Hugh Jackman raises $1.85 million at birthday fundraiser show

showbiz-hugh-jackman On Saturday night, Hugh Jackman threw himself a birthday party with 4,500 guests, but they had to pay to attend.

The Australian actor celebrated his 45th birthday by hosting a fundraising event at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater, where he performed on stage for “One Night Only”. He sang, danced and told stories and managed to raise $1.85 million for the Motion Picture & Television Fund.

“This is probably the most narcissistic way to spend your birthday,” he said when the show was over. “I chose my favorite songs and told stories about my life.”

"Hugh Jackman... One Night Only" Benefiting MPTFBacked by a 17-member orchestra, Jackman performed for almost three hours, with personal stories, a few film clips and selections from classic Hollywood musicals and he also tapped-danced to ‘Singing in the Rain’. The actor talked about his family and shared music and images of his native Australia.

“A lot of guys would say to their wife, ‘Do you mind if I go play golf with my buddies?’ That’s how I am about the show,” he said. “I love it. If there’s a song I don’t like, I cut it and bring in a new song. Everything is something I want to do. So to be here tonight, supporting this cause — and it couldn’t have been a more generous crowd if it tried — in every way it was great.”

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2 responses to “Hugh Jackman raises $1.85 million at birthday fundraiser show”

  1. Nicky says:

    I can’t dislike this actor! He is sexy, charming, smart and wow what a great show with a huge profit! Well, I didn’t expect anything else from such a creative man! He is just adorable! he looks great and fit for 45 years old. Congrats to him on the box office success of Prisoners. One of the most humble and charitable actors in Hollywood.

  2. Jane says:

    Hugh Jackam is a hot and very talented actor. I am happy to find out he does charity. This is what usually comes underestimated. I am happy he has such a big and sharing heart. I wish him only professional growth, good luck and all the best! He does an awesome job!