Ten Questions for Hugh Jackman

Singing, dancing, weight-lifting actor Hugh Jackman on coffee, his biggest fears and wearing skirts to school

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The upcoming Prisoners is darker than your usual films. Are you risking your Mr. Nice Guy reputation?
The risk for me is constantly being considered Mr. Nice Guy, Mr. Wholesome. Labels are the enemy. I'm particularly drawn to this character, maybe as a parent. I love looking at how people react under almost melodramatically extreme situations. As an actor, that's the ultimate stretch.

Your character tortures a guy to try to find his kidnapped daughter. Does a similar instinct kick in, say, when photographers follow your family?
With paparazzi, I'm constantly trying to see my kids' view of the...

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