Tag: Hugh Jackman

Watch: Dafne Keen’s ‘Logan’ Screen Test

Just check out the intensity in her face as she goes toe-to-toe with Hugh Jackman.

The Business of Broadway: ‘Love Letters’ is Experiencing the Ups and Downs of Star Casting

The common thought with Broadway plays today is that stars sell the tickets — after all, at the moment Glenn Close and John Lithgow (A Delicate Balance), Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane (It’s Only a Play), Bradley Cooper (The Elephant Man), and Hugh Jackman (The River) are all performing on New York stages in front of packed houses. But what if a production can’t get a star to commit to several months on a Broadway stage? Producers all over Manhattan are likely curious how Love Letters, which opened in September and features nine big-name stars playing the play’s two roles ... Read more

Hugh Jackman on ‘The River’ and Staying “Sharp” By Doing Theater

What’s it like to be at the top of your game in Hollywood, but still feel like middle age is creeping in? That’s exactly what Hugh Jackman is feeling at this moment even though he has another installment of X-Men on his production list. He told The New York Times, “In a way, I still think of myself as young, and there’s plenty of time to go, but then you realize that you’re 45, 46, and the idea kicks in about taking big challenges in your life: If not now, when?” That’s why he’s diving deep into his latest Broadway show, ... Read more

Watch: Hugh Jackman’s 1999 Audition for ‘X-Men’

New York theatergoers are undoubtedly excited that Hugh Jackman will be back on Broadway with The River, which begins previews tonight. Even though the Tony Award-winner won’t be singing and dancing in the Jez Butterworth play, Jackman always commands top ticket prices. While most of that has to do with Jackman’s Broadway fame, theatergoers shouldn’t forget that the other main reason why Jackman is such a huge star is because of a certain hairy Canadian superhero that Jackman has played in all seven X-Men films, Wolverine. Before the first X-Men Jackman was a little-known Australian stage actor and comic book ... Read more

Hugh Jackman on His Return to Broadway: “I think what’s driving me now more than anything is to do new material”

There’s no denying that anytime that Hugh Jackman returns to Broadway it’s a huge deal. However Jackman’s next Broadway role isn’t a musical, it’s a Jez Butterworth one-act play titled The River. Though it undoubtedly will sell out every week, fans of Jackman’s The Boy from Oz and Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway might wonder why he isn’t singing again on Broadway. He spoke to Vulture about why he decided to come back to Broadway in a one-act play and how he even wound up doing musicals in the first place. While most Broadway fans would love to see Jackman back ... Read more

Will Hugh Jackman be back for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’? He weighs in on the possibility

X-Men: Days of Future Past had a huge Memorial Day weekend at the box office. One of the big draws for the film is Hugh Jackman who has played Wolverine for the franchise of films. The actor talked to Vulture about how he keeps the job fresh after all of these years. He said, “I’ve always loved that idea that as an actor, you get to learn something new, and it’s often exciting and nerve-wracking to start in a new position each time. Someone said to me the other day — someone who makes speeches all the time — that ... Read more

Hugh Jackman & Peter Dinklage Answer ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Questions From X-Men Castmates (video)

Two of the coolest guys around, Hugh Jackman and Peter Dinklage, did a Tumblr chat while they were making the rounds of X-Men: Days of Future Past promotion. In the video, they get asked questions by fans and cast members (Patrick Stewart, Ellen Page and more) and it’s a bunch of fun to watch. Check it out!

Review: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

20th Century FOX should just give the keys to their X-Kingdom to Bryan Singer. Let him do whatever he wants with the series because clearly he’s the only one who can put mutants on film with any success. With the first X-Men and the terrific X2, he showed what he could do with these characters. Then the reigns were given to Brett Ratner who almost drove the franchise into the ground with his pathetic X3. Thankfully, the studio decided to re-boot the series with X-Men: First Class. Matthew Vaughn‘s film halfway there; casting the three leads (James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender ... Read more

Hugh Jackman Comes Back to Broadway in Jez Butterworth’s ‘The River’

Hugh Jackman is coming back to Broadway in a new play by Jez Butterworth. The River will star Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo and will be directed by Ian Rickson. The show will open on Sunday, November 16th on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre (West 50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue).  Previews begin Friday, October 31.  The production will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015.  On sale dates will be announced in coming weeks. The River was first developed by Sonia Friedman Productions and was subsequently produced by the Royal Court Theatre.  It was ... Read more

Final Trailer for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’!

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from the past, “X-Men: First Class,” in order to change a major historical event and fight in an epic battle that could save our future. Director: Bryan Singer Cast: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage and Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. Evan Peters, Omar Sy  

Watch Hugh Jackman Sing ‘Who Am I?’ from ‘Wolverine: The Musical’

Hugh Jackman is always game for anything. Watch him perform ‘Who Am I?’ from the Wolverine: The Musical on BBC Radio’s The Matt Edmondson Show. If it were a real musical, I’d definitely see it. It’s gotta be better than Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark.

