Brendan Fraser

The son of a Canadian travel executive who frequently moved his family, Brendan can claim affinity with Ottawa, Indianapolis, Detroit, Seattle, London and Rome. His early exposure to theatre, particularly in London, led him to Seattle's Cornish Institute. After graduation he found a minor role as Sailor #1 in River Phoenix's Dogfight (1991), then somewhat more substantial roles in Encino Man (1992) and School Ties (1992). He expresses a preference for playing "fish out of water" men. Five more years of supporting work led finally to the title role in George of the Jungle (1997), a role which fully utilized his charm and beefy good looks, as well as offering him a chance to show off his comic talents. He describes this role as the one which dramatically altered his career. Critical raves for his role in Gods and Monsters (1998) pointed to yet another dimension to his dramatic persona.

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Airheads (1994)

The Lone Rangers have heavy-metal dreams and a single demo tape they can't get anyone to play. The solution: Hijack an AM rock station and hold the deejays hostage until they agree to broadcast the band's tape.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Adam Sandler  •  Chris Farley

The Lone Rangers have heavy-metal dreams and a single demo tape they can't get anyone to play. The solution: Hijack an AM rock station and hold the deejays hostage until they agree to broadcast the band's tape.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Lehmann
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Adam Sandler  •  Chris Farley

Bedazzled (2000)

Elliot Richardson, a suicidal techno geek, is given seven wishes to turn his life around when he meets a very seductive Satan. The catch: his soul. Some of his wishes include a 7 foot basketball star, a rock star, and a hamburger. But, as could be expected, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Elizabeth Hurley  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Orlando Jones

Elliot Richardson, a suicidal techno geek, is given seven wishes to turn his life around when he meets a very seductive Satan. The catch: his soul. Some of his wishes include a 7 foot basketball star, a rock star, and a hamburger. But, as could be expected, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Elizabeth Hurley  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Orlando Jones

Blast from the Past (1999)

Following a bomb scare in the 1960s that locked the Webers into their bomb shelter for 35 years, Adam now ventures forth into Los Angeles to obtain food and supplies for his family, and a non-mutant wife for himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Wilson
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Alicia Silverstone  •  Christopher Walken  •  Sissy Spacek

Following a bomb scare in the 1960s that locked the Webers into their bomb shelter for 35 years, Adam now ventures forth into Los Angeles to obtain food and supplies for his family, and a non-mutant wife for himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Wilson
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Alicia Silverstone  •  Christopher Walken  •  Sissy Spacek

Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996)

A pharmaceutical scientist creates a pill that makes people remember their happiest memory, and although it's successful, it has unfortunate side effects.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Makin
CAST:  Dave Foley  •  Bruce McCulloch  •  Kevin McDonald  •  Mark McKinney

A pharmaceutical scientist creates a pill that makes people remember their happiest memory, and although it's successful, it has unfortunate side effects.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Makin
CAST:  Dave Foley  •  Bruce McCulloch  •  Kevin McDonald  •  Mark McKinney

Crash (2005)

DepressingHeartbreakingThought provokingEmotional

In post-Sept. 11 Los Angeles, tensions erupt when the lives of a Brentwood housewife, her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple converge during a 36-hour period.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Haggis
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Don Cheadle  •  Matt Dillon  •  Michael Peña

In post-Sept. 11 Los Angeles, tensions erupt when the lives of a Brentwood housewife, her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple converge during a 36-hour period.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Haggis
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Don Cheadle  •  Matt Dillon  •  Michael Peña

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)

TV child star of the '70s, Dickie Roberts is now 35 and parking cars. Craving to regain the spotlight, he auditions for a role of a normal guy, but the director quickly sees he is anything but normal. Desperate to win the part, Dickie hires a family to help him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Weisman
CAST:  David Spade  •  Mary McCormack  •  Craig Bierko  •  Scott Terra

TV child star of the '70s, Dickie Roberts is now 35 and parking cars. Craving to regain the spotlight, he auditions for a role of a normal guy, but the director quickly sees he is anything but normal. Desperate to win the part, Dickie hires a family to help him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Weisman
CAST:  David Spade  •  Mary McCormack  •  Craig Bierko  •  Scott Terra

