The actor Brendan Fraser received a standing ovation and applause for six minutes from the audience at the film “THE WHALE” premiere, at the Venice Film Festival.
“The Whale” is one of the most promising works at the Venice Film Festival. The drama’s world premiere by Darren Aronofsky (53) on Sunday evening was a complete success.
Brendan Fraser (53) received great applause for his performance as the leading actor and heralded his return to Hollywood. Fraser is believed to be at the forefront of the Oscar race for Best Actor.
The audience gave him applause and a standing ovation for six minutes. Videos circulating on social media show Fraser struggling to keep his composure.
The enthusiasm of the people moved him to tears.
As “Variety” reports, among other things, he was not the only one in the room: during the film’s last scenes, many in the cinema audience needed a handkerchief.
This is how Brendan Fraser transformed into the 270-pound man.
The role demanded a lot from Brendan Fraser: To embody the depressed English teacher Charlie, the 53-year-old actor transformed into a 270-kilo man.
He wore a special suit for this. In an interview before the premiere, according to “Variety”, he revealed that it was “not exactly comfortable”. The actor spent up to six hours in the make-up.
Fraser has “developed muscles I didn’t know I had”. At the end of each day of shooting, he felt dizzy when he took off his suit.
What “The Whale” is About?
“The Whale” is about English teacher Charlie, who has become obese after the death of his partner and sees his last chance to reconcile with his estranged daughter slip. The film marks Fraser’s impressive comeback to the big screen. It is his first starring role in a movie since ‘Breakout’ (2013).
It is not yet known when the drama will start in German cinemas. In the US, the strip should be seen from December 9th.
How Braden Fraser Fought against depression
Fraser began his film and television career in the early 1990s. With films like “Airheads” (1994), “The Mummy” (1999) or “The Still American” (2002), he managed to establish himself in Hollywood.
In 2007, after nine years of marriage, Fraser separated from his wife, Afton Smith, with whom he has three sons, health problems, the death of his mother and the experience of sexual assault in 2003 drove Fraser into depression.
With “The Whale“, Brendan Fraser could finally overcome the career break.