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Brendan Fraser breaks down in tears after being applauded in Venice

On September 4, Brendan Fraser was once again in the spotlight at the 79th Venice Film Festival, where he was praised for his role in Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming film, The Whale.

As reported Variety, After the premiere of the film at the famous festival, the 53-year-old actor broke down in tears after the spectators gave the star of The Mummy a six-minute standing ovation for her performance.

Fraser, who for many years stayed away from the Hollywood industry due to health problems, was also affected by the psychological effects of an alleged incident of sexual harassment in 2003, which makes his presence in Venice a true event, especially since since the announcement of the film, his leading role it was a surprise for the international audience.

Hence the role in The Whale represents an important comeback for the actor’s career, as it is his first leading role in more than nine years. In Aronofsky’s film, Fraser plays Charlie, a professor gay 270 kilos who desperately struggles to get out of the depression caused by the death of his partner, while trying to recover the relationship he had with his daughter, Ellie, played by Sadie Sink.

Brendan Fraser and Darren Aronofsky

The Whale is one of the 23 films that compete for the coveted Golden Lion of Venice, whose winner will be announced on September 10. In addition, numerous media, including Varietyreport that Fraser has a serious chance of winning an Oscar with this film.

The American magazine also attributes the standing ovations and the emotion of the audience to the apparently heartbreaking ending of the film.

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Prior to the ceremony, during a press conference, Fraser expressed his appreciation for the “warm reception” since he spoke about his most recent film work.

I can’t wait to see how this movie will make a deep impression on everyone as well as me.

– Brendan Fraser, for ‘The New York Times’

The Whale

On the other hand, when asked if he was excited about the prospects after resuming his career, Fraser remained humble:

My crystal ball is broken. I don’t know if yours works, but meet me after the show and let’s take a look together.

Brendan Fraser at the Venice International Film Festival

It is worth mentioning that the star of George of the Jungle also joined his talents with that of Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro to star in the latest western by Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moonwhich is about to be released in 2023.

The great reception The Whale in Venice only makes us want to see it more. It is known that it will hit theaters in the United States on December 9. However, for the moment, there is no official release date in Latin America.


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