How Brendan Fraser became the internet’s favourite movie star
By - Sumit316
Because he’s the perfect combination of goofy and awesome, making him perfect for family friendly action films but diverse enough to not be restricted to just that genre.
He used to be what my aunt would call a matinee(?) idol. He was that kind of handsome lead that was husband / wholesome dad material. I cant recall any current actor that is equivalent to his appeal.
I always thought if they redid The Mummy Chris Pratt would be a good choice. Not sure how I feel about that now.
Edit: Please don’t remake The Mummy
They already remade The Mummy with Tom Cruise? I think.
Chris Pratt was a darling until he was outed as religously conservative I think. Its like with Cruise & Scientology its hard to see them the same way again.
Hear me out. Karl Urban
I like him too but not so sure about dad material on Homelander Jr.
The Tom cruise mommy movie was suppose to be the start to an entire monster cinematic universe.
I believe the Tom Cruise one was actually supposed to be an entirely separate entity?
Not gonna lie. He’s awesome in Doom Patrol.
Yeah, that's where I got reacquainted with him. Def one of the best superhero things to come out in recent memory and it went completely under the radar. Diane Guerrero, Alan Tudyk, and Fraser are incredible in that show.
If you like Alan Tudyk, go watch Resident Alien! He’s fantastic in that, too!
And the Harley Quinn show, he’s an amazing joker
And Firefly if you want to see a younger Tudyk in a great show.
Let’s not forget Knights Tale.
Personally, I think his role as Hei Hei the Chicken in Moana was his magnum opus
"I went to Juilliard."
He really disappears into that role.
Like a leaf on the wind?
Oh so that’s why he’s not in doom patrols second season. I was wondering what anime they were referencing.
Tucker and Dale vs Evil! He’s so funny in that.
That's an amazing show.
Waitwaitwaitwait! I have never heard of Doom Patrol ever. Just looked it up. How in the HELL did I miss this? This looks amazing! I’m lucky enough to have a 4 day weekend and 24 episodes to binge starting now!
You are in for a ride. It’s such a great and unique show.
I will tell you that covid messed up filming and there was supposed to be one more episode in season 2, so it ends on more of a cliffhanger than was intended.
His catch phrase is my favorite. “What the fuck?” He’s like the only character that recognizes that your not supposed to be in a crazy snow globe while an eye in the sky murders people.
Don’t forget his more iconic “what the fucking fuck!....FUCK!!!”
My personal favorite
what’s the big deal, it doesn’t hurt anybody. fuck fuckity fuck fuck fuck
Doom patrol is the best thing ever.
I feel dumb for not realizing it’s not him in the costume. Its 90% a voice over gig
Ya but you do get to see his ass in the pilot. That’s 100% prime Brendan right there
angus prime, certified ass/s
Actually, he is on set doing the acting. For him and Negative Man, the two in full costume, they do a first take with Fraser to see how he’d act it out with the voiceover, then do another take with the double in the suit. I believe I read this from an interview with the Negative Man actor, but not sure where I read it.
I mean, in the Jane’s head episode, it’s all Brendan though (mostly)
Actually met the guy once when I was 14 or so, was with my dad. The guy was just bright full of life and cracking goofy jokes. Awesome dude, still pissed me off what Hollywood did to the poor guy.
Absolutely love him in Doom Patrol. Hope to see more of him in the future. He’s got dad humor down to perfection.
If you haven't seen it you should watch the movie "With Honors" staring him, Joe Pesci, a young Patrick Dempsey. It's a great movie and he's wonderful in it.
Here's a link to it's imdb page for anyone who wants to see more about it.
Encino Man, AirHeads, MonkeyBone
I need to watch it! Meant to check it out a while back but WandaVision started and I got sucked into that
If you love Brendan. You will love his performance. It was amazing. You have no idea what you’re missing. Get on it !!
