Deborra Lee Furness gave Hugh Jackman a photo book of his life for his 50th


Hugh Jackman was honored last Tuesday at the God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards with the Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service. Four days before that snazzy celebration was Hugh’s 50th birthday (October 12). Hugh (I always want to refer to him as The Hugh Jackman as a sign of my adoration of him) has everything – talent, looks, love, family, money, humor, compassion, dogs. This begs the question, what do you get a man with that much on such a significant birthday? According to his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, the perfect gift is his own life. She made him a book to look back on his 50 years.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness definitely have a love that has stood the test of time.

“I had a big party planned and then the film he’s working on informed me that he was working until 3 in the morning so I had to reschedule the whole party,” Lee said. “We had a family gathering and then party’s next week. We’ll just extend the celebrations.”

As for what she got the man who has everything, Lee revealed that she went much more sentimental.

“I actually made him a beautiful photo book all about his whole life right from when he was a kid and I reached out to all these directors and these kids he grew up with,” she said. “He’s not a materialistic guy. That and a travel backgammon. We love to play backgammon.”

[From People]

Man, Hollywood is harsh on Jackman-Furness celebrations. I remember back in his Kate & Leopold days, Meg Ryan had to take Deb out for their (Hugh and Deb’s) anniversary because Hugh was filming that night. And now Deb had to reschedule his birthday party? Actually, like she said, that would just extend the celebrations, which your 50th birthday should allow you automatically. Going by her quote, the party should be this weekend, right? I’d love to see a guest list to that party – everyone loves Hugh. I mean, I have a thing that night, so I can’t go but I sure hope they post pics.

As for the gift, since Deb knows Hugh better than anyone else, I will take for granted that he loved it. She certainly put a lot of effort into it and sentimental is always a nice way to go. I know some folks that would love this. But I’m just throwing it out there before you all go to the effort – I would NOT like a book of my life for my 50th. However, I wouldn’t mind a copy of the book Deb made Hugh – you know, if you’re asking.

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  1. Barrett says:

    They are so cute! Stories ab them make me smile. More….

  2. Pulchritudinous says:

    I think that’s wonderful. My boyfriend is hard to shop for as well but the Christmas present he loves (and requested again this year) is a magnet that’s a collage of our favorite photos from the past year.

  3. Sarah says:

    His reputation is that of a genuinely nice person. One of the few Hollywood stars who deserves every bit of his success.

  4. Chef Grace says:

    My ex never understood what a gift was. He would always throw my gifts back at me with the comments like I don’t want that or I didn’t ask for this .So I stopped giving him anything.
    Hugh and his wife seem like a solid couple.

    • Esmom says:

      That’s awful. Especially if you worked hard to find something you thought he would like, it’s not easy. I love finding the right gifts for people and can’t imagine how I’d feel if someone reacted so terribly.

  5. LT says:

    I threw my fiancé a dinner party for his 50th and the place cards were pictures of him over the years. It was as much fun for me to gather those pictures and create the cards as it was for everyone else to see them. I’m hugely sentimental and I love what Deb did for Hugh – that’s the perfect gift for the right person.

    • Esmom says:

      My friend did that for her husband’s 50th. She even replaced some of the pictures on the walls of the venue with framed photos of him. It was really sweet. Thankfully my husband didn’t want a party for his 50th because some of our friends went really all out for theirs and I didn’t want to feel like I needed to top them.

      I love the photo book idea for Hugh, too. I also probably wouldn’t want a photo book of my life for my birthday but I haven’t lived the amazing life Hugh has!

    • Lindsey Mitchell says:

      I did something similar for my parents 60th joint birthday party. Lots of blast from the past pictures. The guests got a kick out of it and it got people up and walking around the room rather than sitting still all evening.

  6. Ann says:

    “I mean, I have a thing that night, so I can’t go but I sure hope they post pics.” This cracked me up!!! Love Hugh so much

  7. Chlo says:

    Hugh is one of my favorites, and I just love Deb. What a great gift! Also: is it embarrassing that I loved Kate and Leopold then and I still love it now?? OF COURSE NOT.

  8. Molly says:

    So, she made him a Shutterfly book? That’s awesome. Hopefully she used a coupon code!

  9. Pandy says:

    Great present! Also LOVE his sleeping picture caption. He’s right!!

  10. tw says:

    They are such a lovely family.

  11. The Other Katherine says:

    That is teh sweetness. Love it.

  12. Yes Doubtful says:

    He only gets better with age! I love him!

  13. tealily says:

    The idea that she went back and talked to his childhood friends for this is so sweet. I’m with you, however, Hecate. I can’t bear that kind of nostalgia. I like to look back a little here and there, but I think a book of my life would just be too much.

  14. CocoNoir says:

    Can’t believe he’s fifty. He’s pristine.