Brendan Fraser recently made headlines when his next film The Whale was exhibited at the Venice Film Festival. The film received a six-minute standing ovation, and video footage showed Fraser sobbing as the crowd applauded him and the film. Fraser embraced director Darren Aronofsky numerous times after getting an incredible reception from the crowd. He allegedly attempted to leave the auditorium once, but the applause and applause compelled him to remain and savor the occasion. As Fraser’s heartfelt video went viral on Twitter, many people asked why he quit acting in the first place. Fraser plays a plus-sized homosexual guy confined to a wheelchair in The Whale.
While Fraser claimed several reasons for his temporary departure from acting, he specifically mentioned an assault incident with former Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) president Philip Berk.
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Brendan Fraser has been injured in various stunts throughout the years
Brendan Fraser discussed his decision to be less prominent as an actor in an interview with GQ during the promotion of his television series Trust. He said that he had had several stunt injuries, making it impossible for him to continue performing at full capacity. He endured a laminectomy, partial knee replacement, and vocal cord therapy, among other procedures. Brendan Fraser said he had been in and out of the hospital for seven years.
When discussing his mother’s death in 2016, Fraser said that the tragedy affected him too much. He also mentioned:
“I moved residences and went through a divorce.” Some children were born. They were born, but they are maturing. I was going through experiences that mold and shape you in ways you aren’t prepared for until you go through them.”
One of the most important causes, however, is an improper episode that Brendan Fraser had to go through during his busy years in Hollywood. Fraser discussed a 2003 incident at the Beverly Hills Hotel when he was attending a luncheon for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, during the same interview with GQ. During the occasion, the actor claimed that Philip Berk, the previous president of the HFPA, assaulted him. Fraser stated:
“His left-hand swings around grips my a** cheek, and one of his fingers taints me.” And he begins to move it about.”
Brendan Fraser also acknowledged that losing the part of Superman in Superman Returns was very difficult for him and that he felt he “didn’t measure up” and had “failed.” According to the actor:
“That needs strong skin, or just ignoring it, burying your head in the sand, gnashing your teeth and putting on your public face, or simply not requiring the public.” Ignoring. Damn it, I’m staying at home. Not because I’m aloof or anything, but because I simply didn’t feel like I could be a part of it. “I didn’t feel like I fit in.”
Brendan Fraser said that he “got into the pressure that comes with the goals and aims that come with a professional life that’s being sculpted and shaped and steered and managed.” Brendan Fraser rose to prominence after playing in the film The Mummy (1999). He has also been in a number of other popular films, including School Ties (1992), Blast From the Past (1999), Bedazzled (2000), Inkheart (2008), and Journey to the Center of the Earth (2010). (2008).
His most recent film, The Whale, was released on September 4. It also stars Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Samantha Morton, and Ty Simpkins in addition to Fraser. According to Variety, The Whale may also position Brendan Fraser as the frontrunner in this year’s Oscar nomination for “Best Actor.”