The Best Brendan Fraser Movies, From 'The Mummy' to 'The Whale'
Let the "Renaissance" go on!
With the recent success of The Whale, Brendan Fraser is back in the spotlight. If you're not familiar, Brendan was one of the major action stars of the late '90s and early 2000s, starring in films like The Mummy and Jungle George. Fraser has been in many great films, here are 10 of his best.
The Whale (2022)
Online English teacher Charlie (Brendan Fraser) tries to reconnect with his 17-year-old daughter Ellie (Sadie Sink), but learns that his health is failing and he may not live long. The Whale is one of the most intense movies of 2022, thanks in no small part to Brendan Fraser's captivating performance. The film is based on a play and the story takes place in an apartment. In this intimate setting, Charlie breathes hope into this morbid story through his positivity and compassion, even though he sees no good in himself.
George of the Jungle (1997)
This 1997 comedy follows American heiress Ursula (Leslie Mann) as she tours Uganda. Her local guide told her the story of a white ape, and before long Ursula and her fiancé set out on a hunt for the creature. when they are attacked The lion and the white ape avoided her. She soon discovers that the White Ape is actually a man named George (Brendan Fraser) who grew up in the jungle. George of the Bush cemented Fraser's leadership. He was able to show off his comedic skills in this now classic Disney live-action film. Jungle George succeeds in loosely adapting the animated TV series with Fraser's charm, cementing its status as one of the best jungle movies ever made.
Chazz (Brendan Fraser), Rex (Steve Buscemi) and Pip (Adam Sandler) in a band called The Lone Rangers. Unfortunately, producers continued to reject them after hearing their demo tapes. In a last-ditch effort, they infiltrate a local radio station to play the tape, and eventually things get so out of hand that the band takes the radio station's employees hostage. Another example of Fraser's comedic prowess, the film's fun comes from the way all three band members bounce off each other to keep escalating the situation.
Gods and Monsters (1998)
James Whale (Ian McKellen) was the live-action director of the 1931 Frankenstein. This fictional account of his life focuses on his After retiring from filmmaking, recalls the early 1900s and his role in World War I. The story revolves around the relationship between Whale and his gardener, Clayton Boone (Brendan Fraser), a much younger man who wants more than just his friendship with the whale. Gods and Monsters is a work that reflects the effects of war, but also how a person's career affects them as they grow older. This is a particularly interesting entry in Brendan Fraser's own career because of the dramatic flair he brings to the role. It was a departure from his comedic persona at the time, and it was the same dramatic weight he would later bring to Whale.
The Mummy (1999)
Arguably Fraser's most iconic role, The Mummy follows adventurer Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) as librarian Evelyn Carnahan (Rachel Weisz) explores a hidden City Hamnaputra. In the city in search of secrets and treasures, they accidentally awaken a mummy who attacks them while looking for a way to resurrect his long-lost love. The Mummy is a quintessential '90s action movie, with great sets, a satisfying plot, and most importantly, all-around great performances. This dynamic role solidifies Fraser's ability to lead the film.
School Ties (1992)
In 1959, 17-year-old Jewish high school quarterback David Green (Brendan Fraser) receives a scholarship to a private Catholic boarding school because of his outstanding grades and talent on the football field. While the opportunity to play on a bigger stage was exciting, David faced a school full of people who were biased against him for who he was. This includes his new teammates Rip Van Kelt (Randall Batinkoff), Charlie Dillon (Matt Damon) and Jack Connors (Cole Hauser). School Ties is a great athletic coming-of-age story with more substance than your typical high school drama.
The Quiet American (2002)
In Vietnam, 1952, CIA agent Alden Pleasant (Brendan Fraser) and British journalist Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine) vie for the heart of Phuong (Thi Hai Yen Do). Through Alden's pursuit of a war guided by American interests, he crosses many moral lines, highlighting the way Americans view the beginning of war. The Quiet American uses the veil of the Romantic Triangle to tell a story about America's early involvement in Vietnam and how those actions sparked conflict in later years.
Elliot (Brendan Fraser), alone Believing he has no chance with the love of his dreams, Alison (Frances O'Connor), he makes a deal with the devil, and by giving up his soul, he grants seven wishes to win Alison's heart. What Elliot thought was a simple wish is turned upside down when the Devil challenges his choice, causing Elliot to make many mistakes in the process. This romantic comedy delves into the lessons Elliott had to learn before he could figure out who he was and then find the people he wanted to be with.
Blast from the Past (1999)
Adam (Brendan Fraser) first entered the United States in 1997 after spending the first 35 years of his life in the fallout shelter his father built. Adam quickly realizes that nuclear war never happened, and now he must learn to adjust to a society he did not grow up in. Blast from the Past is a romantic comedy in which Adam does his best to woo Eve (Alicia Silverstone) while balancing the new world he's thrust into.
No Sudden Move (2021)
Doug Jones (Brendan Fraser) gathers a group of criminals to carry out what appears to be a small extortion effort. However, once they start to execute their plan Things don't go the way they initially expected, and they start to worry that they've been set up. No Sudden Move is Fraser's grand return to the action scene, and this crime thriller doesn't disappoint in terms of extreme tension and well-crafted plot.