Dogfight (1991)

In the fall of 1963, Eddie Birdlace is an 18-year-old Marine Corps volunteer who is about to ship out with three of his buddies for a tour of duty in Vietnam. Planning a massive blowout for their last night in San Francisco, Eddie, his buddies, and a number of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Savoca
CAST:  River Phoenix  •  Lili Taylor  •  Richard Panebianco  •  Anthony Clark

In the fall of 1963, Eddie Birdlace is an 18-year-old Marine Corps volunteer who is about to ship out with three of his buddies for a tour of duty in Vietnam. Planning a massive blowout for their last night in San Francisco, Eddie, his buddies, and a number of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Savoca
CAST:  River Phoenix  •  Lili Taylor  •  Richard Panebianco  •  Anthony Clark

Dudley Do-Right (1999)

Based on the 60's-era cartoon of the same name. Royal Canadian Mountie Dudley Do-right is busy keeping the peace in his small mountain town when his old rival, Snidely Whiplash, comes up with a plot to buy all the property in town, then start a phony gold rush by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Wilson
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Alfred Molina  •  Eric Idle

Based on the 60's-era cartoon of the same name. Royal Canadian Mountie Dudley Do-right is busy keeping the peace in his small mountain town when his old rival, Snidely Whiplash, comes up with a plot to buy all the property in town, then start a phony gold rush by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugh Wilson
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Alfred Molina  •  Eric Idle

Encino Man (1992)

High school misfits Stoney and Dave discover a long-frozen primeval man buried in their back yard. But the thawed-out Link—as the boys have named him—quickly becomes a wild card in the teens' already zany southern California lives. After a shave and some new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Les Mayfield
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Pauly Shore  •  Megan Ward

High school misfits Stoney and Dave discover a long-frozen primeval man buried in their back yard. But the thawed-out Link—as the boys have named him—quickly becomes a wild card in the teens' already zany southern California lives. After a shave and some new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Les Mayfield
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Pauly Shore  •  Megan Ward

George of the Jungle (1997)

Deep in the African jungle, a baby named George, the sole survivor of a plane crash, is raised by gorillas. George grows up to be a buff and lovable klutz who has a rain forest full of animal friends: Tookie, his big-beaked toucan messenger; Ape, a witty talking ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Weisman
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Leslie Mann  •  Thomas Haden Church  •  John Cleese

Deep in the African jungle, a baby named George, the sole survivor of a plane crash, is raised by gorillas. George grows up to be a buff and lovable klutz who has a rain forest full of animal friends: Tookie, his big-beaked toucan messenger; Ape, a witty talking ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Weisman
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Leslie Mann  •  Thomas Haden Church  •  John Cleese

Gods and Monsters (1998)

Thought provokingBeautifulDramaticEmotional

It's 1957, and James Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images from his past. When his dour housekeeper, Hannah, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Lynn Redgrave  •  Lolita Davidovich

It's 1957, and James Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images from his past. When his dour housekeeper, Hannah, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Ian McKellen  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Lynn Redgrave  •  Lolita Davidovich

In the Army Now (1994)

Bones Conway and Jack Kaufman didn't really know what they were in for when they enlisted in the U.S. Army; they just wanted to get a job and make some money. But these new recruits are so hapless, they run the risk of getting kicked out before their military ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie Jr.
CAST:  Pauly Shore  •  Andy Dick  •  Lori Petty  •  David Alan Grier

Bones Conway and Jack Kaufman didn't really know what they were in for when they enlisted in the U.S. Army; they just wanted to get a job and make some money. But these new recruits are so hapless, they run the risk of getting kicked out before their military ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie Jr.
CAST:  Pauly Shore  •  Andy Dick  •  Lori Petty  •  David Alan Grier

Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)

Fed up with all the attention going to Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck quits Hollywood, teams up with recently-fired stuntman Damien Drake Jr. and embarks on a round-the-world adventure, along with Bugs and The VP of Warner Bros. Their mission? Find Damien's father, and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Jenna Elfman  •  Steve Martin  •  Timothy Dalton

