Here’s a statement you can’t really disagree with: Hugh Jackman is the ultimate man. Guys and girls of all ages and backgrounds seem to love him, and we can completely see why. To begin with, he’s supposed to be the nicest man in Hollywood. Which is always a bonus. Oh, and he can also pull off long hair, a bald head, a beard and a disturbing goatee. That’s something for everyone to be impressed with.
But there are a whole load of other reasons why we think that Hugh Jackman is the ultimate man:
1. He’s absolutely devoted to his wife
Hugh could probably have his pick of the women. He’s hot and generous. Oh, and he has an Australian accent which is a massive aphrodisiac. Instead, he’s been married to his wife Deborra-Lee Furness for almost 20 years. And whenever he talks about her, it reignites our belief in true love. He’s previously said:
“I have a terrific marriage, but unlike a lot of relationships where they ebb and flow, no matter what happens you fall deeper and deeper in love every day. It’s kind of the best thing that can happen to you. It’s thrilling.”
2. He’s a great actor, but he’s not worried about being typecast
…or, at least, if he is, it’s not obvious. He’s been playing the part of Wolverine in X-Men since 2000, and has announced that his final outing in the claws will be in 2017. That will have been 17 whole years that he’s dedicated to our favourite claw-handed superhero.
3. …and he’s always up for the big stunts
For his role as Wolverine, Hugh decided to study martial arts – but he may have pulled off more than he could chew. He’s famously had his fair share of Wolverine-related injuries on-set. He’s had his, uh, lower area caught up in his harness, his right ear smashed by a camera and his thigh stabbed by his claws. What a guy. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Understandably, his wife wasn’t overly happy with all the near-misses. She’s even made him promise to use his stunt double more.
4. He’s not just a pretty face – he’s also got a great set of lungs on him
…and he’s not afraid to use them.
As a Broadway performer, Hugh’s a comfortable singer both off and on stage. He gave his vocal chords an outing on the big screen in Les Misérables, and he loves a bit of karaoke (see below).
5. He’s not worried about looking a little bit stupid
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) September 24, 2015
If the above video of him busting out some moves on set doesn’t persuade you, there’s this:
“I once sang ‘Summer Nights,’ from Grease at a bar in Melbourne with John Travolta, who’s a good friend of mine. He looked cool singing the part of Danny – sitting in an armchar, smoking a cigar – while I got stuck playing Sandy.”
Wow. We would definitely pay good money to see Hugh as Sandy.
6. He loves his dogs
Not only does he have two pups (called Allegra and Dali), but he’s regularly seen walking them and cuddling them. And if he’s not doing that, then he’s talking about them. And he even has cute little booties for them! But how can a top Hollywood star bear to be away from his dogs? Thank the lord for Skype – Hugh has admitted that he often Skypes his pups when he’s away from home. How cute can you get?
7. Well, he’s actually just a massive family guy
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) August 15, 2015
As well as having two adopted kids with his wife, Hugh is also close to his parents. This snap of him with his dad makes us feel all fuzzy inside.
8. He’s a massive foodie
Forget all the faddy diets. Hugh will eat anything, which suits us just fine. He once said:
“I love food, all types of food. I love Korean food, Japanese, Italian, French.”
Yep, definitely sounds like a man after our own hearts.
9. Forget the glitzy parties: Hugh loves the simple things in life
Sure, Hugh loves special outings. But he’s painfully aware of what really matters in life.
“To me, the smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the greatest inventions.”
I mean, replace ‘coffee’ with ‘tea’ and we would basically be the same person.
10. He’s ridiculously generous
— Deborra-lee Furness (@Deborra_lee) September 27, 2015
Last up on our list on why Hugh Jackman is the ultimate man is probably one of the most important points. Over the years, Hugh has supported more charities than we’ve ever heard of. In 2009 he announced on Twitter that he would donate $100,000 to an individual’s favourite non-profit organisation (it ended up being split between Charity:Water and Operation of Hope). He’s also raised over $2million from curtain calls at Broadway performances. And that’s not to mention his support for microcredits, Global Poverty Project and Australia’s Bone Marrow Institute. Phew.
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