Let’s find out together, in this dedicated article, which are the five best films starring Brendan Fraser, who won the statuette for best actor at the 2023 Oscars
The night of the 2023 Oscars proclaimed Brendan Fraser as best actor for his masterful performance in The Whale, a film in which he was so acclaimed that he even gave birth to a neologism: Breinassence. Brendan’s rebirth, if we want to define it that way, after a period of absolute darkness that culminated in 2018, when the actor accused the former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), Philip Berk, of sexual harassment in 2003. And it is precisely for this reason that, despite the nomination for the Golden Globes 2023, he did not show up at the ceremony in the slightest.
Before and after: the five best films with Brendan Fraser
Following this complaint, the actor retired to private life facing a long period of absence from the public scene and facing all that the past had placed before him. Between the many physical problems due to the various stunts performed on the sets and the depression resulting from the alleged harassment, Fraser was off the set for more than ten years. To then return and prove to the world exactly how much he is worth as an actor, with an Oscar-winning performance.
Brendan Fraser was very well known in the late nineties, when the man had exactly all the credentials to become a real star: handsome, charismatic, patriotic, and terribly likable. In this article, we want to go over with you what his five best films have been since the beginning of his career, in a not exactly logical, but random order. Except for the first, perhaps obvious, position. So let’s find out which are the best movies with Brendan Fraser!
5 – 110 cum laude (1994) | Brendan Fraser: the five best films
With the original title With Honors, 110 cum laude is a 1994 film directed by Alek Keshishian. Fraser shared the set with Joe Pesci, Moira Kelly, a very young Patrick Dempsey, Josh Hamilton and Gore Vidal, in this late 90s comedy-drama in which a college student wants to graduate with honors (title drop) from Harvard . However, something unexpected happens: his complete thesis falls by mistake into the hands of a homeless person and Fraser, in the role of Monty Kessler, will have to satisfy every request from him to get it back.
4 – Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) | Brendan Fraser: the five best films
Con il titolo originale Journey to the Center of the Earth, Journey to the Center of the Earth is a 2008 film directed by Eric Brevig. As obvious, the film is inspired by the novel by Jules Verne and is almost a sequel to the 1959 film of the same name by Henry Levin. It was particularly impressive because it used 3D technology and, in fact, the only “real” and non-digitized elements of the film were the actors. The cast, in addition to Fraser, boasted personalities such as Anita Briem, Josh Hutcherson and Seth Meyers.
3 – The Quiet American (2002) | Brendan Fraser: the five best films
The Quiet American is a 2002 film directed by Philip Noyce and is the film adaptation of the homonymous novel by Graham Green, already brought to the big screen in 1958 by Mankiewicz. The story tells of the English journalist Thomas Fowler, played by Michael Caine, who is sent by the Times to Saigon during the first Indochina war, in 1954. On the spot, the man meets Alden Pyle, played by Fraser, an American who finds in Vietnam for humanitarian purposes and falls in love with the girl who lives with Fowler. A film full of twists and which is perhaps the most interesting of the early 2000s of the actor.
2 – The Mummy (franchise) | Brendan Fraser: the five best films
The Mummy’s is the franchise most attributable to Brendan Fraser and consists of three films released several years apart: The Mummy (1999), The Mummy Returns (2001) and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008). In all three films, Fraser plays Rick O’Connel, an American adventurer, a former officer of the French Foreign Legion, who begins his adventures alongside Evelyn Carnahan, played by Rachel Weisz, a young and naive librarian and Egyptologist, who will accompany him throughout the of all three films. From the franchise of The Mummy was born then that of The Scorpion King, starring The Rock.
1 – The Whale (2022) | Brendan Fraser: the five best films
First position, as we said at the beginning, all too obvious. The Whale is a 2022 film directed by Darren Aronofsky and adaptation of the homonymous play by Samuel D. Hunter, who also wrote the screenplay for the film. Fraser plays Charlie, a severely obese and terribly lonely English teacher who wants to reconnect with his teenage daughter. The two have not seen each other for eight years and, to convince her of her, Charlie suggests they spend time together to rewrite a school essay. We don’t want to reveal any more: watch it. You will not regret it.
And these were, in our opinion, Brendan Fraser’s top five catch-up movies. Let us know what you think below in the comments and stay tuned with us at TechGameWorld.com for all the news on the subject of cinema and TV series!
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