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Brendan Fraser

Brendan Fraser, April 2007
Born Brendan James Fraser
December 3, 1968 (1968-12-03) (age 41)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Afton Smith (1998–2007)
Official website
.Brendan James Fraser[1] (born December 3, 1968) is an American[2][3] actor of stage and screen.^ Close Caption NEW YORK - JANUARY 21: Actor Brendan Fraser attends the Cinema Society & John And Aileen Crowley screening of 'Extraordinary Measures' at the School of Visual Arts Theater on January 21, 2010 in New York City.
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^ MAY99: Actor BRENDAN FRASER & wife at the world premiere of his new movie "The Mummy" at Universal Studios, Hollywood.
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^ In '06, he was the first American-born actor to be inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.
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.He has starred in many major Hollywood films, including The Mummy film series, Crash, Dudley Do-Right, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, George of the Jungle and Journey to the Center of the Earth.^ Journey to the Center of the Earth [Blu-ray] .
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^ He is best known for his role in the Mummy series and the 2008 film Journey to the Center of the Earth.
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^ Can we expect a sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth ?
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Early life

.Fraser was born in Indianapolis, the son of Canadian parents Carol, a sales counselor, and Peter Fraser, a former journalist who worked as a Canadian foreign service officer for the Government Office of Tourism.^ Brendan Fraser In Indianapolis, Indiana, Brendan James Fraser was born on December 3, 1968, to parents Peter J. (a retired Canadian Tourism Commission official) and Carol G. Fraser (a sales counselor).
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^ The son of a Canadian tourism executive, Fraser was born in Indianapolis on December 3, 1968.
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^ He was born Brendan James Fraser on the 3rd of December, 1968, in Indianapolis, to Canadian parents.
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[2][4][5] .Fraser has three older brothers: Kevin, Regan, and Sean.^ Mother Carol was a sales counsellor, and also looked after Brendan and his three older brothers - Kevin, Sean and Regan.
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^ He has three older brothers, Kevin, Regan, and Sean.

^ The youngest son of the family, Brendan has three older brothers: Kevin, Sean, and Regan.
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.His family moved often during his childhood, living in Eureka, California, Seattle, Ottawa, the Netherlands and Switzerland.^ His family moved often as a child, living in Eureka, California, Seattle, Ottawa, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

^ His family moved often during his childhood , living in Eureka, California , Seattle , Ottawa , the Netherlands and Switzerland .
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^ His family moved often during his childhood, living in California, Washington, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
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.His maternal uncle, George Genereux, was the only Canadian to win a gold medal in the 1952 Summer Olympics.^ Indeed, his uncle George had won a gold medal at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics.  .
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^ Indeed, his uncle George had won a gold medal at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics.
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.Brendan Fraser attended the private boys' boarding school,[7] Upper Canada College, in Toronto.^ Cornish College of the Arts - Seattle, WA Upper Canada College - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - A private boys' boarding school .
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^ School ties brendan fraser was?
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^ In School Ties what did Brendan Fraser have to hide while at his boarding school?
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.While on vacation in London, Fraser attended his first professional theatrical performance at the West End.^ Frazer attended his first professional theatrical performance in London's West End.

^ Fraser attended his first professional theatrical performance in London's West End.
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^ While on vacation in London Fraser attended his first professional theatrical performance at the West End .
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.He graduated from Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts in 1990.[4][8] He began acting at a small acting college in New York.^ He began acting at a small acting college in New York .
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^ He graduated from Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts in 1990.
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^ He began acting in small movie parts in the early 1990's, but he had his first significant acting role in 1997 when he had the lead role in George of the Jungle .
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.He originally planned on attending graduate school in Texas but stopped in Hollywood on his way south and decided to stay in Los Angeles and work in movies.^ He originally planned on attending graduate school in Texas but stopped in Hollywood on his way south and decided to stay in Los Angeles and work in movies.
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^ He originally planned on attending graduate school in Texas but stopped in Hollywood on his way south and decided to...
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^ He began acting at a small acting college in New York He originally planned on attending graduate school in Texas but stopped in Hollywood on his way south and decided to stay in Los Angeles and work in movies.

