He was a handsome man, got fat like an elephant for his role: who is Brendan Fraser?

Brendan Fraser, who gained 270 kilograms for his role, received a 6-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival in September 2022. Let's see if his performance in The Whale will bring him an Oscar.

By Jane Dickens Published on 9 Kas─▒m 2022 : 23:26.
He was a handsome man, got fat like an elephant for his role: who is Brendan Fraser?

The Whale, directed by Darren Aronofsky, is among the most curious productions of 2022.

US actor Brendan Fraser, who shined with the mummy series and stayed away from the big screen for a long time, had a physical transformation to play an obese man in the movie and weighed 270 kilograms.

The film, which was screened at the Venice Film Festival, received a standing ovation for 6 minutes. According to Variety's report, the actor could not hold back his tears during this time.

Fraser hugged the film's director, Aronofsky, during the applause. The actor, who wanted to leave the hall, burst into tears as the applause rose and saluted the audience.

Adapted from Samuel D. Hunter's play The Whale, the actor wore prosthetics to achieve this look.

Fraser plays a man who lives with obesity and struggles to reconnect with his 17-year-old daughter.

Fraser conquered the hearts of movie lovers with the Mummy series. The audience, who missed an Indiana Jones-style adventure, loved the character of Rick in The Mummy.

Life story

His full name is Brendan James Fraser. Originally from Canada, Brendan Fraser was born on December 3, 1968, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He has three older brothers named Kevin, Regan, and Sean.

He studied at Upper Canada College Preparatory School in Toronto. He studied theater at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. He graduated from this school in 1990. Fraser is fluent in French and holds American and Canadian citizenship. In 1997, he played in the movie "George of the Jungle", a parody of jungle adventures. In 1999, he portrayed the character of Richard O'Connell in The Mummy. Later, the sequels of this movie were shot.

Brendan Fraser told about an incident that took place during the filming of 1997's 'George of the Jungle' for the first time in 2022, years later. Fraser, who plays the character of 'George' in the movie, apologized for the problems that occurred 25 years ago in San Francisco over a comically lifeless model.

The 53-year-old actor explained that the scene in the movie where his character is supposed to rescue a paratrooper stuck on the city's Oakland Bay Bridge blocked traffic:

Disney placed a parachute-hung dummy above its bridge, and traffic came to a standstill on both sides of the bridge. My trailer was in a parking lot on the other side. I just remember watching the bridge, with a dummy parachutist swinging on it. I turned on the TV and Oprah Winfrey's show was interrupted because there was a special that said helicopters were waiting on the bridge and a parachute was hanging. At that moment, 'Wait a minute! I thought, 'I guess someone didn't get permission for this parachute job and he's going to get into trouble with the mayor'. I can only apologize for what happened that day. It won't happen again.

The film tells the story of a man who was raised by animals in the African jungle and later fell in love with an American woman while on a tour of Uganda.

He became widely known for his 2008 films Journey to the Center of the World and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

Private life

Brendan Fraser married actress Afton Smith on September 27, 1998. From this marriage, he had three sons: Griffin Arthur (2002), Holden Fletcher (2004), and Leland (2006). They divorced on December 27, 2007.