Hugh Jackman is best known for Wolverine, but he wasn't the first actor offered the role. He was, however, offered a few OTHER superhero and a super-spy roles later in his career.
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There is something very secretive about the way they cast that role. I've never had an official call asking: 'Are you interested or not?' but there's no guy I know who wouldn't want that role -- and that includes me. Anyone who says otherwise is lying. [on the now (Nov. 2004) opened spot for the next James Bond]
Upon meeting Olivia Newton-John
introduced the two while he and Jackman were filming Swordfish
(2001)), he confessed to her that under his desk in elementary school, there was a poster with Newton-John on it, and he would kiss the poster every day.
The role of Wolverine in the live-action X-Men films