''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.''