But the show is not only met with approval – because parts of society protest against the novel entertainment. Jackman was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in the biopic.

“The Front Runner” (2018)

In 1988, U.S. Senator Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman) of Colorado emerges as the clear frontrunner for the presidential race. But the married politician’s rise is abruptly thwarted when his affair with young Donna Rice (Sara Paxton) comes to light. A disaster for his career and his private life. Jackman proves once again in this biopic that he has a talent for portraying real personalities.

“Reminiscence” (2021)

Private detective Nick Bannister (Hugh Jackman) specializes in recovering the memories of his clients. By means of appropriate equipment, he enters the minds of his clients. When Nick is visited by the beautiful Mae (Rebecca Ferguson), he uncovers a conspiracy. Jackman is convincing in this dystopian sci-fi thriller as a gritty investigator who seeks the truth.