Brendan Fraser lands first big movie role after triumphant comeback and Oscar win

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By Asiya Ali

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Brendan Fraser is set to star in the forthcoming comedy-drama after his triumphant Hollywood comeback.

Back in March, the 54-year-old actor - who had stepped out of the spotlight for several years - had hit a career-high after winning his first Oscar for his leading role in Darren Aronosfky’s divisive drama, The Whale.

In the critically acclaimed movie, Fraser plays the obese recluse Charlie who had left his wife and daughter for a new life with a man. After the lonely man's partner dies, his own health declines rapidly so he attempts to reconnect with his now-teenage daughter (played by Sadie Sink) before it's too late.

The beloved Mummy actor was definitely the fans' choice to win as all year long they have been enjoying what social media has anointed as "The Brenaissance".

Watch Fraser's big moment below: 

In his acceptance speech at the Academy Awards, Fraser told the audience: "So this is what the multiverse looks like," before thanking Aronofsky for directing such a "bold film" and his fellow nominees for their "whale-sized hearts."

Speaking of his co-star, he then said: "Only whales can swim at the depth of the talent of Hong Chau," and talked about how he started acting three decades ago.

"I started in this business 30 years ago… there was a facility that that I didn’t appreciate at the time until it stopped," he said. "I just want to say thank you for this acknowledgment because it could not be done without my cast."

The father-of-three expressed his gratitude to his teenage sons in the audience before adding a special mention for his eldest son, saying: "Griffin, love you, buddy," and walking out to massive applause from the audience.

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Brendan Fraser accepts the Best Actor award at the 95th Annual Academy Awards. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty

As Fraser also earned the Best Actor award at the Critics' Choice Awards and a Male Actor in a Leading Role at the SAG Awards, fans assumed that he would be back on our screens on a regular basis.

However, despite the Bedazzled actor starring in Martin Scorsese's newly released film Killers of the Flower Moon, Fraser revealed in May that he had been unemployed since his big career triumph because he was "really picky" with his future projects, per PEOPLE.

But rest assured the star is now ready for another comeback as he has landed a major role in the Tokyo-based comedy Rental Family, which is co-written by Japanese director Hikari.

According to Deadline, the story follows a down-and-out actor living in Tokyo, Japan, who is employed as the token American by a Japanese rental family company. He’s taken down a road of self-discovery as he serves different roles in peoples’ lives.

So far, Fraser is the only actor announced for the movie and the filming is expected to take place in Japan next spring. A release date has not yet been revealed yet.

We are looking forward to Fraser's return!

Featured image credit: Jacopo Raule / Getty

Brendan Fraser lands first big movie role after triumphant comeback and Oscar win

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Brendan Fraser is set to star in the forthcoming comedy-drama after his triumphant Hollywood comeback.

Back in March, the 54-year-old actor - who had stepped out of the spotlight for several years - had hit a career-high after winning his first Oscar for his leading role in Darren Aronosfky’s divisive drama, The Whale.

In the critically acclaimed movie, Fraser plays the obese recluse Charlie who had left his wife and daughter for a new life with a man. After the lonely man's partner dies, his own health declines rapidly so he attempts to reconnect with his now-teenage daughter (played by Sadie Sink) before it's too late.

The beloved Mummy actor was definitely the fans' choice to win as all year long they have been enjoying what social media has anointed as "The Brenaissance".

Watch Fraser's big moment below: 

In his acceptance speech at the Academy Awards, Fraser told the audience: "So this is what the multiverse looks like," before thanking Aronofsky for directing such a "bold film" and his fellow nominees for their "whale-sized hearts."

Speaking of his co-star, he then said: "Only whales can swim at the depth of the talent of Hong Chau," and talked about how he started acting three decades ago.

"I started in this business 30 years ago… there was a facility that that I didn’t appreciate at the time until it stopped," he said. "I just want to say thank you for this acknowledgment because it could not be done without my cast."

The father-of-three expressed his gratitude to his teenage sons in the audience before adding a special mention for his eldest son, saying: "Griffin, love you, buddy," and walking out to massive applause from the audience.

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Brendan Fraser accepts the Best Actor award at the 95th Annual Academy Awards. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty

As Fraser also earned the Best Actor award at the Critics' Choice Awards and a Male Actor in a Leading Role at the SAG Awards, fans assumed that he would be back on our screens on a regular basis.

However, despite the Bedazzled actor starring in Martin Scorsese's newly released film Killers of the Flower Moon, Fraser revealed in May that he had been unemployed since his big career triumph because he was "really picky" with his future projects, per PEOPLE.

But rest assured the star is now ready for another comeback as he has landed a major role in the Tokyo-based comedy Rental Family, which is co-written by Japanese director Hikari.

According to Deadline, the story follows a down-and-out actor living in Tokyo, Japan, who is employed as the token American by a Japanese rental family company. He’s taken down a road of self-discovery as he serves different roles in peoples’ lives.

So far, Fraser is the only actor announced for the movie and the filming is expected to take place in Japan next spring. A release date has not yet been revealed yet.

We are looking forward to Fraser's return!

Featured image credit: Jacopo Raule / Getty