Hugh Jackman to receive New York museum honor

The X-Men star will receive the museum's 'Salute' at a charity gala in December (12) in recognition of his movie work and his contribution to theater.

Jackman follows in the footsteps of a number of big-name stars to receive the honor, including Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, Al Pacino, Sidney Poitier and Julia Roberts.

MMI executive director Carl Goodman says, "We are thrilled to be honoring one of the world's most beloved and talented performers."

The fundraising event will take place on 11 December at Manhattan's at Cipriani Wall Street.

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