An Australian actor, producer, and general all-round heartthrob, Hugh Jackman first gained worldwide attention as Curley in the West End's revival of Oklahoma!, but he did not become a household name until he was cast as Wolverine in the X-Men film franchise. He subsequently won a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway production of The Boy From Oz as Australian singer-songwriter Peter Allen. He has also starred in romances and romantic comedies, including Kate & Leopold (opposite Meg Ryan) and Australia (opposite fellow Aussie and close friend Nicole Kidman). He currently[when?] plans to star in a future remake of Carousel, a role he had formerly played on Broadway, and has been cast in the role of Jean Valjean in the upcoming film version of the musical Les Miserables.
Incidentally, he won People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive award in 2008.
It should also be noted that he has a reputation for being one of THE nicest celebrities in all of Hollywood. Ask anyone... except Dr. Cox.