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How well do you really know Hugh Jackman? Ryan Reynolds tweeted out a political ad-style video trolling Hugh Jackman and his new movie The Front Runner, a political drama about U.S. Senator Gary Hart’s presidential campaign in the ‘80s. The movie stars Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, and J.K. Simmons.
Reynolds’ Twitter video pokes fun at Jackman and how he’s in the running for the upcoming awards season. Reynolds plays narrator, with tidbits such as, “Hugh Jackman’s upcoming performance in The Front Runner has fooled some people into thinking he deserves an award. But before voting begins, some people should consider these facts.”
Reynolds then lists the facts: “Hugh Jackman isn’t his real name. It’s Hugh Michael Jackman. Hugh Michael speaks with a charming accent but he’s actually from Milwaukee. He then walked off the job on Wolverine, adding to unemployment.”
The video ends with Reynolds saying, “Is this the type of amazing actor and nice person we want delivering a preachy liberal speech this award season? Or maybe there’s a real foreigner from a bordering country who would really love it. A lot. Think before you vote. But definitely see The Front Runner. I’m Ryan Reynolds and I approve this message.”
Watch the video here:
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 2, 2018
Jackman responded with a video of his dog pooping on a photo of Reynolds posing in his Deadpool costume, with the caption, “HIGH ROAD.”
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 2, 2018
The Front Runner hits theaters on Nov. 21, with an early release tomorrow in select theaters.