Brendan Fraser, long considered one of Hollywood’s really good men, enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame in the late 1990s and early 2000s. During this time, Fraser starred in a true blockbuster franchise The Mummy Trilogy. And he’s been acclaimed for roles in critically acclaimed dramas as well The Quiet American and gods and monsters. But not every film was a hit. And when Fraser was working on it Furry revengehe reconsiders his career.
Hollywood has always loved stories about underdogs who end up triumphing. However, in the real world of show business, second chances can be very limited. Comebacks are far more common on the big screen than behind them. And few show business comebacks have been as welcome or well-deserved as Fraser’s “Brenaissance.”
After his hiatus from acting, Fraser got his career back on track by getting roles The affair, trust, and Doom Patrol. But it wasn’t until his role in Steven Soderbergh’s No sudden movement that Fraser’s film career really took off again. The next big step in Fraser’s comeback came with the 2022 Darren Aronofsky film The whale.
the whales Premiere at the Venice International Film Festival was celebrated with a six-minute standing ovation. This sparked Fraser’s emotional response, which went viral online. The performance was praised by critics and audiences alike. It earned Fraser his first Golden Globe nomination. Next Step? The Oscars.
At a recent actors’ roundtable with The Hollywood Reporter, Fraser spoke about an experience on set that made him question his profession. Recalling the incident, the actor said: “I think it was the night I was shooting a scene where I was mauled by a bear and I was in a porta potty and the porta potty was flipped, and I was on my head, and all this Gatorade and stuff fell on my head.” The actor continued, “That got me talking to myself very quickly and going, ‘Is it worth it? Maybe I should reset my priorities and stop working with animals.’”
Despite his omission of a specific title, it was clear that Fraser was alluding to the 2010 comedic film Furry revenge. In the film, the actor plays a landowner who wants to clear a Pacific Northwest forest for new development. However, his ambitions are thwarted when the forest’s denizens become problematic. And that leads to a situation where a bear attacks Fraser’s character while he’s using a portable potty. He said that filming the scene made him reconsider his career path.
According to his IMDb profile, Fraser has indeed shifted his priorities after that Furry revengewho chose to work primarily on more modest projects that did not involve animals.
During Fraser’s appearance in The whale dubbed the best of his career, he has more to offer. The actor will star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro in the highly anticipated world premiere of Martin Scorsese Killer of the Flower Moonis expected to premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Fraser will also play another supporting role in the comedy brothers, which stars Josh Brolin and Peter Dinklage. Those roles should be more than enough to keep the “Brenaissance” going strong for years to come and let failures like Fraser fade Furry revenge crazy.