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Hugh Jackman Would Kill to Work With Peter Weir

Why the actor admires the ''Master and Commander'' director

''He is one of the greatest Australian directors, and those early movies, like Picnic at Hanging Rock and Gallipoli, certainly inspired me as an actor,'' says the 38-year-old Aussie about the helmer of 2003's Master and Commander. (Though it's not as if Jackman's hurting for work — he stars in four current releases: The Prestige, Flushed Away, Happy Feet, and The Fountain.) ''So I keep putting it out there. I figure if I mention it enough, someone will say, 'I heard Hugh Jackman wanted to work with you,' and one day he might give me a call. Anything he does, I'm in.''

Originally posted Nov 17, 2006 Published in issue #908 Nov 24, 2006 Order article reprints

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