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Video: Hugh Jackman Tributes Gene Kelly from 'Les Miserables' Set

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood May 21, 2012 at 5:28AM

The Academy did a tribute to great song-and-dance man Gene Kelly on May 17 with live testimonials from Justin Timberlake, Nastassja Kinski, Kenny Ortega, Penelope Ann Miller, and Harry Shum, Jr.
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Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly

The Academy did a tribute to great song-and-dance man Gene Kelly on May 17 with live testimonials from Justin Timberlake, Nastassja Kinski, Kenny Ortega, Penelope Ann Miller, and Harry Shum, Jr.

Here's a clip of Stanley Donen's "Singing in the Rain" and Hugh Jackman's tribute to Kelly, shot on the set of musical "Les Miserables." It makes perfect sense that Jackman grew up obsessed with Kelly. They share the same masculine, athletic approach.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.