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The Hollywood Reporter has a brand new issue out — and Hugh Jackman is on the cover! The feature article inside is lengthy and incredibly informative, revealing some previously unhidden aspects of Hugh’s personal and professional life. He talks of his childhood, Hollywood friendships, goes into detail on his religious and spiritual views, and discusses the role of Jean Valjean. (He confirms there’s no immediate plans following X-Men: Days of Future Past, so it sounds like he’ll be spending time with family.) There’s also a great photo shoot and related video attached, so be sure to check them out.

Sitting at the Peninsula hotel in Beverly Hills, [Hugh] Jackman reveals himself to be a far more complex and far-ranging figure than many of his peers realize. As he gobbles down a breakfast of oatmeal, wheat toast and a five-egg omelet – muscling up for his next movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past, in which he returns as Wolverine for the sixth time – he adds to this impression by discussing a turbulent past that still lingers with him.

Open and immensely likable, he describes being 8 years old when his mother, Grace, abandoned him and his four elder siblings, leaving them in Sydney with their father, Christopher. His mother’s departure never was fully explained to him, and indeed Jackman only realized it was permanent when he was 13 and his father’s attempt at a reconciliation failed.


Les Misérables will be released on DVD/Blu-ray March 22nd! Fans will have the option to buy the DVD or a combo pack boasting even more special features. Click the image above to head to Entertainment Weekly’s site, where they have an exclusive trailer for the film’s upcoming home release, including new interviews from the cast and crew. Check out a full list of special features on EW’s site. Although it doesn’t list Hugh Jackman as providing commentary, hopefully we can expect him to pop up in the following:

Les Misérables Singing Live: The star-studded cast and production team discuss how the daunting challenge of singing live rather than lip-syncing to pre-recorded tracks ultimately gave them the creative freedom to deliver nuanced, emotionally powerful performances.

• Les Misérables on Location: Filming rather than staging Les Misérables presents the opportunity to shoot in real world locations: a massive dry dock on the coast of England, a beautiful underground chapel in the heart of London and the ancient city of Winchester. Members of the cast and crew talk about what it was like to find and work in these incredible locations.

The Stars of Les Misérables: Director Tom Hooper talks about casting the iconic characters, and the actors discuss why it was important to them to be a part of this groundbreaking version of Les Misérables.

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February 10th, 2013

66th British Academy Film Awards

Hugh Jackman is currently attending the EE British Academy Film Awards, also known as the BAFTAs! He is up for the award Leading Actor at tonight’s ceremonies, competing with the likes of Daniel Day-Lewis, Ben Affleck, Joaquin Phoenix, and Bradley Cooper. Additionally, Les Misérables is not only up for Outstanding British Film — it’s also been nominated as Best Film in general. (I’ll update with the results once the show is over.) Early photos of Hugh on the red carpet with wife Deborra-Lee Furness are in the gallery, but I hope to add plenty more later on. Best of luck, Hugh and Team Les Mis!

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On February 9th, Les Misérables held its Berlin premiere at the 63rd Berlinale International Film Festival. Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, and Amanda Seyfried were among the cast members able to attend the event after a busy day of photo calls and press conferences. Hugh’s wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, was also in attendance for the event. Some photos from the evening have been added to the gallery; however, I hope to share more as they become available.

Earlier this evening (February 9th), Hugh Jackman attended the Berlin photo call and press conference for Les Misérables. Taking the time off from shooting Prisoners, he joined his Les Mis cast – Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne – along with director Tom Hooper to talk about the film. (Unfortunately, Hugh was unable to make it to the recent Paris premiere.) Pictures from the events have been added to the gallery, plus you can catch an excerpt of the press conference below:

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TIME has recruited fashion photographer Paola Kudacki to highlight this year’s great performers, taking a handful of 2013 Oscar nominees and allowing them to recreate themselves through a series of black and white photographs. The results are stunning. Hugh Jackman and Les Misérables co-star Anne Hathaway were paired up for their portrait, featuring the two modernizing their characters from the film, Valjean and Fantine. There’s also a great video of them discussing their roles (including preliminary research) and what they think of their fellow actor nominees, along with a group video.

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February 6th, 2013

2013 Oscar Luncheon Photo Shoot

There are five new photos of Hugh Jackman from the February 4th Oscar luncheon. Although fairly standard, in front of a white canvas, Hugh looks absolutely smashing. The HQ pictures were generously donated by DeAdele, who has been providing many great pics to HJF recently. Thank you, DeA!

On Monday (February 4th), Hugh Jackman appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” once again. Although he was just on the program back in December, Hugh met up with his talk show buddy to talk some more about Les Misérables. Much of the interview have your typical Hugh stories, though he does briefly touch on his Super Bowl experience this year — including what team(s) he was rooting for.

Zero Dark Thirty‘s Jessica Chastain was the second guest of the evening, and it’s worth sticking around for her interview; she and Hugh recall their earlier meetup at the Oscars luncheon and share a cute story about bunny ears. Many pictures have also been added to the gallery.

Scans courtesy of Hugh Jackman Fan Site.

With many thanks to Jody, HJF now has scans from a Les Misérables feature article in Celebs. The issue was published in January and contains interviews with Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway along with details on some other cast members. It’s worth checking out if you want some more background information on the production of Les Mis.

Earlier today (February 4th), Hugh Jackman joined fellow 2013 Oscar nominees for the 85th Annual Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon. The invite-only event is a prestigious affair, shining the spotlight on the year’s best actors, directors, writers, producers, and others who provide services to film. At the luncheon, everyone even gathers together for a class picture-esque shot surrounding an enormous Oscar statuette — this year, Hugh was positioned right next to him! (Let’s hope that’s a good omen.)

Check out some details from the reception along with a bunch of videos below (click MORE):

“We need your help,” Zadan said. “Honestly, we need your help to keep the pacing of the show energized. Please get to the stage quickly. You will have 45 seconds to speak. That begins the moment you hit the microphone.” Zadan also asked that nominees prepare. “You’re talking to over a billion people in over 225 countries,” he said.

After the second course (pistachio-crusted sea bass with veggies!), each nominee in attendance was called one-by-one (and and in no particular order) to riser at the front of the ballroom.

Lincoln producer and new Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy was the first to be called. Sally Field laughed with a man next to her that she couldn’t see over the head of the man in front of her. [Hugh] Jackman extended a hand to [Jessica] Chastain as she carefully stepped onto the riser.

Joaquin Phoenix let out a little “boo” as his name was called.


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