Professor Yunus (left) with Hugh Jackman.
Hollywood superstar Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee attended the Grameen America reception in New York recently to mark the opening of its Manhattan branch, according to a press release.
Jackman is a strong supporter of Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and a longtime advocate of microcredit. The actor has made a commitment to promote Yunus's work on social business.
Professor Yunus invited Jackman to visit Bangladesh. Jackman assured him that he'd come to Bangladesh as soon as his schedule permits.
Jackman wrote a letter to Professor Yunus that he was inspired and moved by Yunus's book “Banker to The Poor.” The actor said in a recent article (The Oprah Magazine) “He (Yunus) is fighting at the frontline of poverty, and you couldn't find a happier guy.”
Hugh Jackman has attained international stardom for his role as Wolverine in the “X-Men” series, in addition to his leads in “Kate & Leopold,” “Van Helsing,” “The Prestige,” and “Australia.” Jackman is a singer, dancer, and actor in stage musicals, and won a Tony Award for his role in “The Boy from Oz.”