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‘He was a gym teacher in the UK’: X-Men Star Hugh Jackman Took a Drama Course Because He Wanted Extra Credits, Ended Up Becoming Wolverine

'He was a gym teacher in the UK': X-Men Star Hugh Jackman Took a Drama Course Because He Wanted Extra Credits, Ended Up Becoming Wolverine

Hugh Jackman is a big name in the Hollywood industry now with all the movies he has been a part of. His role as Wolverine made him famous in almost every household. However, it was not the first profession that the now-renowned actor had. He had an entire journey revolving around how he went from a teacher to an actor.

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

He will soon be reprising his role as the mutant in Deadpool 3 after it was believed that his character’s final appearance had been in Logan, marking Wolverine’s death. His return with Ryan Reynolds would maintain his title as the actor who has played a superhero for the longest time. Although that did not come without his need to get University credits.

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Hugh Jackman Took Up Acting To Get University Credits

Hugh Jackman did not start as an actor, in fact, he was a gym teacher and studied communications at his University afterward. His first proper job was as a gym teacher in a Uppingham school in the United Kingdom. He taught the students there for a year before pursuing a degree in communications. His final year in University is what changed his entire life’s outlook rather quickly.

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman

During his final year, Jackman needed additional credits which led him to take a drama course to make up for lost credits. What he did not expect was the ecstatic enthusiasm he would feel upon discovering the world of theatre and acting. He enjoyed it so much that he decided to take up acting as a career. His acting career in theatre began after that and he even managed to get certain minute roles in both movies and TV series. Undoubtedly 2000 was the year that his life completely took a turn as he got the role of Wolverine in X-Men and got his big break.

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Hugh Jackman Went From A Gym Teacher To A Guinness Book Record Holder

For someone who had always wanted his name in the Guinness Book of World Records, Hugh Jackman has surely come a long way. Starting as a gym teacher to becoming Wolverine in 2000, the actor has been playing the role for over two decades now, making him the only actor to ever do so.

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Hugh Jackman in Logan

His journey has since then been both successful and adventurous, to say the least. From gym teacher to legend, Hugh Jackman has achieved what seemed impossible and is still going strong to this day.

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Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for Fandomwire. She is currently doing her Bachelor's of Arts in English Honours. Adya likes to read a lot and it would not be a surprise to see her spend her entire day playing Genshin Impact. Her articles range from Marvel, DC and movies to Mental Health Awareness.