Internet Cries Happy Tears At Video Of Brendan Fraser Breaking Down During 6-Minute-Long Standing Ovation At The Venice Film Festival

Brendan Fraser Breaks Down During 6-Minute Long Standing Ovation

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It’s been a wild couple of days over at the Venice Film Festival in Italy, as evidenced by the massively viral video of Harry Styles apparently spitting at Don’t Worry Darling co-star Chris Pine.

On the other side of the Hollywood spectrum, though — far away from the toxicity and narcissism of the Don’t Worry Darling disaster — is the Brendan Fraser renaissance, which seemed to hit its high point over the weekend.

Fraser, who stars in Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming film The Whale as a 600-pound man attempting to reconnect with his daughter, received a six-minute standing ovation following the premiere of the movie at the Venice Film Festival. Fraser is also receiving rave reviews for his performance, with some suspecting he could contend for an Academy Award this year.

Movie fans react to Brendan Fraser breaking down in tears at the Venice Film Festival

Once the video went viral, movie fans took to Twitter to show their support for Fraser, who has been one of the internet’s favorite actors for a few years now:

As some of the tweets pointed out, while The Whale might be the critical culmination of Fraser’s comeback, the truth is that he’s been back in the spotlight for a few years now, putting in excellent work in films and shows such as Trust, Doom Patrol, and No Sudden Move. He was also set to appear as Firefly in Warner Bros’ canceled Batgirl film and will be starring in Martin Scorsese’s next film, the Leonardo DiCaprio-starring Killers of the Flower Moon.

The Whale, which also stars Stranger Things breakout Sadie Sink as Fraser’s daughter, is currently scheduled to hit theaters in the United States on December 9. The film is directed by Darren Aronofsky, who has also helmed projects such as Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler, Black Swan, Noah, and Mother!.

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