Super Slim Hugh Jackman Unrecognizable On ‘Les Miserables’ Set (PHOTOS)

/ March 20, 2012

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Hugh Jackman isn’t looking so jacked on the set of Les Miserables. The Wolverine actor known for his big smile and bulging biceps was easy to miss while filming scenes for the beloved play-turned-movie.

Hugh, 43, is shooting scenes in London, England as the character of Jean Valjean, and looks to have shed some pounds and muscle for the part. Dressed in rags, Hugh also dons a poorly shaved haircut that includes scars all over his head.  

In case you’re not familiar with the story, here’s a breakdown of Hugh’s character, and it may explain why he’s so thin.

In Les Mis, Jean is a poor man who has been on the run from the law for 19 years after he stole bread to feed his sister’s starving children during an economic depression in France. Jean is actively pursued his whole life (and throughout the play) by police officer Javert (Russell Crowe). 

Other familiar faces to join Hugh in this classic tale include Amanda Seyfried (Cosette), Helena Bonham-Carter (Madame Thénardier), Anne Hathaway (Fantine) and Sacha Baron Cohen (Monsieur Thénardier).   

In case you forgot what a buff movie star Hugh can be, check him out hitting the beach with his family in the gallery below: