Oscar nominated, Les Misérables actor Hugh Jackman has opened up about his mother leaving Australia and going to England when he was just a young boy, and how his father went there to bring her back. Hugh says that he is always striving for the approval of his father in most of the things that he does.
Jackman told The Hollywood Reporter, "My dad went off to England to bring her back, but by this point she was married to someone else, with a kid. It was really complicated. So when Dad arrived back - not three weeks later, as planned, but five days later - I just knew. I was old enough to go, 'This is not happening.'"
He added, "My father could only come to one [school sports] game a year because he had five kids, and on Saturday he had to shop. If my father was there, it would be 50 percent greater. Having his approval is something that still drives me."
Hugh Jackman's father will most definite be proud of his son, who is one of the biggest Hollywood stars in the World and is in the running for the Best Actor Oscar at this years Academy Awards. Hugh faces stiff competition for the Best Actor Award though, as he is up against Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), Joaquin Phoenix (The Master), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) and Denzel Washington (Flight)