After the ovation received at the Venice Film Festival 2022, Brendan Fraser was honored by the Toronto Film Festival, which presented him with an award for his performance in “The Whale”.
Brendan Fraser is making a comeback with The Whale
To see him overwhelmed by the ovation received by The Whale at the Venice Film Festival 2022, we understand that the cinema had missed a lot in Brendan Fraser. And that he too had been missed by the cinema, by the people who make it and by those who watch it. If he was not rewarded on the Lido for his great performance in The Whale – Colin Farrell having been recognized for The Banshees of Inisherin -, it was none the less admired and celebrated for his role as Charliea man weighing 272 kilos, isolated and addicted to food, and who is trying to reconnect with his 17-year-old daughter.
Awards season begins for Brendan Fraser
The Whale was also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. And the direction of the festival thus wanted to give him the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance this Sunday, September 11. Writer of the play and screenplay Samuel D. Hunter and director of The Whale Darren Aronofsky presented him with this award. First moved, evoking his teenage years in Torontothe actor of The Mummy and of Collision quickly focused on the tone of humor, chaining the jokes.
It’s new for me. Normally it’s me who sends this stuff. I’m pretty good by the way. The secret is: hold with the left hand, shake hands with the right.
After thanking the screenwriter and the director for having believed in himhe expressed himself nicely on The Whale. And offered his own definition of Darren Aronofsky’s film:
“The Whale” is the redemption story of a guy named Charlie. He’s been through a lot of upheavals in his life and he’s forgotten who he is and who he loves, and he doesn’t have much time left to tell them he loves them… But he has a super- power, Charlie can see the good in others, when they don’t see it in themselves.
The Whale will be released in cinemas in France on February 22, 2023.