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Brendan Fraser is a Hollywood actor who appeared in many movies and series like 'Crash', 'George Of The Jungle', 'The Quiet American', and The Mummy films.
On December 3, 1968, he was born Brendan James Fraser in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. His career as an actor was established after playing Rick O'Connell in 'The Mummy' and its sequel, 'The Mummy Returns'.
Apart from films, Brendan Fraser is also a TV actor. He portrayed James Fletcher Chase in the series 'Trust'. The actor has over 70 acting credits, including 'George Of The Jungle', The Mummy franchise, 'Encino Man', 'Scrubs', and many more. He starred in award-winning movies such as 'Crash' and 'The Quiet American'. He has been praised for his role in 'The Whale' and has won numerous awards throughout his career. He is serving as a board director of FilmAid International.
Brendan Fraser has a net worth of around $20 million, which he amassed from his career as an actor. He became one of the highest-paid actors at one point in his career.
Brendan Fraser's annual earnings are unknown. But it is estimated to be around $2 million.
Brendan Fraser stands at the height of 6 ft 2 in (189 cm).
Born on December 3, 1968, Brendan Fraser is 54 years old.
Brendan Fraser was born to Canadian parents Peter Fraser and Carol Fraser. He is the youngest of four sons. His brothers are Kevin, Sean, and Regan. He is of Irish, German, Scottish, Czech, and French-Canadian ancestry.
Regarding his educational background, Brendan Fraser went to Upper Canada College in Toronto. Then, he attended the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. He thought of pursuing a master's in acting at Southern Methodist University. But on the way, he stopped in Hollywood and chose to remain there to pursue an acting career.
On September 27, 1998, Brendan Fraser tied the knot with Afton Smith. The couple had three sons named Griffin, Holden, and Leland. The family used to live together in their mansion in Beverly Hills. Brendan Fraser and Afton Smith separated in 2008. Since then, Fraser has remained low-key about his relationships. He appears to be single as of January 2023.
Brendan Fraser is best known for playing Rick O'Connell in The Mummy franchise.
In 1991, he debuted in the movie 'Dogfight', where he played a seaman heading to Vietnam. His first lead film role was in 'Encino Man' (1992), a comedy based-movie. He portrayed a caveman who was thawed in modern times.
Brendan Fraser appeared in the comedy 'George Of The Jungle', which became his first box-office success. He was critically acclaimed for playing a dramatic part in 'Gods And Monsters'. His most successful project was none other than The Mummy franchise. He portrayed Rick O'Connell in both films, 'The Mummy' (1999) and 'The Mummy Returns' (2001). His appearance in The Mummy films made him famous.
He was also the star of the box office hit movies 'Dudley Do-Right' and 'Monkeybone'. He starred in the romantic comedy 'Blast From The Past' in 1999. The following year, he appeared in 'Bedazzled'. In 2002, he appeared alongside Michael Cain in 'The Quiet American', a political drama directed by Phillip Noyce. Critics praised the film. The following year, he played D.J. Drake in 'Looney Tunes: Back In Action'. In 2004, he was cast in the Academy Award-winning movie 'Crash'.
Aside from film appearances, Brendan Fraser appeared as a guest on many TV shows like 'King Of The Hill', 'Scrubs', and 'The Simpsons'. Due to his prolific acting career, he is inducted into the Walk of Fame of Canada. The actor has no star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as of January 2023.
Following a six-year hiatus from The Mummy franchise, Brendan Fraser reprised his role as Rick O'Connell in 'The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor' in 2008. In the same year, he appeared in 'Journey To The Center Of The Earth', a sci-fi movie, and 'Inkheart', a fantasy-based movie.
Besides TV and film appearances, Brendan Fraser appeared in some musicals. In 2001, he played Brick in the West End's show 'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof'. He was praised for his portrayal of Brick. In 2010, he appeared in 'Elling', a Broadway production. But the play had to be stopped because of lackluster reviews. Following his appearance in 'Furry Vengeance', he signed with the Creative Artists Agency. In 2010, he appeared in the play 'Whole Lotta Sole'. He was set to portray William Tell the following year in the play 'The Legend Of William Tell: 3D'. In 2013, he depicted Elvis Presley impersonator in 'Pawn Shop Chronicles', a dark comedy ensemble.
In 2016, Brendan Fraser appeared in the Bollywood thriller 'Line Of Descent' replacing Ray Liotta. Then, he became a part of the recurring cast of the TV drama series 'The Affair'. He appeared in Season 3 of the show playing the misery-minded correctional officer Gunther. In the FX series 'Trust', he played James Fletcher Chace. In 'Titans', he portrayed Cliff Steele or Robotman. He reprised the role in its spin-off 'Doom Patrol', where he lent his voice to the character and appeared as Steele in flashbacks. His multiple appearances in 'Titans' series led many reviewers to tag his unexpected return onscreen as the Brenaissance.
In September 2020, Brendan Fraser played Doug Jones in 'No Sudden Move', a period and crime-based film. It was released in 2021. The same year, he was cast in a leading role in Darren Aronofsky's film 'The Whale'. In September 2022, it premiered at the Venice International Film Festival. The actor received much praise for his role. The movie also received a standing ovation at the festival for six minutes.
In August 2021, Brendan Fraser was announced to be a part of Martin Scorsese's upcoming film 'Killers Of The Flower Moon' and Max Barbakow's 'Brothers'. The following month, he was cast as Firefly, the villain of the superhero-based movie 'Batgirl'. The film was set in the DC Extended Universe, with the star Leslie Grace playing the titular lead role. It was expected to release on HBO Max in 2022, but Warner Bros. studio canceled it due to priorities.
Apart from being an actor, Brendan Fraser is also an executive producer. He worked as an executive producer on movies such as 'Furry Vengeance' and 'Journey To The Center Of The Earth'.
Brendan Fraser appears as one of the celebrity judges on 'Dancing Stars Of Greenwich'. It is a yearly charity gala that tries to raise funds for Abilis. Abilis is a local non-profit charity that aids over 800 people and their families with disabilities in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Brendan Fraser has won many awards and received nominations. In 1997, he received the Seattle International Film Festival Award for his role in 'Still Breathing'. In 2004, he received the Online Film & Television Association Award's Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for 'Scrubs'. In 2008, he was given the ShoWest Award for Distinguished Decade of Achievement in Film Award. He received many awards and nomination for being a part of the cast of 'Crash', like Screen Actors Guild Award and Hollywood Film Festival Award. He is inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2006.
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