Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor and producer of remarkable versatility, involved in film, musical theatre, and television. After getting a start in films and television in his native Australia, his role as Curly won him recognition outside Australia while he was catapulted to stardom portraying Wolverine in the blockbuster hit X-Men, a role he reprised over the course of his career in sequels like X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, and, X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In between, he earned critical acclaim for his performance in the romantic comedy, Kate & Leopold, and played a computer-hacking criminal in the thriller, Swordfish. After starring in Christopher Nolan’s, The Prestige, and Darren Aronofsky’s, The Fountain, he joined fellow Aussies Nicole Kidman and Baz Luhrmann for the rather extravagant romantic epic, Australia. A veteran of the musical stage, Jackman was a natural fit to serve as host of the Tony Awards and Academy Awards, while also starring in the long-awaited adaptation of Les Misérables. He has lent his voice to many animated characters and has hosted the Tony Awards three times, winning an Emmy Award for one of these appearances, and the 81st Academy Awards. In addition to this Emmy, he has won two Tonies and a Golden Globe.