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Brendan Fraser Has The Sweetest Response To 'The Whale' Accolades

Brendan Fraser Has The Sweetest Response To 'The Whale' Accolades

Accepting an award at the Toronto International Film Festival, Fraser had the perfect response to the situation.

Recent weeks have seen a huge surge of love for the internet’s sweetheart, Brendan Fraser. The Mummy and George of the Jungle star’s latest appearance in The Whale seems to have been a smash hit - although the film has yet to officially release, the audience at its premiere at the Venice Film Festival apparently gave the cast a standing ovation, which tells you just about everything you need to know. 

Just in case you needed any more reason to love the actor, take a look at Fraser's wholesome response to a fan during a Q&A below.

The psychological drama film, directed by Darren Aronofsky and written by Samuel D. Hunter, follows the story of Charlie (Brendan Fraser), a 600-pound middle-aged man trying to reconnect with his 17-year-old daughter Ellie (Sadie Sink). Becoming a social recluse following years of binge-eating as a result of the guilt he felt for abandoning his family to be with his lover, The Whale has been called a "sensational film of rare compassion," "profound," and "emotionally devastating." As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Fraser got emotional while accepting his TIFF Tribute Award last night (11 September) at the Toronto International Film Festival, and had an amazing response to the situation.

“This is new for me. Normally I'm the guy who hands these things out, and I got really good at it. The trick is: left hand, hold; right hand, shake,” he said (via Entertainment Weekly). “Apart from being a part of some impressive and talented ensemble casts, I think the last time that I waited to hear my name called aloud to receive an award was in grade four, and it was from the peewee bowling league. My mom said it was a major award. Also, engraved on the plaque was the name 'Brian Fusher,' so, Brian, if you're in the house, you can pick up your trophy after the show. This one's mine."

Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures, A24

Topics: TV And Film

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