54-year-old actor Brendan Fraser has won the Oscar’s, best actor, for The Whale at the Academy Awards in Los Angles. After his blockbuster movie The Mummy, Fraser was on top of the world. However, in the past couple of years, he has had some tough moments. Fraser dealt with health problems and divorce for the past decade. However, he probably made the biggest comeback at the Oscars.
Brendan was nominated among highly coveted actors Collin Farrel, Bill Nighty, Austin Butler, and Paul Mescal. However, Fraser won numerous best actor awards, before being honored with the highest award in Cinema. An emotional Fraser took the stage as he received the award, “So this is what the multiverse looks like!” Said, Fraser. He thanked the team in his speech, “You laid your whale-sized hearts bare so we could see into your souls.” Said, Fraser.
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Fraser ended his speech by acknowledging his difficulties while trying to come back into the world of cinema. “I started in this business 30 years ago. Things didn’t come easily to me but there was a facility I didn’t appreciate at the time until it stopped.” Said, Fraser. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson talked about how Fraser changed his life after he won the Academy Award for best actor.
What movie did Brendan Fraser play as a basketball player?
The best actor winner at the Academy Awards once played basketball in the movie “Bedazzled“. However, in real life, Fraser didn’t play basketball during his early life. Fraser attended Upper Canada College, which is a private boarding school in Toronto. He later graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in 1990 and began acting at in New York City.
Following The Mummy in 1999, Fraser was one of the best actors in the world. Fraser played the role of Richard “Rick O’Connell,” and plays the position for the entire trilogy. He is also well known for his role in George of the Jungle and appeared in numerous movies. Fraser joined the team Bedazzled, which was released in 2000, where he briefly indulges in basketball.
In the fantasy movie Bedazzled, Fraser who plays the role of Elliot Richards is trying to get the love of a co-worker. Elliot makes a deal with the devil, who grants him 7 wishes in exchange for his soul. Elliot chooses to become a basketball player, and the devil makes him Michael Jordan.
Elliot emerges as a 7″6′ basketball player who easily towers over the players on the court. In the scene, Elliot is seen breaking the backboard after dunking. Similar to what Shaquille O’Neal did in 1993 in his rookie season, when he broke the rim and brought the backboard down against the Phoenix Suns.