Brendan Fraser

(Brendan James Fraser)

Brendan Fraser
Brendan Fraser
  • Born: December 3, 1968
  • Nationality: American, Canadian
  • Profession: Actor

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Brendan James Fraser is a Canadian-American actor. He is best known for playing Rick O'Connell in The Mummy trilogy (1999, 2001, 2008), as well as for leading roles in comedy and fantasy films including Encino Man (1992), George of the Jungle (1997), Bedazzled (2000), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) and Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008). Fraser branched into dramatic cinema with roles in Gods and Monsters (1998), The Quiet American (2002) and Crash (2004).

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All you have to do is just believe in what's there; then, the audience will, too.
As sophisticated as the technology gets, the less sophisticated you have to become as an actor. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Burroughs was never really that pleased with the way popular culture and society treated his character. He tried to make a few movies of his own as a result, but they weren't very good. Society ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Elizabeth Hurley and I had a lot of fun together. She's a very beautiful, confident woman.
Forget acting. It's all about rock 'n' roll.
George of the Jungle is a cartoon. He's a guy who swings around on a vine all day. Are you not buying that?
Graham Greene, as I understand it, was quite outspoken in his criticism of American foreign policy.
Horrible things happen, but were they horrible? No, they were just circumstances of the world.
I always approach comedy roles pretending they aren't funny. Humor
I believe you have a responsibility to comport yourself in a manner that gives an example to others. As a young man, I prayed for success. Now I pray just to be worthy of it. Success
I don't believe that wishing works. I think we get the things we work for. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I guess darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that's the basis of Greek mythology.
I have so much satisfaction in my life. I have a beautiful wife and the great stimulation of an interesting career. I'm the most happy fellow that I know. Life
I mean, it was a mummy movie. It was a good film independent of its source. It that looks like Lawrence of Arabia on steroids in a lot of ways.
I recently watched Peter Brook's Lord of the Flies, and it wasn't a favorite film. Then I saw the one that was made in 1990, which in my opinion didn't match up to the original.
I remember thinking, I want to work for the camera. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I still don't understand the music industry that much. Everything I learned was from hanging out with rock musicians in studios. I certainly have respect for those who make music their livelihood. Respect ;Music, Chants & Rapps
I suppose if it has a practical purpose, I appreciate a pat on the back. I suppose it's rewarding, ultimately.
I think you have to show homage to creators.
I wanted to have the opportunity to travel to Vietnam and Sydney, and have the chance to work there. Travel ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I was molded, spent my time underneath a lot of goo. And then the bits and pieces were sculpted. It took probably 10 days to create each character after all those camera tests. Time
I wish I could go home. I've been on the road since May. I wonder if my dogs still remember me.
I wish I could have 25,000 years of my personal family history documented in a very powerful computer or a CD-ROM that I could just pop in and my computer would never crash. History ;Families, Children & Parenting
I wish the rock 'n' roll scene to be back in.
I would act whether or not I was paid. I would be involved in ensemble groups. I would have the desire to tell stories.
Ian McKellen is brilliant with research. I paid really close attention to the sources he goes to. He's a very, very intelligent man.
If you run an Internet search on Vietnam and the war, most of the information you get begins at about 1962. I think this is telling. It is missing the whole period that led up to the reasons the war happened in the first place. War & Peace
I'm just glad that I have bragging rights to working with Bugs and Daffy.
I'm starting to judge success by the time I have for myself, the time I spend with family and friends. My priorities aren't amending; they're shifting. Time ;Success ;Families, Children & Parenting
I've been grateful enough, smart enough to take the work with Ian McKellen in Gods And Monsters. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Maybe my caveman ancestors invented the wheel or something. I'm not sure.
Most people go, I wish for world peace. But chaos has a place in balancing out the light and the dark in the world. I don't know if I would wish for world peace. War & Peace
Saigon is hot, full of atmosphere, activity, and commerce.
The test audience holds a great deal of power in the process of filmmaking in the United States. Power
They had a hard time miking me in my loin cloth, I mean, where were they gonna tape it? Time
What if Shakespeare had had a test audience for Romeo and Juliet or Hamlet?
When you throw punches at actors, you stop, you pull it, and it looks like you pulled it. When you throw punches at cartoon characters, they are not there, so you can swing through. It looks like you really decked them.

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