Hugh Jackman has always seemed to me like a pretty chill, down-to-earth guy, and he proved what a great sport he is during a recent interview with BBC Radio 1. He was handed a set of lyrics about his role as Wolverine set to the music from ‘Who Am I?’ from Les Mis and he jumped right into it when asked if he’d sing it live on air. The results are amazing, as you can tell.
This was pretty impressive – that is, until that last note! Ha. Good for Hugh – this could become a worldwide hit… or not, but it’s still great.
March 31, 2014 at 2:00 pm by Jennifer
Last month, Hugh Jackman revealed that he’d found skin cancer on his nose and had undergone surgery to remove the patch. Cancer of any form is scary, and the actor used the experience as a warning to others to use sunscreen and to visit their doctors should they find any unexplained patches on their own skin. So how’s he doing now? Just fine!
From Access Hollywood:
“I’m all good! It’s all out,” the actor told Access Hollywood at the David Lynch Foundation Presents: Change Begins Within Benefit Gala in New York City on Tuesday. “Thank you to my beautiful wife who said, ‘Come on, go and get it checked.’
“It was just a red dot on my nose and I was like, maybe I injured it in a fight sequence or something, and lo and behold it wasn’t – It was a basal cell carcinoma,” he continued. “I’m an Aussie, we have to get checked but everyone should get checked. Particularly if you’re my age. If you’re 21 or older, you just go and get checked. It’s simple.”
Really glad to hear he’s doing well, and seriously, people, heed his warning – go get checked (especially if you’re Australian, what with that whole “hole in the ozone layer over the country” thing).
December 6, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Well, sort of. In fact, he had cancerous cells removed after having a mark examined by doctors. Hugh Jackman posted a photo of his bandaged nose on Instagram yesterday and used the experience as a chance to encourage fans to not only wear sunscreen, but to take control of their health by seeking the opinion of a medical professional if you happen to find yourself in a similar situation.
Here’s what he posted on his Instagram page:
Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! I had a basil cell carcinoma. Please don’t be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!
Good on his wife for encouraging him to get that shit checked out. Skin cancer is highly treatable, but it has to be diagnosed first. I like Hugh Jackman – he’s always come across as an incredibly decent guy, and I’m glad not only that he’s okay, but that he’s used this experience to help others again.
November 22, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Hugh Jackman is one of those stars who’s out there doing his thing, not causing any trouble and generally seems like a pretty okay guy – and a pretty hot one, according to most polls. When he does end up in the news, it’s usually for a good reason, and this time is no exception.
For his 45th birthday on Saturday, Hugh spent the night singing and dancing at his One Night Only event at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, during which he raised over $1.85 million for charity – The Motion Picture & Television Fund, to be particular. Whaaaat? Nice going, Hugh!
From The Hollywood Reporter:
“This is probably the most narcissistic way to spend your birthday,” he said after the show. “I chose my favorite songs and told stories about my life.”
Backed by a 17-member orchestra, Jackman performed a variation of his recent Broadway show, with personal stories, a few film clips and selections from classic Hollywood musicals — including a tap-dancing routine during “Singin’ in the Rain.” He talked about his family, sang a tribute to his wife and shared music and images of his native Australia.
“A lot of guys would say to their wife, ‘Do you mind if I go play golf with my buddies?’ That’s how I am about the show,” he said. “I love it. If there’s a song I don’t like, I cut it and bring in a new song. Everything is something I want to do. So to be here tonight, supporting this cause — and it couldn’t have been a more generous crowd if it tried — in every way it was great.”
Jackman said he donated his birthday performance to the Motion Picture & Television Fund because it offers “that unconditional helping hand you get in a family.” The organization provides health care and other services to entertainment-industry workers and retirees.
Awesome! I mean, I could definitely think of better charities to spend that kinda money on, but let’s not argue over little stuff. Hugh Jackman did something awesome, so go him.
October 14, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Never mind that it’s only August. Zimbio polled their readers and came up with the hottest 25 actors of 2013. Here’s who they are. Where do you stand? Do you agree or disagree? Number one was surprising to me, in the, “let pause and think, ‘…really?’” way. And can you guess who made the top 10 that also made the top 10 in the Ugliest Men list?
25. Alexander Skarsgard
24. Zac Efron
23. Chris Evans
22. Paul Walker
21. James Franco
20. Ben Affleck
19. Robert Downey Jr.
18. Leonardo DiCaprio
17. Jake Gyllenhaal
16. Liam Hemsworth
15. Ian Somerhalder
14. Orlando Bloom
13. George Clooney
12. Henry Cavill
11. Gerard Butler
10. Channing Tatum
9. Brad Pitt
8. Chris Hemsworth
7. Josh Duhamel
6. Johnny Depp
5. Bradley Cooper
4. Hugh Jackman
3. Ryan Reynolds
2. Ryan Gosling
1. Chris Pine
July 31, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furnace have been together for aaaaaaages and seem to have a really solid connection and lovely friendship within their relationship. I love reading little tidbits from when they’re together at premieres or whatever because they’re always really genuinely adorable. The latest dose of humour comes from Deborra claiming that Hugh dresses like Wolverine around the house, even in the bedroom (uh… LOL?).
From The Sun:
Asked what it’s like to live with Hugh in full Wolverine mode, Deborra-Lee said: “Oh my God, it’s dreadful! Always with the claws. I’m like, ‘Mix the salad. Put them to use, come on!’”
Hugh interrupted: “The sheets we go through…” Let’s hope he pops the props in the dishwasher between jobs.
Hugh was also asked about his wife’s influence on his career and said he gives her all the credit.
He said: “I would not be a quarter of the man I am without her.”
And if you’re not careful with the claws, she’ll be lucky to be a quarter of a woman.
Well, that’s a nice bit of banter there, isn’t it? I’m anxiously awaiting all the comments claiming that he’s gay, though. Go on, have at it – I know you’re dying to.