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Episode 2143

Brendan Fraser
Thu, 2023-Mar-16 02:32 UTC
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With 257,577 views on Wednesday, 15 March 2023 our article of the day is Brendan Fraser.

Brendan James Fraser ( FRAY-zər; born December 3, 1968) is a Canadian-American actor known for his leading roles in blockbusters, comedies, and dramatic films. Having graduated from the Cornish College of the Arts in 1990, he made his film debut in Dogfight (1991).

Fraser had his breakthrough in 1992 with the comedy Encino Man and the drama School Ties. He starred with Ricki Lake and Shirley MacLaine in "Mrs. Winterbourne" in 1996, and he gained further prominence for his starring role in George of the Jungle (1997) and emerged a star playing Rick O'Connell in The Mummy trilogy (1999–2008). He took on dramatic roles in Gods and Monsters (1998), The Quiet American (2002), and Crash (2004), and further fantasy roles in Bedazzled (2000) and Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008).

Fraser's film work slowed from the late 2000s to mid 2010s due to various health problems and fallout from a sexual assault allegedly committed against him in 2003 by Philip Berk, the then-president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. He branched into television with roles in the Showtime drama The Affair (2016–2017), the FX series Trust (2018), and the HBO Max series Doom Patrol (2019–2023). Fraser's film career was revitalized by appearances in auteur-directed films such as Steven Soderbergh's No Sudden Move (2021), Darren Aronofsky's The Whale (2022) and Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon (2023). His starring role in The Whale earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award and the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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