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Grateful to have an acting career yet: Hugh Jackman

hollywood Updated: Sep 16, 2011 17:33 IST

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Actor Hugh Jackman says he is constantly thrilled to still be an actor because he struggled at the beginning of his career.

The 42-year-old star, who has starred in X-Men, Van Helsing and Australia, admits he is often surprised that he still gets roles in the industry, Contactmusic reported.

"When I started acting I wasn't very good so I'm constantly just thrilled I'm not being kicked out," he said.

Jackman, who plays Wolverine in the X-Men franchise and appears as a former boxer in Real Steel, likes to play hard men in movies because they make his life more interesting.

"I love playing flawed characters because I think drama films are about conflicts. I enjoy playing tough guys in movies because I'm really pretty boring in real life. I just get to be much more interesting on screen," he added.

But the Australian hunk prefers stage acting which he is set to do later this year when he returns to New York to star in Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway.