Will Brendan Fraser win Oscar? Hollywood star transforms for new film

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Brendan Fraser underwent a major physical change for his role in The Whale.



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Brendan Fraser must undergo a significant physical transformation, including the use of prosthetics, to take on the role of overweight father Charlie in the upcoming film The Whale (Credit A24).

Brendan Fraser is set to make a Hollywood comeback with his role as an obese father in the upcoming film The Whale.

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The first image of Brendan as Charlie in the psychological drama film has been released.

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The film, directed by Darren Aronofsky, is an adaptation of the 2012 play of the same name by Samuel D. Hunter.

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In The Whale, the 53-year-old plays Charlie, a man who “lives with obesity.”

Brendan had to undergo a significant physical transformation, including the use of prosthetics, to take on the role.

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He is joined by Stranger Things’ Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Samantha Morton and Iron Man’s Ty Simpkins.

Brendan Fraser must undergo a significant physical transformation, including the use of prosthetics, to take on the role of overweight father Charlie in the upcoming film The Whale (Credit A24).

The synopsis of the film IMDB Reads: “A reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity seeks to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.”

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The Whale does not yet have a release date but is expected to be released in September 2022 following its premiere at the 2022 Venice Film Festival, which runs from August 31st to September 10th.

In addition to this highly anticipated role, Brendan is also expected to star in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming drama The Killers of Flower Moon. He will also play DC villain Firefly in the upcoming superhero film Batgirl.

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  • Brendan is 53 years old and lives in New York
  • Before acting, he attended boarding school in Toronto
  • His first film role was as a sailor in the 1991 film Dogfight
  • The actor has never won an Oscar, despite his impressive filmography
  • He is divorced from his ex-wife Afton Smith, with whom he has three sons
  • His net worth is US$20 million (around £17 million).

Who is Brendan Fraser?

Brendan Fraser was born on December 3, 1968 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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He was the youngest of four boys, Kevin, Regan and Sean – and his parents, Carol and Peter, were Canadian.

Carol was a sales consultant and Peter was a journalist.

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The family has moved a lot so Brendan has lived in California, Washington, Ontario, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

He discovered his interest in acting while on holiday to see his first professional theater show in London’s West End.

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He attended Upper Canada College, a private boarding school in Toronto.

He then graduated from the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle in 1990 – and then began acting at a small acting college in New York.

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His goal was to begin his studies for a Master of Fine Arts in acting at Southern Methodist University, but stopped in Hollywood along the way and decided to stay there to work.

His career: Brendan made his film debut in 1991 playing a sailor in the film Dogfight.

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Just a year later, he landed his first starring role in the 1992 comedy Ecino Man.

That same year he played David Greene in School Ties alongside Matt Damon, Chris O’Donnell and Ben Affleck.

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In 1994 he starred alongside Adam Sandler and Steve Buscemi in The Scout, With Honors and Airheads.

However, all three films failed at the box office – as did his role in 1997’s The Twilight of the Golds.

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He later starred in films such as The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995) and Now and Then (1995).

Brendan had his first big box office success in 1997 after starring in George of the Jungle opposite his then partner Afton Smith.

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Brendan Fraser in George in the Jungle (Getty Images)

He received critical acclaim for his role in 1998’s Gods and Monsters, opposite Ian McKellen.

Brendan’s biggest commercial success came when he played Rick O’Connell in 1999’s The Mummy and the 2001 sequel Return of the Mummy.

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Between these successes, he had two more box office failures; Dudley Do Right (1999) and Monkeybone (2001).

However, Brandan had moderate success with Blast from the Past and Bedazzled around the same time.

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In 2002 he starred in the political drama The Quiet American. In 2003, he starred in the live-action Looney Tunes: Back in Action as lead DJ Drake. In 2004 he starred in the award-winning film Crash.

Brendan returned in 2008 for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, the second sequel to The Mummy.

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In the same year he acted in “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and “Inkheart”.

In 2010 he starred in Whole Lotta Sole. In 2013, he played an Elvis Presley impersonator in the dark comedy Pawn Shop Chronicles. In 2016 he replaced Ray Liotta in the Bollywood thriller Line of Descent.

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Brendan joined the cast of The Affair in season 3 when he played recurring prison warden Gunther.

Brendan Fraser at the “No Sudden Move” premiere (Getty Images)

Fraser portrayed Robotman on the television series Titans and reprized the role on the spin-off series Doom Patrol, where he voices the character and appears as Steele in flashbacks.

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Jake Michaels and Riley Shanahan physically portrayed Robotman.

Last year he was announced as a lead in upcoming movie The Whale and has been cast as Firefly in upcoming superhero movie Batgirl, as well as joining the cast of Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon and Max Barbakow’s Brothers.

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Also in 2021, Brendan played mobster Doug Jones in No Sudden Move.

He has also acted in theatrical productions throughout his film career – starting in 2001 when he played Brick in the West End production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and ending in 2010 when he starred in a Broadway production of Elling, The only lasted nine shows due to poor ratings.

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His health: Brendan took on many action and comedy roles that required stunts and maneuvers.

This led to him eventually needing multiple surgeries, including a partial knee replacement, laminectomy, and vocal cord surgery.

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He also seriously injured his back in 2012 while clearing a fallen tree after Hurricane Sandy. For this he had to be operated and rehabilitated.

Brendan Fraser and Afton Smith (Getty Images)

His low points: In 2018, Brendan claimed to have been sexually assaulted by then-President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Philip Berk.

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He claimed the incident happened during a formal luncheon in 2003 – however, he received backlash for speaking out about the attack.

The attack, his divorce, and his mother’s death in 2016 led Brendan into depression.

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His mental issues combined with his physical health and an industry backlash caused his career to decline.

His relationships: Brendan met his now ex-wife, Afton Smith, in 1993 after they met while grilling actress Winona Ryder.

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The couple married in 1998 and had three sons, Griffin, Holden and Leland, before divorcing in 2009.

Afton now has custody of the three boys she lives with in her Connecticut home.

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She is also an actress, famous for her roles in 1990s movies George of the Jungle, Reality Bites, Less Than Zero and Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.

Adam Sandler ranked ninth with a profit of $41 million (Photo: Shutterstock)

His money: His net worth is reported to be $20 million (around £17 million). celebrity net worth.

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However, last year the things reported that his net worth has fallen from $45 million (around £37 million).

His connections: He starred alongside Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in School Ties, Adam Sandler at airheadsand Rachel Weisz in The Mummy and its sequels.

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