Hugh Jackman – People’s Sexiest Man Alive

It’s hard to think of something Hugh Jackman can’t do. He can sing, he can dance, he can act, and he can render you speechless with that winning smile and down-under charm.

Hugh Jackman

The gorgeous Australian phenomenon has not gone unnoticed by the folks at People magazine, who have rightly crowned him 2008’s Sexiest Man Alive in this week’s issue.

People's Sexiest Man Alive

Jackman made his first impression as X-Men’s sexiest superhero, Wolverine, and is sure to send hearts aflutter when his epic flim, Australia, debuts in wide release on November 26th. Directed by Oscar-winner, Baz Luhrmann, and co-starring Nicole Kidman, Australia is a sweeping love story set in the unruly Australian outback of the 1930’s.

Making the movie was no easy feat – taking well over a year in remote locations, with temperatures as hot as 115 degrees. The stars admitted on a recent Oprah appearance that the heavy period costumes combined with the sweltering heat made both of them faint during the shoot.

Nicold Kidman in AustraliaBut fashion plates will love the vintage 30’s looks worn by the stars. There are over 1800 costumes for the cast – from buttoned up Victorian looks and ‘rough- and-tumble’ outback-wear to evening gowns and tuxedos.

Hugh in a tuxedo, ladies. Fasten your seatbelts.

The vintage pearl-drop earrings Nicole Kidman wears here were provided by Paspaley, Australia’s leading South Sea pearl supplier of the period. And Jewelry.com offers the same look, along with a wide array of vintage pearl styles from our participating retailers.

So next week put on those pearls and nurse that post turkey-day food coma while watching the sexiest man alive do what he does best. Pass the popcorn!

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