Few celebrities are as universally adored as Brendan Fraser and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, as we all know. Naturally, The Rock is best known for making the easiest transition from professional wrestling to acting, while Brendan is best known for his performances in a number of 1990s and 2000s films, including George of the Jungle, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, and Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Now that his return movie is a huge hit in Venice, The Rock is applauding his former co-star.
Many fans might not be aware that these two adored Hollywood legends actually collaborated together when they were younger.
Yes, it is correct. The Rock joined the cast of The Mummy Returns in 2001, the follow-up to the popular 1999 film The Mummy, which of course starred Brendan Fraser.
The Rock’s acting career officially began with The Mummy Returns, which unquestionably put him up for success.
Dwayne Johnson congratulates his former The Mummy Returns co-star Brendan Fraser and thanks him for supporting him in the early days of his career.
— Comic Book Resources (@CBR) September 5, 2022
In terms of achievement, you may have heard that Brendan is making his eagerly anticipated comeback.
The 53-year-old received a SIX MINUTE standing ovation on Sunday night at the Venice Film Festival for his performance as the lead in the brand-new movie The Whale.
— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) September 4, 2022
Videos of Brendan sobbing uncontrollably have become extremely popular.
Everyone and their mother was simply overjoyed to see this brave and talented man back on the big screen (where he BELONGS) receiving the recognition he so richly deserves.
You can see how emotional it made him. I love seeing him get some proper recognition after all these years.
— THEE Dreamer ⚖ 💛🐝 (@bluerosepat) September 4, 2022
Brendan’s ex-costar The Rock was likewise pleased to see him receiving acclaim.
The actor tweeted the video and added: “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. Rooting for all your success brother and congrats to my bud Darren Aronofsky.”
THEIR BROMANCE IS AWESOME!
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. Rooting for all your success brother and congrats to my bud Darren Aronofsky. #TheWhale 👏🏾 https://t.co/SNBLPHHmEZ
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 4, 2022