Known for films that defined the early 90s and the 2000s, Brendan Fraser was revered by cine-goers as one of the most influential and cherished film stars of Hollywood. Leading early cinematic universes like The Mummy and The Scorpion King, the star was renowned to bring the absolute best of cinema to the audience.
But as fate would have it, tough times fell upon the star, which forced him out of the public eye and into obscurity. But with the revival of the star thanks to Darren Aronofsky’s project The Whale, Fraser has come back stronger than ever and brought along one of, if not the best performance of his life, that the audience is calling Oscar-Worthy.
Fans Demand Brendan Fraser Be Awarded An Oscar
The skills and talent that Brendan Fraser brought to the table were nothing short of ordinary, something that was forgotten when the star went through one hardship after the other in his life. From settling a divorce that damaged him financially to becoming a victim of sexual harassment, the star went through hell. But with the release of The Whale, the star was born again, and this time, even the box office welcomed him as the film now sits with a sizeable revenue.
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With the latest reports from the box office now coming in, it’s revealed that the film now sits with $30 Million in sales collection, making it a staggering ten times more than the budget of the movie, which was a merger of $3 Million.
‘THE WHALE’ has passed $30M worldwide on a $3M budget.
Read our review: https://t.co/MiYEL3gkVo pic.twitter.com/T1uosSziZ6
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) March 3, 2023
With such numbers and equally expectation-defying performances, audiences and fans alike have gathered to make sure that they let The Academy know who it has to look forward to for an Oscar Award.
he’s taking that oscar !! pic.twitter.com/vG7uk1QR8K
— cass (@andrewsflms) March 3, 2023
The power of the Fraser pic.twitter.com/N9DjC0vgWV
— Raymond MacMichael (@rmaccy1) March 3, 2023
Happy to have helped this be a big success. Great movie, Brendan for the Oscar!
— Alita_Warrior_99 ⚔️😇 (@vladdie777) March 4, 2023
Oscar winner Brendan Fraser, I know dats right!
— 𝓦𝓪𝓵𝓮𝓮 🖤 (@SpicyAABoy) March 3, 2023
So deserved! Brendan coming for that Oscar!!!
— Longperry ⚡ (@SebastinPelez5) March 3, 2023
Now, as the film has been nominated for multiple Oscars, fans are waiting impatiently for the results on the night of the ceremony.
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What Makes The Whale So Special?
While the plot summary of the film might be similar to many other films where the broken character seeks redemption to accept himself, the execution of every minor detail and every scene, along with the absolutely unblemished performance by Fraser and the rest of the cast is what sets the film apart from the rest. Every expression feels as natural as it can get with every scene expressing what the film is all about without dialogue.
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The Whale, now streaming on Prime Video