October 12 in Sci-Fi History: Hugh Jackman

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Mar 25, 2021, 7:00 PM EDT (Updated)

It was on this day in 1968 that Hugh Jackman was born in Sydney, Australia.

Jackman is a living science fiction actor legend. The roles are … well, look, it mostly started in 2000 with X-Men, which has sorta stuck.


Then he was paired with Meg Ryan in Kate and Leopold.


We mustn't forget Van Helsing, released in 2004.


There was also 2006's The Prestige.


And 2006's The Fountain.


Fast-forward to 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine.


And that takes us all the way through so many more X-Men and Wolverine movies, including just plain old The Wolverine in 2013. And then, most recently, Logan.


Also celebrating a birthday today? Josh Hutcherson. He was born in Union, Kentucky, in 1992. He was in the half-magical Bridge to Terabithia, but who are we kidding, he's Peeta Mallark in The Hunger Games.


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