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The new Logan is an excellent close to Hugh Jackman’s tenure as Wolverine, a beloved role from the comics that the actor rode to success beginning with 2000’s X-Men and continuing through eight prequels and sequels. Fan-favorite characters can be recipes for backlash—woe unto the poor boy tasked with playing child Boba Fett—but Hugh Jackman had the intensity and physique to fully inhabit the X-Men’s darkest, most tortured mutant.

He also had the hair. This montage (originally assembled last fall, but making the rounds now) pulls together clips from the entire gamut of Jackman-era Wolverine, and you can marvel at how he has moved from the absurd hair-curls of his early appearances to the raffish bearded badass of Logan. The whole thing is, obligatorily, set to Johnny Cash’s “Hurt.”

It’s a fun trip through some of the highs and lows of the X-Men saga, and also the highs and lows of Hugh Jackman’s hair. Whoever takes over the adamantium claws next had better be forced to adopt a weird curl haircut for at least their first movie.

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[via Laughing Squid]