Brendan Fraser was one of the hottest American actors that rocked the popularity wave in the 90s and 2000s. He won the hearts of many movie lovers due to his theatrical skills and authenticity.
At a point, he ghosted from the radar and left most people wondering what went wrong. He disappeared for a while until recently, when he became the top choice of many content creators in the movie industry.
An interview with GQ magazine had a lot to do with his career resurrection, coupled with the influence of social media. It was something that sent chills through the veins of numerous fans, both old and new.
However, despite Fraser’s comeback, his inactiveness during those years is still a subject of concern for many of his fans.
Keep scrolling to find out what happened and how he returned to the limelight.
Some Of The Biggest Movies Starring Fraser
As stated earlier, Fraser was a hot-shot celebrity in the film industry decades ago. He starred in numerous blockbuster projects that are still highly rated to date. The Canadian-American artist is best known for his role in “The Mummy.” This is a horror/adventurous series that began in 1999, and he portrayed a sarcastic young man named Rick O’Connell. The series, which starred many popular co-stars, was one of the most loved action movies.
It had a sequel, “The Mummy Returns,” which featured most cast members from the original movie and introduced one of today’s biggest stars, Dwayne Johnson, to people’s big screens. Aside from “The Mummy” series, Fraser co-starred in “Airheads (a 1994 comedy film),” “Monkeybone ( a 2001 black comedy/fantasy movie),” “Inkheart (a 2008 adventure film),” and many more.
He also portrayed roles in dramatic cinemas like “The Passion Of Darkly Noon,” “Mrs. Winterbourne,” and “Gimme Shelter.” After a break from movie acting, he took supporting roles in some TV drama series.
After featuring in the third “The Mummy” movie titled “The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon,” Fraser took time off. It is not like he didn’t feature in any project through those years, but they weren’t as loud as his former appearances.
How TikTok Contributed To His Renaissance
The actor resurfaced on the internet in 2018 and opened up about his absence from the movie industry in the United States. In a profile in GQ magazine, Fraser spoke about an accident that happened as far back as 2003. The actor claimed that Peter Berk, a former Hollywood Foreign Press President, fumbled with him at a luncheon in the summer of that year. Berk later apologized to Fraser, although he denied committing any wrongdoing.
Apart from that, the loss of his mother, his divorce, physical injuries, and some words against Berk were the reasons people thought his career began to decline. However, he remained authentic in the interviews he granted at the time.
During a recent interview uploaded on TikTok, he realized that many people, including the interviewer, stood behind him through those hard times. The video went viral and amassed millions of views.
The interviewer made it known that Fraser was a man that the world needed at the time. His splendid energy was contagious, and his fans still admired him for being big-hearted despite all that he went through.
Fraser Is Rumored To Be Back Into The Works
Right now, Fraser’s presence is not just limited to the internet again; he is now actively back into the industry. His fans are getting ready for some treats as Fraser will likely show up in some upcoming projects.
One of the most popular is a movie titled “Killers Of The Flower Moon,” a Martin Scorsese movie. The film is about some native Americans who got murdered due to crazy happenstances in the 1920s.
The project is said to be out officially by the end of next year, and fans will witness a side of Fraser that is new to everyone. He was also included in another project, “Brothers,” starring Peter Dinklage and directed by Max Barbakow.
His Personal Life
Fraser was born in the late 1960s in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. He is an American actor but of Canadian descent because his parents were both Canadians.
He spent his childhood in different cities, including California and Seattle.
Fraser met his ex-wife, Afton Smith, at a barbecue in Los Angeles on July 4, 1993. They married after five years and had three sons, one in 2002 (Griffin Arthur), 2004 (Holden Fletcher), and 2006 (Leland Francis).
After selling their house in Beverly Hills, California, Fraser’s publicist made an official announcement about the couple’s divorce. Fraser was put on a condition to pay an Alimony sum for ten years or until his ex-wife remarried.