Brendan Fraser was an icon and heartthrob in the 90s. George of the Jungle and mummyHowever, there was a time when Fraser’s phone didn’t ring at the same frequency it used to.
It was during this time that Fraser famously didn’t get the role of Superman in the planned adaptation of J.K. J. Abrams However, Fraser was also considered for another superhero film. which this time in the Marvel Universe.
However, as Fraser will reveal later, These roles might not be the right ones for him anyway. Regardless, Fraser returns with his Oscar-winning performance in whale.
Brendan Fraser opens up to Howard. Stern said the Golden Globes meant nothing to him.
Brendan Fraser has had a difficult history with Golden Globes. In a 2018 interview with GQFraser accused former Hollywood Foreign Press Association president and member Philip Burk of physically assaulting him at a Beverly Hills hotel luncheon in 2003. Berk denied Fraser’s allegations.
Fraser’s performance in whale It earned him a nomination for Best Actor in a Drama at the Globes, however, Fraser did not attend.
when speaking with GQ Before the ceremony, Fraser confirmed that he would not be attending.
“No, I won’t participate,” he said, “because of the history I’ve been in contact with them. And my mother did not raise a hypocrite. You can call me many things. But not like that.
while the guest Howard Stern showFraser was asked if he believed the other actors Should the performance with him be boycotted?
“It’s my fight. Not anyone’s,” Fraser replied. It will be a calculated risk. And it can also be easily overlooked by A cynical view of all of this.”
He added, “Honestly, I don’t want to think about it that much because it’s not that important to me.”
Fraser expressed similar sentiments when considering his nomination.
“I found myself wondering if this was a cynical nomination,” he said. We are all still waiting to tell you the truth… The main thing is that it means nothing to me I don’t want to. I’m not even asking you to reconsider. assuming first.”
Fraser continued: “They want me I don’t want it because it would mean nothing to me Where do I put that hood accessory? What am I going to do with that?”
Brendan Fraser was once considered for the role of Mr. Fantastic in the ‘Fantastic Four’ movie.
When you’re in the business for as long as Fraser, there are a lot of roles that don’t work. One of the most famous roles that Fraser missed was the role of Superman. In the early 2000s, Fraser auditioned for the role of a superhero in a planned J.J. Superman: Fly Through.
“Everybody in town is reading about Superman,” Fraser told Stern. “Like again we are testing. I think six or seven men in 2002/2003, Paul Walker. I remember Paul Walker was before me. They are like normal suspects.”
However, Fraser had some doubts about taking on such an iconic role.
“(I) have to come to terms with, ‘Okay, assuming you get a job as the Man of Steel, it’ll be chipped on your grave, do you agree? I mean, forever known as the Man of Steel.” ,'” he said. I think inherently I don’t want to be known for just one thing. Because I take pride in diversity throughout my career. And I’m not a single horse.
Fraser lost the role of Reed. Richards/Mr. excellent in 2005 four wonders. Considering his reluctance to take on the role of Superman. Perhaps this was also a blessing in disguise.
“I was disappointed that there was an amazing opportunity and it didn’t work out,” says Fraser about not getting the Man of Steel role. “It had to do with a lot of comedy and studio politics. and inherently in my screen test. I think that’s why you test… they can see that I’m only 98% there.”
Brendan Fraser Wins Best Actor at the 2023 Academy Awards
“This is the nature of copyright!”
Those were the words Fraser said when he accepted his Best Actor award at the 2023 Oscars. whaleincluding his nominated co-star Hong Chau.
“I am grateful to Darren Aronofsky for giving me creativity and getting me on a good ship. whaleFraser said “That was written by Samuel D. Hunter, our lighthouse. Gentlemen, you bare your whale-sized heart. so that we can look into your soul like no one else can. I am honored to be nominated with you in this category. I want to tell you that only a whale can swim in the depths of Hong Chau’s talent.”
Fraser also spoke about his struggles after the success of the ’90s.
“I started this business 30 years ago, things were not easy for me. But there were facilities that I wasn’t impressed with at the time. until it stops,” he said. “I just want to say thank you for this acknowledgment. Couldn’t have done without my cast. It was like I was going scuba diving and the air on the surface line was being watched by someone inside. My life is like my son.”
Fraser defeated Colin Farrell, Paul Mescal, Bill Nighy and Austin Butler for the honor.