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).
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.
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.
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:
He deserves it 👌🏽🔥 https://t.co/lDB3JTLrPv
— 🤍✨ (@Atari_Jones) January 24, 2023
No one deserves a Oscar nomination than Brendan Fraser, this man fought his life for this achievement that he’s receiving
— Released9YNE (@RNine365) January 24, 2023
Well deserved 😄🤩
— David Fernandez (@DavidFe75655813) January 24, 2023
IF HE DOESN'T WIN THIS I SWEAR TO GOD I WILL LOSE THE LITTLE HOPE I'VE GOT LEFT FOR HUMANITY.
— Jadeˣᵛ give me FFXVI rn🔫 (@Wildbergerrrr) January 24, 2023
This is the best news I’ve ever heard
— Camden Devries (@devries_camden) January 24, 2023
No one deserves the win more than Brendan
— nathan | team mistress (@n4thhann) January 24, 2023
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.”
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 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.
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.