Hugh Jackman may be super buff now, but that wasn't always the case. The Aussie action star was apparently known as "Sticks" when he was younger, because of his chicken legs!
The hunky actor took to Instagram to share a throwback photo of himself -- and he's nearly unrecognizable because of his thin physique.
"#TBT #TBTWayBack. Now you know why they called me sticks!!! Clint Newcombe, @GusWorland, Ian Drew, Me. Circa 1985," he captioned the vintage snap.
In the pic, Hugh (right) is showing off his "stick" legs in a pair of short shorts as he hangs with his buddies after a muddy match.
The 46-year-old star clearly hit the gym hard to bulk up for his "X-Men" role, which required two-and-a-half hour training sessions each day.
"I do heavy weights in the morning for about an hour, and then I do 45 minutes of higher-volume lifting in the afternoon," he told the LA Times in May.
He admitted that his legs are his Achilles heel -- and we can see why! "My least favorite is the legs ... I do quite a few chin-ups and rows. If I could only do one exercise, it would be dead-lifting," he added.
We think Hugh is always adorable, but we definitely prefer his buff bod!