.His surname is properly pronounced "Fray-zer," though some pronounce it "Frasier". The correct pronunciation of his surname is a running gag in Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star in which he has a cameo.^ The correct pronunciation of his surname is a running gag in "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star" in which he has a cameo.

^ Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003) .
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^ His surname is properly pronounced 'Fray-zer', though some pronounce it 'Frasier' (as in Kelsey Grammer's television character).

Career

.Fraser's first film role was a brief cameo in an America's Most Wanted Reenactment (1988) he played friend to Rodney Mark Peterson, who was murdered.^ Fraser win his first leading role.
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^ Best-known for his roles in family-oriented adventure films like “The Mummy” franchise and “George of the Jungle” (1997), actor Brendan Fraser has enjoyed an unpredictable ...
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^ What I'd wanted to talk to Fraser about was his knack for playing the Everyman in such different vehicles, from mega-budget studio outings like Mummy 3 to much smaller, much smarter films like The Quiet American, Gods and Monsters and Crash.
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.He has since garnered over 30 film credits.^ Fraser's first film role was a brief cameo in Nancy Savoca's "Dogfight" (1991) and he has since garnered over 30 film credits.

.He had his first lead role in Encino Man (1992).^ Fraser win his first leading role.
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^ He had his first lead role in "Encino Man" (1992).

^ First lead role, "Encino Man" .
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.That same year, he starred opposite Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Chris O'Donnell in School Ties.^ That same year he played opposite Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Chris O'Donnell in "School Ties" (1992).

^ Within a few short years of starring in school plays, Brendan picked up his BFA in Acting at Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts.

^ The film was a great showcase of Fraser's sensitive core and launched not only his career, but those of co-stars Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Chris O'Donnell.
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.In 1994, he co-starred alongside Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler in the comedy Airheads.^ Look at that all-star cast: Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Michael Richards.
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^ In 1994 he co-starred alongside Adam Sandler in the comedy "Airheads".

^ It stars Brendan Fraser, Adam Sandler, and Steve Buscemi as a group of loser mus...
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.He went on to play supporting roles starring alongside Viggo Mortensen and Ashley Judd in Philip Ridley's The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995), and Jennifer Beals in The Twilight of the Golds (1997).^ What about his role as a gay man in “Twilight of the Golds” in 1997??
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^ He also played supporting roles such as starring alongside Viggo Mortensen and Ashley Judd in Philip Ridley's "The Passion of Darkly Noon" (1995), and Jennifer Beals in "The Twilight of the Golds" (1997).

^ Off the field and back on camera, Fraser was impressive once again in The Passion of Darkly Noon , playing an orphan who tries to balance his religious beliefs with his lust for a woman (Ashley Judd).

.He got his breakthrough role with the hit comedy film George of the Jungle (1997).^ Jul 16, 1997 George of the Jungle .
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^ His breakout role was in the title role in 1997's George of the Jungle.
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^ He began acting in small movie parts in the early 1990's, but he had his first significant acting role in 1997 when he had the lead role in George of the Jungle .
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.He went on to appear in several comedy films such as Blast from the Past (1999), Bedazzled (2000) and Monkeybone (2001).^ After this he often played many fish out of water characters in films such as "Blast from the Past" (1999) and "Monkeybone" (2001).

^ The comedy continued in 2001 with Monkeybone.
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^ Feb 12, 1999 Blast From the Past .
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.Fraser also played a dramatic role in Gods and Monsters (1998),[9] alongside Ian McKellen.^ Brendan also starred in "Gods and Monsters" (1998), a film where he displayed his dramatic chops with Ian McKellen.

^ Since he has some indie cred (notably 1998’s Gods and Monsters , which earned Oscar noms for two of his co-stars, Ian McKellen and Lynn Redgrave), Fraser takes slight umbrage to the suggestion that his is a career entirely rooted in fantasy and special effects.

^ Brendan Fraser rules in art films like The Quiet American and Gods And Monsters , but he has a history of Monkeybone -ing his way through a horrendous spate of lighter films.
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.The film was based on the life of the filmmaker James Whale (McKellen), who made the 1931 film Frankenstein.^ The film was based on the life of the filmmaker James Whale (McKellen) - who made "Frankenstein".

^ In 1998, Fraser befriended Frankenstein director James Whale (played by Sir Ian McKellen), a gardener and ex-Marine Clayton Boone in Bill Condon's film adopted from the novel "Father of Frankenstein" by Christopher Bram, the biopic Gods and Monsters.
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^ This saw Ian McKellen as James Whale, legendary director of Frankenstein, viewing his life in flashback as he spent his last days trying to get hunky gardener Brendan to pose naked for him (Brendan would refuse to disrobe, believing that a nude George Of The Jungle would detract from one of the film's climactic scenes).
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.This film was written and directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) and was a story about the loss of creativity, ambiguous sexuality and unlikely bonds between a heterosexual gardener and a gay, tortured and ailing filmmaker.^ This film was written and directed by Bill Condon ("Dreamgirls") and was a story about the loss of creativity, ambiguous sexuality and unlikely bonds between a not-too-bright straight gardener and a gay, tortured and ailing filmmaker.

^ She has written about subjects from astrology to literature to film and theater in Mademoiselle , Publishers Weekly and HX .
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^ Brevig: I've had a hand in doing visual effects in a number of films where they were the star of the film and you didn't care about the story.
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.His biggest commercial success came with the action adventure horror film (co-starring Rachel Weisz) The Mummy (1999) and its sequel The Mummy Returns (2001), both of which were hugely successful at the box office.^ He's adventurer Rick O'Connell, whom Fraser played in 1999's The Mummy and in its 2001 sequel.
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^ Reprised role for the sequel "The Mummy Returns" .
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^ His biggest commercial success came with the action adventure horror film (co-starring Rachel Weisz ) The Mummy (1999) and its sequel The Mummy Returns (2001), both of which were hugely successful at the box office.
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.He has starred in two films based on Jay Ward creations, George of the Jungle and Dudley Do-Right although he did not reprise his role in the former's sequel.^ Reprised role for the sequel "The Mummy Returns" .
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^ He has starred in two films based off of Jay Ward creations, "George of the Jungle" and "Dudley Do-Right" although he did not reprise his role in the former's sequel.

^ Appeared as the live-action film versions of two Jay Ward cartoon characters: George of the Jungle (1997) and Dudley Do-Right (1999).
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.In 2004, he appeared in the Academy Award-winning film Crash.^ In 2004 he appeared in the Academy Award-winning film "Crash".

^ He would establish himself as a popular comedic actor in the films The Scout , and George of the Jungle while also exercising his dramatic skills in films such as Gods and Monsters and the Academy Award winning film Crash .
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^ Brendan, and the rest of the cast, won the 'Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture' award at the 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards their work in the film Crash (2004).
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.He has also made guest appearances on the television shows Scrubs, King of the Hill, and The Simpsons.^ What I am a huge fan of is Scrubs, and his guest appearances as Ben are the best the show has...
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^ He's also made guest appearances on TV in such shows as Scrubs and The Simpsons .
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^ The Simpsons is the best show in the history of television!
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.In March 2006, he was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame,[2] the first American-born actor to receive the honor.^ In '06, he was the first American-born actor to be inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.
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^ In March 2006, it was announced that he would be granted a star on Canada's Walk of Fame, the first American-born actor to receive the honor, though as of 2006, he does not have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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^ Canada’s Walk of Fame recently ?
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.However, as of 2008, he does not have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.^ However, as of 2006, he does not have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

^ In March 2006, it was announced that he would be granted a star on Canada's Walk of Fame, the first American-born actor to receive the honor, though as of 2006, he does not have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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^ In March 2006, it was announced that he would be granted a star on Canada's Walk of Fame, the first American-born actor to receive the honor.

