Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine for years now, being the only actor to have ever played a superhero for over a decade and a half. His record was almost beaten by Chris Hemsworth who has been playing Thor since the hero first became part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, Jackman still holds the title of the longest-running superhero to date.
While Hemsworth’s goal became to beat the X-Men actor, Jackman’s goal was to simply become part of the Guinness Book of World Records, and that too from the very young age of eight. After a long trial with his brother, his dream finally came true and he loves to flex it just as much.
Hugh Jackman Tried Peculiar Ways To Win A Position In The Guinness Book Of World Records
In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Hugh Jackman revealed as to how for an extremely long time, both he and his brother tried as much as possible to get their names on the Guinness Book of World Records and win any award possible. This trial and error process quickly became rather amusing as the siblings tried to beat the record for the longest time anyone played badminton and the longest time someone was awake.
“Yeah maybe winning a gold medal in the Olympics? Maybe. But being in the Guinness Book of Records, that was the ultimate goal.”
This further ranged but was not limited to, the number of coins one could pick via the elbow. He even presented these skills of coin catching while on the show. Although the record for the same is over a hundred coins, the actor did manage to catch nine out of the ten coins he was using. Now, however, the actor does have his name in the book, and that too for his role as Wolverine. Especially since his confirmed return in Deadpool 3, Hugh Jackman still holds the title of the actor who has played a superhero the longest.
Hugh Jackman And Jimmy Fallon Mocked Around With Their Coin-Catching Skills
Hugh Jackman and Jimmy Fallon even went on to exchange their coats which fit perfectly on both of them. This led to the duo swaying a little and comically moving around their elbows as if they were catching more coins, which in reality were all scattered on the floor.
They were having so much fun that Fallon even talked about not wanting Jackman to leave, adding to how they could break another record by making the episode the longest-ever Tonight Show episode.