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Hugh Jackman declares "I'm Greek"

Australia's leading man has Greek roots

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Hugh Jackman declares "I'm Greek"
5 Aug 2013

He's sexy, he can act, dance and sing - and he can thank his Greek background for these numerous talents. Oscar nominated Australian actor Hugh Jackman has told Star TV journalist Elgka Ntaifa he's Greek.
"It is true that I have Greek roots," said the actor, on a media junket promoting the upcoming instalment of the Wolverine movie franchise.
"Two generations ago the name of my family was Bellas, and I feel that I am a Greek by blood."
It was less than five years ago when Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness and their two children were in Mykonos, invited to a private party by American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger.
The Jackman clan then went for a mini excursion to Delos by boat and a trip to Matogianni for dinner.
In the interview with Star TV, Jackman said he was ready and willing to take up any acting opportunities there may be in Greek film.
"If there is a Greek filmmaker interested in a brunette Aussie, then let me know," said the Hollywood actor, who owes a part of his career in compatriot Russell Crowe.
It was Crowe's suggested for Jackman to play the Marvel Comic immortal hero Wolverine after he rejected the role himself.
"They suggest the role of Wolverine to him but rejected him and suggested me. And for that, I will forever be grateful," said Jackman. The two shared the silver screen together in the Oscar award winning musical Les Miserables.

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