Hugh Michael Jackman, AC is an Australian actor and producer, who is involved in film, musical theatre, and television and has won many worldwide recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is well known for his role as Wolverine in the X-Men film franchise, as well for his lead roles in the films: Kate & Leopold, Van Helsing, Australia, Real Steel, and Les Misérables. His role in Les Misérables earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor nomination and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in 2013.
For Disney, in 1996, Jackman played Gaston in the local Walt Disney production of Beauty and the Beast. He also played Robert Angier in The Prestige and Leopold in Kate & Leopold. He was mentioned in the Liv & Maddie episode "Sing it Live!!!-a-Rooney".
- Jackman was originally offered the role of Tony Stark/Iron Man in Iron Man, but at the end, Robert Downey Jr. was cast in the role instead.
- He was considered for the role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. However, Deception co-star Ewan McGregor was cast at the end.