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Trailer 2 Has Arrived!

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past — to save our future.

Hugh Jackman on a Possible Return to Broadway with ‘Houdini’: “This is very exciting to me, because I’ve never done a new musical before”

Hugh Jackman might be a blockbuster movie star, but he’s also one of the major Broadway stars of the last decade.  His past two returns to Broadway — first in the play A Steady Rain and second in a solo musical revue Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway — sold out 101% and 99% of all available seats, respectively. That doesn’t even account his first Broadway success, which was the lead role in The Boy From Oz, for which he won the 2004 Tony and Drama Desk awards.  Heck, he was even given a special Tony Award in 2012 pretty much ... Read more

Hugh Jackman on Overcoming Fears, Learning to Act in Australia and More (video)

Time Magazine recently got together with Hugh Jackman for their ’10 Questions with…’ segment. In the interview, he talks about Prisoners, overcoming his childhood fears, Broadway, learning to act in Australia (“You have to be versatile,” he says) and more. Best quote: “I’m a typical actor. Someone picks me up in the morning, they give me something to wear, they tell me what to say, they feed me and they send me home.” Check it out below!

Hugh Jackman on Being Lucky, Going to Drama School and How Theatre Makes Him a Better Actor

Some actors get so associated with iconic roles that it’s hard to accept them in any other movie.  Christopher Reeve, for example, had problems getting people to see him as anything other than Superman despite starring in a myriad of other films.  However, despite the fact that Hugh Jackman will be appearing as Wolverine for the seventh time in next year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, moviegoers have easily accepted Jackman as vastly different characters in films like Les Miserables, The Prestige and Prisoners.  In an interview with The Huffington Post, Jackman speaks about his relationship to his most famous ... Read more

Hugh Jackman: “I feel way more comfortable in front of the camera than I did ten years ago”

In the last year, Hugh Jackman‘s career has soared to new heights with his first Academy Award nomination for Les Misérables. With a busy awards show schedule, he still found the time to work on the thriller Prisoners. That film with director Denis Villeneuve taught him a few lessons. The 44-year-old talked about one particularly punishing scene with actor Paul Dano. Jackman shared, “Maybe this is my arrogance, but I thought he was going to come up and say, ‘Thank you,’ And he says, ‘I need you to go there, man.’ I was like, ‘That wasn’t there?'” For any actor, ... Read more

How Does Hugh Jackman Get Himself Revved Up To Play Wolverine? Hint: It’s Awful

At this point, Hugh Jackman has proved he’ll undergo any kind of physical torture for a role.  For his role as Jean Valjean in last year’s Les Miserables, he basically starved himself.  His next part is the sixth film appearance of his X-Men character in The Wolverine. In order to get into character, Jackman subjected himself to the dehydration diet.  “Trust me, that really pisses you off,” he said in an interview with The New York Post.  “I wouldn’t recommend that for everyone.” Then he followed up with a cold shower every morning, because it was a good “physical trigger” ... Read more

Hugh Jackman on Playing Wolverine: “I’m loving it and feeling rejuvenated by it”

Hugh Jackman might be the only actor who will ever be able to impress both comic book fans and musical theater lovers.  Though he began his career singing on a stage — and still sings from time to time, as I’m sure you’ve noticed — Jackman really broke through in film by portraying Marvel Comics superhero Wolverine in X-Men.  In an interview with The Associated Press, Jackman spoke about starring as Logan in the upcoming sequel The Wolverine and next year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. When asked if he was concerned about fans’ reaction to the first Wolverine solo ... Read more

Forbes Names Robert Downey Jr. as Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Actor

Earlier this week news floated out that Robert Downey Jr.‘s long in the works Pinocchio movie might get an odd twist — Downey could end up playing both Geppetto and the famous puppet.  While that might sound like the most terrible idea since Roberto Benigni decided to play the wooden puppet as a fifty year old man, chances are that studios will go for it. Why’s that?  Because Downey’s films make a tremendous amount of money, which is why he tops Forbes’ annual list of highest paid actors in Hollywood.  According to the magazine, Downey earned $75 million between June ... Read more

Hugh Jackman Got into Wolverine Shape by Following Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Advice

We all know that Hugh Jackman gets in incredible shape every time he appears as Wolverine in a movie — the upcoming The Wolverine is Jackman’s sixth time as the Marvel superhero — but anyone who has seen the promotional material for The Wolverine can tell you that Jackman is looking extra ripped this time around, something that probably wasn’t easy after playing the emaciated Jean Valjean in last year’s Les Miserables.  So how did Jackman pull off his action hero physique?  Well, he turned to an action hero: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Jackman tells Access Hollywood, “I called him ... Read more