Brendan Fraser, the Canadian American actor, won the best male actor in a leading role category at the SAG Awards on Sunday.
Fraser won the award for his performance as Charlie in the 2022 film The Wale directed by Darren Aronofsky. Charlie is a reclusive and unhealthy English teacher who hides out in his flat and eats his way to death. Fraser’s performance won critical acclaim and popularity alike, and now also won him a SAG award.
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The 54-year-old actor was married to Afton Smith, a former actress. Here’s a look at Fraser’s relationship with Smith.
Afton Smith is a former actress and the ex-wife of actor Brendan Fraser. Smith was born on December 3, 1967, in Northport, Long Island, New York, USA. She started her acting career in the early 1990s and appeared in a few movies and TV shows, including Fried Green Tomatoes and George of the Jungle.
However, she is best known for her marriage to Brendan Fraser. Fraser and Smith got married in 1998 and had three children together. However, they divorced in 2008, citing irreconcilable differences. Since then, Smith has kept a low profile and has largely stayed out of the public eye.
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Brendan Fraser is a versatile actor who has delivered several outstanding performances throughout his career. One of his top performances is in the 1998 comedy-adventure film “George of the Jungle,” where he played the titular role with a perfect blend of humor and action.
Fraser’s portrayal of Rick O’Connell in the “The Mummy” franchise also stands out as a top performance, showcasing his ability to handle complex action scenes while maintaining a charismatic presence. His dramatic performance in the 2002 drama film “The Quiet American” earned him critical acclaim, with his portrayal of a journalist in love with a Vietnamese woman during the Vietnam War demonstrating his range as an actor.
Additionally, Fraser’s performance in the 2009 drama film “Extraordinary Measures” as a father who works with a scientist to find a cure for his children’s rare disease was also highly praised.