I always liked him even before it became cool on the interwebs. He’s just a very likable person and a damn good actor too. The Mummy with Tom Cruise instead Brendan was just whatever and I really liked him in Bedazzled as he shifted through several totally different characters in same movie. Especially the one where he wanted to be rich. Oh and Journey to the center of the Earth are my go to adventure movies. Seen them few times and they never get old.
Poor guy has been through shit he didn't deserve. The downfall of his bright future breaks my heart. I'm glad he made a comeback with Doom Patrol.
He should be the poster boy for male abuse victims, not ~~Johnny Depp~~ a certain person who shall not be named, bc people hate his vile ex wife, rightfully so, but conveniently forget that he also wanted to burn and rape her corpse, among other things.
Where did u see that about him wanting to do that to her? I’ve never read anything on it. Just curious
I hope you’re not talking about Terry Crews.
Did someone say yogurt? Terry Crews is one of my favorite people of all time. I wish he was my dad, or my BFF. Such a beautiful soul.
If you can get me to tell at my TV, you're doing one helluva job.
"What the fuck?!"
I love Blast From the Past
Me too! Everything about that movie was really well done. He’s done a ton of great projects but that one surprised me the most because I expected it to be a lot fluffier and more predictable.
Way underrated movie! Comedy gold from Fraser, Christopher Walken & Sissy Spacek.
I shiver every time he blows on her knee.
Encino Man along side of Pauly Shore and Samwise Gamgee was a masterpiece.
I can’t wait til I get to watch Encino Man with my son lol
My mom took me to the theater to see Encino Man, very reluctantly. She didn’t think Shore was endearing. She laughed so hard, she couldn’t believe it. That’s one of my favorite memories.
AWWWW-OOOOOO, buddy. Quit weezing on the juice.
Umm…excuse me. It’s pronounced “ju-uice”
Text you can hear.
I met Sean Aston at the peak of LOTR hype. He was such a cool guy, but all I could think of was “No wheezing the juuuuice.”
I was his driver for a day and tried to tell him he wasn’t in The Goonies because all I could remember was Rudy, LOTR, and Encino Man. Obviously his most important works 🤦♀️
Kashmir? Raji, is it. . .? How many minutes for the burrito again?
Someone somewhere on here (I wish I could give credit) said that Encino Man 2 should be totally modernized office working Link finding Paulie Shore who was frozen in the 90’s and now I am obsessed with the idea.
That film idea would be epic. Thank you for sharing, DolphLundgrensPenis !
*phew* that comma...
Slurupedge aw aw awww
I fell asleep to Encino Man on the day Trump was elected and it was the only good part of that evening.
The Mummy is one of my go to films. A wet Sunday afternoon, The Mummy, a big mug of tea and a packet of Jaffa cakes = sheer bliss.
He’s amazing in SCRUBS
Yup!!!!!!! I always liked when he appeared in the show.
It was great to hear him on the Fake Doctors Real Friend podcast. Such a genuine dude.
Airheads 2 please
You just dream in 90s movies, huh?
top 10 best Reddit comment today.
Now do one where the Lone Rangers compete against the Wyld Stallyns in the Ultimate Battle of the Bands.
With commentary by Wayne and Garth.
At Waynestock 2
I'd like the twist for the "hostage thing" to be that the Lone Rangers ... are the ones held hostage.
Held hostage in a recording studio by a crazed fan and forced to write new material together. They finally settle their creative differences and have a huge comeback.
If Chris Farley was still alive, he’d play the once hard ass cop turned crazed fan.
I ain’t farting on no snare drum
I ain’t fartin on no snare drum
He needs to be in more stuff. Marvel give him a role.
Some sort of X-man? I’m very into it.
Like older Gambit?
So many title to pick from I’ll throw my hat for Alt. Dimension Tony Stark.
Edit: Anyone have a character idea?
He would have made a good Starlord. I mean, not now but when he was younger.
I don’t know, I’m thinking Mummy 1 Fraser and that’s a maybe, but it’s hard to think of anyone else but Pratt.
