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March 26, 2008 | From Reuters
Hugh Jackman, who plays the mutant Wolverine in the "X-Men" action movies, is pairing with Virgin Comics to create a comic book series called "Nowhere Man," Virgin said Tuesday. The series, a futuristic science-fiction odyssey set in an era when men have traded their privacy for safety and security, will be written by Jackman and Marc Guggenheim, who wrote Marvel comics' "Wolverine" series and "Amazing Spider-Man." Jackman said the hope is that "Nowhere Man" will be popular enough to later become a movie.
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April 7, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Many of the obituaries and appreciations for Mickey Rooney pay deference to his diverse skills: singing, family comedies, musicals, dramas and even the movement to TV, all while being a serious box-office draw. As my colleague Kenneth Turan wrote , few now comprehend  “how large this man loomed over the American film landscape.”  Much of that is the function of his enthusiastic on-screen persona - the word irrepressible comes up a lot. But even as that Andy Hardy-ish appeal faded in postwar America, Rooney was able to move with it, or at least find surprising relevance, segueing to other genres and modes with a certain ease.
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December 10, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Hugh Jackman's Wolverine mutton chops may make him look tough, but he revealed his tender side during a "60 Minutes" profile aired Sunday night to promote "Les Misérables. " The interview, conducted by Scott Pelley, involved Jackman discussing his childhood in Australia, which was marred by the actor's mother leaving the family, forcing his father to raise five children alone. Pelley asked Jackman, "What advice does [your father] give you today?" Surprisingly, the thought caused the normally jolly Jackman to choke up on camera.
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February 26, 2014 | By F. Kathleen Foley
First produced in 2007, Keith Huff's “A Steady Rain,” made it all the way to Broadway by 2009. That record-breaking sellout starred Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig. Obviously, the play's current outing at the Odyssey doesn't have the same mega-wattage of the Broadway production. Still, even sans established stars, Huff's taut two-hander remains a stellar vehicle for two accomplished actors. Sal Viscuso and Thomas Vincent Kelly are undeniably that, despite a few marked line lapses on the opening weekend.  Viscuso plays Denny, a hard-edged cop whose casual racism has kept him from promotion.
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December 17, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
Hugh Jackman stalked Tom Hooper; Eddie Redmayne sent in an audition on his iPhone. In fact, according to the British actor, all of Hollywood "leapt out of the musical theater closet" to try to land a part in Hooper's adaptation of "Les Miserables. " Such was the discussion at The Envelope Screening Series for Universal Pictures' musical "Les Miserables. " The discussion also included actresses Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried. Jackman admitted that once the stalking ended and he landed the part, he did have a brief moment of, "Oh, wow, now I've got to do it. " But for Hooper, spending three hours with Jackman auditioning gave the director the confidence to eliminate most of the script's dialogue in exchange for a sung-through musical.
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December 18, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
"Les Misérables" is a 19th century period piece. The film adaptation was being directed by Tom Hooper, who recently won the Academy Award for "The King's Speech" but had never made a musical. And he wanted his actors to sing each of their songs live, in a method that had been tried only sparingly in film musicals. So much could go wrong. Yet these were irresistible challenges for both Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, who star in the film as protagonist Jean Valjean, and tragic heroine Fantine.
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November 21, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Hugh Jackman could use some Wolverine-like regeneration right about now: The "X-Men" actor revealed Thursday that he'd had skin cancer removed from his nose. Jackman posted a photo of himself with a biggish nose bandage on Instagram with a warning to his fans. " Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! I had a [basal] cell carcinoma," he wrote in the photo caption.  "Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked.
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May 31, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
It's every parent's worst nightmare: the disappearance of a child. It's also the subject of the new movie "Prisoners," starring Hugh Jackman, Viola Davis and Jake Gyllenhaal. If there's any comfort to be gleaned from the trailer, it's that Jackman is on the warpath to find his girl after the efforts of cop Gyllenhaal are not proving very effective. Paul Dano plays the stringy-haired suspect that Jackman goes after on his own. This project has had a lot of fits and starts on its way to the big screen.
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May 30, 2012 | By David Ng
The poor souls of "Les Misérables" belt out songs of poverty and despair. In melodious voices, they dream a dream of a better life and happier days. But perhaps what they're really dreaming about is Oscar night. Starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe, the new movie version of the hit stage musical is scheduled to open in December for maximum awards impact. For the past few months, the folks at Universal have been stoking public interest in the prestige project by releasing a steady stream of on-set photographs.
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December 17, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 16 - 22 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       CBS This Morning Kayak co-founders Paul English and Steve Hafner. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Seth Rogen; Billy Crystal. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Leslie Mann; Karmin performs; chef Daniel Humm. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Seth Rogen; Lilla Crawford performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann; Alicia Keys performs.
