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Hugh Jackman's Best!


Date Posted: 20 September 2011


"See that Optimus Prime right there? I want you kick its robotic ass."

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 next month! In the upcoming robot fanfare "Real Steel", Jackman plays a former boxer who looses his job to fighting robots in a Dystopian world of 2020. To survive, along with his son Max (Dakota Goyo), Jackman builds a robot to contend in the upcoming championship that will see the clash of steel against metal. As if that isn't enough to get you pumped up, real life boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard was an advisor for the fight scenes and the movie has already been 'greenlighted' for a sequel a month prior to its release!


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 indestructible skeleton, the 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 modern career woman played by the queen of romantic comedies, Meg Ryan. Although Ryan seems as if her reign over the rom-com genre is fading in "Kate & Leopold", Jackman's sophistication and handsome valour makes it up for the movie.

Swordfish ("2001")

"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" looks brilliant with its awesome cast comprising of John Travolta and Halle Berry joining Jackman. The film centers on Stanley Jobson (Jackman), an ex-con computer hacker who is targeted by criminal played by Travolta for recruitment into a bank robbery conspiracy because of his hacking skills. The action thriller comprised a lot of clever dialogues mainly 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.

Australia ("2008")

"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 and his Australian roots, from his accent, his ruggedness and his nonchalant demeanour. The story establishes him as one of Australia's main actor alongside with fellow Aussie actress Nicole Kidman. Directed by Baz Luhrmann, this picturesque 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 best Hugh Jackman 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 London set in the 19th century. 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.

 

Notable Mentions:"The Fountain", "Someone Like You", "Deception", "Scoop" and "Van Helsing"

Writer: Naseem Randhawa




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