Hugh Jackman was the recipient of this year's Golden Globe award for Best Actor, Musical or Comedy for his role as 'Jean Valjean' in Tom Hooper's adaptation of LES MISERABLES.
Jackman won the award over Jack Black in BERNIE, Bradley Cooper in SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, Ewan McGregor SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN, and Bill Murray in HYDE PARK.
The actor brought a combination of stage and film experience to LES MIS; he won a 2004 Tony Award, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World awards for Best Actor in a musical for his portrayal of the 1970s singer-songwriter Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz. Previous theater credits include Carousel at Carnegie Hall, Oklahoma! at the National Theater in London (Olivier Award nomination), Sunset Boulevard (MO Award - Australia's Tony Award) and Disney's Beauty and the Beast (MO Award nomination). From 2003 through 2005 he hosted the Tony Awards, winning a 2004 Emmy for Outstanding Individual Performer in a Variety, Musical or Comedy program. Mr. Jackman made his first major U.S. film appearance as Wolverine in the first installment of the X-Men franchise, a role he reprised in the enormously successful X2 and 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand. In 2009, Jackman took on the Oscar host as he fronted the 81st Annual Academy Awards.
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