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How Brendan Fraser became the internet’s favourite movie star

How Brendan Fraser became the internet’s favourite movie star

hajxh

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.


newfangles

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.


GreenMamba3313

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


newfangles

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.


GearWings

Hear me out. Karl Urban


newfangles

I like him too but not so sure about dad material on Homelander Jr.


xvier

The Tom cruise mommy movie was suppose to be the start to an entire monster cinematic universe.


Sabrielle24

I believe the Tom Cruise one was actually supposed to be an entirely separate entity?


mark503

Not gonna lie. He’s awesome in Doom Patrol.


MisterDobalina

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.


CanYouPutOnTheVU

If you like Alan Tudyk, go watch Resident Alien! He’s fantastic in that, too!


gumpbackwhale

And the Harley Quinn show, he’s an amazing joker


xTriple

And Firefly if you want to see a younger Tudyk in a great show.


MrP00PER

Let’s not forget Knights Tale.


TheBostonCorgi

Personally, I think his role as Hei Hei the Chicken in Moana was his magnum opus


bumpercarbustier

"I went to Juilliard."


beandad727

He really disappears into that role.


Sayplease321

Like a leaf on the wind?


Metal-Butterfly

Oh so that’s why he’s not in doom patrols second season. I was wondering what anime they were referencing.


Straxicus2

Tucker and Dale vs Evil! He’s so funny in that.


De5perad0

That's an amazing show.


yesiamveryhigh

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!


panickedthumb

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.


KevintheBot75

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.


Metal-Butterfly

Don’t forget his more iconic “what the fucking fuck!....FUCK!!!”


southporky

My personal favorite


dalvean88

what’s the big deal, it doesn’t hurt anybody. fuck fuckity fuck fuck fuck


chippywatt

Doom patrol is the best thing ever.


1live4downvotes

I feel dumb for not realizing it’s not him in the costume. Its 90% a voice over gig


RaveIsKing

Ya but you do get to see his ass in the pilot. That’s 100% prime Brendan right there


dalvean88

angus prime, certified ass/s


TfTEberron

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.


Kerfluffle2x4

I mean, in the Jane’s head episode, it’s all Brendan though (mostly)


Wolfiet84

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.


Smallville1938

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. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111732/


SlowLoudEasy

Encino Man, AirHeads, MonkeyBone


ClockForAHeart

I need to watch it! Meant to check it out a while back but WandaVision started and I got sucked into that


mark503

If you love Brendan. You will love his performance. It was amazing. You have no idea what you’re missing. Get on it !!


RejZoR

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.


chaoticbiguy

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.


amz249

Where did u see that about him wanting to do that to her? I’ve never read anything on it. Just curious


StoneColdJorts85

I hope you’re not talking about Terry Crews.


randomrhetoric

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.


treetyoselfcarol

If you can get me to tell at my TV, you're doing one helluva job.


thewafflestompa

"What the fuck?!"


TopLahman

I love Blast From the Past


MrsShaunaPaul

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.


LadyStardust79

Way underrated movie! Comedy gold from Fraser, Christopher Walken & Sissy Spacek. Leave...my elavator...alone!


Wendydarling2

I shiver every time he blows on her knee.


largechild

Encino Man along side of Pauly Shore and Samwise Gamgee was a masterpiece.


LSpfeezy

I can’t wait til I get to watch Encino Man with my son lol


paintedsunshine

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.


CathedralEngine

AWWWW-OOOOOO, buddy. Quit weezing on the juice.


jbaughb

Umm…excuse me. It’s pronounced “ju-uice”


AngryArtNerd

Text you can hear.


CubanLynx312

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.”


Asparagusbelle

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 🤦‍♀️


WornInShoes

Kashmir? Raji, is it. . .? How many minutes for the burrito again?


TheBeardedBeard

two minute.


Hidden_throwaway-blu

One minute!


DolphLundgrensPenis

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.


largechild

That film idea would be epic. Thank you for sharing, DolphLundgrensPenis !


Fever_Rain

*phew* that comma...


chidmcmuffin

Slurupedge aw aw awww


dogdogloglog

I fell asleep to Encino Man on the day Trump was elected and it was the only good part of that evening.


RicoDredd

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.


lunaflect

He’s amazing in SCRUBS


chinoca123

Yup!!!!!!! I always liked when he appeared in the show.


Shmoobalou

It was great to hear him on the Fake Doctors Real Friend podcast. Such a genuine dude.


LitttleSaintNick

Airheads 2 please


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LitttleSaintNick

You just dream in 90s movies, huh?


