By the Numbers: What you didn't know about 'Les Miserables'
Most people know "Les Miserables" is a French musical made into a multiple-Oscar-nominated movie. Here's what you don't know about "Les Mis" on By the Numbers.
-- Les Miserables is the first musical since Chicago, which came out 10 years ago, to receive a best picture Oscar Nomination.
-- Worldwide the movie has made $380 million with a budget of only $61 million
-- 25 years ago the Broadway production of "Les Miserables" opened. It won eight Tony Awards.
-- You've seen the play and the movie. Are you ready for the novel? The unabridged paperback edition of Victor Hugo's book is 1,463 pages.
-- 24601 is the convict number of prisoner Jean Val Jean, portrayed by Hugh Jackman.
-- Jackman has been married for 17 years to actress Deborra-Lee Furness. That's pretty impressive for a showbiz marriage.
-- 41 is the amount of feature films Hugh's appeared in, but this is his first Oscar nomination.
-- 2008 was the year People Magazine named Jackman sexiest man alive.
-- Best Supporting Actress nominee Anne Hathaway lost 25 pounds to play Fantine.
-- 2 is the amount of Oscar nominations Anne has. The other is for Best Actress in 2010 for “Rachel Getting Married.”
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