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By Ron Dicker and Ron Dicker,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 29, 2001
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Hugh Jackman was looking for material. He usually wings it on the talk shows, but Jay Leno wanted him prepared, and Jackman was just hours from appearing on The Tonight Show. "I need a joke," Jackman said. "You got a joke? Seriously." The 33-year-old Australian actor does not usually need schtick to entertain. He has charmed Hollywood with a good-bloke ease that seems genuine. And did we mention that he is profoundly handsome? Jackman, who stars with Meg Ryan in the time-travel romance Kate and Leopold, has the package all right.
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October 1, 2013
Tom Hooper, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe, especially Russell Crowe should have seen "Les Miserables" at Toby's Dinner Theatre before they made their movie. I have seen Les Miz in London and in New York, and Toby's production measures up. It is incredible. And it is right here in Howard County. Don't miss it! Fern Eisner Columbia
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | May 7, 2004
SUN SCORE * 1/2 Van Helsing is so full of live creatures, dead creatures, undead creatures and creatures in various states of transformation toward becoming other creatures, it's part mass grave, part crass menagerie. Hugh Jackman plays the title character, a forever-young creature-hunter and battler against evil. He once fought with the Jews against the Romans at Masada and now serves at the pleasure of a secret society in the Vatican. Despite the prime Catholic location, this society apparently welcomes many faiths; there are Eastern clerics of all types in the background, and some audibly invoke Allah.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | May 1, 2009
Story lovers, beware: As far as plot goes, the title of X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells it all. How James Howlett became Logan, aka Wolverine, the brother of Victor Creed, aka Sabretooth, requires repeated bursts of exposition, and that's just the beginning. The whole movie keeps piling one creation myth on top of another, from the formation of a mutant black ops unit in the Vietnam era to the establishment of the X-Men as we know them. It's like an improbable six-stage rocket that keeps firing according to plan but never achieves lift-off.
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October 1, 2013
Tom Hooper, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe, especially Russell Crowe should have seen "Les Miserables" at Toby's Dinner Theatre before they made their movie. I have seen Les Miz in London and in New York, and Toby's production measures up. It is incredible. And it is right here in Howard County. Don't miss it! Fern Eisner Columbia
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By LIZ SMITH and LIZ SMITH,Tribune Media Services | February 18, 2008
The president of France and his gorgeous bride, Carla Bruni, who speaks many languages and is a fixture of the International Glamour Set, have solved their problems. He is now wearing 2-inch lifts to make him taller and she is sticking to flat shoes. The London Telegraph reports that there is a new biography of the brand-new Madame Sarkozy by authors Christine Richard and Edouard Boulon-Cluzel. They report that Carla is determined not to be called "Sarko's Control Tower," which was what the press dubbed the last Mrs. Sarkozy because she was so much taller than her husband.
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By Ron Dicker and Ron Dicker,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 3, 2004
NEW YORK - When director Stephen Sommers asked Hugh Jackman to play the lead in his $150 million monster romp Van Helsing, Jackman hesitated. He had just reprised his role as the Ginsu-clawed Wolverine in X-Men 2, and he felt his career was at a delicate juncture. "I thought I was going to do a smaller independent movie after that to do something different," he says. "I was reluctant to be in another summer popcorn movie." Jackman told Sommers, the creator of the modern Mummy series, that if Van Helsing became a hit, it was sure to spawn a sequel and generate more demands on his time.
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By LIZ SMITH and LIZ SMITH,TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES | November 5, 2007
IF EVER I should leave you, it wouldn't be in autumn," the really nice guy Robert Goulet used to sing. But he did. We're going to miss him. Baby boomlet Juju Chang of ABC News and Neal Shapiro, prexy of New York's PBS, welcomed a third son Nov. 1 at New York Presbyterian. He is named Mason Blake and weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces. So maybe you already heard that the horseback riding, book-writing beauty Kelly Klein, once wed to designer Calvin Klein, is the new mom of a baby born to a surrogate mother last Thursday.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | November 28, 2008
Hugh Jackman has achieved legendary success on stages in his native Australia as well as America and England, playing everyone from Curly the singing cowboy in Oklahoma! to gay entertainer Peter Allen in The Boy from Oz. On screen, he's taken a shot at everything from sleazes and sorcerers to lady-killers and superheroes. A pillar of the smash X-Men series as the team's angry, furry young man - the steel-taloned Wolverine - he's breaking off into his own Wolverine series. And in Australia, he holds down the leading-man position in a rare contemporary attempt at a sweeping national melodrama.
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By Luaine Lee and Luaine Lee,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | April 23, 2003
PASADENA, Calif. - When he was 10 years old he used to do the cooking. It was no big deal to actor Hugh Jackman because his four brothers and sisters had to take their turns, too. Their parents had split up when Jackman was 8 and their father raised them. Each child had to cook one night a week. The independent spirit he developed as a child may have helped Jackman when it came to handling the turbulence of show business because, as one of the major stars of X2: X-Men United, Jackman has definitely arrived.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | November 28, 2008
Hugh Jackman has achieved legendary success on stages in his native Australia as well as America and England, playing everyone from Curly the singing cowboy in Oklahoma! to gay entertainer Peter Allen in The Boy from Oz. On screen, he's taken a shot at everything from sleazes and sorcerers to lady-killers and superheroes. A pillar of the smash X-Men series as the team's angry, furry young man - the steel-taloned Wolverine - he's breaking off into his own Wolverine series. And in Australia, he holds down the leading-man position in a rare contemporary attempt at a sweeping national melodrama.
