Hugh Jackman
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Australia United Kingdom
2020

Hugh
Jackman

One of Hollywood’s most recognizable stars and iconic superhero players (Wolverine in the “X-Men” films), Jackman took an unexpected turn toward the dark side with his performance as a smooth real-life criminal in HBO’s “Bad Education,” a turn that earned him critical raves and an Emmy nomination. Meanwhile, his longtime commitment to the stage, which had him touring the globe with his own song-and-dance show in 2019, led him to sign on for Scott Rudin’s ultra-buzzy new production of “The Music Man,” in a title role that seems to fit Jackman like a glove. The original opening was postponed due to the pandemic, but the actor has committed to be there when it’s safe to return to Broadway, where his proven sales power could help kickstart a post-COVID theater industry.

Career

  • THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
  • LOGAN
  • BAD EDUCATION

Education

  • University of Technology, Sydney (Australia)
  • Edith Cowan University (Australia)

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'Judas and the Black Messiah' Rescheduled for Early 2021

'Judas and the Black Messiah' Rescheduled for Early 2021

Warner Bros. has rescheduled the release date for "Judas and the Black Messiah."The historical drama, starring Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield, will debut on Feb. 12, 2021. Prior to Tuesday night's announcement, the studio had delayed the movie to early 2021 but hadn't set an exact date. "Judas and the Black Messiah" was initially scheduled for August of 2020, however, it was postponed because of the pandemic."Judas and the Black Messiah," along with the rest of Warner Bros. slate for...

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