Brendan Fraser Gets His Props Following ‘The Whale’ Screening
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 04: Brendan Fraser attends "The Whale" red carpet at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 04, 2022 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Brendan Fraser is getting tons of props following the first screening of his new film “The Whale.”

The psychological drama, directed by Black Swan’s Darren Aronofsky, premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday.

Fraser, who hasn’t had a lead role since the straight-to-DVD thriller “Breakout” in 2013, underwent a dramatic physical transformation to play the part of a reclusive English teacher, living with severe obesity, in the flick.

Many are speculating that an Oscar nomination is imminent for Fraser and the film received a six-minute standing ovation at the premiere, which left Fraser visibly emotional.

 Dwayne, The Rock, Johnson also posted a message about Frazer on Twitter writing, “Man this makes me so happy to see this beautiful ovation for Brendan. He supported me coming into his Mummy Returns franchise for my first ever role, which kicked off my Hollywood career. Rooting for all your success brother and congrats to my bud Darren Aronofsky.”

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