Hugh Jackman: "I Turned Down James Bond" Role

Hugh Jackman reveals why he rejected the role of James Bond

Hugh Jackman will likely always be best remembered for his role of Wolverine, but the Australian actor apparently had the opportunity to portray another iconic character in James Bond.

Speaking to Variety this week to promote his latest film, The Greatest Showman, Hugh revealed he said "no" to the role as he felt the scripts had become too unrealistic.

Hugh Jackman has commented on the emotions he felt when saying goodbye to Wolverine.

Jackman was quick to decline though, saying: "I just felt the time that the scripts had become so unbelievable and insane, and I felt like they needed to become grittier and real".

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Hugh wanted to continue his work as Wolverine in the X-Men series. And the response was: "Oh, you don't get a say".

"He said", I was anxious that between "Bond" and "X-Men", I'd never have time to do different things".

At the time, Bond was being played by Pierce Brosnan and the role would eventually go, as we all know, to Daniel Craig.

James Bond is one of the most iconic and enduring characters in the history of cinema.

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Daniel Craig was ultimately offered the role and, well, it seems like they decided to make him gritty after all.

"I wish I'd started playing him like that 17 years ago", said the actor, referencing his final showing in Logan, adding, "When I saw Logan, I sat there and I did have tears in my eyes".

Jackman said that he's always wanted to try to do "different things" in his career, although he anxious about getting typecast between X-Men 3 and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, as the roles he started getting offered were becoming too similar. "It felt a little bit claustrophobic", he said.

While many people would agree with the Les Misérables star's view on the newer versions of the film franchise, he admitted that the film's producers weren't thrilled with his ideas for the character.

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