At the New York premiere of Australia, Hugh Jackman spoke about being named People's Sexiest Man Alive, saying, "George Clooney rang me at two in the morning. I was half asleep and I said to him, 'Ah, George sweetie, good to hear from you.' He goes, 'Shut up, Jackman! I know what you did! You started this big campaign that's been going on and [you] took the title away from me.' I thought that was unnecessary."