Re-Reading Les Misérables

Thoughts and commentary on Victor Hugo’s masterpiece.


Hugh Jackman as old Jean Valjean

okbjgm writes:

one of the enduring legacies of the extreme physical training hugh jackman had to do for “x-men: days of future past” is his portrayal of jean valjean as the world’s most jacked dying old guy.

To be fair, up until his rapid decline at the end of the story, Valjean is known for his incredible strength. (Cart incident, lifting the sewer grate, etc.)

Update: Jean the Jack. Jackman. Jacked. It all fits together!