Brendan Fraser, an actor whose career went from strength to strength in the '90s in movies like The Mummy, trended on Twitter purely out of fans' adoration for his personality and his work.
This is certainly the best outcome for seeing a celebrity's name hit the headlines. I don't know about you, but it's usually one of two possibilities if you discover an actor has been doing the rounds on social media. They've either been accused of committing terrible crimes or they've died. So, the fact that people all around the world came together to celebrate Fraser and how his movies made their childhoods is splendid, and I would love to see it for other deserving public figures too.
Fraser became fascinated with the theatre after watching a show in the West End in London while on holiday. He then pursued his passion and from Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts in 1990, and wanted to take on a Master of Fine Arts course in Acting, but he stopped in Hollywood and secured a handful of minor roles which then snowballed into his success in the mid-1990s. Following roles in Encino Man, School Ties, and Airheads, it was George of the Jungle that catapulted him into superstardom as the titular hero of the movie (coincidentally, he auditioned for the role of Tarzan only a few years before). He was a household name, and the Mummy movies were a runaway success. However, the work was taking its toll on his body, and he needed a partial knee replacement, a laminectomy, and vocal cord surgery due to the dedication he had for his roles.
Though Fraser took a break from acting, he's as iconic as he was twenty years ago, and these tweets only prove it.
If you are wondering what he's up to these days, he's a chill guy who spends time on a farm with his rescued horses, and he's had roles in the TV shows Trust, Professionals, and Doom Patrol. This interview with GQ with the actor is illuminating, but as a warning before you click the link, it does delve into an account of sexual harassment and assault.
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