.After a six year hiatus in the franchise, Fraser returned for the second sequel to The Mummy released in August 2008 and titled The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.^ Go behind the scenes with the cast of 'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor'.
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^ The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) The Mummy 3 (Bonus materials available separately) .
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^ After a six year hiatus in the franchise, Fraser will return for the second sequel to "The Mummy" which is set to be released in 2008 and is titled "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor".

.Filming started in Montreal on July 27, 2007 and the movie also starred Jet Li as Emperor Han.^ Jet Li is underutilised as the Dragon Emperor.
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^ CBS Films has greenlighted its first movie, bringing on Brendan Fraser to star opposite Harrison Ford in a medical drama and setting an early April start date.

^ In case you are wondering, I was in Hollywood on Sunday, July 27, to attend my first movie premiere and walk the red carpet!

.The last Mummy film grossed over $102 million in the USA and over $400 million worldwide.^ August 2008 .The last Mummy film grossed over $1 million in the USA .
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^ In the last six months he has carried the 3-D movie Journey to the Center of the Earth (which grossed $102 million domestically), the third Mummy film (which not only broke the $100 million mark but also raked in a further quarter of a billion dollars worldwide), and this week's young-adult fantasy Inkheart .
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^ Over the past six months, Brendan has starred in two $100 million-grossing hit films and I'm betting he's about to make it a third!
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.Fraser also starred as "Brick" in the West End production of Tennessee Williams's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in September, 2001, directed by Anthony Page.^ Fraser also starred in the West End production at the Lyric Theatre of Tennesee Williams's 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'.

^ Anthony Page directed.

^ Fraser also starred as "Brick" in the West End Tennessee Williams 's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in September, 2001, directed by Anthony Page .
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.Castmates included Ned Beatty, Frances O'Connor, and Gemma Jones.^ Actors: Brendan Fraser , Elizabeth Hurley , Frances O'Connor , Miriam Shor , Orlando Jones .
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^ Others in the production included Ned Beatty as 'Big Daddy' and Frances O'Connor as Maggie the Cat.

^ Harold Ramis featuring Brendan Fraser , Elizabeth Hurley , Frances O'Connor , Miriam Shor , Orlando Jones .
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.The show closed on January 12, 2002, with Fraser garnering many excellent reviews.^ By Paul Fischer Friday January 19th 2007 12:51AM There is little doubt that Brendan Fraser has taken his Hollywood success to make films that truly show his diversity.
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^ Posted January 22, 2010 12:02:00 AM See All: extraordinary measures Brendan Fraser harrison ford keri russell movies .
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^ Lyric Theatre: Previewed 5 September, Opened 18 September 2001, Closed 12 January 2002 .

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Personal life

.Fraser met actress Afton Smith while attending a barbecue at Winona Ryder's house on July 4, 1993, after his arrival in Los Angeles.^ The pair had met at Winona Ryder 's 4th of July barbecue in 1993 where Fraser had been taken by Airheads director Michael Lehmann.
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^ The pair had met at Winona Ryder's 4th of July barbecue in 1993 where Fraser had been taken by Airheads director Michael Lehmann.
  • Brendan Fraser Website, Biography 11 October 2009 9:43 UTC www.westlord.com [Source type: General]

^ It was at a barbecue at Winona Ryder's house, and he was instantly smitten.

[4] .Fraser married Smith on September 27, 1998, and they have three sons: Griffin Arthur Fraser,[1] born September 17, 2002, Holden Fletcher Fraser, born August 16, 2004, and Leland Francis Fraser, born May 2, 2006. On December 27, 2007, Fraser's publicist announced the couple had decided to divorce.^ Born August 16, 2004; mother, Afton Smith.
  • Brendan Fraser 10 February 2010 12:38 UTC www.tcm.com [Source type: General]

^ The couple would bear their first child, Griffin Arthur, in 2002.
  • Brendan Fraser Website, Biography 11 October 2009 9:43 UTC www.westlord.com [Source type: General]

^ The Frasers have three children: Griffin , Holden and Leland.
  • Brendan Fraser : News : People.com 11 October 2009 9:43 UTC www.people.com [Source type: General]

[11][12]
He is fluent in French.[13] .Fraser also serves on the Board of Directors for FilmAid International.^ Fraser is also an accomplished amateur photographer, fluent in French and serves on the Board of FilmAid International.
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Brendan Fraser . January 16, 2008 | PBS 10 February 2010 12:38 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fraser's official site The Air I Breathe FilmAid International E-mail a friend .
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Brendan Fraser . January 16, 2008 | PBS 10 February 2010 12:38 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[14]
.Fraser is also an accomplished amateur photographer.^ Fraser is also an accomplished amateur photographer, fluent in French and serves on the Board of FilmAid International.
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Brendan Fraser . January 16, 2008 | PBS 10 February 2010 12:38 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[2] .He has used several Polaroids in movies and on TV shows, most notably on his guest roles on Scrubs.^ He's also made guest appearances on TV in such shows as Scrubs and The Simpsons .
  • Tavis Smiley . Shows . Brendan Fraser . January 16, 2008 | PBS 10 February 2010 12:38 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ NCIS Dancing with the Stars The Game Biggest Loser American Idol more popular tv shows Most Popular Celebrities .
  • Brendan Fraser - Photos, Bio and News for Brendan Fraser 10 February 2010 12:38 UTC www.tvguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As if perturbed by these macho shenanigans, Brendan moved straight on to his second gay role, in the TV movie The Twilight Of The Golds.
  • Brendan Fraser Website, Biography 11 October 2009 9:43 UTC www.westlord.com [Source type: General]
  • Brendan Fraser - Biography 10 February 2010 12:38 UTC www.talktalk.co.uk [Source type: General]

.In his first appearance he used a folding pack camera (possibly a Model 450); and on his second appearance he used a Holga with a Polaroid back, a Japanese-only model.^ In his first appearance he used a folding pack camera (possibly a Model 450); and on his second appearance he used a Holga with a Polaroid back, a Japanese-only model.

^ The first movie I worked on I was the guy who carried the camera magazines and held up the slate, and as I progressed onto visual effects, not only did my role change, but all the technology that we were using changed.
  • Journeymen: FFC Interviews Brendan Fraser and Eric Brevig 10 February 2010 12:38 UTC filmfreakcentral.net [Source type: Original source]

.The book "Collector's Guide to Instant Cameras" has a dedication to Fraser.^ The book "Collector's Guide to Instant Cameras" has a dedication to Fraser.

^ The second book in the series, 'Inkspell' is dedicated to Branden Fraser and credits him as a major inspiration.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 12:38 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1991 Dogfight Sailor #1 as Brendon Fraser
1992 Encino Man Link
School Ties David Greene
1993 Twenty Bucks Sam Mastrewski
Son in Law Link uncredited
Younger and Younger Winston Younger
1994 With Honors Montgomery 'Monty' Kessler
Airheads Chester 'Chazz' Darvey
In the Army Now Link uncredited
The Scout Steve Nebraska
1995 The Passion of Darkly Noon Darkly Noon
Now and Then Vietnam veteran uncredited
1996 Brain Candy Placebo patient Cameo - uncredited
Mrs. Winterbourne Bill/Hugh Winterbourne
Glory Daze Doug
1997 George of the Jungle George of the Jungle
The Twilight of the Golds David Gold
Still Breathing Fletcher McBracken
1998 Gods and Monsters Clayton Boone
1999 Blast from the Past Adam Webber
The Mummy Richard 'Rick' O'Connell
Dudley Do-Right Dudley Do-Right
2000 Bedazzled Elliot Richards / Jefe / Mary
Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists Sinbad voice
2001 Monkeybone Stu Miley
The Mummy Returns Richard 'Rick' O'Connell
2002 The Quiet American Alden Pyle
2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Himself uncredited
Looney Tunes: Back in Action DJ Drake / Himself /
Voice of Tasmanian Devil and She-Devil
2004 Crash Rick Cabot Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Black Reel Awards - Best Ensemble
2005 Beach Bunny Beach bum voice
2006 Journey to the End of the Night Paul
The Last Time Jamie
2007 The Air I Breathe Pleasure
2008 Journey to the Center of the Earth Prof. Trevor Anderson
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Richard 'Rick' O'Connell
2009 Inkheart Mortimer Folchart
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Sgt. Stone Cameo
2010 Extraordinary Measures[15][16] John Crowley

