Hugh Jackman turned down James Bond role

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NEW YORK-Hugh Jackman has become an undeniable Wolverine for X-Men fans, yet there was a chance that he could've played Bond instead.

Explaining his reason for turning down the life changing opportunity to play James Bond, Jackman said: "The scripts had become so unbelievable and insane".

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The star, who has appeared in an array of action films throughout his career, said he could have played legendary MI6 agent James Bond.

In an interview with Variety, Jackman said he had been offered the role of 007 before filming 2003's X-Men 2.

"I just felt the time that the scripts had become so unbelievable and insane, and I felt like they needed to become grittier and real".

Hugh looks very much like James Bond to us.

He also confirms that for him to take on an additional role that often came with a multi-movie deal such as his role as Wolverine in the X-Men franchise, it probably would have meant he would not have had time for other roles.

"I always tried to do different things". People wanted me to play that kind of hero part exclusively.

He will reprise his role for the 25th Bond film possibly for the last time, that goes on floors early next year.

Joining Jamie and Emma, Hugh chatted about how he owed the public a feel good movie with his latest role as P.T Barnum in "The Greatest Showman", going on to say "after putting out Logan, I had to do something that leaves a semblance of a smile on your face".

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