Everyone loves a comeback, and Brendan Fraser’s is no exception.
Fraser was a perennial favorite throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, but, due to a number of terrible circumstances, he seemingly dropped off the map for the past decade. Now he’s back, starring as Charlie, a 600-pound teacher trying to rekindle a relationship with his daughter in “The Whale,” and he’s getting rave reviews!
At the 2023 Critic’s Choice Awards, Fraser was shocked to receive the award for Best Actor. It seems like everyone in the room was rooting for him! Just look at how the crowd reacted when he won.
During his acceptance speech, he held back tears as he thanked many of the film’s cast and crew by name. He cracked jokes to keep the mood light, quipping, “Where were you for Furry Vengeance?” but his speech ultimately held a much deeper emotional meaning.
“This movie, ‘The Whale,’ is about love. It’s about redemption,” he said. “It’s about… finding the light in a dark place.”
He wrapped up his speech with some words of hope, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Dear Academy Awards committee… we nominate Brendan Fraser!
Watch the acceptance speech below, and don’t forget to share.
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