"He kept continually asking to be in the film (Australia) and I kept saying no... Eventually I said 'Okay'. So I put him in a crowd scene that took four days to shoot... He came up to me on the fourth day and said, 'Dad, you have the most boring job on the planet. I never want to do this again!'" Hugh Jackman's young son Oscar has no plans to follow in his father's footsteps.
The '12 Years A Slave' director will receive the accolade at the London Film Festival in October.
Critics from all over the world were asked to name the best movie of the past 16 years.