It’s been quite a journey for actor Brendan Fraser. From his early days in small-budget films to his breakout role in the Mummy franchise, Fraser has had a career full of ups and downs. Brendan Fraser, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the comeback film The Whale, has expressed his “deep gratitude” for the film’s reception. The 54-year-old actor said the movie “profoundly changed my life” and expressed gratitude to the film’s cast and crew.
Fraser revealed how the Oscar nomination has “changed his life.” He said, “I’ve been in this industry for a long time, and I’ve had my fair share of success and setbacks. But this nomination is something I never expected, and it’s truly a gift.”
Fraser added, “absolutely overjoyed and deeply grateful to The Academy for this recognition and for recognizing Hong Chau’s beautiful performance and Adrien Morot’s incredible makeup. I wouldn’t have this nomination without [director] Darren Aronofsky, [writer] Samuel D. Hunter, A24, and the extraordinary cast and crew who gave me the gift of Charlie,” The actor continued. “A gift I certainly didn’t see coming, but it’s one that has profoundly changed my life. THANK YOU!”
Fraser added, “And Darren Aronofsky, I was in the wilderness — and I probably should’ve left a trail of breadcrumbs — but you found me, and like all the best directors, you merely just showed me where to go to get me where I needed to be,” The Mummy actor concluded, “If you — like Charlie, who I played in this movie — in any way, struggle with obesity, or you just feel like you’re in a dark sea, I want you to know that if you, too, can have the strength to just get to your feet and go to the light, good things will happen.”
Brendan Fraser, nominated for the Best Actor Oscar, expressed his “deep gratitude” for the reception his comeback movie The Whale has received. Fraser was nominated for a SAG Award and a Golden Globe and won the Critics’ Choice Award earlier this month. He was visibly moved as he accepted the award. He called The Whale a movie. “It’s about love,” he continued, “and about redemption. It’s about discovering light in a dark place, and I feel so fortunate to have collaborated with such a fantastic ensemble.”
Fraser’s journey to the Oscar stage has been a challenging one. After his breakout role in the Mummy franchise, Fraser found himself typecast in action-adventure films and struggled to break out of that mold. Fraser never gave up on his dream of becoming a versatile actor. He took on smaller roles in independent films and worked with young, up-and-coming directors, honing his craft and building a reputation as a reliable, hardworking actor.
Brendan Fraser says that playing the lead character in The Whale was the biggest challenge of his career and that it made him appreciate people with similar bodies. Fraser had to put on a prosthetic outfit in each scene to play the main character, which practically added 50 to 300 pounds to him. Sadie Sink, Fraser’s lead co-star in the movie “The Whale,” also expressed her gratitude towards his Oscar nomination.
Sadie Sink about Brendan Fraser’s Oscar nomination “It’s good to see something like that happen to a very genuine, deserving person. And that’s Brendan. We’re all incredibly proud of him. And he’s just a light, like, the most pure person in the world.” ❤️ pic.twitter.com/wdesGcCBSc
— Sadie Sink Updates (@SSinkUpdates) January 25, 2023
While Fraser is thrilled about the doors that have opened for him due to his Oscar nomination, he is also quick to acknowledge the team behind “The Whale” and their role in his success. As Fraser prepares for the big night of the Oscars, he takes it all in stride and enjoys the moment. “I never thought I’d be in this position,” Fraser said. “It’s a dream come true, and I’m going to savor every moment.”
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