All big stars/movies actors go through a rough patch at least once in their career. It’s bound to happen – whether you are Ben Affleck or Liv Tyler. But there are only a select few actors, much like Brendan Fraser, whose resurgence has been so well-received and showered with nothing but love and praise for it.
If anyone reading this is over the age of 30, Fraser’s name would certainly still ring a bell. He was the star of the very well-known 1999 action-adventure movie The Mummy, having also starred in the crime-drama box office hit Crash. Everything after that seemed like a bleak future for Fraser due to some unfortunate events, but it’s safe to say that he’s finally made it back to the top once again.
Brendan Fraser’s Fall And Rise: A Brief History
During a very brief period of time in the 90s, Brendan Fraser made quite the name for himself in Hollywood. Having become one of the most wanted actors for directors’ projects at the time. The now 52-year-old actor was bagging roles in movies like Airheads (1994) and George of the Jungle (1997).
But with fame comes pressure, and with pressure comes hard work. The hefty schedule of being a desired actor in Hollywood took a severe toll on Fraser’s body at the time, requiring him to undergo certain surgeries like a vocal cord repair and even a knee replacement.
It doesn’t end there, the death of the Encino Man actor’s mother to cancer in 2016 caused a major setback for his mental health, which came after his messy divorce with now ex-wife Afton Smith in 2007.
But things started taking shape for Brendan Fraser a few years after Ms. Fraser’s death when he landed a villainous role as the pyromaniac Firefly in DC’s high-budget superhero movie Batgirl. Sadly, the movie hot shelved, but he still had another shot at resurgence by securing a lead role in Darren Aronofsky’s drama The Whale, where he plays an obese English teacher named Charlie.
This is where things get audaciously better for the once-famous movie star. The prime example is the viral video that showed the crowd at the Venice International Film Festival giving a six-minute standing ovation for Fraser’s brilliant performance in The Whale as he visibly got moved to tears from all the support and love.
And now, he has a role secured in popular gangster crime director Martin Scorsese’s upcoming crime drama, Killers of the Flower Moon. Talk about huge comebacks in Hollywood!
Brendan Fraser’s Oscar Nomination Has Fans Elated
It’s quite refreshing to see the old movie stars make their way back into Hollywood’s top actor’s lists after having gone off the map for quite some time.
Brendan Fraser‘s comeback has been one such comeback that has been universally appreciated, and his latest Oscar nomination only makes things better.
The Gods and Monsters star recently got nominated for Best Actor at the 95th Academy Awards, all thanks to the work he put in portraying Charlie in Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale. His fans just cannot hold in all the happy thoughts they’ve had about the success of their lost-but-found star on Twitter-
— les (@swiftrouge) January 24, 2023
Call that fan service-
When he fist bumped his fans for making their childhood. This man deserves it all 🥺
— Ruby 🌙✨ (@RubyCreated) January 24, 2023
We all do! –
I’ve loved Brendan my entire adult life. I’m so happy about this. I hope he wins it!!
— Karen Gasbarino XV (@gasbarnut12) January 24, 2023
Nothing but happiness-
— emily (@cloudwctcher) January 24, 2023
and if he doesn’t win we will RIOT
— jurídico henry cavill (@mabelmoraz) January 24, 2023
Due nomination! –
First time is so crazy to me
— billy kaplans gatekeeper (@kaplanisms) January 24, 2023
It’s enthralling to see all the positivity and enthusiasm surrounding Brendan Fraser’s Hollywood comeback. Who could ever wish harm on this guy?
The Whale is currently screening at your nearest movie theater in the United States.