The 50-year-old star played Marvel‘s Wolverine across nine X-Men movies and yesterday paid tribute to the creator of his character.
Stan Lee sadly passed away yesterday aged 95-years-old, and Jackman has spoken warmly of him on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
The actor reminisced of a time he was at Comic Con and was glad to be humbled by the late legend.
Jackman said: “Let me just say to the family and to the legion of fans, I remember Stan as a true gentleman who had a glint in his eye.”
He continued: “He’s a creative genius, he thought outside the box, he created a whole universe that changed the lives of many people – mine included.
“But when I met him…first of all if you ever want to get a real understanding of where you are in the world, and you think, ‘Ah I’m Wolverine, I’m walking into Comic Con, this is my spot right? This is a good day for me.’
“And I was on a red carpet, and I was the only one on there. And no one was taking my photo because at the other end was Stan Lee.
“There were about three hundred photographers and interviews all on Stan. Stan, God bless you, you’re one of the greats.”
Jackman also tweeted a picture of himself with Lee on Twitter.
The caption read: “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 …. to have helped bring one of his characters to life. #StanLee #Wolverine.”