Brendan Fraser's rise, fall, and triumphant return

The comeback king earns Best Actor Oscar nomination for 'The Whale'

Stars Insider

24/01/23 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Retrospective

The public discourse has picked up and put down a fascination with Brendan Fraser many times over the years and for varying reasons. His life in the public eye began as a comedy and action megastar, then suddenly he seemed to disappear completely. Now, he's back in the headlines for his stunning lead role in Darren Aronofsky's latest psychological drama 'The Whale,' for which he just earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. The role is Fraser's first lead in 12 years, and his first ever Oscar nod. 

Click through to discover the full story of how Brendan Fraser rocketed into Hollywood, crashed lower than we ever imagined, and adamantly climbed his way back up to the top.

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