Best & Worst: Hugh Jackman

Best: X-Men (2000)

Jackman’s big break comes in the form of his most iconic role to date. Though his version of Wolverine is a more tamed beast than the one we know from the comics, Jackman’s got the stature and the muscle mass to pull the whole thing off (not to mention the sideburns).

He also sheds the Aussie accent admirably, and shares decent chemistry with Anna Paquin. Little did he know he’d wind up being the X-verse’s most popular character (though surely Wolvie’s comic fanbase gave him a hint), leading to a great string of X movies…