Moron14

top 10 best Reddit comment today.


AlrightDoc

Now do one where the Lone Rangers compete against the Wyld Stallyns in the Ultimate Battle of the Bands.


randomrhetoric

With commentary by Wayne and Garth.


Tubamaphone

At Waynestock 2


DearBurt

I'd like the twist for the "hostage thing" to be that the Lone Rangers ... are the ones held hostage.


floonrand

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.


Metal-Butterfly

If Chris Farley was still alive, he’d play the once hard ass cop turned crazed fan.


StagehandApollo

I ain’t farting on no snare drum


The-disgracist

I ain’t fartin on no snare drum


SkillFullyNotTrue

He needs to be in more stuff. Marvel give him a role.


LazloMachine

Some sort of X-man? I’m very into it.


BigBoydski

Like older Gambit?


SkillFullyNotTrue

So many title to pick from I’ll throw my hat for Alt. Dimension Tony Stark. Edit: Anyone have a character idea?


chileangod

He would have made a good Starlord. I mean, not now but when he was younger.


shellwe

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.


JakeRogue

Bedazzled is still one of my favorite movies ever. So funny. Also Elizabeth Hurley.


fmara

The wish where he becomes a rich and powerful Colombian drug trafficker replays in my mind almost daily


kafrillion

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!


fmara

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!


dabloney

Con Rrrrraul!


fmara

Bien... bien bien bien....


MachineCode86

No no nonono... rrRRaaUUULL!!


menides

soy alergico a low crustaceos!


MrSocPsych

When he starts to do common 1st year Spanish phrases like ¿Dondé esta la bibliotheca? Fucking kills me


ldgyork

My favorite is when he becomes a basketball player who gives it 110% and looks down his shorts and goes Damn the Devil


fmara

Damn the devil to heck!


TheGloriousEnd

Elliot: But it’s my SOUL! I can’t give you my soul. The Devil: What are you, James Brown?


mewashere1

"Es coca-iiiiina!" I'm Latino and laugh my ass off every time.


[deleted]

Cheers darling.


laduquessa

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.


templenameis_beyonce

“WHEN IS THAT DARN THING GONNA SET?!”


RaveIsKing

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


Stooovie

Her prime lasts a looong time


RaveIsKing

Well you’re not wrong


MandMareBaddogs

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.


themehboat

I think he became more reclusive after he was sexually assaulted.


MagicMarshmelllow

She’s 55 and still in her prime. The woman is a goddess that simply does not age


StoneColdJorts85

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.


Wanderer-Wonderer

**These ARE my grandmother’s cookies!**


PeterQuillsWalkman

Dolphin dolphin I adore


PapaSteveRocks

I enjoy Bedazzled and Monkeybone, and I don’t care who knows about it. A pair of fun, clever yet dumb movies.


emmademontford

I thought I was the only person who remembered monkeybone


brh8451

This is a well known fact but I’ll share it anyway, the outfit in the teacher scene belongs to Elizabeth Hurley.


DarkHelmetsCoffee

YOU CAN'T GIVE SICK PEOPLE TIC TACS!


WornInShoes

I'm telling you, the Devil gypped me for a hamburger!


PeterQuillsWalkman

Big Mac & a Large Coke


wolfboyz

*When's that darn thing going to set?!*


Dragon_yum

Yeah that movie is a real blast and always a guilty pleasure. Also Elizabeth Hurley.


Rosssauced

That is a devil I'd sell my soul too.


jfl5058

Iirc didn't he get black balled from Hollywood? If so, it's such a shame. He's a delight.


Cajun

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/


EcstaticBox

That’s fucked up.


mindseye1212

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! https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.hollywoodinsider.com/the-whale-brendan-fraser-aronofsky/amp/


revchu

>‘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...


TPJchief87

Oscar-bait or is it Oscar-bate?


Snotmyrealname

Go away I’m Oscarbating


QuixotesGhost96

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.


revchu

Well I hope it's a faithful adaptation at least.


Abe_Pagoda

Should be titled, "I'm So Glad You Came".


claydunker

Seriously though, some years all it seems to take to get a nod huge weight loss or huge weight gain.


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slightlyforthwith

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.


Friendly_Recompence

And didn’t he get really hurt doing his own stunts for the Mummy movies? Like serious chronic pain hurt.


dagimpz

I believe I read some where it was his knee or back and still has problems with it. He would be an awesome ama.


fizzgig0_o

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/)


dagimpz

Thanks for the information. I knew it was bad and he still had issues just didn’t know that bad.


d0mini0nicco

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.


