Brendan Fraser is one of the rare celebrities who is as well-liked by everyone. The roles the Canadian-American actor played in a number of films from the 1990s and the early 2000s helped to define an entire generation. In addition to starring in Journey to the Center of the Earth and Looney Tunes: Back in Action, he performed the movie’s title role in George of the Jungle.

The actor is currently popular after the Venice Film Festival’s SIX MINUTE standing ovation for his return movie, The Whale.


Brendan Fraser, a renowned actor from the 1990s, is on his way to making one of the greatest Hollywood comebacks ever, in case you missed the memo.

In his most recent movie, The Whale, Brendan plays a “reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.”


In July, the “George of the Jungle” actor’s makeover was first seen to the public.

“It’s gonna be like something you haven’t seen before,” Brendan said about The Whale. “The wardrobe and costume was extensive, seamless, cumbersome. This is certainly far removed from anything I’ve ever done.”


“I do know it’s going to make a lasting impression,” he added. Brendan was correct, it’s safe to say considering the responses during the Venice Film Festival showing on Sunday night.

Videos of the celebrity sobbing during his epic, six-minute standing ovation went viral in the hours after the movie’s debut.


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Brendan’s former co-star, posted a message on social media wishing his pal well.

“Man this makes me so happy to see this beautiful ovation for Brendan. He supported me coming into his Mummy Returns franchise for my first ever role, which kicked off my Hollywood career,” the actor wrote. “Rooting for all your success brother,” he added.


The actor’s successful comeback to the big screen was lauded by many admirers.

“Brendan Fraser got blacklisted from Hollywood for being brave enough to come forward about his sexual assault, he is now getting his moment to look back at the industry that spat him out and roar in its face with #TheWhale – we [expletive] LOVE to see it,” tweeted one fan.


“Brendan Fraser was sexually assaulted by a Hollywood executive, blacklisted from most major motion pictures for almost 2 decades, and comes back from his struggle to a 6-minute standing ovation in his honor tonight.

“What a [expletive] champion,” echoed another.


Fans were thrilled to see Brendan finally getting the recognition he merits after such a challenging time in Hollywood.

I’m not sure about you, but I’m much more eager to see this movie now than I was before!

On December 9, The Whale will be released in theatres.