Hugh Jackman Achieves Guinness World Records Title To Mark 16-Year Wolverine Career
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN actor, Hugh Jackman, has officially achieved the Guinness World Records title for the longest career as a live action Marvel superhero.
Jackman and his brother grew up fascinated by the Guinness World Records books, but they never imagined one would achieve the honor of being selected.
During the surprise certificate presentation, Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief of Guinness World Records, confirmed that Hugh Jackman would be featured in Guinness World Records 2020
Jackman holds the record with fellow X-Men star and Star Trek legend Sir Patrick Stewart (UK); both have had careers spanning 16 years 228 days as Wolverine and Professor Charles Xavier (Professor X) respectively. Check out more about it here!
Hugh Jackman has made an impression on audiences of all ages with his multi-hyphenate career persona, as successful on stage in front of live crowds as he is on film. From his award-winning turn on Broadway as the 1970s singer/songwriter Peter Allen, to his metal claw-wielding Wolverine in the blockbuster X-Men franchise, Jackman has proven to be one of the most versatile actors of our time.
Jackman garnered his first Academy Award® nomination, for Best Actor, for his performance in Tom Hooper's Les Misérables, based on the popular stage show created from Victor Hugo's famous novel of the same name. Jackman's standout performance as protagonist Jean Valjean also earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical, as well as Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nominations, for both Best Ensemble and Best Male Actor in a Leading Role, and a BAFTA Award nomination. Most recently, he was nominated for his role as P.T. Barnum in The Greatest Showman. Sales for the soundtrack to the film have broken records the world over and reached multi-platinum status in many countries including the UK and America.
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