Hugh Jackman Got Wolverine Part Because of Tom Cruise

I love Hugh Jackman, so I guess Tom Cruise has done some good, he doesn’t only do evil creepy things.

Fans of Hugh Jackman as the gruff Wolverine in the X-Men movies owe a debt of gratitude to Tom Cruise and director John Woo.

A few years ago, the Australian actor was about to star opposite Bryan Brown and Claudia Karvan in the local film Risk when Hollywood called. Production on Mission: Impossible II was running over schedule, which meant Scottish actor Dougray Scott could not play Wolverine in the first X-Men.

Jackman won the part, nailed the role and has become the most charismatic character in a hugely successful comic book trilogy. Via SMH

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    • Van

      I’m glad it ended that way as I can’t see Dougray Scott as wolverine at all. So it was really production crew of the MI2 movie we have to thank. :)

    • http://www.cancercommentary.com Gloria

      oh, hugh jackman is perfect as wolverine. that character ame truly alive with hugh jackman and my favorite xmen character. :))

    • http://google sierra

      i think hugh jack man awsome as wolverine

    • concerned mom

      Now Julie, I don’t think anyone thinks Tom is evil. I don’t. LOL Not my favorite person but hey the world is full of all kinds of people and one certainty is that everyone isn’t going to like or love everyone else… Hugh owns Wolverine and I can’t imagine anyone else in that role just like Cruise owns Maverick. Perfection on both.