It’s a rebirth for the star of The Mummy who has experienced a long professional eclipse.
Brendan Fraser wins Best Actor Oscar for The Whale by Darren Aronofsky. Unrecognizable under the prostheses, the star of The Mummy portrays a morbidly obese professor, living as a recluse.
The competition was fierce between Austin Butler transformed into Elvis Presley and the melancholic Colin Farrell, a heartbroken farmer in The Banshees of Inisherin.
“This is what the multiverse looks like!”, exclaimed Brendan Fraser, winking at the steamroller Everything Everywhere All At Once. “I am grateful to Darren Aronofsky for throwing me a creative lifeline and getting me on board the right ship. He bared our whale hearts so we could see into our souls like no one else could. Only whales can swim to the depth of Hong Chau’s talent [sa partenaire, à l’écran]“.
This triumph follows a nine-year eclipse on the big screen. This comeback was very present in the spirit of the comedian in tears. “I started in this profession 30 years ago, with an ease that I did not know how to appreciate, until it stopped. I just want to say thank you for this recognition.
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