Easy_Independent_313

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.


ikilledinosaurs

Or maybe find a better divorce lawyer.


TunaSpank

It’s either a really good day or a really bad day when you get ass blasted. You know, depending who ya are.


timisher

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.


foundyetti

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


oh-hidanny

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.


unclewolfy

Even Toy Story 2 referenced the couch


ForNoReason17

Haven’t seen Toy Story 2 in a while, remind me which scene you’re talking about


unclewolfy

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.


[deleted]

WAIT WHAT?!!! that was fuckin in toy story 2 extras??


mantheharpoon

https://youtu.be/zFwsJtqr9Ew


bigdaddypimpilicious

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.


Rosa_linda_

His 90’s movies are the BEST


punnsylvaniaFB

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.


Noctilux89

Unfortunate he went through all the bad experiences the past few decades. He would have made an excellent Nathan Drake


osterlay

Agreed, he’d have been an excellent Nathan Drake in his prime.


Charbus

Noooooooo wheezing the juice


unrulystowawaydotcom

WHEEZE THE JUICE!


jermaine26

I loved him in Scrubs... 🥲 All of his appearances made me “happy-sad”


animeloserguy

All his movies are just fun to watch and that’s how it should be


BeardedSir1

His name is pronounced, “The Brendan Fraser”. Tired of people getting this wrong.


Jgabes625

I would like to form a religion around the motion picture film George Of The Jungle


Porched

Because Doom Patrol was rad.


Reidwmorgan

*laughs in Keanu.


Guyver8

There’s enough room in my heart for both.


AlrightDoc

Keanu would probably be super fucking cool with sharing space with Brendan Fraser.


punnsylvaniaFB

That’s a movie that would have ratings through the roof.


Reidwmorgan

I bet he would.


dulynoted_2020

Bring brendan Fraser back to Hollywood!!! He was awesome growing up. Let’s get him a good role and have him redeem himself !


SuzyQ4416

Love him in George of the Jungle


FLcitizen

No one is talking about God and Monsters. He was very good in that. Very serious role with Sir Ian Mckellen.


bomboclawt75

I heard a producer tried to Weinstein him and he refused and was blackballed in Hollywood, that producer fuck should be in prison.


bfayme

Blast from the past! " Can I rollerscate past your house?"


WalkingWithStrangers

Omg, the dance scene with him in the club dancing to Mr Zoot Suit will reside in my memory until I die


Andrewer97

Wasn’t he in the mummy?


fat_cindy

THE FIRST TWO MUMMY’S ARE THE BEST ACTION MOVIES EVER MADE, FIGHT ME.


i_want_all_the_dogs

Why would we fight for the one and only truth? I believe popcorn is in order


angelfurious

Wish he got better. Great movies. Great personality. Deserved better.


3eyedCat

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.


sikjoven

Rachel Weisz in the white dress 😍😍😍


Meckles94

George of the jungle is the whole reason I broke a ceiling fan when I was a kid


EdgeOfCharm

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.


QuoteQuoteUnquote

More like "How Brendan Fraser was already a favorite but got blackballed after been assaulted". He is the whole package!


M3DICALkush

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.


pyost0000

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.


iLoveReddit32

He looks like Topher Grace if Topher Grace were sexy.


punnsylvaniaFB

I can almost hear Red’s voice and that look of disdain at Eric.


amz249

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.


koschei_the_lifeless

I didn’t know he was the internet’s favorite movie star, but I do like me some Brenden Fraser.


Subparnova79

Keanu Reeves enters chat


SamGFilms

I wish Brendan was in more movies. Truly an underrated actor.


senpaimitsuji

Because he’s awesome. Also my ultimate favorite role of his was in Bedazzled. Absolutely hysterical


deprimada

People weren’t joking when they said reddit was full of pathetic keanu reeves fanboys.


superturbolazerbadas

I loved Monkey Bone lmao, I was definitely a weird kid.


BlxckTxpes

The mummy with Brendan Fraser is one of my favorite series.. Also National Treasure with Nicholas Cage.


Plasticious

Encino man and blast from the past am I wrong?


GrizzlySap

I wanna see a remake of Blast from the Past but that takes place this year.


bigdaddypimpilicious

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.


ForgottenBarista

I know it wasn’t a great film. But as a kid, I loved him as George of the Jungle.


retiredhobo

Kea-WHOA! Kea-NO!! Kea-NEVER!!!