Jackman calls ‘Wolverine’ a career-defining role

July 23, 2013 • Entertainment

Actor Hugh Jackman signs autographs for fans as he arrives for the UK Premiere of The Wolverine, at a central London cinema in Leicester Square, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Whether performing on a Broadway stage, singing in a movie musical, or hosting the Oscars, Hugh Jackman approaches them all with equal intensity. Yet, when he dons Adamantium bone claws in “Wolverine,” the 44-year old actor admits that something magical happens.

“It may be the strongest of all the roles I’ve played,” Jackman says of the “X-Men” antihero.

When the Australian actor sat down with the Associated Press before Friday’s opening of “Wolverine,” he honored the icon comic book character with appropriately trimmed facial hair showing off Logan’s signature muttonchops. And why not? It’s the role that launched his career in the first “X-Men” film. He’s already played the character six times already, and is currently shooting a seventh installment due in 2014.

“There’s four or five roles that end up being the foundation of your entire career. There’s no Login to read more

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