Hugh Jackman is a talented man, with many accolades to his name. He's won a Tony Award, hosted the Tony Awards, won an Emmy for hosting the Tony Awards, and, oh yeah, he's also Wolverine.
Well, he was Wolverine, before he decided to hang up the non-existent yellow spandex. He had played the character for so long, it's difficult to state how important he is to the role.
So is it any surprise to learn that Jackman actually has a Guinness World Record for playing Logan?
It's been a lifelong dream of @RealHughJackman's to become a world record holder, and today we've confirmed he's of… https://t.co/M1Vh3GCBNw— This Morning (@This Morning)1550673083.0
Welcome to the family, @RealHughJackman. Congratulations on your record-breaking @Marvel career as Wolverine. https://t.co/p59RjWxQT1— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GuinnessWorldRecords)1550665553.0
During an interview on the British show This Morning, Jackman was surprised by Guinness World Records with an award. Craig Glenday, the editor-in-chief of the publication, presented the award himself.
Jackman shares the award with Sir Patrick Stewart, who played Professor Charles Xavier. They both premiered the characters in 2000's X-Men and chose to end their respective runs with 2017's Logan.
This means they've been these characters on screen for a continuous 16 years 228 days.
@partygirlu2 @GWR @RealHughJackman @Marvel @craigglenday @thismorning He rilly deserves more— ASCEND||||EMmy (@ASCEND||||EMmy)1550683863.0
@craigglenday @RealHughJackman https://t.co/Kxx5F87eGG— Danny Pearson ✎ (@Danny Pearson ✎)1550686904.0
@GWR @RealHughJackman I wonder what @VancityReynolds has to say about this... congrats @RealHughJackman https://t.co/WqbSyugQwj— Ileana (@Ileana)1550688627.0
@RealHughJackman congratulations on your Guiness Book of Records accolade. Just watched on Good Morning with Alison Hammond. 😇🌈🌹— Vicky Gilmour (@Vicky Gilmour)1550665562.0
Sir Patrick Stewart joined in on the well-earned praise.
Honoured to share the Guinness World Record for the longest career as a live action Marvel superhero with my friend… https://t.co/AimNoVWpW0— Patrick Stewart (@Patrick Stewart)1550766511.0
The interviewer, Alison Hammond, then surprised Jackman further with an explosion of confetti and showgirls.
"This is the highlight of my life. I've made it. This is why I got into showbiz."
As jokey as that statement sounds, it's closer to truth than you think. Getting into the Guinness Book of Records was a lifelong goal for the star.
"When I was a kid, I wanted to be in the Guinness Book of Records. When I was a kid, the Guinness Book of Records was it."
When he and his brother were kids, they'd concoct plans to win a record. They even considered trying to stay up for 54 hours to play the longest game of badminton.
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@craigglenday @RealHughJackman Oh, and congrats Hugh (though he is the best there is at what he does...) 😉— Mark Allaway (@Mark Allaway)1550687739.0
@_owl_man_ @thismorning @RealHughJackman @GWR @AlisonHammond2 Haha, I noticed that also.— Ten In The Pit (@Ten In The Pit)1550683603.0
Hugh will likely be holding onto that record for a while. Even with as long as the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been going, the first film only debuted in 2008. Not to mention, it seems like most of the actors from that movie are beginning to step down from their roles.
Though for any current Marvel actors who want to take the record, they know exactly how long they have to beat. Jackman has made it clear he won't be reprising the role again.
Speaking on stepping down for good, he said,
"It's a bit like you're at the greatest party you've ever been at, you've been dancing for an hour and a half, and then you're just like 'It's time, ok. If I stay any longer, it's gonna get ugly.' It's like, it's time."