PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17: Actor Hugh Jackman attends the "The Greatest Showman" Paris Premeire at Gaumont Capucines on January 17, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

Hollywood actor hit the most prestigious list of the planet. Presence in the popular book of records Jackman provided one of his most famous characters: the mutant Wolverine from the X-Men franchise.

The editors of the Guinness book were struck not at all by the length of the claws or the remarkable strength of the hero Hugh – the very life expectancy of this hero on the screen is remarkable. For the first time in the image of Wolverine, the actor appeared in 2000 in the film “X-Men”, and Jackman’s career abruptly went up the hill. For 16 years, he now and then returned to this character in the new franchise films, and in 2017 he played Wolverine for the last time: touchingly said goodbye to him in the movie “Logan”. Total character Jackman “lived” on the screen for 16 years and 228 days, which is a record for modern cinema. By the way, exactly the same life expectancy can be boasted of Jackman’s colleague in the X films – actor Patrick Stewart, who played the mutant Charles Xavier.

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in the movie “X-Men” (2000)
Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart in the movie “Logan” (2017)

Despite the fact that the publication of the record of the actors will appear only in the Guinness edition of 2020, Hugh and Patrick were congratulated on the new status now. Good news Jackman told the live American talk show This Morning, and then handed the official certificate to confirm his record, and then made a small show with dancers and confetti.

As Jackman himself admitted during the show, getting into the Book of Records for him is an old dream that he had been trying to fulfill since childhood.

When I was young, putting a Guinness record was considered wildly prestigious. My brother and I even came up with the easiest way to do this: just play badminton for 54 hours without a break. We decided not to sleep for two nights to see if we could manage it, but I, of course, fell asleep and slept the whole school. I still do not understand how we would have thought that we would succeed.

Years later, the dream of the actor and his brother finally came true – though not because of tennis.

Hugh with honorary certificate and Guinness Book of Records editor Craig Glenday