Audio book narration

References

  1. ^ a b "Brendan Fraser's Looney Adventure". CBS. November 13, 2003. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/11/12/earlyshow/leisure/celebspot/main583274.shtml. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  2. ^ a b c d "2006 Inductees - Brendan Fraser". Canada's Walk of Fame. 2006. http://www.canadaswalkoffame.com/inductee/brendan-fraser. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  3. ^ Beale, Lewis (November 1, 1998). "In The Know Brendan Up To Buff In 'Gods And Monsters'". NY Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/entertainment/1998/11/01/1998-11-01_in_the_know_brendan_up_to_bu.html. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  4. ^ a b c Lynch, Lorrie (October 26, 2003), In tune with himself, USA Weekend, http://www.usaweekend.com/03_issues/031026/031026brendan_fraser.html, retrieved 2007-12-27 
  5. ^ "Brendan Fraser Biography (1968-)". Filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/22/Brendan-Fraser.html. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  6. ^ "Daily Highlights - January 10 - Brendan Fraser Interview". Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/clips/brendan-fraser-interview-12210/1196094/. 
  7. ^ Diamond, Jamie (June 21, 1992), UP AND COMING: Brendan Fraser; A Man Schooled for Success, New York Times, http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE7DE103AF932A15755C0A964958260, retrieved 2008-01-08 
  8. ^ Halpern, Lisa (February 10, 2005), Fraser's Edge, Cornish College of the Arts, http://www.cornish.edu/news/2005/05/frasers_edge.html, retrieved 2007-12-27 
  9. ^ "Gods and Monsters Credits". Gods and Monsters Official site. http://www.godsandmonsters.net/credits.htm. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  10. ^ "Albemarle - Archive". Albemarle-london.com. http://www.albemarle-london.com/Archive/ArchiveShow.php?Show_Name=Cat%20on%20a%20Hot%20Tin%20Roof. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  11. ^ "Brendan Fraser and Wife to Divorce". The Insider. December 27, 2007. http://www.theinsideronline.com/news/2007/12/14896/index.html. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  12. ^ "Mummy Star Brendan Fraser, Wife Split After Nine Years". US Magazine. December 27, 2007. http://www.usmagazine.com/brendan_fraser_wife_split_after_nine_years. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  13. ^ "BBC - Films - Brendan Fraser". BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2004/01/30/brendan_fraser_looney_tunes_interview.shtml. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  14. ^ "filmaid.org Newsletter". FilmAid International. 2006. http://filmaid.org/gala.newsletter.html. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  15. ^ "Extraordinary Measures". IMDb.com, Inc.. http://us.imdb.com/title/tt1244659/. Retrieved 2009-09-29. 
  16. ^ "News and Culture: Brenden Fraser’s Untitled Crowley Project Now Has (Another) Terrible Title". Willamette Week. September 24, 2009. http://blogs.wweek.com/news/author/amesh/. Retrieved 2009-09-29. 

