Brendan Fraser is celebrating his movie roots.
The Academy Award-nominated star — who’s presently wowing audiences in his new movie The Whale — shocked a packed home in a London theater about to point out his hit 1999 journey movie The Mummy on Friday night time.
Fraser, 54, was met with loud cheers and a standing ovation after being launched proper earlier than the film started on the Prince Charles Cinema, a lot to the actor’s delight.
“I’m proud to face earlier than you tonight,” Fraser started. “It is a movie that was made in Britain. You need to know that! … Even the second one, too.”
“Be proud. Thanks for being right here,” he continued.
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Fraser — who was sporting a leather-based jacket, khakis and boots paying homage to his character Rick O’Connell from the film — revealed to the gang that whereas they were filming The Mummy, they weren’t certain how the movie would prove.
“We had no thought what sort of film we had been making once we shot this,” he stated. “We did not know if it was a drama or a comedy or a straight-ahead motion, romance, horror image … all of the above?”
“[We had] no thought till it examined in entrance of British audiences,” he added, because the viewers set free a collective chuckle. “Thanks for that.”
Fraser actually has so much to smile about today. On Tuesday, the star earned his first Oscar nomination for his efficiency in The Whale, which comes out within the U.Ok. on Feb 3.
The actor was named among the many 5 nominees for Greatest Actor, acknowledged for his efficiency in The Whale. The drama was additionally nominated for Greatest Supporting Actress for costar Hong Chau and Greatest Make-up & Hairstyling for the staff that remodeled Fraser into his 600-lb. character, Charlie.
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Fraser reacted to the information in a press release obtained by PEOPLE, saying he is “absolutely overjoyed and deeply grateful to The Academy for this recognition and for recognizing Hong Chau’s stunning efficiency and Adrien Morot’s unimaginable make-up.”
“I would not have this nomination with out [director] Darren Aronofsky, [writer] Samuel D. Hunter, A24 and the extraordinary solid and crew who gave me the present of Charlie,” the actor continued. “A present I actually did not see coming, however it’s one which has profoundly modified my life. THANK YOU!”
He described The Whale as a movie “about love,” including, “It is about redemption. It is about discovering the sunshine in a darkish place, and I am so fortunate to have labored with an ensemble that’s unimaginable.”