Brendan Fraser won a prized Academy Award for his work as Charlie in the movie, ‘The Whale’. He portrayed an English teacher who was extremely overweight in the psychological drama.
Fraser was named Best Actor at the 2023 Oscars. To win the prestigious golden award, The Whale star defeated his rivals Austin Butler, Colin Farrell, Paul Mescal, and Bill Nighy.
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Where is Brendan Fraser from?
The Canadian-American actor Brendan James Fraser is well known for his prominent parts in blockbuster comedy and drama movies. He was born on December 3, 1968, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Throughout Fraser’s childhood, his family relocated frequently, residing in places like Eureka, California; Seattle, Washington; Ottawa, Ontario; the Netherlands; and Switzerland. He currently holds citizenship in both Canada and the United States.
Brendan Fraser’s net worth:
As of 2023, Fraser’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
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Brendan Fraser’s Oscar 2023 speech:
As he thanked those who helped him get to the platform at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Fraser was clearly overwhelmed and tearful. He cracked a joke to start off his speech saying, “So this is what the multiverse looks like.”
“My goodness, I thank the Academy for this honor and for our studio A24 for making such a bold film. I’m grateful to Darren Aronofsky for throwing me a creative lifeline and hauling me aboard the good ship The Whale,” he said. “It was written by Samuel D. Hunter, who is our lighthouse.”
Fraser praised the “whale-sized hearts” that his fellow nominees “laid [bare] so that we can see into your souls as no one else could.” He added that it was an honor for him to be nominated among them.
“I started in this business 30 years ago, and things, they didn’t come easily to me, but there was a facility that I didn’t appreciate at the time until it stopped. And I just want to say thank you for this acknowledgment,” he continued with gratitude. “Because it couldn’t be done without my cast. It’s been like I’ve been on a diving expedition to the bottom of the ocean and the air on the line to the surface is on the launch being watched over by some people in my life.”
Fraser concluded, “Like my sons Holden and Leland, and Griffin, I love you Griffey, my manager Joanne Kelowna, Jennifer plant. My best first mate Jeannie. Thank you again, each one and all. I’m so grateful to you. Goodnight.”
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Brendan Fraser’s girlfriend:
Brendan Fraser is dating his long-time girlfriend Jeanne Moore. Fraser and Moore haven’t revealed how they met, but it’s likely they met through the entertainment world, where Moore works as a cosmetics and hair artist.
On the Oscars carpet, Fraser was joined by his girlfriend Moore, and his sons Holden and Leland.