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‘No one deserves this win more than him’: Fans Go Wild as Brendan Fraser Receives First Ever Oscar Nomination for Best Actor in ‘The Whale’

When Brendan Fraser’s latest movie, The Whale, released its official trailer, it gave fans a glimpse of what might end up being his best performance of all time. The film’s central figure is a father who has been distant from his daughter since she was a teen.

This goes beyond prosthetics. It goes even beyond making a comeback. We witness a powerful performance in Brendan Fraser’s role as Charlie in The Whale. The A-lister who delivered us with iconic movies like The Mummy and Encino Man goes beyond the call of an actor by displaying the frailty of a broken, 600-pound man in The Whale. Fraser gives one of the best performances of the year, similar to how Aronofsky revived Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler (2008). 

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Brendan Fraser

As soon as it was announced that the actor had been nominated for an Oscar, Brendan Fraser received a lot of positive feedback on Twitter. Fans are going crazy for him to win the Oscars for The Whale.

Also Read: ‘The King better get it or we riot’: Fans Demand Brendan Fraser Win After He’s Nominated for Best Actor in Screen Actors Guild Award for ‘The Whale’

Fans root for The Whale star Brendan Fraser to win an Oscar

Samuel D. Hunter, who adapted his play of the same name, wrote the drama’s script, which is a stark, somber examination of regret and addiction. The Whale is the story of Charlie, a gay, obese man who reunites with his estranged 17-year-old daughter Ellie after having left her and her mother for a younger male lover. When the film premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in September 2022, it was met with mostly favorable reviews from critics. Brendan Fraser’s performance received universal praise.

Brendan Fraser
Brendan Fraser

After seeing his name among the Oscar nominations, several fans took to Twitter to share their support for the actor. Many fans appeared to be in awe of the actor’s remarkable transformation and are hoping for him to win an Oscar.

Check out some of the Twitter comments:

The 54-year-old returning American-Canadian actor expressed his hope to BBC that the film will help “end the bias against those who live with obesity.”

Also Read: ‘The King better get it or we riot’: Fans Demand Brendan Fraser Win After He’s Nominated for Best Actor in Screen Actors Guild Award for ‘The Whale’

More about The Whale and Brendan Fraser’s performance

The Whale is a tale, an heartbreaking journey of a man who is trying to reconcile his relationship with his estranged teenage daughter. In addition to Brendan Fraser’s widespread fandom, his personality and admiration have a similar impact. The actor broke down in tears following a fervent six-minute standing ovation at the Venice premiere of the movie. After its world premiere, the movie has already won over critics, which has raised fan anticipation.

Brendan Fraser
Brendan Fraser

Brendan Fraser plays the lead role of Charlie. Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, and other actors play significant supporting roles alongside Fraser. Sadie Sink plays Charlie’s teenage daughter, Ellie with whom he tries to reconcile. Sink is a talented young actress who has previously appeared in films such as Chuck, Eli, and Dear Zoe. She has also appeared in a number of TV series, including The Americans, American Odyssey, and Stranger Things. 

Also Read: “I did torture and tease him”: Elizabeth Hurley Confesses She Made Brendan Fraser’s Life Hell Before The Mummy Star Spiralled into Depression

Ty Simpkins, Sathya Sridharan, and Samantha Morton make up the rest of the ensemble cast. The film is directed by Darren Aronofsky from a screenplay written by Samuel D. Hunter. In addition to many other critically acclaimed movies, Aronofsky has also directed Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler, and Pi.

The Whale was released in cinemas on December 9, 2022.

Source- Twitter

Siddhika Prajapati
Siddhika Prajapati

Flights of occasional fantasies, strong opinions, encouraging hyperbole, and good grammar are what describe her. Literature Honors Graduate and Post-Graduated in Journalism, she is the Entertainment author at Animated Times, who is madly in love with the lights, camera, and action sector. An entertainment enthusiast by day, a dreamer, and occasionally a stargazer by night, she enjoys turning words into tiny yarn balls for poetry that readers might find admirable. You would find her buried under printed fiction who is heavily influenced by dark humor.

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