Brendan Fraser gave a touching speech when accepting the Oscar for his role in the movie whale. In this critically acclaimed indie play based on the play of the same name, Fraser plays an obese English professor trying to reconcile with his estranged daughter (played by her estranged daughter). Strange things Sadie sinks). Directed by Darren Aronofsky, whale It debuted at the Venice Film Festival last year to a six-minute standing ovation.
Following a stellar performance during the recent awards season, Fraser won the Academy Award for Best Actor (from ABC7) at this year’s 95th Academy Awards.
The 54-year-old actor took to the stage to express his emotions at his victory, beating other contenders Austin Butler, Colin Farrell, Paul Mezcal and Bill Nighy. Check out his transcribed review below (via type):
This is what the multiverse looks like! I am grateful to Darren Aronofsky for giving me a creative lifeline and pulling me aboard the wonderful ship “The Whale”. It was written by our lighthouse, Samuel D. Hunter. Gentlemen, you have exposed your heart as big as a whale so that we can see your soul like no other. I am honored to be selected in this category with you. I want to tell you that only whales can swim to the depths of talent in Hongzhou [fellow nominee].
I started this business 30 years ago and things weren’t easy for me, but at the time, I didn’t like the establishment until it shut down. I just wanted to say thank you for your support. This wouldn’t be possible without my actors. It was like I was on a diving expedition and someone in my life (like my son) was watching the air leading to the surface.
How Brendan Fraser’s Oscars Gave His Career Back
Fraser’s Academy Award for Best Actor is not only well-deserved, but also the highlight of a recent resurgence in his career, dubbed by many as a “renaissance.” EQUAL Encinoman And short. At the end of that decade, his biggest commercial success came from the 1999 action-adventure film Mummies and its two sequels.
In the mid-2000s, however, Fraser’s status as a Hollywood heavyweight began to decline. The actor then went on to explain that he has played such roles. Mummies The injuries inflicted on his body, caused him to undergo many surgeries. Fraser also hinted that he was at one point blacklisted by Hollywood after claiming that he had been groped by former Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Philip Burke.
While Fraser never gave up acting, continuing to appear in a number of smaller roles over the years, whale Represents his first leading role in a Hollywood film in over a decade. Now, with his role whale, the star made people remember his remarkable talent. Hopefully this recognition is just the beginning of a resurgence in the career of the actor, beloved by audiences and critics alike.
Source: 95th Academy Awards (via ABC7 and Variety)