Standing Ovation for the Whale brought Brendan Fraser to tears

Standing Ovation for the Whale brought Brendan Fraser to tears ...

The Whale, a 600-pound guy who is trying to reconnect with his ex-wife, has had a great reception from the public.

Fraser, who was invited to participate in the Venice premiere, received a six-minute standing ovation at the end of the screening, according to attendees. In a video posted by Variety's co-editor in chief Ramin Setoodeh, the actor is seen thanking the audience.

Fraser talked about the emotional impact of voicing a 600-pound character during filming. CGI and prosthetics that could add anything from 50 to 300 lbs. depending on the scene he was filming. Fraser said he even felt vertigo when the prosthetics were removed.

The Whale, which is based on a stage play by playwright Samuel D. Hunter, is adapted for screen by Hunter, who makes his feature film debut with the title. The Whale's cast includes Sadie Sink (Stranger Things), Hong Chau (Big Little Lies), Ty Simpkins (Insidious: The Last Key), and Samantha Morton (The Walking Dead).

Fraser is being portrayed as a type of comeback. He has starred in the DC Universe series Doom Patrol, the HBO Max thriller No Sudden Move, and a myriad of other films and TV shows. However, the actor has not received enough attention and is expected to be heard a lot when the awards season comes.

The Whale will be released on December 9 in theaters. The teaser for the film is yet to be released. You can see Fraser receiving a standing ovation here: