Brendan Fraser was captured with his partner Jeanne Moore in Mill Valley Film Festival in San Rafael, California Thursday, for the screening of his movie The Whale Return.
Fraser, 53, wore a stone blue suit with a white shirt and dark blue tie. The Indiana-born actor in Indianapolis wrapped up his ensemble with black shoes.
Moore, who made her public debut with Brendan at the Venice Film Festival last month, looked beautiful in a mint green dress with a plunging blouse and navy blue handbag. She wore her blonde locks back and forth and wore a light layer of makeup for the evening.
The Latest: Brendan Fraser, 53, was taken with his partner Jane Moore at the Mill Valley Film Festival in San Rafael, California on Thursday, for the screening of his returning movie The Whale
Fraser, who has also been seen in films like Encino Man, The Mummy, and Crash, appears to be in the midst of a full career comeback with his performance in the motion picture directed by Darren Aronofsky.
His performance as an obese teacher named Charlie in the drama caused a sensation, receiving a standing ovation after the film’s premiere at the Venice Film Festival last month.
Since its premiere last month, The Whale has garnered rave reviews from critics, and it’s starting Brendan’s comeback after falling out of the spotlight after battling depression.
In stills shared on social media after the movie premiered, Brendan fought back tears as he received a long standing welcome.
Fraser wore a stone blue suit with a white shirt and dark blue tie
Moore, who made her first public appearance with Brendan at the Venice Film Festival last month, looked beautiful in a mint green dress with a plunging blouse and navy blue handbag.
She wore her blonde locks back and wore a light layer of makeup for the evening
The film marks the return of the legendary star after battling depression after alleging sexual assault and being hospitalized and discharged due to health issues.
The Whale is a psychological drama that saw Brendan undergo a physical transformation, playing a 600-pound man confined to a wheelchair, a role who also had to wear prosthetics.
Its official summary reads: “A reclusive, obese English teacher tries to reconnect with his reclusive teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.”
Set to hit theaters December 9, the film marks Brendan’s first role in a movie since the live-on DVD thriller broke out in 2013, leading many fans to believe this is his comeback.
Fraser rose to stardom when he appeared in the children’s favorite series, George of the Jungle and The Mummy.
His incredibly chiseled physique has earned him a status as the heart of Hollywood as he roams around on sets performing stunts in high-action roles.
The Whale is a psychological drama that has seen Brendan go through a physical transformation, as well as wear prosthetic limbs to play a man who ‘lives with obesity’
It looks like Fraser is in the midst of a full career comeback with his performance in the motion picture directed by Darren Aronofsky
Since its premiere last month, The Whale has garnered rave reviews from critics, and is starting Brendan’s comeback after falling out of the spotlight after battling depression.
The actor smiled when he appeared in support of the long-awaited drama
But Fraser revealed in a later interview about the losses to his body due to the stunts.
Tell GQ In 2018, when he filmed the third installment in the The Mummy franchise, it was taped and was causing intermittent injuries.
Speaking from his home in Bedford, New York, he said that the financial toll of his roles made him feel like a working horse from Orwell’s novel Animal Farm.
After he rose to fame through action packed movies, Fraser described his physique as being like a “walking steak”.
However, in the same interview, the actor revealed that he believed he was blacklisted from Hollywood after claiming that he was sexually assaulted by the former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Philip Burke, in 2003.
Fraser claimed he was leaving an HFPA luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Hollywood when Burke shook hands with him.
‘I extended his left hand around,’ said Fraser, ‘grabbing my cheek, and one of his fingers touched me in the blemish. and starts moving it.
Emotional: In the footage shared on social media after the film was shown in Venice, Brenda fought back to tears as he received a long standing welcome.
He added: I felt sick. I felt like a little kid. I felt like there was a ball in my throat. I thought I would cry.
Fraser claimed he was able to remove Burke’s hand before he ran out of the hotel and went straight home. He told his then-wife, Afton Smith, about the incident but never publicized it.
Instead, his representatives asked Burke for a written apology, which he offered, but did not admit any wrongdoing.
Speaking to GQ about the allegations, Burke acknowledged that he wrote a letter of apology to Fraser but insisted he had done nothing wrong and dismissed Fraser’s account as a “complete fabrication”.
After Fraser reported the claim to the HFPA, he said he believed he may have been “blacklisted” and rarely invited back to the Golden Globe Awards.
Fraser said the accident made him “retreat” as he fell into depression.
He described feeling “unworthy” as the decade went on, which led him to take on roles he wasn’t proud of.