Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Midweek Man Candy: Hugh Jackman

There is something exceptionally wonderful about a man who can be simultaneously well-known for playing a huge comic-book action star and be a sexy musical theater nerd and do a smattering of "normal" movie roles exceptionally well, too. And that is why there is no other choice for this week's Midweek Mancandy other than the great ...

Hugh Jackman!

Jackman is currently the star of "Prisoners," a thriller that opens later this week (a review will be posted this weekend on the blog!), but his work in the past year or so shows Jackman's true range as an actor - not to mention his delicious mancandy side. 

Earlier this summer, Jackman starred in "The Wolverine." Wolverine is a recurring role for him - he'll be back on the big screen as Logan in "X-Men: Days of Futures Past" next year - and he is wonderful at it. Not only does he look fantastic as the muscly mutant, but he also puts a lot of soul into the character.

Last winter, Jackman played Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables," showing off his musical cred, too. In fact, Jackman is a Tony award-winning actor, having won for "The Boy From Oz," but he made his mark in the musical theater world as Curly in the Royal National Theatre's production of "Oklahoma" in 1998.

And, of course, Jackman has done a smattering of other films in a variety of genres, including action ("Real Steel"), romance ("Australia," "Kate and Leopold") and drama ("The Prestige").

Jackman is clearly extremely talented, and he's also, let's face it, downright gorgeous. What's not to love?

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