Hugh Jackman Quotes (36 Quotes)


    I'm an actor who believes we all have triggers to any stage of emotion. It's not always easy to find but it's still there.

    We feel that there are so many kids who need adopting. We thought we'd do it after having a couple of our own, but we just changed our mind.

    He moves beautifully, he sings beautifully, and he's a good actor. But that's very rare, I think. And he didn't come from the movies he came from theater and went into the movies.

    Rogue Anna Paquin, as amazingly powerful as she is, lives a potentially very lonely life. Never being able to touch anyone, never being able to have a physical relationship, never able to have children. Now, as politically abhorrent as something like the cure is, it's also humanely, socially, incredibly understandable that a character like that would take it.

    It dawned on me that acting was what I wanted to do with my life. Nothing had ever touched my heart like acting did.


    I'm a big goofball, you know. Don't tell anyone that, but I'm a big goofball. In Australia we call it a dag.

    Talking about an X-Men Kissing sceneI had to lay down there and think of England as one by one they bring out the girls. It was a very tough morning... After each girl had finished, the crew would hold up scorecards.

    It's set in three time zones 16th-century Spain, present-day America and the distant future, deep space, ... lovers in each time zone. It's kind of a sci-fi love story. The Fountain refers to the search for the fountain of youth.

    I play one of the greatest magicians of the time period. It's an incredibly original story, a mind bender with twists and turns. The entire script is a magic trick.

    Being on Broadway is the modern equivalent of being a monk. I sleep a lot, eat a lot, and rest a lot.

    I'm not a kid. You don't get in this business for anonymity. It's not like I have posters of myself on the wall, but at the same time, I'm kind of ready for a little bit of it, but I worry for my little one, and my family - their privacy. That's what I'm more protective of.


    I'm a little bit humbled and I'm thrilled. Australia will always be our home.

    I think I was 5 and singing 'Camelot' on stage. It was always a good way to meet girls. I did musicals, plays. My school encouraged it. We'd do our own productions. It wasn't until I was about 23 that I thought, 'I could give this a shot. I might as well do it.'

    I think almost everything. I mean, the process of hair and makeup is the same, hang me by my feet and spray three cans of hairspray on my hair. But, I felt so much more confident on this film, not in an arrogant way, but I think if I didn't admit it to myself, on the first one, I was pretty scared that first month. I landed the part a week into shooting, it was my first Hollywood movie, and it was fun, but it was pretty overwhelming. So, I don't think I really felt like I had the character for probably three or four weeks ... I can go back to X-Men I and see the scenes where I'm sort of there, but it's not fully in focus for me. So, starting again from the beginning, being able to get ready physically, being able to work to get in the right shape ... In every part of it, it was easier. I think everyone in the studio was giving us more leeway to do what we wanted. I felt like I owned the character more.

    My agent said to me five years ago, 'Hugh, I can see one day you... if I had to plan a goal for you, it's for you to have the kind of career that Sinatra had.'

    We met at a party 11 years ago when we were both on first dates with our now wives so we kind of bonded right from the get go.

    I owe my wife a hundred bucks now, ... As an Aussie, all these things like the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards are a big part of our culture. To be here, it feels a little bit surreal.

    When you're playing an icon like Wolverine, it's sometimes better to be someone that nobody knows because they don't know what to expect. I don't mind a little bit of anonymity; it helps on the subway.

    Action figure. People can stick pins in it, put in the freezer. It's far more dangerous than a videogame.

    If you could actually get rid of your special power which alienates you from the rest of the world, would you do it It's a metaphor very much about intolerance, I think, fear of anything that's different. If you could choose to not be Jewish or not be gay or not be African-American. Life maybe is not as easy if you're a minority. Would you take the opportunity to change that if you could

    Acting is something I love. It's a great craft that I have a lot of respect for. But I don't think it's any greater challenge than teaching 8 year olds or any other career. In my life, I try not to make it more important than it is and I just hope that rubs off on the people around me.

    My father is a real idealist, and he's all about learning. If I asked for a pair of Nikes growing up, it was just a resounding 'No.' But if I asked for a saxophone, one would appear and next day and I'd be signed up for lessons. So anything to do with education or learning, my father would spare no expense.

    basically, I'll make an ass of myself anywhere.

    There was a whole display set up of all the X-Men paraphernalia. My wife couldn't resist telling this 5-year-old boy that I was Wolverine. The little kid looked up at me and he was staring at me.

    Now I meet people with full-color Wolverine tattoos on their backs. Thank God I did okay, because I think if I hadn't, they'd spit on me in the street.

    Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life. I don't get nearly enough sleep. And the simplest things in life are completely satisfying. I find you don't have to do as much, like you don't go on as many outings.

    Americans are the most generous country on the planet. I've worked in Europe, I've worked in Australia. There is no where else where you get absolutely no attitude for being a foreigner. If you do your job well, they embrace you.

    I just love making a fool out of myself. I made my living as a clown at kids' parties for about three years.

    Sometimes you have to go places with characters and emotions within yourself you don't want to do, but you have a duty to the story and as a storyteller to do it.

    He's that reluctant hero, and he's a fairly classic version of it. He reminds me of characters I always liked, Mad Max, Dirty Harry, Han Solo, where there's more going on than what they're letting on.

    great ... I never wanted to go longer than five years off the stage. Not necessarily musicals, but just doing a play or something. I don't know if my agent was particularly thrilled about the 12-month contract I've signed, but still. It's thrilling. It's such a dream to go to Broadway and do the first Australian musical ever to go there, and playing a character who I have huge, huge admiration for. So, I'm really looking forward to it. I'm probably more excited about that than I've been in a while.

    I have a terrific marriage, but unlike a lot of relationships where they ebb and flow, no matter what happens you fall deeper and deeper in love every day. It's kind of the best thing that can happen to you. It's thrilling.

    I have a wife and a son, but the gay rumors have started. I guess it's a sign that I'm moving up the ladder.


    My friends say, 'Man you're going to have kids sleeping on pillowcases with your face on it! You're going to be on toothbrushes and magnets and stuff.' I guess now that I'm a dad, I'm thrilled about that.


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