"Summer Lovin in the mid-80s," Jackman captioned the shot on Instagram Thursday

By Michael Miller
Updated November 20, 2015 09:50 AM
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Hugh Jackman just proved he was a stud long before he was crowned PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2008.

The handsome Aussie presented the evidence on Instagram Thursday, posting a dreamy pic of his younger self relaxing poolside some 30 years ago.

“Summer Lovin in the mid-80’s. #throwbackthurday,” the Wolverine star captioned the shot.

Jackman is a throwback Thursday faithful, and his Instagram has become a wealth of vintage photos. Earlier in the month, the actor gave fans a glimpse of himself a decade before the latest shot, posting a photo from the ’70s when he was just a little Wolverine hanging out with his black and white cat Sooty.

For more on the Sexiest Man Alive – and to see who else made the cut – pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

Despite a long, proven history of being adorable, the former Sexiest Man Alive recently revealed to PEOPLE the one body part he’s not proud of: “My feet!” said Jackman, who graced the cover in 2008 – seven years before David Beckham received the honor this year.

Asked for the funniest reaction he got to receiving the honors, Jackman says his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, responded, “Obviously, Brad [Pitt] wasn’t available this year,” she responded at the time.