"Hey bub. I'm back"
If you're a huge Hugh Jackman fan, then we bet that you must be surely drowning in anticipation over the Aussie hunk's latest silver screen offering due in just a short jump this month! In the upcoming feature 'The Wolverine', Jackman reprises his role as Logan aka The Wolverine! Before we meet Jackman pitting claws against samurai steel, we jack you up with some of his most remarkable movies.
'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' (2009)
"I'm the best there is at what I do, and what I do best isn't very nice. I'm the Wolverine."
Sure, the first 'X-Men' movie could've easily been on this list, but why pick a movie that has only the occasional devotion to Jackman's screen time presence when you can pick 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' for its dedication towards Jackman during its entire duration. With adamantium blades and an indestructible skeleton, this immortal mutant makes him one of the most popular and recognisable heroes of the decade. Plus seeing Jackman all muscled and as manly as can be doesn’t hurt either.
'Kate & Leopold' (2001)
"Ah Miss Blaine, you dance like a herd of cattle. You are a rare woman who lights up a room simply by leaving it!"
When people think of Hugh Jackman, action movies commonly come to mind. However, not only does Hugh Jackman fit the mould of an action star, he's not too shabby as a romantic too. The movie that first got the attention of the females, 'Kate & Leopold', follows the story of a time-travelling Duke (Jackman) who ends up in modern day New York and falls in love with a career woman played by the queen of romantic comedies, Meg Ryan. Although it may seem that Ryan’s reign over rom-coms is fading, Jackman's sophistication and handsome valour more than makes up for it in this movie.
"I have been told that the best crackers in the world can do this under 60 minutes but unfortunately I need someone who can do this under 60 seconds."
'Swordfish' is brilliant with its awesome cast comprising John Travolta and Halle Berry alongside Jackman. The film centres on Stanley Jobson (Jackman), an ex-con computer hacker who is targeted by a criminal played by Travolta for recruitment into a bank robbery conspiracy. This action thriller comprised a lot of clever dialogue between Travolta and Jackman, but it was also infamously notable because it was the first time in which Halle Berry appeared topless in a movie.
"I'm a drover. No man hires me and no man fires me."
Easily regarded as one of Jackman's best movies, 'Australia' defines the actor on every level as well as his Australian roots--from his accent and his ruggedness to his casual nonchalance. The story establishes him as one of Australia's main actors alongside fellow Aussie actress Nicole Kidman. Directed by Baz Luhrmann, this epic love story follows Lady Sarah Ashley (Kidman) and stockman Drover (Hugh Jackman) as they try to protect their ranch. If you enjoy a good adventure movie ala 'Indiana Jones'-meets-'Gone With The Wind', then this is the movie for you.
'The Prestige' (2006')
"Would I be the man in the box or the prestige?"
Christopher Nolan directed this Christopher Priest novel adaptation that saw Hugh Jackman deck it out with Christian Bale ('The Dark Knight') as they play two duelling magicians in 19th century London. The story mainly follows Jackman's character Angier, who obsessed with competition, tries to top his rival Bale with his illusions not knowing the disaster for which they are putting themselves up for. Watch out for the clever dialogues and the twist in the end.