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December 24, 2013 | By David Ng
First writer Aaron Sorkin left the project. Now its star, Hugh Jackman, has also departed. The long-planned stage musical based on the life of Harry Houdini has lost its leading man, with Jackman withdrawing from the role. The Australian actor has cited scheduling difficulties, saying that he wasn't able to commit to the time that the part required. In a statement sent out Monday, Scott Sanders, one of the show's producers, confirmed the actor's departure. "Hugh has been terrific to have on this part of our journey.
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December 19, 2013 | By Randee Dawn
NEW YORK - The twisty, suspenseful "Prisoners" is full of thrills, but none more enduring than the way stars Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal ignite against one another. This particular feat of casting leaves audiences wondering why it hasn't happened before, and perhaps sorry that their shared screen time is so brief in the film that sees Jackman as a frantic father looking to find his missing daughter, and Gyllenhaal as the police detective on the case. The Envelope talked with both men over tea in New York about their particular chemistry, the moral ambiguities of the script, working with director Denis Villenueve and costars Viola Davis and Terrence Howard - and their own personal injuries.
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December 1, 2013 | By Noel Murray
The Wolverine 20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99/$49.99 Available on VOD beginning Dec. 17 Wolverine's tedious origin story having been gotten out of the way in 2009, last summer's sequel gives the fast-healing, claw-wielding mutant more interesting things to do. Based on one of the most popular Wolverine comics arcs - after the surly X-Man's adventures in Japan, where he falls in love and finds a new ally - "The Wolverine" makes...
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November 21, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Hugh Jackman could use some Wolverine-like regeneration right about now: The "X-Men" actor revealed Thursday that he'd had skin cancer removed from his nose. Jackman posted a photo of himself with a biggish nose bandage on Instagram with a warning to his fans. " Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! I had a [basal] cell carcinoma," he wrote in the photo caption.  "Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked.
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October 14, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Actor Hugh Jackman brought his one-man stage show to Los Angeles' Dolby Theater on Saturday in a benefit and live auction that raised $1.85 million for the Motion Picture & Television Fund. The "X-Men" star performed his critically acclaimed one-man song and dance show for a packed audience of 3,200 people, sharing stories about his life and performing numbers from shows including "Les Miserables," “Carousel,” “The Boy From Oz” and “Guys and Dolls.” After a surprise 45th birthday celebration for Jackman, the audience participated in a live auction that raised $170,000 for the MPTF, a 92-year-old charity based in Woodland Hills that provides healthcare and social services for entertainment industry workers and their families.
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October 14, 2013 | By David Ng
Hugh Jackman brought his Wolverine claws with him Saturday as he took over the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for a benefit concert to raise money for the Motion Picture & Television Fund, the charity that provides healthcare services to retired entertainment professionals. The one-night concert, which took place at the home of the Academy Awards ceremony at the Hollywood & Highland complex, brought it an estimated $1.85 million.  "Hugh Jackman ... One Night Only" was a version of the "X-Men" actor's 2011 Broadway concert production "Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway.
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April 15, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Hugh Jackman was accosted by a razor-toting Bakersfield woman Saturday morning at a New York City gym. The woman, 47-year-old Katherine Thurston, reportedly ran into Jackman outside his gym and said, "We're going to get married, right?" before making her way inside, shouting that she loved him and taking an electric razor out of a bag, according to the New York Post . After losing hold of the razor and being told to leave, she fled and was arrested several blocks away. She was then charged with stalking, police told CNN . The razor reportedly fell out of her hands after a trainer from the gym stepped between Thurston and Jackman.
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September 20, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
With the big-budget spectacles of summer behind us and the dramas of awards season on the horizon, French Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, a foreign-language Oscar nominee for 2010's "Incendies," returns with another dark, weighty film: "Prisoners. " Starring Hugh Jackman as a tormented father whose daughter has been kidnapped and Jake Gyllenhaal as a frustrated detective, the film -- based on a long-admired original script by Aaron Guzikowski -- is earning praise for its fine craftsmanship and strong performances -- although many reviewers add that the experience can be grueling.
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October 10, 2013 | By David Ng
The biggest box-office hit of the new Broadway season hasn't even officially opened yet. "Betrayal," the latest revival of Harold Pinter's reverse-chronological tale of adultery, is in previews and set to open Oct. 27 with a cast that includes real-life couple Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, with rising British actor Rafe Spall as the third party.  Ticket sales for the run's first week in previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre exceeded $1.1...
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September 20, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
With the big-budget spectacles of summer behind us and the dramas of awards season on the horizon, French Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, a foreign-language Oscar nominee for 2010's "Incendies," returns with another dark, weighty film: "Prisoners. " Starring Hugh Jackman as a tormented father whose daughter has been kidnapped and Jake Gyllenhaal as a frustrated detective, the film -- based on a long-admired original script by Aaron Guzikowski -- is earning praise for its fine craftsmanship and strong performances -- although many reviewers add that the experience can be grueling.
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