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‘Boy From Oz’ Tony Winner Hugh Jackman Saves Drowning Kids from Riptide in Sydney

By James Knight J.knight@classicalite.com on Mar 26, 2016 04:34 PM EDT

Hugh Jackman might play a hero in the X-Men film series, but today he is a real hero. The Tony winning Boy From Oz star recently returned home to his native Australia where he saved the lives of his kids and another family who were at risk of drowning from a dangerous riptide in Sydney. The whole dramatic incident was captured on video.

Hugh Jackman is known to many as Wolverine in the X-Men film series. Us theater geeks know Jackman for his multiple West End and Broadway roles in classics like Oklahoma!, Carousel, The River, A Steady Run, and The Boy From Oz. Jackman won a Tony Award for the latter, and has also won an Emmy Award for hosting the Tony Awards. Jackman also played the iconic role of Jean Valjean in the 2012 film version of Les Miserables for which he was nominated for both a Grammy and Academy Award.

Recently, Jackman stepped up against a riptide to help save the lives of severl people at risk of drowning, including the lives of his 15-year-old son, Oscar and his 10-year-old daughter.. The incredible rescue took place in Sydney, Australia.

A rep for Jackman spoke with ABC News following the incident, modestly saying:

"Hugh and Oscar are completely fine. It looks more dramatic than it was."

What do you think of Jackman’s heroic actions? Were you surprised for one second? Would you expect anything less from Hugh Jackman? Let us know your thoughts on the rescue in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

We here at Classicalite have no doubt that Hugh Jackman is a bona fide real life hero. We applaud him and all of those who put their own lives at risk in order to save others. Thank you Hugh!

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