The star actor of the 1990s made a successful comeback and won the precious Oscar for the first time in his career for his performance in The Whale.
He was one of the darlings of the public and the favorites to walk away with the Oscar for Best Actor. It’s done, Brendan Fraser officially enters the very select list of Oscar winners thanks to his role in The Whale, a film in which he plays a man suffering from morbid obesity. A moving performance that won over the voters.
On stage, Brendan Fraser was overwhelmed with emotion. «I started in this business more than 30 years ago and things weren’t always easy, but I got something that I didn’t appreciate at the time, until I no longer have it. I want to thank you for this recognition, because I couldn’t have done it without the rest of the team, «the actor begins after thanking director Darren Aronofsky and the other nominees in the category, Austin Butler, Colin Farrell, Paul Mescal and Bill Nighy.
The star of the saga The Mummy then had a long lean period in the years 2000 and 2010, also going through personal problems. His role in The Whale marks his big comeback to the front of the stage, he who is still as popular and loved by the public.
The 54-year-old actor, transformed for his role, particularly thanked his collaborators, his director to whom he owes his artistic renaissance and his playing partner: «I am grateful to Darren Aronofsky for throwing me a buoy creative salvage and getting me to the right ship. He bared our whale hearts so we could see into our souls like no one else could. Only whales can swim to the depth of Hong Chau’s talent.”
After his triumph at the Oscars, we will find Brendan Fraser next May next to Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s film, Killers of the Flower Moon.