Huh, Jackman in Les Miserables ?
Hugh Jackman is not only an extraordinary actor and one of the sexiest men alive... He can sing! And the Australian performer is pretty good at it! Describing his performance in 2012 musical drama film Les Misérables as magnificent is an understatement. His work in Les Misérables earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best actor and his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy in 2013.
He played the central role of Jean Valjean and his acting was nothing short of glorious. The emotion in his voice thrilled audiences across nations and the power of his acting sent a ripple of excitement through the crowds. It is unsurprising that he received so many awards and nominations for this role.
Highly dramatic and accomplished, the musical required the Jean Valjean's part to convey a large spectrum of feelings. Hugh Jackman effectively made the audience feel identified with his character and suffer his hopelessness, fury and despair.
For playing this role, Hugh Jackman was nominated by the Academy Award for Best Actor, and received many more nominations for other awards.
Les Misérables was directed by Tom Hooper and written for the screen by William Nicholson and Alain Boubill, among others. Alongside Jackman, stars Russel Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Amanda Seyfried also play in the film.
The plot takes place in 19th-century France and is centred in Jean Valjean, who for decades is chased by the policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks his parole. The plot thickens once he agrees to care for Cosette (Seyfried), the daughter of his factory worker Fantine (Hathaway).