Even though he was known mostly for his singing and dancing talents in 2000, Jackman was cast as the tough, gritty, Canadian superhero for Bryan Singer’s X-Men. Jackman looked towards Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry and Mel Gibson in Mad Max as inspiration for his performance—and it shows. Wolverine is a badass in the first film, spouting some great one-liners and getting some of the best action scenes in the movie. Jackman got into the gym and added pounds of muscle to his frame for the role, a preview of what would come for his body in later installments.
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