Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor. Beginning in theatre and television, he landed his breakthrough role as James "Logan" Howlett / Wolverine in the 20th Century Fox X-Men film series, a role that earned him the Guinness World Record for "longest career as a live-action Marvel character", until his record was surpassed in 2021. Jackman has received various awards including two Tony Awards, a Grammy Award, a Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. Jackman was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours for services to performing arts and to the global community. During his career, Jackman has headlined films in various genres, including the romantic comedy Kate & Leopold, the action-horror Van Helsing, the drama The Prestige, the period romance Australia, the epic musical Les Misérables, the thriller Prisoners, the musical The Greatest Showman, the political drama The Front Runner, and the crime thriller Bad Education.