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What Happened to Brendan Fraser?

Brendan Fraser was once one of the biggest names in Hollywood but a traumatizing event almost ended his career for good

In the late-90s and early-00s, Brendan Fraiser was picked to be the next big action star and leading man. He was one of the most sought-after men in Hollywood, but he disappeared virtually overnight. Fraser’s rise and fall is an all too familiar story in Hollywood, but thankfully there is some hope and light at the end.

Brendan Fraser’s Early Career 

Brendan Fraser starred in a few screwball comedians like Airheads and George of the Jungle before making it big as the star of The Mummy franchise.

The Mummy Series generated over $1.2 billion at the box office and made Fraser a household name and a bonafide action star.


But Fraser starred in a few flops, including Inkheart and Monkeybone.

Sabbatical & “Blacklisted”

Brendan Fraser retreated from the spotlight for a few years, mainly doing animated or foreign films. In an interview with GQ, Fraser claimed that he was blacklisted in Hollywood after being sexually harassed by the President of the Hollywood Foreign Press.

Fraser recounts being groped by former HFPA president Philip Berk, an incident that Fraser said left him traumatized, blaming himself.

But still, Fraser says, “I became depressed.” He started telling himself he deserved what had happened to him. “I was blaming myself and I was miserable—because I was saying, ‘This is nothing; this guy reached around and he copped a feel.’ That summer wore on—and I can’t remember what I went on to work on next.”

Fraser’s career would fizzle, and he would retreat from the spotlight and Hollywood in general. 

Related: Batgirl Set Photos Provide New Look At Brendan Fraser’s Rumored Firefly Character

Brendan Fraser’s Return To Hollywood

But good news, after nearly a decade out of the spotlight, Brendan is slowly coming back, and he has some huge movies coming down the pike! 

He played a gigantic gangster in Stephen Soderberg’s No Sudden Move.

He was cast as the lead in the Darren Aronofsky film The Whale.

He also joined the cast of Martin Scorsese’s Killers Of The Flower Moon.

And the villain in the upcoming Batgirl movie.

Related: Batgirl Set Photos Provide New Look At Brendan Fraser’s Rumored Firefly Character

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