Hugh Jackman Gifts Class of 2016 With His Own Throwback Graduation Portrait

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Hugh Jackman may be a handsome, brawny Hollywood hunk today, but the Aussie actor wasn’t always quite so buff and A-list, as his recent Instagram post shows.

The Oscar-nominated star, 47, celebrated the class of 2016 on Thursday, May 26, by sharing a photo from his own 1991 graduation. The actor earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Technology in Sydney.

Congrats To The Graduating Class Of 2016! #throwbackthursdays

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“Congrats To The Graduating Class Of 2016,” the Eddie the Eagle star captioned the throwback portrait of himself as a clean-cut and decidedly less chiseled young man smiling proudly in his blue and white gown and black cap as he held his diploma.

For fans who admire his current hunkier look, the actor frequently shares photos of himself working out, putting his impressive muscles on full display. Jackman is currently filming the latest as-yet-untitled Wolverine film, in which he reprises his role as the brooding mutant.

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