After a long hiatus in his career, Brendan Fraser has finally made a comeback with the 2022 film The whale. He was praised for his Oscar-worthy performance in the film. After his last blow, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Fraser struggled to give up more hits. He also opened up about the assault that put him through a depression. The No sudden movement The star also said he would not attend the Golden Globe Awards even if he was nominated.
In his recent interview with GQ, Fraser talked about his most iconic characters. During this interview, the Bedazzled The star also shared his experience working alongside Matt Damon in his feature debut and how the American actor helped him land the lead role.
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How Matt Damon helped Brendan Fraser land the role in School Ties?
Brendan Fraser landed his first leading role in the 1992 film, School ties. The film is known for launching the careers of Hollywood stars like Fraser, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Chris O’Donnell. It received mixed reviews due to heavy subject matter regarding anti-Semitism and prejudice.
Although it wasn’t a huge box office success, School Ties is still considered one of the best films of Damon and Fraser’s career. Speaking about the film with GQ, the George of the Jungle The star recalled auditioning for the film alongside Matt Damon.
“My screen test for this [“School Ties”] was with Matt, and I knew I had to match the pitch with him. I wasn’t really sure what the difference was between working for the camera and what I was used to, having just come, at this time in my life, out of training at a conservatory.
The Encino Man star further shared this while listening to The Martian star, he passed on what needed to be played and transmitted. He praised Matt Damon saying: “He makes you better.” He also claimed that his screen test with the Still water star helped him get the lead role in School links.
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Matt Damon lost lead role to Brendan Fraser
School Ties is still known for its strong cultural influence against hate. The film’s cast have been praised for their work over the years. It followed David Greene, a Jewish high school student who received a scholarship to New England Preparatory School for his senior year of high school.
In an interview following the film’s release, Matt Damon shared that he lost the lead role in the Journey to the Center of the Earth star. He shared that he had been preparing for the role of David Greene for 10 months.
But after his screen trial with Brendan Fraser, the filmmakers told him he was better suited to play Charlie Dillon, the film’s antagonist. The Deceased The star shared that he was called and said he would be playing Charlie Dillon and only had one night to work on the character.
Brendan Fraser’s next movie The whale is set to release on December 9, 2022.
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