Everyone remembers Brendan Fraser from his days in George of the Jungle and The Mummy in the 1990s.
No one would compare him to the new stars in the film industry. Everyone liked him because of his witty acting and character, which was so sparkling. Everyone was glued to the screens because of the enigmatic Brendan Fraser.
Since his breakthrough at Condor, the talented actor has disappeared from the screens for a while.
Many fans wonder why. We have collected this information about him. For those who don’t know him, read more about him below!
Brendan James Fraser was born on December 3, 1968 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
He was born to Canadian parents Carol Mary (Genereux), a sales consultant, and Peter Fraser, a journalist and tour guide.
His ancestry includes Scottish, Irish, German and French Canadian.
Four years after his birth, Fraser’s family moved to Evanston, Illinois.
He appeared in plays while in high school and at Northwestern University, where he joined the Sigma Chi fraternity.
After graduating from Northwestern in 1990 with a degree in theater arts, he moved to New York City, where he supported himself as a busboy and pianist before pursuing an acting career.
One of the most underrated actors in Hollywood today, Brendan started his career in a string of supporting roles in films like Encino Man, School Ties, Airheads and The Scout. He then took a short break from acting to attend Lawrenceville School, an exclusive boarding school outside of Princeton, NJ.
He returned to the screen in 1992 with a role in This Boy’s Life, which was nominated for an Oscar.
The following year, Fraser arrived as a leading man when he starred opposite Alicia Silverstone in the hit comedy Clueless.
The film brought him international fame as he succeeded him with several high profile roles: George of the Jungle (1997), Gods and Monsters (1998), Bedazzled (2000) and Monkeybone (2001).
Fraser won critical acclaim for his performance as real life reporter Michael Finkel in “The Insider” and had another big hit with 2003’s “The Mummy Returns.” He also made headlines when he suffered serious injuries while filming a stunt for the movie ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’. His injuries were so bad that filming had to be stopped for several weeks until he recovered.
He started his career with supporting roles in films such as Airheads, School Ties and I Love You to Death.
He later found box office success with starring roles in major Hollywood films such as Bedazzled (2000), The Mummy (1999) and its sequel The Mummy Returns (2001). In 2005, he starred in Disney’s remake of The Fog.
His breakthrough came when he starred in Michael Bay’s 1994 film, The Mask, a commercial success and critical hit that saw Fraser portray the titular superhero character and launch him to stardom.
Although the film was commercially successful, it received mixed reviews from critics.
In the same year, the comedy Dumb and Dumber appeared, which turned out to be an even greater success than The Mask.
In 1996 he appeared in George of the Jungle and in 1997 he played one of the main characters in Airheads.
Fraser continued to appear in family-friendly films in the late 1990s and early 2000s, with his last big screen appearance in 2003’s Looney Tunes: Back In Action. His film performances have shown signs of decline in recent years, such as in 2008’s Furry Vengeance and 2010’s Furry 3D: A Bunny Odyssey. However, he has continued to train and improve physically for roles (the latter film is an example of how Fraser took boxing lessons).
How did Brendan Fraser ruin his career?
In 2018, Brendan Fraser spoke out about his management, which led to his Hollywood blacklisting.
Apparently Fraser was sexually assaulted by the former president of Hollywood.
This eventually led him to depression, and he could no longer work with them.
In an interview, Fraser claimed, “His left hand reaches around my bum cheek and one of his fingers touches me in the blemish. And he’s starting to move it,” the actor said. “I felt sick. I felt like a little kid. I felt like I had a ball in my throat. I thought I was going to cry.”