Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

Australian actor and producer
Academy Award-nominated actor/singer known as The Greatest Showman (2017), Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (2012), and X-Men's Wolverine.Wikipedia
BornOctober 12, 1968
HometownSydney, Australia
Net worth$180 million
Height6'2" (1.89m)
SpouseDeborra-Lee Furness (m 1996 - present)
ChildrenOscar Maximilian Jackman , Ava Eliot Jackman
ParentsChristopher John Jackman , Grace McNeil
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‘The Simpsons’ Slams Fox News in Rousing Hugh Jackman Musical Number

  • “The Simpsons” took aim at the Fox Corporation on Sunday in a musical number about the death of the U.S. middle class, during the finale of its 33rd season. At one point, the show pointed its criticism to the ever-controversial Tucker Carlson, who at one point in the number says “Putin for president, next on […]

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‘The Simpsons’ burns Fox News with help from Hugh Jackman: ‘Putin for president’

Things got downright lyrical on The Simpsons season finale, Sunday, as actor Hugh Jackman and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich led the town of Springfield in a musical ditty about the death of the U.S. middle class. Lyrics included “Tax breaks went to ceos // Never trickling down to average joes // And so it came to pass // Greedy rich men kicked our ass // Fiddling while they burned our middle class.” The popular Fox show not only suggested corporate greed and shortsighted politics contributed to the deterioration of the middle class, it also took aim at its own company’s cable news network. The episode included the likeness of Tucker Carlson saying, “Putin for president, next on Fox News.” The musical number also called out rampant misinformation on social media. The characters sang, “Cable news declares we're doomed // And Facebook feeds our fright // They convince us things were great // When gas was cheap and men were white // So we rally round the crooks // And the creepy and the crass //The vengeful id of our vanishing middle class.”
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AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
2020Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or MovieBad EducationNominated
2018Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or ComedyThe Greatest ShowmanNominated
2013Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureLes MisérablesNominated
2013Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or ComedyLes MisérablesWinner
2013British Academy of Film & Television ArtsLeading ActorLes MisérablesNominated