Hugh Jackman Laughs Off Ryan Reynolds' Fake Attack Ad: I Take It as a Compliment
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Responding to the spoof smear campaign launched by Ryan, the 'Greatest Showman' actor says, 'I'm clearly in his head and his heart.'

AceShowbiz - Hugh Jackman isn't a bit offended by Ryan Reynolds' fake attack ad against him. Clearly understanding his friend and fellow actor's sense of humor, the Australian hunk responded with a joke when asked about his reaction to the spoof video at the Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday, November 4.

"I take it as a compliment. I think he spent about three years working on it," the 50-year-old star told Access Hollywood. "Ryan, thank you man. Obviously I'm clearly in his head and his heart." On a more serious note, he admitted that the video "made me laugh so hard," before calling Ryan "a genius" for his funny idea.

Speaking to TooFab at the same event, Hugh said of his "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" co-star, "Listen, we're having a little disagreement, but we're in the same game, ultimately. We're both from Commonwealth countries. I'm trying to find the connective tissue."

"I don't want it to escalate and you know, it's Sunday. We're here at the awards and he's not here," he jokingly added. "But I don't want to bring that up that he wasn't invited, I don't think that's right. I don't think that's fair."

In the spoof awards season attack ad, Ryan claims Hugh has "fooled some people into thinking he deserves an award" for his performance in "The Front Runner". Claiming that the "Les Miserables" star has been "hiding" some facts about himself, the Canadian actor reveals that Hugh's real name is actually Hugh Michael Jackman, something which everybody will find out when looking for his profile on

He adds, "Hugh Michael speaks with a charming accent, but he's actually from Milwaukee." He goes on saying that Hugh "walked off the job on Wolverine, adding to unemployment," presumably referring to the 50-year-old's decision to hang his adamantium claws in "Logan".

"Is this type of amazing actor and nice person we want delivering a preachy liberal speech this awards season?" Ryan asks, before pitching himself, "Or maybe there's a real foreigner from a border country who would really love it... a lot."

Hugh later responded to Ryan's fake attack by posting on Twitter a video of him picking up dog poop off a photo of Ryan wearing his Deadpool costume.

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