There is possibly nothing that this actor can’t do
An Australian actor, singer, and producer, Hugh Michael Jackman, is more popularly known as the Wolverine or Logan from the X-Men film series – a role for which he holds the Guinness World Record for ‘longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero’. While being a superhero shot him to fame, Jackman is popular for essaying varied roles across genres of drama, comedy, action, romance, and fantasy. Since 1994, from the time the actor when first appeared on the TV show Law of the Land to his movie debut Paperback Hero, in 1999, Jackman has come a long way. Today he is one of the most prominent actors of the Hollywood film industry. Here we take a look at a few of his must-watch films.
In this Christopher Nolan’s underrated drama-mystery, Jackman plays a magician who is battling to pull off the ultimate illusion in a competitive rivalry opposite Christian Bale. The story picks up with the two magicians being forced to sacrifice nearly everything under their competitive need to be the best than the other. Jackman’s capturing of the emotions of his journeyed character brings humanity to the story.
Writer and director Stephen Sommers trace the story of a Dracula from the monster hunter’s point of view. Jackman’s character of Gabriel Van Helsing is basically a vampire hunter and a mercenary for the Roman Catholic Church. The story begins as he is set on his latest assignment, which is to track down and kill Dracula. The film puts to display Jackman’s action-hero muscles but remains as lesser-known critically.
Kate And Leopold
This director James Mangold’s film was Jackman’s foray into rom-coms. Essaying the role of His Grace Leopold Alexis Elijah Walker Gareth Thomas Mountbatten, 3rd Duke of Albany, the actor puts an impeccable display of royal attitude in this time-travel story. Playing the 19th-century royal, Jackman is transported to the 21st century where he falls for a cynical career woman played by Meg Ryan. The actor even received his first Golden Globe nomination as Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical for this role.
By Denis Villeneuve, this 2013 film starred Jackman alongside Jake Gyllenhaal among a plethora of other stars. With a captivating performance at the forefront, essaying the role of Keller Dover, who takes matters in his own hands after his daughter go missing, Jackman’s character shows a gradual transition of a decent man being driven to vengeful violence when the ones they love disappear in the cold, quiet air.
Few other are X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Wolverine among others.