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Future Connector: Hugh Jackman

April 17th, 2011
05:56 PM ET

Australian actor Hugh Jackman is perhaps best-known as “Wolverine”, the steel-clawed mutant who became the undeniable star of the X-Men film franchise.

That role gave Jackman his start in Hollywood. The 42-year-old has gone on to earn plaudits as the leading man in films like Kate and Leopold – which earned him a Golden Globe nomination – and the Baz Luhrmann epic Australia.

Jackman is now the face of a new campaign by the Global Poverty Project. This month, he's challenging people to spend just £1 a day on everything they eat in the first week of May, in order to raise awareness of extreme poverty.

So, will he be taking the challenge? Here’s your chance to put your questions to Hugh Jackman.

If you want to get involved all you have to do is visit www.livebelowtheline.org.uk for everything you need.

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  1. Jurgen R. Brul

    Hello Hugh Jackman and CNN friends,

    I would like an answer from Hugh Jackman on the following questions:

    – How will the Global Poverty Project Improve our World?

    – What can we expect from you in 2011 and beyond?

    I am awaiting Hugh Jackman’s replies.
    Jurgen R. Brul
    Hometown: Paramaribo
    Nativity country: Suriname

    April 17, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Reply
  2. Name*Qaisar Hasan pak

    Would you be traveling to most suffered places eg ethopia or it's just another fame catching show

    April 17, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Reply
  3. Annie


    You make my soul smile. You are every little girl's dream of a man. You truely are one in a million. A wonderful man. I love you. God bless you. 🙂

    Troy, Michigan

    April 17, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Reply
  4. Anna Serissapoulos


    what do you think is the world's biggest problem in the upcoming future and will we be able to solve it?

    Will you and your family be spending just 1 £ on everything you eat in the first week of may as you proposed?

    Anna, Germany

    April 18, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Reply
  5. Jo

    How does the mission and the work of the GPP connect with the longstanding contributions of the Peace Corps, the NGOs in many countries, the microfinance projects, and every organization iwhich undertakes poverty alleviation through community development projects and and individual training?

    Thank you for your many personal advocacies and for using your voice to let these calls for support of poverty alleviation programs be heard even more strongly.

    More power to you!


    April 18, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Reply
  6. Melanie

    Hello, Mr. Jackman,

    My question is: Will you be actively participating in the Live Below The Line challenge, trying to live on £1 a day yourself?

    I truly hope this raises awareness of how many people are struggling just to exist every single day and that good may come out of this project. Thank you so very much for all of your humanitarian efforts on behalf of those who need someone to give them a voice to the world.

    April 18, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Reply
  7. Mindy

    CNN...I would love for Hugh to appear on Piers Morgan's show in order to talk more about the Global Poverty Project.

    April 18, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Reply

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