Brendan Fraser May Be Talked Out, but He’ll Still Land an Oscar Nod for ‘The Whale’

Brendan Fraser May Be Talked Out, but He’ll Still Land an Oscar Nod for ‘The Whale’
It would have been cool to catch Brendan Fraser right after he stood in the Venice Film Festival audience and wept during a raucous standing ovation for Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale.” He’s talked about it a lot in the last three months.

“It started off as being choked up,” he said on a recent Zoom call with IndieWire. “I was bowled over. I did not anticipate this small film, shot in a two-bedroom apartment set, with its five characters in search of salvation, to resonate with an international audience, to translate that way. The emotional reality of ‘The Whale’ plays so much more in the pauses and what’s in between the spoken dialogue as much as what is spoken. And that’s a testament to Darren Aronofsky’s directing.”

But what people are talking about is Fraser’s guileless, sad-eyed performance.

He cried again at a Toronto International Film Festival awards tribute.
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