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Brendan Fraser
File:Brendan Fraser
Brendan Fraser, April 2007
Born Brendan James Fraser
December 3, 1968 (1968-12-03) (age 42)
Indianapolis, Indiana,
United States
Years active 1991—present
Spouse Afton Smith (1998-2007)
Website
http://www.brendanfraser.com

Brendan James Fraser[1] (born December 3, 1968) is an actor who is both American and Canadian[2][3] who acts in both stage and films. He is famous because he has acted in many American movies, such as The Mummy movies, as well as The Quiet American, Crash, George of the Jungle and Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Contents

Biography

Early life

Fraser was born in Indianapolis, Indiana,[1] and is the son of Canadian parents Carol and Peter Fraser who used to work for the Canadian government in Indiana[2][4][5]. He has three older brothers: Kevin, Regan, and Sean. His family moved often when he was a child and lived in Eureka, California, Seattle, Ottawa, the Netherlands and in Switzerland. When he was a boy, Fraser he was at the well known Canadian school for boys,[6] called Upper Canada College, in Toronto. When he was on vacation in London, Fraser went to see his first show in the West End. He graduated from Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts in 1990.[4][7] He started acting at a small acting college in New York. He first planned on going to graduate school in Texas but he made the decision to stay in Hollywood and work in movies.

Career

Fraser's first job acting in a film was a small part in America's Most Wanted in 1988 where he acted as the friend to Rodney Mark Peterson, who was a person who was killed. He has since acted in over 30 movies. He had his first job as the main actor in Encino Man in (1992). That same year he acted with Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Chris O'Donnell in School Ties in (1992). In 1994, he acted with Adam Sandler in the comedy Airheads. He then acted in smaller parts with Viggo Mortensen and Ashley Judd in Philip Ridley's The Passion of Darkly Noon in (1995), and Jennifer Beals in The Twilight of the Golds in (1997). In 1997, he became more famous because of the film George of the Jungle (1997). He went on to act in more comedy movies like Blast from the Past in (1999), Bedazzled in (2000) and Monkeybone in (2001).

His best success was with the film (which also had Rachel Weisz as an actor) called The Mummy in (1999) and its sequel The Mummy Returns (2001), both of which were very successful.

In 2004, he acted in the Academy Award winning film Crash. He has also acted in the television shows Scrubs, King of the Hill, and The Simpsons.

In March 2006, he was made a member of Canada's Walk of Fame,[2] and was the first American-born actor to have this happen. He does not have his name put on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. After not acting in one of the movies for six years, Fraser has now acted again in a new "The Mummy" movie called The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. The movie began in Montreal on July 27, 2007 and the movie also had Jet Li acting as Emperor Han. The last Mummy film made over $100 million in the USA and over $400 million worldwide.

Fraser also acted as "Brick" in the West End show of Tennessee Williams's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in September, 2001, directed by Anthony Page. Other actors in it were Ned Beatty, Frances O'Connor, and Gemma Jones. The show ended on January 12, 2002, with people saying good things about it.[8]

Personal life

Fraser met actress Afton Smith at a barbecue at Winona Ryder's house on July 4, 1993, after he came to Los Angeles.[4] Fraser married Smith on September 27, 1998, and they have three sons: Griffin Arthur Fraser,[1] born September 17, 2002, in Los Angeles; Holden Fletcher Fraser born August 16, 2004, in Los Angeles and Leland Francis Fraser born May 2, 2006, in Los Angeles. On December 27, 2007, Fraser's publicist (the person who speaks to the press about Fraser) said that the couple had made the decision to divorce.[9][dead link][10]

Brendan Fraser can speak French like a person who was born there.[11] Fraser also serves on the Board of Directors for FilmAid International.[12]

Fraser is also a good photographer.[2] He has used more than one Polaroid camera in movies and on TV shows, most known is in his time acting on Scrubs.