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By LIZ SMITH and LIZ SMITH,Tribune Media Services | February 18, 2008
The president of France and his gorgeous bride, Carla Bruni, who speaks many languages and is a fixture of the International Glamour Set, have solved their problems. He is now wearing 2-inch lifts to make him taller and she is sticking to flat shoes. The London Telegraph reports that there is a new biography of the brand-new Madame Sarkozy by authors Christine Richard and Edouard Boulon-Cluzel. They report that Carla is determined not to be called "Sarko's Control Tower," which was what the press dubbed the last Mrs. Sarkozy because she was so much taller than her husband.
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By LIZ SMITH and LIZ SMITH,TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES | November 5, 2007
IF EVER I should leave you, it wouldn't be in autumn," the really nice guy Robert Goulet used to sing. But he did. We're going to miss him. Baby boomlet Juju Chang of ABC News and Neal Shapiro, prexy of New York's PBS, welcomed a third son Nov. 1 at New York Presbyterian. He is named Mason Blake and weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces. So maybe you already heard that the horseback riding, book-writing beauty Kelly Klein, once wed to designer Calvin Klein, is the new mom of a baby born to a surrogate mother last Thursday.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Movie Critic | October 20, 2006
Hugh Jackman is neither a magician nor a pampered house rat. But he's playing one in the movies this year. He's also playing an emperor penguin, a mutant with razor-sharp claws and a really bad temper, a suspected upper-class British serial killer and a man obsessed with discovering the fabled fountain of youth. That's a pretty busy schedule for one actor, but Jackman chuckles when asked if he's vying to win the title of Busiest Man in Hollywood. He finished filming Darren Aronof- sky's The Fountain 18 months ago, and has been working on a pair of animated movies - Flushed Away (opening Nov. 3)
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | May 7, 2004
SUN SCORE * 1/2 Van Helsing is so full of live creatures, dead creatures, undead creatures and creatures in various states of transformation toward becoming other creatures, it's part mass grave, part crass menagerie. Hugh Jackman plays the title character, a forever-young creature-hunter and battler against evil. He once fought with the Jews against the Romans at Masada and now serves at the pleasure of a secret society in the Vatican. Despite the prime Catholic location, this society apparently welcomes many faiths; there are Eastern clerics of all types in the background, and some audibly invoke Allah.
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By Jackie Loohauis and Jackie Loohauis,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | May 6, 2004
Bing and Bob. Butch and The Kid. Holmes and Watson. Dracula and Van Helsing. They're all famous pop culture pairings that have survived the ages, but only that last duo has the scent of the supernatural about it. In a saga that has caused flaps during three centuries, usually the vampire gets top billing. But now the vampire slayer stars in his own film - Van Helsing, which opens tomorrow - proving that the Dr. Watson of the Undead deserves another look. Because without Abraham Van Helsing, Dracula would be just another fanged footnote in horror history.
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By Jackie Loohauis and Jackie Loohauis,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | May 6, 2004
Bing and Bob. Butch and The Kid. Holmes and Watson. Dracula and Van Helsing. They're all famous pop culture pairings that have survived the ages, but only that last duo has the scent of the supernatural about it. In a saga that has caused flaps during three centuries, usually the vampire gets top billing. But now the vampire slayer stars in his own film - Van Helsing, which opens tomorrow - proving that the Dr. Watson of the Undead deserves another look. Because without Abraham Van Helsing, Dracula would be just another fanged footnote in horror history.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | May 1, 2009
Story lovers, beware: As far as plot goes, the title of X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells it all. How James Howlett became Logan, aka Wolverine, the brother of Victor Creed, aka Sabretooth, requires repeated bursts of exposition, and that's just the beginning. The whole movie keeps piling one creation myth on top of another, from the formation of a mutant black ops unit in the Vietnam era to the establishment of the X-Men as we know them. It's like an improbable six-stage rocket that keeps firing according to plan but never achieves lift-off.
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By Ron Dicker and Ron Dicker,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 3, 2004
NEW YORK - When director Stephen Sommers asked Hugh Jackman to play the lead in his $150 million monster romp Van Helsing, Jackman hesitated. He had just reprised his role as the Ginsu-clawed Wolverine in X-Men 2, and he felt his career was at a delicate juncture. "I thought I was going to do a smaller independent movie after that to do something different," he says. "I was reluctant to be in another summer popcorn movie." Jackman told Sommers, the creator of the modern Mummy series, that if Van Helsing became a hit, it was sure to spawn a sequel and generate more demands on his time.
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By Luaine Lee and Luaine Lee,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | April 23, 2003
PASADENA, Calif. - When he was 10 years old he used to do the cooking. It was no big deal to actor Hugh Jackman because his four brothers and sisters had to take their turns, too. Their parents had split up when Jackman was 8 and their father raised them. Each child had to cook one night a week. The independent spirit he developed as a child may have helped Jackman when it came to handling the turbulence of show business because, as one of the major stars of X2: X-Men United, Jackman has definitely arrived.
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