Actor Brendan Fraser received a six-minute standing ovation Sunday night at the Venice Film Festival, after making a comeback to the profession following personal struggles.
Fraser was attending the world premiere of The Whale, a movie in which he plays the lead character Charlie, an English teacher reconnecting with his teenage daughter.
Fraser was preparing to exit the stage when audience members and people onstage alongside him began a round of applause. He appeared to be in tears at the response.
Fraser had breakout roles in George of the Jungle (1997) and The Mummy (1999). He continued to star in sequels The Mummy Returns (2001) and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008).
The Mummy movies took a great physical toll on him, and he received multiple surgeries as a result of stunt work he did for the franchise. He underwent a laminectomy (a procedure to remove vertebrae from the spine), a partial knee replacement and vocal cord repair, he told GQ in 2018.
As video of the standing ovation circulated, Fraser received an outpouring of support online.
“Man this makes me so happy to see this beautiful ovation for Brendan,” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweeted. “He supported me coming into his Mummy Returns franchise for my first ever role, which kicked off my Hollywood career.”
“I wish him to be *showered* with praise, and I’ve a feeling he won’t take it for granted for an instant,” another tweeter said. “Welcome back Brendan Fraser. We’ve missed you.
“He deserves all the love in the world. Dude had a super unfair shake in Hollywood, but now it’s (hopefully) coming around and he’s going to get his due,” one user said.
The Whale marks Fraser’s first leading role since 2013’s Breakout, according to Variety. He had a role in last year’s No Sudden Move, plus recent TV stints on shows like Doom Patrol, The Affair and Trust. Fraser was expected to play the villain in the HBO Max Batgirl movie before it was reported in August that the film was shelved indefinitely.
Fraser has several upcoming roles, including a role alongside Glenn Close and Peter Dinklage in Brothers; in the Martin Scorsese-directed Killers of the Flower Moon (2023) alongside Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio; and Behind the Curtain of Night, according to IMDB.
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Nel seguente esercizio troverete delle affermazioni che si riferiscono a quanto letto nell’articolo. Decidete se le affermazioni sono vere (A) o false (B) in base all’articolo.
1.Fraser was exiting the stage when audience members and people onstage alongside him began a round of applause.
2.He underwent numerous surgeries as a result of his stunt work in the Mummy movies, which took a great physical toll on him.
3.Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweeted. “I supported him coming into my Mummy Returns franchise, which kicked off his Hollywood career.”
4.The Whale marks Fraser’s third leading role since 2013’s Breakout, according to Variety.
5.Fraser had played the villain in the HBO Max Batgirl movie brilliantly before it was reported in August that the film was shelved indefinitely.
1.B, he was preparing to exit the stage
3.B, it was Brendan Fraser who had supported Dwayne coming into Fraser’s Mummy Returns franchise for Dwayne’s first ever role, which kicked off Dwayne’s Hollywood career.
4.B, The Whale marks Fraser’s first leading role since 2013’s Breakout, according to Variety.
5.B, Fraser was expected to play the villain but the film was shelved indefinitely.
struggles – lotte
to attend – partecipare
a round of applause – applauso
to appear – apparire
response – risposta
breakout roles – ruoli di rottura
sequel – sequel
to take physical toll on – prendere pedaggio piisicos u qualcuno
multiple surgeries – interventi chirurgici multipli
stunt work – lavoro da stuntman
to undergo a laminectomy – subire una laminectomia
vertebrae – vertebre
spine – colonna vertebrale
replacement – sostituzione
vocal cord – corda vocale
to circulate – circolare.
to receive an outpouring of support – ricevere un’ondata di sostegno
to kick off – dare il via
to shower with praise – essere elogiato
to take it for granted – dare per scontato
shake – scuotere
to come around – ricongiungersi, fare ragionare
to get his due – ottenere ciò che gli spetta
upcoming roles – ruoli imminenti