The Greatest Showman

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Hugh Jackman is a fascinating movie star. Playing a magician better skilled at window dressing than at actual magic in Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige, but also a raw, uncompromising and violent mutant in the X-Men franchise, he’s demonstrated his ability to shift between overt showmanship and the type of subtle performance that is more usually associated with Good Acting. Hollywood was quick to notice his taste for theatrics and soon let him host award shows with grandiose musical numbers to celebrate the most sophisticated performances.