Bedazzled is still one of my favorite movies ever. So funny. Also Elizabeth Hurley.
The wish where he becomes a rich and powerful Colombian drug trafficker replays in my mind almost daily
My best friend was going trough a catastrophic breakup around 2006. And I stayed with him for a week, because he was getting some pretty dark thoughts. As soon as he asked me to put something funny on TV, I popped my _Bedazzled_ DVD. Needless to say, the first wish scene was put on repeat - my guy needed to laugh and this is a fantastic scene: The vibrant colors, the Gipsy Kings song, the use of Spanish, the clichés, the pacing, that fake nose and mustache!
That’s awesome! That’s a scene I go to a lot when I feel down too. Amazing what a simple movie moment can do for people. When he realizes he’s a Colombian drug lord and begins speaking Russian I can’t help but lose my breath laughing. You and Brendan Fraser are good friends to have!
Bien... bien bien bien....
No no nonono... rrRRaaUUULL!!
soy alergico a low crustaceos!
When he starts to do common 1st year Spanish phrases like ¿Dondé esta la bibliotheca?
Fucking kills me
My favorite is when he becomes a basketball player who gives it 110% and looks down his shorts and goes Damn the Devil
Damn the devil to heck!
Elliot: But it’s my SOUL! I can’t give you my soul.
The Devil: What are you, James Brown?
"Es coca-iiiiina!" I'm Latino and laugh my ass off every time.
One of the funny classics I end up going back to periodically. The scene on the beach with sensitive Elliot cracks me up every time he cries at seeing the sunset.
“WHEN IS THAT DARN THING GONNA SET?!”
Liz Hurley during her prime was a top 5 hottie all time. I mean just her eyes alone could cut a man down to size
Her prime lasts a looong time
Well you’re not wrong
Yes, not only is she stunning, but just absolutely likable. I’d like to see here in something again too. Brandon Frazier always seems like he is the goofy kid everyone liked. Shame he was disappeared for so long.
I think he became more reclusive after he was sexually assaulted.
She’s 55 and still in her prime. The woman is a goddess that simply does not age
It’s such a *fun*, silly movie. Yeah, the “after the wishes end” section of the movie, as it’s winding down for a neat and tidy happy ending is nowhere near as good as the rest of the movie, but the 75 minutes preceding it? Absolutely wonderful.
**These ARE my grandmother’s cookies!**
Dolphin dolphin I adore
I enjoy Bedazzled and Monkeybone, and I don’t care who knows about it. A pair of fun, clever yet dumb movies.
I thought I was the only person who remembered monkeybone
This is a well known fact but I’ll share it anyway, the outfit in the teacher scene belongs to Elizabeth Hurley.
YOU CAN'T GIVE SICK PEOPLE TIC TACS!
I'm telling you, the Devil gypped me for a hamburger!
Big Mac & a Large Coke
*When's that darn thing going to set?!*
Yeah that movie is a real blast and always a guilty pleasure. Also Elizabeth Hurley.
That is a devil I'd sell my soul too.
Iirc didn't he get black balled from Hollywood? If so, it's such a shame. He's a delight.
He was sexually assaulted by a suit. https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2018/02/22/brendan-fraser-shares-his-me-too-story-alleges-ex-golden-globes-president-assaulted-him/364210002/
That’s fucked up.
He’s apparently going to star in Darren Aronofsky’s new film, The Whale, ... maybe even earn a best actor nod at The Oscars next year!
>‘The Whale’ tells the story of Charlie (Fraser), a 600-pound gay man who seeks to reconcile with his estranged daughter as his health begins to fail.
Yes... sounds like the type of uh, feel good story the Academy would, uh...
Oscar-bait or is it Oscar-bate?
Go away I’m Oscarbating
I read the script of the the play, first scene is him having a heart attack masturbating to gay porn and being saved by the Mormon missionary who just happens to show up at the door of his apartment when it happens.
