Hugh Jackman fulfills his dream of becoming a Guinness World Record holder

Hugh Jackman BRITs

Hugh Jackman BRITs

This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Hugh Jackman from the film, "Logan". "When I was a kid, the Guinness Book of Records was it".

While appearing on British morning show "This Morning", the 50-year-old Aussie received a huge surprise when he was presented with a certificate by Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records, declaring him to hold the record for having the longest run playing a live-action Marvel superhero.

Hugh Jackman ended his tenure as Wolverine when he made his final appearance as the character in 2017's Logan.

The distinction specifies that Jackman played Wolverine for 16 years and 228 days, starting with his breakthrough performance in 2000's X-Men.

Upon receiving his certificate, Jackman exclaimed: "That is officially awesome!"

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Jackman claims making it into the Guinness Book of Records has been a lifelong goal of his, saying "When I was a kid, I wanted to be in the Guinness Book of Records".

The wonderful Sir Patrick Stewart was also awarded the certificate for his role in the franchise as Professor Charles Xavier, otherwise known as Professor X.

As shared with Guinness, Jackman had his eyes set on being a record breaker since he was young.

"My brother and I thought - badminton, you don't have to play it hard, two nights without sleep - we can definitely do that!" he explained. "So we both chose to stay up for two nights to see if it was possible it was a school night I, of course, fell asleep all day through school I just loved that at that age we were thinking somehow that would work".

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