Brendan Fraser Breaks Down in Tears as ‘The Whale’ Gets Huge 6-Minute Standing Ovation in Venice
If the Venice Film Festival's Sunday night "The Whale" global premiere is any indicator,
Brendan Fraser's return to Hollywood will be greeted with a lot of applause and many more tears.
The actor was struck with emotion as the Darren Aronofsky drama's titles rolled;
Fraser played a 600-pound gay guy who was wheelchair-bound in the film.
The six-minute standing ovation, which Fraser sobbed through, will probably put him in
the lead for this year's best actor Oscar. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Nick Kroll, and Huma Abedin,
a supporter of Hillary Clinton who was seated a few rows behind Fraser and wept just as much
as he did, were among those seen inside the Sala Grande Theatre. A lot of other people in the
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