Hugh Jackman gets Swiss lifetime achievement award

Hugh Jackman gets Swiss lifetime achievement award

Australian actor Hugh Jackman picked up the Golden Icon lifetime achievement at the Zurich International Film Festival at a gala held in his honour last Saturday - and showed off his language skills in the process.

The 44-year-old said in heavily-accented German: "I am honoured to receive this honour and to present my new film Prisoners."

He then continued his thank-you speech in English, saying that he owed "literally everything" to Switzerland as his parents met there while on vacation at a Swiss resort.

He recalled: "I came on a pilgrimage here when I was 18... wandering the streets and sleeping at the railway station. That bum you saw and kicked? That was me."

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