Hugh Jackman Good To Friends, Family, And… Film Crew?

Jackman Filming Les Mes
A peak of the set of the newest adaptation of a famed musical!
To The Land Down Under
His return to his Aussie roots for the Real Steel premiere.
Hugh Jackman is a hot, fab actor, but he’s also a generous one, too! The Australian actor went to a Berkshire, England newsstand to buy £250 in lottery tickets (that’s almost $400, fyi). He distributed them out to the entire Les Mes crew, and even though no one won (well, no one said they won), it was a pretty sweet gesture.

This isn’t the first time Jackman’s given out lottery tickets to cheer crew up. When filming Real Steel last year, he splurged on 500 tickets on a weekly basis– talk about going above and beyond! Hugh sees it as a way of… paying taxes. Apparently.

… And maybe appeasing a teeny guilt complex? When filming his first American film, he explained that “I was embarrassed to say two months in that I didn’t know half of the crew’s names. So I thought that on a Friday afternoon I’ll whip by and buy lottery tickets for everyone and hand them out. I say it’s an Australian tradition, but it’s not.”

Jack is a pretty generous guy; he raised almost $1 million for charity with his own Broadway show, Hugh Jackman, Back On Broadway. So should it be any surprise that he’s a fantastic dad, too? He was spotted playing football with his kids in New York yesterday afternoon, and boy, he’s as fit as he philanthropic.

Siiiiigh.