Brendan Fraser Wins First Oscar For Playing Gay Man in 'The Whale'

Brendan Fraserโ€™s dream comeback has reached another high, as the beloved actor won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in The Whale.

In The Whale, Fraser played Charlie, a 600-lbs reclusive gay English professor who gained weight after the death of his partner. In the film, he struggles with his health and tries to reconnect with his daughter.

Fraser tearfully accepted the award to raucous applause. He thanked the studio and filmmakers for making such a bold film and โ€œoffering him a lifelineโ€ in his career. He also thanked the cast of the movie, pointing out Hong Chau, whom he said โ€œonly whales can swim at the depthโ€ of her talent. Fraser also thanked his manager and his sons and wife.

โ€Gentleman, you laid your whale-sized hearts bare so that we...

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Mar 13th 2023
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