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5. His wife used to be more famous than he was.
Hugh was just 26 years old when he met Deborra-Lee Furness on the set of his first job, an Australian TV show called Correlli. "When I first met her, Deb had done 25 films," Hugh says. "It was my first job, and she was the star of it."

The two married a year later and have been going strong for 17 years—though Hugh says dealing with fame does take its toll. "It can be difficult sometimes," he says. "She'll call it the chopped liver syndrome. I've literally seen her knocked away, people trying to push her aside."
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