Hugh Jackman’s selection as People Magazine’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ officially marks the resurgence of the five o’ clock shadow. The perpetually scruffy actor, singer and dancer plays Wolverine in the ‘X-Men’ movie series and will appear alongside Nicole Kidman in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming film ‘Australia.’
According to People Magazine, Hugh Jackman’s wife of 12 years, Deborra-Lee Furness, knew her husband would be named Sexiest Man Alive. “God bless her, she said, ‘I could’ve told them that years ago!’ And then she said, ‘Obviously, Brad wasn’t available this year,’” reports Jackman.
Hugh Jackman joins a long line of Sexiest Man Alive alumni that includes Johnny Depp, Matt Damon, Patrick Dempsey, Brad Pitt, and Ryan Reynolds.