Hugh Jackman: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 2)

We are back with more little-known facts about Hugh Jackman. The actor, best known for his portrayal of the Wolverine in the X-Men series, leads a quiet, low-profile life away from the public eye. We hope you enjoy learning new things about the talented actor!

Number Seven: He Sings at Events

As we mentioned in part one, Hugh Jackman was once in charge of singing the Australian National Anthem at a rugby game. That wasn’t the only time—the actor always sings at his friends’ wedding ceremonies. In fact, he sang at Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s wedding in 2006!

Number Six: Hugh Jackman’s Favorite Song

It’s “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, by the Rolling Stones! The actor confessed he could listen to it forever and never get tired of it.

Number Five: ‘The Fountain’ Was His Most Challenging Movie

Jackman cites Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain as  the most difficult movie he has made so far. He plays three different characters in the film. The role also required for him to undergo intensive yoga and tai chi training.

Number Four: Microcredit Supporter

Microcredit is the extension of small loans to entrepreneurs in poverty-stricken countries. He’s a supporter of both the economic practice and the person who came up with the concept, Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus.

Number Three: This is How Hugh Jackman Fights the Paparazzi

…By not fighting them at all. Jackman has been married for 10 years. He claims that living a conventional life with his wife and kids is the best way to avoid the paparazzi. They simply lose interest when they see he’s not doing anything crazy. “If you’re going to take photos, take photos. They’re not going to be sensational.”

Number Two: He Was Very Insecure

Jackman seems to be a very confident person on stage, but he fought his way through insecurity for many years to get there. As a kid, he was afraid of everything, and acting in front of hundreds of people would’ve never crossed his mind: “I hate being afraid. I was a very fearful kid. I was afraid of the dark. I was afraid of heights.”

Number One: He Can Deadlift 410 Pounds

At least, he could at the peak of his physical strength, in 2014. He shared his feat on Instagram, captioned “The deadlift that brought me into the 1000lb Club.” However, Jackman has stated on several occasions he only moves forward with his crazy workout routine due to the roles he is often cast to play (mostly, the Wolverine.) “I don’t really enjoy training. People say it’s addictive, but I’m like, ‘not so much.’” Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for new interesting articles about Hollywood’s elite!