Hugh Jackman Picks Up Top Trophy At Zurich Film Festival

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September 29, 2013 | 9:31am EST

Actor Hugh Jackman put his language skills to the test as he picked up a top trophy at the 2013 Zurich Film Festival and delivered his acceptance speech in German.
The Wolverine star was in Switzerland on Saturday to pick up the Golden Icon Award at a special ceremony held in his honor, and he addressed the crowd in heavily-accented German.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jackman delighted fans as he said, “I am honored to receive this honor and to present my new film Prisoners.”
Switching over to English, he explained that he owed “literally everything” to Switzerland as his parents first met at a Swiss resort. Jackman also recalled how he visited the country “on a pilgrimage” when he was 18: “(I was) wandering the streets and sleeping at the railway station. That bum you saw and kicked? That was me.”
Director Denis Villeneuve and Academy Award-winning actress Melissa Leo also appeared at the event with Jackman to screen new thriller Prisoners.
The Australian star’s latest accolade comes just days after he was presented with a lifetime achievement award at Spain’s San Sebastian Film Festival.