Hugh Jackman is one of the most famous actors in the industry, but what makes him really special is his contact with the public and fans. Through social networks, the interpreter openly communicates many things about his life without falling into intimate gossip. Whether it’s celebrating an anniversary with his wife, fueling his hilarious rivalry with Ryan Reynolds, or sharing a skin cancer screening checkup, Jackman doesn’t hesitate to open up to his audience. Unfortunately, this time it was something tragic, as the actor announced the death of his father, Christopher John Jackman, at the age of 84.
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Although the actor became famous thanks to his work as a Wolverine in X-Men – 81% and its sequels, have had no problem demonstrating their capabilities in other genres. For example, in Les Miserables – 69% and The Great Showman – 54% demonstrated his virtues as a singer, while in Kate and Leopold – 50% made it clear that he could be the male figure in a classic romantic comedy. In many interviews, Jackman says he learned all kinds of techniques and ways to achieve his goal of being an actor, and he owes much to the support of his family.
In fact, for the actor the father figure is of the utmost importance and he himself has tried to be an example for his children. It is well known that his wife Deborra-Lee Furness had two miscarriages, which led to the marriage deciding on adoption. In that sense, the also protagonist of Reminiscence – 47% has commented that being a father changed his perspective on life and the things that he believed were transcendent and necessary. Jackman also once commented on his respect for his father, who never took days off from work despite the difficulty of raising five children.
Hugh Jackman posted on his Instagram that his father passed away precisely on Father’s Day in Australia which is celebrated on September 5:
In the early hours of Father’s Day (Australia), my father passed away peacefully. And although there is deep sadness, I am filled with gratitude and love. My father was, in a word, extraordinary. He dedicated his life to his family, his work and his faith. I pray that you are now at peace with God.
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A year ago, Hugh Jackman posted on his Instagram:
My father taught me to always keep my promises… even if there is another option or something that may benefit me more. Be true to your words.
During a 60-minute interview (via The Hollywood Reporter) in 2012, Jackman assured that he learned from his father that the most important thing always is and will be the family:
It’s always like, “How is Deb?” It’s not about work, and I think that’s him living with probably some of his regrets and feelings of, maybe… he put too much attention on his career at the wrong time and he doesn’t want me to make the same mistake. And so, so kind, he always reminds me that that’s the most important thing.
In the same interview, the protagonist of Logan – 93% explained that their father took care of them and their siblings after their mother moved back to England. Specifically, Jackman recalls that he witnessed all the maneuvers his father had to do in order to be aware of his work and the education of his brothers. He also related how difficult the separation was, as his sisters later left with their mother and the boys stayed in Australia with their father. It is important to highlight that Hugh jackman He has a good relationship with his mother and has also published a lot about her on his social networks; In part it seems like a clear example of what his father taught him about putting family first.
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