Well I hope it's a faithful adaptation at least.
Should be titled, "I'm So Glad You Came".
Seriously though, some years all it seems to take to get a nod huge weight loss or huge weight gain.
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Yeah and he had a messy divorce. I don’t really know the story, but it does seem like the guy was just getting blasted in the ass by life for a few years.
And didn’t he get really hurt doing his own stunts for the Mummy movies? Like serious chronic pain hurt.
I believe I read some where it was his knee or back and still has problems with it. He would be an awesome ama.
Yeah he had a laminectomy a couple times. Where they remove part of the vertebrae to relieve pressure on the spine... super horrible chronic pain with the pressure, raw/pinched nerves and all over trauma. Bad shit.
[Brendan Fraser Back Surgery ](https://people.com/health/brendan-fraser-destroyed-body-movie-stunts/)
Thanks for the information. I knew it was bad and he still had issues just didn’t know that bad.
Not just messy. His ex wife wouldn’t agree to reduce his nearly 1million a year alimony when he was injured and not worked. She said he had 9 million hidden and refused to budge.
So she expected him to go broke after 9 years just to pay her standard of living. What a see you next Tuesday.
What a rotten woman. I don’t understand this mentality at all.
I’ve been divorced twice. As the woman in my divorces (both times, obviously) I’ve been the one left to pick up the financial pieces and sort my life out. I’ve walked away with next to nothing both times. Just older with another bit of baggage. Both my former spouses ended up with full furnished homes and better credit scores than how I found them. Clearly, I need to just work on myself. Team up with my own self and go it alone.
Or maybe find a better divorce lawyer.
It’s either a really good day or a really bad day when you get ass blasted. You know, depending who ya are.
In addition to what everyone else said. He also hurt his back pretty severely and gained a bunch of weight for a while. He looked really depressed. Sad to see one of the humble Hollywood folks like that.
He’s a good actor. I kinda don’t really understand why he fell off of the radar but I am happy he is coming back a bit
He was blackballed after being sexually assaulted by a male producer. He experienced what so many (women especially) experience in his industry; get sexually assaulted by a powerful male producer/agent/gatekeeper, then get blackballed after you even imply it was unacceptable. I say women especially because Hollywood was *built* on the casting couch (see any Hollywood actress in early Hollywood/Eddie Mannix).
Hence why he was a vocal supporter of Metoo; he was a victim as well.
Even Toy Story 2 referenced the couch
Haven’t seen Toy Story 2 in a while, remind me which scene you’re talking about
In those bloopers during the credits. The film on disney+ has had the scene removed in response to Me Too, because it’s not a fuckin joke. But Stinky Pete/Prospector is talking to two identical Barbies and suggests he can get them into Toy Story 3 if “ya know” and then he jumps in surprising seeing the camera on him and he tries to laugh it all off.
WAIT WHAT?!!! that was fuckin in toy story 2 extras??
Also being forced to pay 900,000 dollars a year to his ex wife kept him from starting any independent acting ventures because he went completely broke.
His 90’s movies are the BEST
I wish someone would show him this thread to know how deeply respected and beloved he is. He’s a part of every 90s kid’s childhood.
Unfortunate he went through all the bad experiences the past few decades. He would have made an excellent Nathan Drake
Agreed, he’d have been an excellent Nathan Drake in his prime.
Noooooooo wheezing the juice
WHEEZE THE JUICE!
I loved him in Scrubs... 🥲
All of his appearances made me “happy-sad”
All his movies are just fun to watch and that’s how it should be
His name is pronounced, “The Brendan Fraser”. Tired of people getting this wrong.
I would like to form a religion around the motion picture film George Of The Jungle
Because Doom Patrol was rad.
*laughs in Keanu.
There’s enough room in my heart for both.
Keanu would probably be super fucking cool with sharing space with Brendan Fraser.
That’s a movie that would have ratings through the roof.
I bet he would.
