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'I see dead people' popularity still surprises Haley Joel Osment

Jan. 10, 2014 at 4:55 PM ET

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Haley Joel Osment attends "The Spoils of Babylon" panel during the Winter 2014 TCA presentations in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 9.

Haley Joel Osment said, “I see dead people,” 15 years ago in his Oscar-nominated role in “The Sixth Sense,” a sentence with a longevity that still amazes the actor.

“I will not stop being surprised by how much of a catchphrase that became,” Haley Joel told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Thursday’s "Access Hollywood Live."

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“Looking back, it makes sense now, but when we shot the movie nobody was thinking ... that it was going to be the hit that was and established that sort of call sign,” he continued.

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After his quick rise to fame — which included a slew of high-profile projects after appearing in the M. Night Shyamalan movie — the actor retreated to New York City and went to college at NYU.

Now 25, Haley Joel is back in the Hollywood spotlight with multiple new projects, including “The Spoils of Babylon” with Tobey Maguire and Kristen Wiig.

The actor calls the IFC miniseries “very surreal” and told Billy and Kit audiences are in for a comedic treat.

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“Tobey’s been funny before, but I don’t think anyone has quite seen him like this,” he explained.

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“And Kristen, who is just one of the funniest people around, really knocks it out of the park,” he continued. “It was some of the most fun I’ve ever had.”

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