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EXCLUSIVE: Hugh Jackman Says Oscars Host Jimmy Kimmel Doesn't Need Any Advice: 'He's Funny, I'm Not'

by Jennifer Drysdale 6:25 PM PST, February 24, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Hugh Jackman Says Oscars Host Jimmy Kimmel Doesn't Need Any Advice: 'He's Funny, I'm Not'

If Jimmy Kimmel is looking for any advice before hosting the Oscars on Sunday, he shouldn't look to Hugh Jackman -- he doesn't have any!

ET caught up with the 48-year-old actor at the premiere of his new film, Logan, in New York City on Friday, where he opened up about hosting the Academy Awards in 2009, and why he's confident Kimmel is "doing just fine" ahead of the big day.

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"The best advice I got was from Steve Martin who said, 'The first 45 minutes, it's the best audience of your life. From that moment on the room is filling with people who did not win so hurry up and get to the end,'" Jackman joked, before revealing how he thinks Kimmel will stack up as this year's host.

"He's funny, I'm not," he said. "He's doing just fine."

Though Jackman's turn as Oscar host was favorably reviewed, the actor is focusing his energy on his latest film, Logan, his last film as Wolverine.

"It really hit me about a week ago when I watched it for the first time finished at the Berlin Film Festival, sitting next to Patrick Stewart and [director] James Mangold, and yes, I shed a tear or five or many more than that," he revealed. "People say is it bittersweet? There's nothing bitter about it. It's sweet, I'm very grateful, I'm honored. But you know there's a lot of emotion around it."

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"I'm very proud of the film," Jackman continued. "We fought really hard to make the film we felt was right for the character."

After nearly two decades playing the character, Jackman says it really is the end of the raod.

"I've done two cameos, nine films," he explained. "This is it, man."

Logan hits theaters on March 3.

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Additional reporting by Rande Iaboni

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