Hugh Jackman - The ‘Sexiest Man Alive’
Hugh Jackman, the famous Australian actor has been named as “the Sexiest Man Alive”. The star was ranked at the top in the People magazine’s annual list of “the most attractive guys in the world”. With his unforgettable performances in several movies like X-Men, The Prestige and Scoop, Jackman has left female hearts pounding faster. “He’s a triple threat - a star who can sing, dance and wield a weapon. At 6ft 2in, all scruff and biceps, Jackman, 40, looms large in the epic Australia and left people stammering, ‘Oh. my… God!’ according to co-star Nicole Kidman”, the magazine wrote while explaining why they elected Jackman as the Sexiest Man Alive. Close behind Hugh, the second place was secured by the Quantum of Solace actor Daniel Craig. He rose to fame with his most impressive acting in the film as British spy James Bond. His muscular body and striking blue eyes left all his female fans awestruck. The third position was given to the star of hit US TV show Mad Men, Jon Hamm, while Zac Efron, High School Musical heartthrob and Robert Buckley, the Lipstick Jungle hunk came fourth and fifth respectively. The other personalities to have ranked in the list were Soccer player David Beckham, Oscar-winnerJavier Bardem, Twilight star Robert Pattinson, former Dawson’s Creek actorJoshua Jackson and Olympic
Hugh Jackman to host 2009 Oscars
Actor Hugh Jackman will be hosting the forthcoming Oscar ceremony. Jackman, the 40 year old Australian’s selection proves as a change in the characteristic of the event, where in the past it was mostly hosted by a comedian. Jackman was announced as the host of the 81st Academy Awards on Friday and said in a statement he was excited by the opportunity. “Thirty years ago when I was in Sydney watching Jimmy Carson host the Oscars with my family, I never imagined that I’d one day have the chance to be up on that stage myself” he added. The actor, who was chosen as the sexiest man alive by the people’s magazine also said, “I am very grateful to the Academy for giving me this opportunity.” This is not the first time that Jackman would be hosting an event. Earlier he has hosted several award shows and other events like between 2003 and 2005 he hosted the prestigious Tony Awards, walking away with an award in 2004 for his role in the Broadway musical The Boy from Oz. The Australian actor is probably best known for his role of Wolverine in the X-Men moves, with a spin-off due next year, and can currently be seen in Baz Luhrmann’s Australia.
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