The 'Wolverine' turns 49 today: Happy Birthday Hugh Jackman 

Published: 12th October 2017 12:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th October 2017 04:24 PM  

Hugh Jackman, best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series turns 49 today. On his birthday, here are some interesting facts about the star. ( Photo | AP)
Hugh Jackman was born in Sydney, New South Wales, on 12 October 1968. He is the son of Grace McNeil and Christopher John Jackman.( Image Courtesy Twitter @RealHughJackman)
Hugh Jackman majored in communications at the University of Technology in Sydney, wanting to become a journalist. During his senior year, however, the actor found himself a few credits short, so he decided to take a drama class. ( Image Courtesy Twitter @RealHughJackman)
His first major hit was in the movie X-Men in 1999 as Logan or as Wolverine he is now known as. He was cast in the last minute replacing Dougray Scott. ( Image Courtesy Twitter @RealHughJackman)
He was adamant at doing his own stunts for the movie. He even studied Martial Arts to work better on Wolverine’s movement.( Image Courtesy Twitter @RealHughJackman)
According to the comic books, Wolverine stands 5-feet-3-inches in height. Jackman at 6ft 2.5 inches is 30 cm taller than the original comic hero. To portray him as a short man, director had to shoot him at various angles and sometimes showing only half of his body. (Photo| AP)
He was appreciated for his role as Robert Angier in the movie “The Prestige” in 2006. He co-starred with Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Scarlett Johannson in the movie. ( Image Courtesy Twitter @RealHughJackman)
He played the role of famous Monster Killer Gabriel Van Helsing in the movie “Van Helsing” in 2004. ( Image Courtesy Twitter @RealHughJackman)
Jackman was nominated for best Actor in Golden Globe Awards for his role as Leopold in 2001 movie “Kate and Leopold.” ( Image Courtesy Twitter @RealHughJackman)
When Jackman first discovered a mark on his nose in November 2013, he thought it was a spot of blood caused by his Wolverine claws. It was much worse. He was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, one of three types of skin cancer. ( Image Courtesy Twitter @RealHughJackman)
In 2008 he was named as Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine. He was also rated at the top of Most Powerful Actors List by Forbes in 2013. ( Image Courtesy Twitter @RealHughJackman)
He is a non smoker in real life and finds it very difficult and horrible to smoke in the movies. (Photo| AP)
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