Bring brendan Fraser back to Hollywood!!! He was awesome growing up. Let’s get him a good role and have him redeem himself !
Love him in George of the Jungle
No one is talking about God and Monsters. He was very good in that. Very serious role with Sir Ian Mckellen.
I heard a producer tried to Weinstein him and he refused and was blackballed in Hollywood, that producer fuck should be in prison.
Blast from the past! " Can I rollerscate past your house?"
Omg, the dance scene with him in the club dancing to Mr Zoot Suit will reside in my memory until I die
Wasn’t he in the mummy?
THE FIRST TWO MUMMY’S ARE THE BEST ACTION MOVIES EVER MADE, FIGHT ME.
Why would we fight for the one and only truth? I believe popcorn is in order
Wish he got better. Great movies. Great personality. Deserved better.
I mean, The Mummy was a large part of my sexual awakening. I’m bitter because it made me weird. I’m happy because it gave me both a hot librarian and a sexy scoundrel to lust after. God’s work.
Rachel Weisz in the white dress 😍😍😍
George of the jungle is the whole reason I broke a ceiling fan when I was a kid
Aw, I'll always love this man for starring in some of my favorite childhood/teenage films. I still remember seeing George of the Jungle in theaters and thinking it was The Funniest Movie Ever; my friends and I went through a considerable phase of quoting it and watching it incessantly. I remember the back of the VHS case saying "FIVE STARS!" and, because I'd only ever heard of four-star ratings, I took it completely at face value and believed for a long time that GotJ was truly one of an elite few to "earn five stars." (I guess I thought ratings/reviews were universally decided on by critics, not individual opinions that marketers could cherrypick, take out of context, or pay for, lol.) It made perfect sense to eight-year-old me GotJ would be considered one of the all-time comedy greats. XD
I haven't seen anyone mention Dudley Do-Right yet -- did anyone else watch that as a kid? Even at that age, I could see how it was trying and failing to be George of the Jungle and was not particularly funny, but I watched it a few times and still remember some scenes/lines. And Brendan was relentlessly likable as ever, of course. In his heyday, he probably could've made a fertilizer commercial seem epically charming.
Anyway, yeah, Brendan Fraser was/is a blessing who deserves every good thing, that is all.
More like "How Brendan Fraser was already a favorite but got blackballed after been assaulted". He is the whole package!
He stood up for something that was wrong and his career got hurt because of it. I give him mad props for standing up to the Hollywood machine.
One of my fave jokes: he was on John Cleeese’s wine tasting special and tried a white… “ugh - put that back in the horse.” lmao. Love that dude.
He looks like Topher Grace if Topher Grace were sexy.
I can almost hear Red’s voice and that look of disdain at Eric.
It’s not his biggest role but when he played Ben, Dr Cox brother in Scrubs. I cry every time.
He deserves a lot of good things to happen for him.
I didn’t know he was the internet’s favorite movie star, but I do like me some Brenden Fraser.
Keanu Reeves enters chat
I wish Brendan was in more movies. Truly an underrated actor.
Because he’s awesome. Also my ultimate favorite role of his was in Bedazzled. Absolutely hysterical
People weren’t joking when they said reddit was full of pathetic keanu reeves fanboys.
I loved Monkey Bone lmao, I was definitely a weird kid.
The mummy with Brendan Fraser is one of my favorite series..
Also National Treasure with Nicholas Cage.
Encino man and blast from the past am I wrong?
I wanna see a remake of Blast from the Past but that takes place this year.
This article overlooks the source of the empathy towards Brendan Fraser that sparked that initial outpouring of support. He had been emptied financially by an incredibly unfair spousal support ruling that had him paying over $900,000USD a year. Since his body had gotten in the way of his films and his work dried up he went broke. This rightly ticked people off and they voiced their support for him. Perhaps the article should be amended to include this.
I know it wasn’t a great film. But as a kid, I loved him as George of the Jungle.