How Hugh Jackman Went From P.E. Teacher To Guinness World Record Holder

Hugh Jackman is a man of many talents. The charismatic Aussie won us over thanks to his incredible acting skills, charm, and voice. With an impressive film resume and numerous accolades under his belt, the X-Men star has come a long way. However, he wasn’t always the grizzled superhero people know him for.

Long before Jackman came into the eyes of Hollywood, he was just a lanky teenager who taught kids in gym class. But, how did he make the leap from teaching to emerging as one of the most recognizable actors in the world?

He’s Won A Grammy

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The Greatest Showman won the Grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. Unfortunately, he could not be there in person to celebrate. In an Instagram video, Hugh filmed his reaction while surrounded by family and friends at the moment the award was announced.

Before posting the video, he added a caption thanking the “entire cast and crew.” In the film, Jackman plays P.T. Barnum as he works to put together “the Greatest Show on Earth.”