Movies acted in

Year Film Role Other notes
1991 Dogfight Sailor #1 as Brendon Fraser
1992 Encino Man Link
School Ties David Greene
1993 Twenty Bucks Sam Mastrewski
Son in Law Link uncredited
Younger and Younger Winston Younger
1994 With Honors Montgomery 'Monty' Kessler
Airheads Chester 'Chazz' Darvey
In the Army Now Link uncredited
The Scout Steve Nebraska
1995 The Passion of Darkly Noon Darkly Noon
Now and Then Vietnam veteran uncredited
1996 Brain Candy Placebo patient Cameo - uncredited
Mrs. Winterbourne Bill/Hugh Winterbourne
Glory Daze Doug
1997 George of the Jungle George of the Jungle
The Twilight of the Golds David Gold
Still Breathing Fletcher McBracken
1998 Gods and Monsters Clayton Boone
1999 Blast from the Past Adam Webber
The Mummy Richard 'Rick' O'Connell
Dudley Do-Right Dudley Do-Right
2000 Bedazzled Elliot Richards / Jefe / Mary
Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists Sinbad voice
2001 Monkeybone Stu Miley
The Mummy Returns Richard 'Rick' O'Connell
2002 The Quiet American Alden Pyle
2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Himself uncredited
Looney Tunes: Back in Action DJ Drake / Himself / Voice of Tasmanian Devil and She-Devil
2004 Crash Rick Cabot Screen Actors Guild Award - Best Cast
Black Reel Awards - Best Ensemble
2005 Beach Bunny Beach bum voice
2006 Journey to the End of the Night Paul
The Last Time Jamie
2007 The Air I Breathe Pleasure
2008 Journey to the Center of the Earth Prof. Trevor Anderson
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Richard 'Rick' O'Connell
Inkheart Mortimer Folchart
2009 G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra in post-production

Audio books

  • Dragon Rider (2004)
  • Inkspell (2005)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Brendan Fraser's Looney Adventure". CBS. November 13, 2003. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/11/12/earlyshow/leisure/celebspot/main583274.shtml. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "2006 Inductees - Brendan Fraser". Canada's Walk of Fame. 2006. http://www.canadaswalkoffame.com/inductee/brendan-fraser. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  3. Beale, Lewis (November 1, 1998). "In The Know Brendan Up To Buff In 'Gods And Monsters'". NY Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/entertainment/1998/11/01/1998-11-01_in_the_know_brendan_up_to_bu.html. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Lynch, Lorrie (October 26, 2003), In tune with himself, USA Weekend, http://www.usaweekend.com/03_issues/031026/031026brendan_fraser.html, retrieved 2007-12-27 
  5. "Brendan Fraser Biography (1968-)". Filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/22/Brendan-Fraser.html. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  6. Diamond, Jamie (June 21, 1992), UP AND COMING: Brendan Fraser; A Man Schooled for Success, New York Times, http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE7DE103AF932A15755C0A964958260, retrieved 2008-01-08 
  7. Halpern, Lisa (February 10, 2005), Fraser's Edge, Cornish College of the Arts, http://www.cornish.edu/news/2005/05/frasers_edge.html, retrieved 2007-12-27 
  8. "Albemarle - Archive". Albemarle-london.com. http://www.albemarle-london.com/Archive/ArchiveShow.php?Show_Name=Cat%20on%20a%20Hot%20Tin%20Roof. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  9. "Brendan Fraser and Wife to Divorce". The Insider. December 27, 2007. http://www.theinsideronline.com/news/2007/12/14896/index.html. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  10. "Mummy Star Brendan Fraser, Wife Split After Nine Years". US Magazine. December 27, 2007. http://www.usmagazine.com/brendan_fraser_wife_split_after_nine_years. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  11. "BBC - Films - Brendan Fraser". BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2004/01/30/brendan_fraser_looney_tunes_interview.shtml. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  12. "filmaid.org Newsletter". FilmAid International. 2006. http://filmaid.org/gala.newsletter.html. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 

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