Hugh Jackman Is Now A World Record Holder For His Long Ass Career As Wolverine

Hugh Jackman

In some sweet news, Hugh Jackman has been announced as a Guinness World Record holder – a childhood dream of his.

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Jackman now officially holds the title of ‘longest career as a live action Marvel superhero’ for his role as Wolverine – that’s 16 years and 228 days.

Jackman was surprised with the award during an interview on ITV‘s This Morning by Editor-in-Chief of Guinness World Records Craig Glenday. 

The wonderful Sir Patrick Stewart was also awarded the certificate for his role in the franchise as Professor Charles Xavier, otherwise known as Professor X. 

Both Jackman and Stewart first appeared in their roles in the 2000 movie X-Men. 

“When I was a kid, I wanted to be in the Guinness Book of Records, a Guinness Book of Records was it,” Jackman shared. My brother and I did come up with the easiest way to get in – badminton non-stop is about 54 hours so we both decided to stay up nights to see if it was possible.” 

Mates, it was not.

(The actual record is 25 hours if you’re wondering.)

“I just loved that at that age, we were thinking somehow that would work,” he continued.

And now look at him.

Catch Jackman’s adorable reaction to the award below.


MEANWHILE, the actor recently wowed crowds at the 2019 Brit Awards with a brilliant performance of The Greatest Show from The Greatest Showman. 

Jackman will soon take off on a worldwide tour full of his greatest hits from The Boy From Oz, Les Misérables, and The Greatest Showman. 

For now, dates have been announced across the US and Europe but word around the block is Australian dates will be released in the coming week.

Learn more about the tour, HERE