Brendan Fraser's Comeback: He Kicked Off My Hollywood Career Dwayne Johnson Applauds Brendan Frasers Return

Brendan Fraser's Comeback: He Kicked Off My Hollywood Career Dwayne Johnson Applauds Brendan Frasers ...

Brendan Fraser's return to the big screen is honored by Dwayne The Rock Johnson.

Fraser, his former WWE co-star, was credited for launching his own film career after making history in the WWE. After the standing ovation for the premiere of The Whale, starring Fraser as a 600-pound teacher, went viral.

This makes me so happy to see Brendan Johnson's dazzling ovation, which started my Hollywood career with his Mummy Returns series. I'm rooting for you all, brother, and best wishes to my bud Darren Aronofsky. #TheWhale

Johnson appeared in the 2001 film The Mummy Returns, followed by a series of feature films as the Scorpion King, Be Cool, Gridiron Gang, and Get Smart. Up next, Johnson will star in Robert Zemeckis The King, based on Hawaiian ruler King Kamehameha, and star in Shane Blacks' superhero film Doc Savage.

According to TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey, Fraser will be honored at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival for the A24 and Darren Aronofsky's father-daughter drama "The Whale."

Bailey said of Fraser, a former Torontonian who has been an action hero, a screen humorist, and a romantic lead. Were thrilled to welcome him home as the actor who produced one of the best performances of the year.

Fraser has become a reclusive English teacher eager to reconnect with his adolescent daughter (Sink).

Fraser said of the role: I want to learn from the people I am working with at this stage in my career. What I'm looking for in the second half of my time doing this is to feel like I'm contributing to the craft and am learning from it. It's an excellent opportunity. My intention was that I would dismantle myself.

I wanted to know what I was capable of, according to the speaker.

I'm so grateful to hear Brendan's incredible ovation, as it capped my Hollywood career. I'm rooting for you all, brother, and thanks for your support. #TheWhale https://t.co/SNBLPHHmEZ

Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) on September 4, 2022