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Brendan Fraser Talks Pisces, Batgirl to Chat Awards Podcast – The Hollywood Reporter


Brendan Fraserguest on this episode of Hollywood Reporter‘s Gossip Awards The podcast, recorded in front of students at Chapman University, is a much-admired and much-loved actor whose big-screen work spans more than 30 years. In recognition of his 2022 portrayal of an obese, terminally ill man who races against the clock to reconcile with his estranged daughter in Darren Aronofsky‘s Whalethe 54-year-old is now, and for the first time, an Oscar nominee.

the Los Angeles Times He once said of Fraser, “It exudes an earnest, masculine accessibility, a throwback charm that hearkens back to an earlier Hollywood era and brings to mind names like Flynn and Gable”, while GQ Reportedly, “He exudes the kind of grounded decency and composure that makes the unbelievable plausible. His presence in a scene makes you believe it.” All this made him into what Watchman He was described in 2008 as “one of the most bankable and crowd-pleasing stars in the business”.

Shortly thereafter, Frasier began to fade from the public eye—but never from the hearts and minds of moviegoers and filmmakers, many of whom had grown up with him and were vocal about how much they missed him and longed for his return.

thatOf course, it finally happened Main way with Whale, for which Fraser won Critics Choice and SAG Awards and was nominated for Gotham Awards and a BAFTA en route to the Academy Awards. Some even call it “prenaissance”.

Hear him look back on his personal and professional journey to this moment.

Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.