Just hours after receiving a Golden Globe nomination, Hugh Jackman unveiled his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Australian actor, who was nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical was surrounded by his family and his Les Miserables co-stars on Thursday. Dressed in an elegant blue suit, the 44-year-old star looked thrilled as he unveiled his sidewalk tribute in front of Madame Tussaud's Hollywood, where a waxwork figure of Hugh character in X-Men, superhero Wolverine, is on display.
Watching closely from the first row where his wife Deborra-Lee Furness and his two children Ava and Oscar who captured the special moment on camera.Hollywood beauties Anne Hathaway, who looked chic in a long sleeved LBD, and Amanda Seyfried, who donned a cream belted trench coat with black tights for the event, were also on hand to applaud their Les Miserables co-star, who told reporters he felt like "the luckiest man alive"."It's kind of a surreal day. I'll probably always remember Thursday, December 13 and I think I'm either going straight from here to buy a lottery ticket or to a casino because it just feels like someone is looking down on me in a very nice way at this moment," he told EOnline.com.
"I'm excited. The star is right here outside where I got to host the Oscars and if the movie gets nominated, it'll be nice to get up there and show a little bit of the show to everybody. "Later on, Hugh joked about planning for December 13, 2012 for years: "It was about 29 years ago and I said, 'This is the way it's going to work,' and I signed a deal - I won't tell you who it was with."
The actor also jokingly revealed he plans to turn his new achievement into a therapy place for his kids when they get older, explaining: "Ten years from now when they're remembering all the things I did wrong, it's going to save a fortune in therapy - they can come here, graffiti it, stomp on it, spill their soda on it, whatever."
Hugh's Golden Globe nomination comes a day after receiving a nod for Best Male Actor for portraying Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. After learning of Hugh's nomination for the awards, director Tom Hooper praised the star and revealed he was "very proud"."I'm just pleased for the whole team who made Les Miserables," said Tom on the phone to the BBC. "I'm so proud. Hugh Jackman carries this film, from the start to the end, on his shoulders - at times like Jean Valjean, the hero he plays," explained the famed Director. "What I think is exciting people when they see it, is that when Hugh acts through singing, he's got some kind of access to an emotional part of himself that they have never seen on screen before. Maybe it's a physical thing. You have to engage your whole body to sing."