Hugh Jackman Reveals The Surprising First Movie He’s Ever Seen And Why It Touched Him Deeply

Hugh Jackman is one of Australia’s most famous acting products, with blockbusters like The X-Men series and The Greatest Showman to his credit.

But Monday, the 52-year-old revealed the surprising first movie he ever saw.

“The Wizard of Oz, in Terrigal,” he recalled, recalling the annual family vacations to the beach town on the central coast of New South Wales as a child.

Memories: Hugh Jackman revealed the surprising first movie he ever saw in an Instagram post on Monday maandag

Memories: Hugh Jackman revealed the surprising first movie he ever saw in an Instagram post on Monday maandag

“We went to the movies and I only remember the monkey scene at the end,” the actor said of the film.

“I was so scared I was hiding in front at my dad’s feet so I hid and cried through the thing and it absolutely tortured me, completely,” he admitted.

Hugh added that The Wicked Witch had traumatized him so much that nightmares remained from the film, joking that he “didn’t sleep for five years” as a result.

Classic: 'The Wizard of Oz, in Terrigal,' the 52-year-old recalled, recalling annual family vacations to the beach town on New South Wales' Central Coast as a child.  Pictured is a still from 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz

Classic: 'The Wizard of Oz, in Terrigal,' the 52-year-old recalled, recalling annual family vacations to the beach town on New South Wales' Central Coast as a child.  Pictured is a still from 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz

Classic: ‘The Wizard of Oz, in Terrigal,’ the 52-year-old recalled, recalling annual family vacations to the beach town on New South Wales’ Central Coast as a child. Pictured is a still from 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz

Affected: The actor recalled the monkey scene from the 1939 film that traumatized him as a child. “I was so scared I hid in front at my father’s feet behind me,” he said. “I probably still have PTSD from it,” he added voegde

“It’s a wonder I ever went back to be honest. I probably still have PTSD from it,” he added.

It comes after Hugh recently showed his competitive side with wife Deborra-Lee Furness at their New York home, in a short video shared on his Instagram.

The Sydney-born star hid behind a pole in their West Village penthouse after winning a game of Backgammon against a disappointed Deborra-Lee, 65.

Competitive: It comes after Hugh recently showed his competitive side with wife Deborra-Lee Furness at their New York home, in a short video shared to his Instagram

Competitive: It comes after Hugh recently showed his competitive side with wife Deborra-Lee Furness at their New York home, in a short video shared to his Instagram

Competitive: It comes after Hugh recently showed his competitive side with wife Deborra-Lee Furness at their New York home, in a short video shared to his Instagram

In the clip, a casually dressed Hugh couldn’t wipe the smile from his face as Deborra-Lee rolled the dice and realized she’d lost.

“Honey, I just got lucky. I don’t know how I won it,” The Greatest Showman star said, before hilariously standing up and hiding behind a pole in their luxurious abode.

Hugh captioned the Instagram post, ‘Competitive much?!’ next to the hashtag “I love you Deb.”

Winners are grinners: In the clip, a casually dressed Hugh (pictured) couldn't wipe the smile from his face as Deborra-Lee rolled the dice and realized she'd lost in their game of Backgammon

Winners are grinners: In the clip, a casually dressed Hugh (pictured) couldn't wipe the smile from his face as Deborra-Lee rolled the dice and realized she'd lost in their game of Backgammon

Winners are grinners: In the clip, a casually dressed Hugh (pictured) couldn’t wipe the smile from his face as Deborra-Lee rolled the dice and realized she’d lost in their game of Backgammon

With pleasure: 'Honey, I just got lucky.  I don't know how I won it,

With pleasure: 'Honey, I just got lucky.  I don't know how I won it,

With pleasure: ‘Honey, I just got lucky. I don’t know how I won it,” he said, before hilariously standing up and hiding behind a pole in their West Village residence.

The post comes nearly two weeks after Hugh returned to the United States after a brief stint in his home country.

Hugh enjoyed just a week and a half in Sydney after the mandatory two weeks of hotel quarantine.

He is believed to have cut short his visit to his hometown after an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta strain of Covid led to another lockdown.

Games with an incredible view: Hugh captioned the Instagram post: 'Competitive much?!'  next to the hashtag 'I love you Deb'

Games with an incredible view: Hugh captioned the Instagram post: 'Competitive much?!'  next to the hashtag 'I love you Deb'

Games with an incredible view: Hugh captioned the Instagram post: ‘Competitive much?!’ next to the hashtag ‘I love you Deb’

Fast Travel: The mail comes weeks after Sydney-born Hugh returned to the United States after a brief stint in his home country.  Hugh enjoyed just a week and a half in Sydney after the mandatory two weeks of hotel quarantine

Fast Travel: The mail comes weeks after Sydney-born Hugh returned to the United States after a brief stint in his home country.  Hugh enjoyed just a week and a half in Sydney after the mandatory two weeks of hotel quarantine

Fast Travel: The mail comes weeks after Sydney-born Hugh returned to the United States after a brief stint in his home country. Hugh enjoyed just a week and a half in Sydney after the mandatory two weeks of hotel quarantine

Hugh moved to New York in 2008 with Deborra-Lee and their children and they live in the trendy West Village.

Last year, Hugh revealed he was homesick for Australia after a lengthy lockdown in New York due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Deborra-Lee and the couple’s children were initially in Melbourne when COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in March 2019.

But four days later, they returned to the US to keep the family together.

Major roles: Hugh is one of Australia's most famous acting products with blockbuster films such as The X-Men series (depicted as Wolverine) and The Greatest Showman under his belt

Major roles: Hugh is one of Australia's most famous acting products with blockbuster films such as The X-Men series (depicted as Wolverine) and The Greatest Showman under his belt

Major roles: Hugh is one of Australia’s most famous acting products with blockbuster films such as The X-Men series (depicted as Wolverine) and The Greatest Showman under his belt

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