Brendan Fraser has always been one of Hollywood’s most beloved comedy and action stars. He rose to fame in the late 90s and 2000s behind blockbusters such as “George of the Jungle,” “Looney Tunes: Back in Action,” “The Mummy,” and the Oscar-winning movie “Crash.”
Fraser was forced to step aside in 2000 by a series of unfortunate events.
He divorced his wife after a decade and suffered severe injuries from the stunts that he performed throughout his career. He also had to have surgery on his vocal cords and knees. His mom died in 2016.
These difficulties caused Fraser’s career to spiral into depression.
Over the years, however, the actor has slowly made his way onto our screens. Fraser is currently seen in the HBO Max action series “Doom Patrol” and has upcoming roles in films by two A-list directors: Martine Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” and Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale.”
Fraser attended the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo (Calgary Expo) last week. This annual fan convention is held at Stampede Park, Calgary, Alberta. Fraser met many fans.
During the event, he did a Q&A with fans who were especially curious about some of the stranger films he has starred in, namely “Encino Man,” “George of the Jungle,” “Bedazzled,” and “Monkeybone.”
The 53-year old actor signed autographs at the expo which resulted in a heartwarming interaction between two fans.
A TikTok user with the handle “imani.goulet” shared a video of her encounter with Fraser last week, and it went viral with millions of views to date.
During the exchange, Fraser signs a Funko doll of Rick O’Connell, his character in “The Mummy” franchise. Imani was surprised when Fraser correctly read her name. People often make mistakes.
The two went on to bond over a common problem—their unique names.
“I’ve had a lifetime of people mispronouncing my name. I know what it feels like,” Fraser tells the two women.
As the pair leave the table, Imani’s companion says something that clearly tugs at Fraser’s heartstrings.
“Thank you for making my childhood awesome,” she says. “And mine too, you’ve been so nice!” Imani chimes in.
The star responded to their touching comments by squeezing her lips and making a fist bump. Afterward, Imani and Fraser had a photo op, and Imani said the actor “winked” at him after she said thank you for the picture.
“Everyone always says to never meet your heroes, I met mine and we almost burst into tears talking to each other. Thank you for everything Brendan!” Imani wrote in the viral video’s caption.
Even though Fraser has enjoyed fame for decades, he still loves it when fans express their appreciation—as proven in this video. His sincerity and down-to-earth personality have encouraged many to support him over the past few years as he rebuilds career.
Months ago, Fraser went viral for his reaction to learning that the internet was “rooting” for him.
After hearing Lindley tell Fraser that he has a strong fan base who are excited to see him act again, Fraser became emotional in a virtual meet and greet.
“You’ve got this. You’ve got this,” Lindley assures him after the actor admitted he was “nervous.” “Just know that the internet is so behind you. We’re so supportive. There are so many people out there who love you, and we’re rooting for you. And we can’t wait to see what you do next.”
At this, Fraser sits back and smiles, tipping the cowboy hat he’s wearing with a grateful look on his face. “Shucks, ma’am” was all he was able to say in return, but those two words carried a lot of emotion.
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