On August 28th, Hugh Jackman was appointed the No. 1 Tourist Ambassador of Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, due to recent filming there for The Wolverine. Haneda Akira, the mayor of the city, was there to award Hugh with the honor. He also received a rose gift, as the city is nicknamed “City of Roses.” Many thanks to Hugh Jackman Fan Site for not only sharing images from the ceremony but bringing it to my attention.
Over a month after it hit U.S. cinemas, The Wolverine has finally had its long-awaited Tokyo premiere. Hugh Jackman was there to promote the movie alongside his co-stars Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, and Hiroyuki Sanada; director James Mangold also made the long flight from the States to join the actors. I’ll be adding more pics as they come in. How great does Hugh look? The Wolverine hits Japanese theaters on Sept. 13th.
Ever the philanthropist, Hugh Jackman – and wife, Deborra-Lee Furness – recently donated an amazing $10,000 to the Montreal Children’s Hospital. Remember: Hugh has spent much of the last few months in Montreal, filming for X-Men: Days Of Future Past. It’s wonderful seeing him give back to the community. Read more information on the generous donation below:
On Tuesday afternoon, his wife Deborra-Lee Furness called up the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation after she tried to donate to the hospital online and things went amok.
“She had tried to make the donation via her computer but the confirmation she got said that she had given $10 so she called us up,” said Kim Fraser who works for the Foundation. “She wanted to make the donation on behalf of her, her husband, and the cast and crew of X-Men.”
Sadly, the handsome Jackman did not visit the offices of the kids hospital foundation personally but his credit card payment was approved.
SOURCE: MONTREAL GAZETTE
The first film still featuring Hugh Jackman in X-Men: Days Of Future Past has been released. This will be his seventh – that’s right, seventh! – time portraying the character of Wolverine on film. Wearing some swanky 70s garb, he’s pictured alongside James McAvoy (portraying a young Charles Xavier, aka Professor X) and Nicholas Hoult (a young Hank McCoy, aka Beast).
I’ve also added a couple of behind the scenes images to the gallery, as provided by producer Lauren Shuler Donner and director Bryan Singer. The latter picture features Hugh on the final day of principle photography.
A new, HQ image from Prisoners has been released and added to the gallery. The image features a confrontation between Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal’s characters. On a related note, those two actors will be attending the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) next month. More information below:
Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming drama, Prisoners, will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film will first be screened on Friday, September 6th (9pm) at the Elgin Theater. According to this press release, Hugh and Jake are scheduled to attend the premiere along with co-stars, Melissa Leo, Terrence Howard, and Paul Dano. TIFF has also recently updated the running time as 146 minutes.
Earlier this year, Hugh Jackman sat down with Oprah Winfrey to chat about his life and career. The special aired last Sunday, but there are a few noteworthy clips online if you happened to miss the broadcast. Click on the image above for a few videos of Hugh talking about his Wolverine workout (in which Oprah very audible admires his rock-hard, Photoshop-esque abs), his biggest fears (including what he was afraid of as a child), and how he and his wife deal with married life in the public eye (Deborra-Lee Furness does make an appearance).
HQ photos courtesy of Britt at Enchanting Emma Watson.
On Wednesday, July 24th, Hugh Jackman made another appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” As was the case last time, they had great rapport throughout and even played a little game at the end — this time, one that involved beer and vodka. Fallon recently introduced a baby girl into the world – his first child – so Hugh gives him some fatherhood advice in the interview, including a book to detail various special moments. There also a great ongoing joke about “the clamps” in the second clip which is very, very funny (while tying into The Wolverine). Definitely check this interview out, before Hulu takes them down.
After attending “Good Morning America” on July 24th, Hugh Jackman headed to AMC Empire 25 in New York to talk to Mamarazzi. “The Moms,” Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein,” interviewed Hugh and introduced him to 1,800 miniature cupcakes provided by Baked By…Melissa. Following an exclusive screening to parents and their children, there was a short Q&A in which Hugh spoke about whether or not he sees his own kids turning to acting, how he protects them from the internet, and advice on realizing your dreams. You can check out a compilation video below with some highlights from the event.