Hugh Jackman is a classic leading man type for movies. Plus he has proven he can handle many genres, especially now that he has retired from his Wolverine role. Drama, dark comedy, thriller, film noir, musicals. He has the looks and the big screen presence to carry a movie. I doubt that he would have remained "undiscovered" for long. His LOGAN director ( who worked with him in LOGAN & Kate&Leopold, two directly opposite genres), James Mangold has described his talent plus "an incredible masculinity" that serves him well when handling leading man roles. His next film recently completed is heavy drama, another film adaptation from recent Oscar winner Froilan Zeller's drama trilogy called The Son. It will pit him against acting heavyweights like recent Oscar winners/nominees Anthony Hopkins, Laura Dern & Vanessa Kirby.
On Broadway, I was surprised to read the comments of the late Oscar winner William Goldman about his perception of Hugh Jackman's appeal and talent when he saw him in THE BOY FROM OZ. Goldman said that he saw Brando in Streetcar and Merman in Gypsy, but nothing compared to his reaction when he saw Jackman in Boy From Oz. He must be referring to Hugh's charisma and very strong joy of performing....and triple threat talent.