Hugh Jackman to be honoured by New York museum

Last Updated: Aug 16, 2012, 14:41 PM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Hugh Jackman will be honoured by New York`s Museum of the Moving Image at its annual fundraiser, the Salute.

The actor will be honoured on December 11 for his work in the field of cinema and Broadway, said The Hollywood Reporter.

The 43-year-old, who is best known for playing Wolverine in the ‘X-Men’ film series, next appears on screen in Tom Hooper`s adaptation of the musical Les Miserables, which Universal is releasing December 14.

"We are thrilled to be honouring one of the world`s most beloved and talented performers," said MMI executive director Carl Goodman.

Jackman joins the ranks of past honorees who have received the Museum`s Salute, including Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood, Robert DeNiro, Goldie Hawn, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Mike Nichols, Al Pacino, Sidney Poitier, Julia Roberts, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg.
Funds raised from the Salute support the programmes, exhibitions, and educational activities of the Museum of the Moving Image.