Hugh Jackman is remembering the late Stan Lee.
In The last show with Stephen Colbert Monday, The front runner Stat, 50, offered his personal memories of the man behind the iconic superheroes of Marvel Comics after Lee's death at age 95.
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"Let me tell the family and the legions of fans that I remember Stan as a true gentleman who had this sparkle in his eyes," Jackman said as he grew emotionally (he played Marvel's Wolverine character). "He's a creative genius, he thought outside the box, he created a whole universe that changed the lives of many people, including mine."
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"If you ever really want to understand where you are in the world … I was on a red carpet [at Comic-Con], and I was the only one there, and no one was taking my picture because at the other end was Stan Lee, "he recalled." There were about 300 photographers and interviewers in Stan. "
"Stan, may God bless you," added Jackman. "You are one of the greats".
Jackman had already paid tribute to Lee on Instagram. "We've lost a creative genius, Stan Lee was a pioneering force in the superhero universe, I'm proud to have been a small part of his legacy and … helped to bring one of his characters to life," he wrote with a photo of himself with Lee.
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In The last show, Jackman discussed his first days as Wolverine.
"Embarrassed, I did not know what a wolverine was, I had never heard of such an animal, I assumed it was an invented name for the comic book … I presumed it was a wolf, and I studied wolves, I saw some documentaries, there was a great movie IMAX at that time, I went twice to go see it. "
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When he began to incorporate the characteristics of the wolf on set, "the director says:" What are you doing, man? … It was a humiliating moment and three weeks of wasted research. "
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