George Clooney Welcomes Hugh Jackman To ‘Sexiest Man Alive' Club

George Clooney has been crowned People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” two times, first in 1997 and then in 2006. But his words of wisdom for the current “Sexiest” guy came in a late night phone call, saying, “Shut up, Jackman!’’

“George Clooney rang me at two in the morning,” Hugh told People Monday at the “Australia” premiere in New York City.


“I was half asleep and I said to him, ‘Ah, George sweetie, good to hear from you.’ He goes, ‘Shut up, Jackman!’’’ the Aussie actor recounted with a laugh.

But George apparently was not going to let Hugh off the hook before having a little fun with him.

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”[He said,] ‘I know what you did! You started this big campaign that’s been going on and [you] took the title away from me,’” Hugh continued.

“I thought that was unnecessary,” Hugh reportedly deadpanned.

And it’s not only George who has had to adjust to Hugh’s new title – his dad has found his son’s “Sexiest” title difficult to deal with as well.

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“My old man traveled over with me and we landed in America … and all of sudden we were stopped at the airport and saw the Sexiest Man Alive magazine and everyone is talking about it,” Hugh told the mag. “My father found it really uncomfortable.”

”[My dad] said to me, ‘I can’t really talk to you about being sexy. It’s a little weird,’ " he added. “Mind you, I’m still waiting for the birds and the bees pitch from him. That hasn’t happened either!”

To see more of People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ through the years, CLICK HERE!

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