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Hugh Jackman’s 15 best quotes on his 48th birthday

Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor, singer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for playing different roles in various film genres. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series, as well as for his lead roles in the romantic-comedy fantasy Kate & Leopold (2001), the action-horror film Van Helsing (2004), the magic-themed drama The Prestige (2006), the epic fantasy drama The Fountain (2006), the epic historical romantic drama Australia (2008), the film version of Les Misérables (2012), and the thriller Prisoners (2013). His work in Les Misérables earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in 2013.

In Broadway theatre, Jackman won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz. A four-time host of the Tony Awards themselves, he won an Emmy Award for one of these appearances. Jackman also hosted the 81st Academy Awards on 22 February 2009.

To celebrate his 48th birthday, we’ve compiled 15 of his best quotes.

1. When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.

2. Your wife is always right. Very simple. I think I’m going to get it tattooed on my forehead.

3. For me that’s one of the great indulgences in life – a hand-tailored suit, and a great pair of handmade shoes.

4. The secret to modern life is finding the measure in time management. I have two kids, career and I travel, and I don’t think my life is any different than most couples. The most valuable commodity now for many people is time and how to parcel that out.

5. The word philosophy sounds high-minded, but it simply means the love of wisdom. If you love something, you don’t just read about it; you hug it, you mess with it, you play with it, you argue with it.

6. To this day, I am the least materialistic person I know, because my father didn’t raise me to just go out and buy this or that car. The only reason I wanted to make money as an actor was because I’m passionate about food!

7. If I’m a lush at anything, it’s food and drink. I’m not materialistic in any way, but I value food.

8. I’m an actor who believes we all have triggers to any stage of emotion. It’s not always easy to find but it’s still there.

9. I’m not a kid. You don’t get in this business for anonymity. It’s not like I have posters of myself on the wall, but at the same time, I’m kind of ready for a little bit of it, but I worry for my little one, and my family – their privacy. That’s what I’m more protective of.

10. To get down to the quick of it, respect motivates me – not success.

11. Anyone who thinks they’re indispensible is fooling themselves.

12. My father is a real idealist, and he’s all about learning. If I asked for a pair of Nikes growing up, it was just a resounding ‘No.’ But if I asked for a saxophone, one would appear and next day and I’d be signed up for lessons. So anything to do with education or learning, my father would spare no expense.

13. I’ve always felt that if you back down from a fear, the ghost of that fear never goes away. It diminishes people.

14. Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness. It’s like the ultimate rest. It’s better than the best sleep you’ve ever had. It’s a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings. It keeps life fresh.

15. There comes a certain point in life when you have to stop blaming other people for how you feel or the misfortunes in your life. You can’t go through life obsessing about what might have been.

Biography via: Wikipedia.

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