The Many Ways Hugh Jackman Has Transformed for His Characters

Hugh Jackman is 49 years old and more handsome and rock-hard than ever. I mean, did you see Logan? (If your answer is no, then what are you waiting for?)

Jackman’s film career has spanned more than two decades, which is difficult to believe if you just look at him. To put it simply, the man does not age.

Of course, just because he’s a stud doesn’t mean he can’t transform himself to fit a role — any role. That’s one of the most impressive things about Jackman. He’s an on-screen chameleon, going from the ripped and towering Wolverine one moment to the broken Jean Valjean the next and then a peppy P.T. Barnum.

Part of what makes the transformations so impactful is that Jackman is willing to sculpt his body to fit the character. He admitted in a 2014 interview with the Los Angeles Times that he’s got a “body obsession.” 

He explained, “It’s a different kind of look all the time. But I’ve got to be honest, mate, being in a 3-D film on a 40-foot screen is pretty good motivation for being in shape.”

Click through our slideshow to watch Jackman transform in front of your eyes. Prepare to be impressed. And it won’t just be his rock-hard abs that wow you.

A version of this article was originally published in October 2017.

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