Brendan Fraser born Brendan James Fraser is a Canadian-American actor.
Brendan Fraser Biography
He was born on December 3, 1968 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He is 50 years old in 2019.
He is son of Canadian Carol Mary (born Genereux), a sales consultant, and Peter Fraser, a former journalist who was working as a Canadian foreign service officer for the Government Tourism Office. He has three older brothers: Kevin, Regan, and Sean. He have Irish, Scottish, German, Czech, and French-Canadian ancestry. He have dual US and Canadian citizenship.
He was attending Upper Canada College, a private boarding school in Toronto. While on vacation in London, he was attending his first professional stage show in the West End. He is a 1990 graduate of Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts.
He start acting at a small acting college in New York City. He was planning to attend graduate school in Texas, but he stopped in Hollywood along the way and decided to stay there to work in movies.
Brendan Fraser 2021
What happened to Brendan Fraser? The actor who was amazeinghalf the world at the beginning of the century, the protagonist of George of the Jungle or The Mummy, had disappeared .
There were no roles for him and the industry immediately forgot about his last guaranteed blockbuster star. He now he reappears. The profession has given him a second chance and he comes back making noise.
He will be the protagonist of The Whale, and in the first frame that we have seen of the film appears Brendan Fraser with 270 kilos. It is hard to believe that he is the same handsome guy we dated 20 years ago at the movies.
But that doesn’t matter if now he returns to the screens with a role in a film that will compete at the Venice Film Festival that starts on August 31.
He is the protagonist of The Whale. The actor is playing a literature professor confined to his house for his morbid obesity. He weighs no less than 270 kilos. The script reflects the teacher’s struggle to face his past in order to reconcile with his 17-year-old daughter . The Whale is an adaptation of a play by Samuel D. Hunter.
Him, at 53 , is once again enjoying a leading role. Farewell to the image of Adonis. He says hello to prosthetics and makeup that have turned him into a 700-pound man.
Brendan Fraser Career
He was making a brief appearance as a friend of murder victim Rodney Mark Peterson in the re-enactment of America’s Most Wanted. He was making his film debut with a small role in Dogfight in 1991. He was landing his first leading role in the 1992 comedy film Encino Man, where he was playing a frozen prehistoric caveman who is thawed in the present day. The film was a moderate box office success and is considered a cult film. That same year he was acting with Matt Damon and Chris O’Donnell in School Ties.
He was playing Steve Nebraska in 1994’s The Scout and Montgomery “Monty” Kessler in With Honors, as well as co-starring with Adam Sandler and Steve Buscemi in Airheads. He was starring in such films as Philip Ridley’s The Passion of Darkly Noon in 1995 and The Twilight of the Golds in 1997.
He had his first big box office hit with the 1997 comedy film George of the Jungle, which was based on the animated series of the same title created by Jay Ward.
His biggest commercial success came with the fantasy adventure film, The Mummy in 1999 and its sequel The Mummy Returns in 2001.
He was starring in several films that underperformed or moderately at the box office, such as Dudley Do-Right in 1999, which was based on another Jay Ward animated series, Blast from the Past in 1999, Bedazzled in 2000, and Monkeybone in 2001.
In 1998’s Gods and Monsters, he was also playing a dramatic role, which was based on the life of James Whale (Ian McKellen), who directed Frankenstein.
The film was written and directed by Bill Condon and follows the loss of creativity, ambiguous sexuality, and unlikely bonds between a straight gardener and a sick, tortured, gay filmmaker. He lent his voice to the unreleased animated film Big Bug Man.
He was starring opposite Michael Caine in the critically well-received political drama The Quiet American in 2002. He was appearing as part of an ensemble cast in the Oscar-winning film Crash in 2004.
He was also making guest appearances on the television shows Scrubs, King of the Hill, and The Simpsons. He has been nducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in March 2006, the first American-born actor to receive the honor.
He was returning for the second sequel to The Mummy after a six-year hiatus from the franchise, released in August 2008 and titled The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.
Principal photography began on July 27, 2007 in Montreal and also starring Jet Li as Emperor Han. That same year, he was starring in the 3D film adaptation of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth and the fantasy film Inkheart. (personally chosen for the title role by the author of the novel Cornelia Funke).
In the West End production of Tennessee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in September 2001, he was playing ‘Brick‘, directed by Anthony Page. Castmates are including Frances O’Connor, Ned Beatty, and Gemma Jones. On January 12, 2002, the show was closing, with him getting rave reviews. He was starring in a Broadway production of Elling in 2010, but the play closed after 9 performances due to lackluster reviews.
After appearing in Furry Vengeance to critical reviews in 2010, he went from being represented by William Morris Endeavor to Creative Artists Agency. He was starring in Whole Lotta Sole in 2010, directed by Terry George and in 2011, he was set to play William Tell in The Legend of William Tell: 3D, directed by Eric Brevig, with whom Fraser had also worked on Journey to the Center from the earth.
In late 2011, filming was delayed and Fraser sued producer Todd Moyer for promised wages. Moyer later responded by assault, which Fraser dismissed as a desperate attempt to avoid paying his debt. The film is currently in development limbo. In the black comedy Pawn Shop Chronicles, he was playing an Elvis Presley impersonator. He was replaced Ray Liotta in the 2016 Bollywood thriller The Field.
Brendan Fraser Movies
He is best known for playing Rick O’Connell in The Mummy trilogy(1999-2008), as well as leading roles in comedy and fantasy films, such as Encino Man (1992), George of the Jungle (1997). ), Bedazzled (2000), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), and Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008).
He was branching out into dramatic film with roles in School Ties (1992), Gods and Monsters (1998), The Quiet American (2002) y Crash (2004).
During a hiatus from film acting, he found a new audience on television, with supporting roles in the history miniseries Texas Rising (2015), the Showtime drama series The Affair (2016–2017), the FX anthology series,Trust (2018) and the DC Universe action series Doom Patrol (2019-present).
Brendan Fraser 2022
The actor had been in a depression since 2018 , after divorcing his wife, losing his mother and denouncing the sexual assault he suffered early in his career at the hands of Philip Berk, the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Part of the entertainment industry positioned itself with Berk and turned its back on the actor , who had a hard time finding new roles for a while (between 2014 and 2019 he did not make a single film). Reflecting his problems in his weight and his appearance , we hope that The Whale is the resurgence of a fallen star and his return to the firmament from which he never deserved to be expelled.
He would be willing to return to the saga more than 14 years later . Of course, he only puts one but: the script has to be up to the task . “I don’t know how I would make it work, but I’m open to it. Someone just has to come up with the right idea and concept.”
He was also warning why the reboot of The Mummy with Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella failed, so as not to make the same mistake in a hypothetical fourth installment. “The ingredient that was in the new one was fun. That was missing. It was a scary film that was too direct. The Mummy have to be exciting, but not scary .”
Brendan Fraser Net Worth
The successful stage actor has a net worth of $20 million dollars. He was earning his net worth from a successful film career dating back to the 1990s.
Brendan Fraser Personal Life
He met actress Afton Smith on July 4, 1993 while he was attending a barbecue at Winona Ryder’s house. On September 27, 1998, they married and had three children: Griffin Arthur Fraser, born 2002, Holden Fletcher Fraser, born 2004, and Leland Francis Fraser, born 2000.
After their Beverly Hills, California home was sold in April 2007 for $3 million. In December 2007, his publicist announced that the couple had decided to divorce.
He was petitioning the courts in early 2013 for a reduction in his alimony and child support payments, stating that he was unable to meet the $900,000 annual obligation; Smith, in turn, accused him of concealing financial assets.