Fed up with all the attention going to Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck quits Hollywood, teams up with recently-fired stuntman Damien Drake Jr. and embarks on a round-the-world adventure, along with Bugs and The VP of Warner Bros. Their mission? Find Damien's father, and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Jenna Elfman  •  Steve Martin  •  Timothy Dalton

Monkeybone (2001)

After a car crash sends repressed cartoonist Stu Miley (Fraser) into a coma, he and the mischievous Monkeybone, his hilariously horny alter-ego, wake up in a wacked-out waystation for lost souls. When Monkeybone takes over Stu's body and escapes to wreak havoc on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Bridget Fonda  •  John Turturro  •  Chris Kattan

After a car crash sends repressed cartoonist Stu Miley (Fraser) into a coma, he and the mischievous Monkeybone, his hilariously horny alter-ego, wake up in a wacked-out waystation for lost souls. When Monkeybone takes over Stu's body and escapes to wreak havoc on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Bridget Fonda  •  John Turturro  •  Chris Kattan

Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)

Connie Doyle is eighteen, pregnant and alone. She accidentally ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife pregnant Patricia. The train wrecks and she wakes up in the hospital to find out that it's been assumed that she's Patricia. Hugh's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Shirley MacLaine  •  Ricki Lake  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Jane Krakowski

Connie Doyle is eighteen, pregnant and alone. She accidentally ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife pregnant Patricia. The train wrecks and she wakes up in the hospital to find out that it's been assumed that she's Patricia. Hugh's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Shirley MacLaine  •  Ricki Lake  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Jane Krakowski

School Ties (1992)

Thought provokingGrippingClassicDisturbing

When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man on campus ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Mandel
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Matt Damon  •  Chris O'Donnell  •  Randall Batinkoff

When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man on campus ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Mandel
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Matt Damon  •  Chris O'Donnell  •  Randall Batinkoff

Still Breathing (1997)

Two lost souls: she a con-artist in L.A.; he a puppeteer in San Antonio have the same dream linking each with the other. He travels to L.A. to find this woman he has become obsessed with. She resists, afraid of his kooky ideas until she travels with him to San ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James F. Robinson
CAST:  Lou Rawls  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Joanna Going  •  Ann Magnuson

Two lost souls: she a con-artist in L.A.; he a puppeteer in San Antonio have the same dream linking each with the other. He travels to L.A. to find this woman he has become obsessed with. She resists, afraid of his kooky ideas until she travels with him to San ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James F. Robinson
CAST:  Lou Rawls  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Joanna Going  •  Ann Magnuson

The Mummy (1999)

FunnyEnjoyableFantasticalAdventurous

Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell stumbles upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle to claim the area in 1920s Egypt. It has been over three thousand years since former High Priest Imhotep suffered a fate worse than death as a punishment ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Sommers
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Rachel Weisz  •  John Hannah  •  Arnold Vosloo

Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell stumbles upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle to claim the area in 1920s Egypt. It has been over three thousand years since former High Priest Imhotep suffered a fate worse than death as a punishment ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Sommers
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Rachel Weisz  •  John Hannah  •  Arnold Vosloo

The Mummy Returns (2001)

Rick and Evelyn O’Connell, along with their 8-year-old son Alex, discover the key to the legendary Scorpion King’s might: the fabled Bracelet of Anubis. Unfortunately, a newly resurrected Imhotep has designs on the bracelet as well, and isn’t above kidnapping its ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Sommers
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Rachel Weisz  •  John Hannah  •  Arnold Vosloo

Rick and Evelyn O’Connell, along with their 8-year-old son Alex, discover the key to the legendary Scorpion King’s might: the fabled Bracelet of Anubis. Unfortunately, a newly resurrected Imhotep has designs on the bracelet as well, and isn’t above kidnapping its ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Sommers
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Rachel Weisz  •  John Hannah  •  Arnold Vosloo

The Quiet American (2002)

A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged around them, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Do Thi Hai Yen  •  Tzi Ma

A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged around them, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Do Thi Hai Yen  •  Tzi Ma
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