Brendan Fraser, who played the lead role in the film “The Whale,” won the Oscar for best actor on Sunday while visibly crying.
He started his address by praising Darren Aronofsky, the director of the movie, for “giving me a creative lifeline.”
Colin Farrell (“The Banshees of Inisherin”), Paul Mescal (“Aftersun”), Austin Butler (“Elvis”), and Bill Nighy were also nominated in the same category as Fraser (“Living”).
In a speech replete with nautical allusions, Fraser made reference to his co-star Hong Chau by saying that “only whales can swim at the depth”.
Fraser said that he “didn’t appreciate at the time till it ended” several aspects of his 30-year Hollywood career.
He thanked his children and Jeanne Moore, his “best first mate,” as he put an emotional finish to his remarks.
Fraser’s victory in the category for best actor brings to a close a successful season on the awards circuit in which he also won SAG and Critics Choice Awards for his performance in “The Whale.”
Brendan Fraser’s Weight Transform For The Whale Movie
Brendan Fraser underwent a tremendous makeover for the role, and he appears in Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale in a state that is almost unrecognizably different.
The Whale has been nominated for three Academy Awards in 2023 because Brendan Fraser gained weight and changed so much in general.
Brendan Fraser, who starred in several of the best-performing movies of the 1990s, was one of the biggest international megastars of the era.
Fraser’s career is now on the upswing after a period of relative obscurity. His role in the Darren Aronofsky movie is just one of many exciting projects coming up for the well-known actor.
Even though he was cast as a 600-pound, gay, suicidal professor and the movie showed morbid obesity, Fraser had won the Screen Actors Guild Award, which is the most reliable Oscar predictor.
He had also won more than 20 lead actor awards from critics’ organisations, including the Critics’ Choice Assn.