San Sebastian honours Hugh Jackman

Aussie actor to receive Donostia.

by Amber Wilkinson

Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal as Keller Dover and Detective Loki in Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners.
Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal as Keller Dover and Detective Loki in Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners.
Hugh Jackman will receive a Donostia Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival. The actor - whose diverse career includes everything from muscial Les Misérables to comic book adaptation Wolverine - will receive the Award on September 27 prior to the special screening of his latest film, Prisoners.

The Australian actor is an Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe and Tony award-winning performer, who has forged a career on both stage and screen, and even turned his hand to presenting at the 2009 Academy Awards.

Jackman's career began in Australia in the independent films Paperback Hero and Erskineville Kings. His performance in the latter earned him an Australian Film Critics' Circle Best Actor award and The Australian Film Institute Best Actor nomination. In 1999, he was named Australian Star of the Year at the Australian Movie Convention.

His additional film roles include Shawn Levy's Real Steel, Baz Luhrmann's Australia, Christopher Nolan's The Prestige, Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain, and Woody Allen's Scoop. In addition, he lent his voice to the animated features Happy Feet and Flushed Away.

In his latest film Prisoners - released in the US on September 20 and UK on September 27 - Jackman plays Keller Dover, a man facing every parent's nightmare - his six-year-old daughter Anna and her pal are missing. With the lead detective in the hunt (Jake Gyllenhaal) running into a dead end, Dover decides to take matter into his own hands.

We'll be bringing you daily reports from San Sebastian Film Festival when it kicks off on September 19.

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