Everybody loves Hugh Jackman at the Prisoners presser

Everybody loves Hugh Jackman at the Prisoners presser

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Does Hugh Jackman deserve an Oscar for his performance in Denis Villeneuve’s psych thriller Prisoners? Co-stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Terrence Howard certainly think so. The pair campaigned for their cast mate at the Prisoners press conference Saturday, while Maria Bello joked that she was most upset that she was cast as Jackman’s wife but never got to kiss him. In the face of this battery of compliments, Jackman, who plays a scary-as-shit vigilante dad in the film, downplayed his success. “I kind of hoped to be able to pay my rent as an actor. I thought that was about as far as my goals went,” he said. “When they asked me to host the Oscars I honestly thought they were on drugs.”