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Brendan Fraser is unrecognizable after 600lb transformation

The Mummy star will feature in new film The Whale

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Jenni McKnight
US Lifestyle Editor
July 27, 2022
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 Brendan Fraser was once one of Hollywood's leading men and starred in hits such as The Mummy and George of the Jungle.

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However, the actor has been missing from the spotlight in recent years but is now making a sensational return after bagging his first leading role in almost a decade – and he certainly looks very different from what his fans are used to seeing.

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Brendan underwent a dramatic physical transformation to play a 600lb man in the Darren Aronofsky-directed movie The Whale.

The film sees Brendan play a man "living with obesity" and "struggling to reconnect with his 17-year-old daughter", according to Variety. But Brendan didn't up his calories for the role. Instead, he wore prosthetics in order to achieve the look, according to IndieWire.

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Before the photo of his new look was revealed, Brendan teased last year that his appearance in the film is "going to make a lasting impression".

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Brendan looks so different in his new role

"It's gonna be like something you haven't seen before," Brendan told Unilad. "That's really all I can tell you…The wardrobe and costume was extensive, seamless, cumbersome."

He added: "This is certainly far removed from anything I've ever done but not to be coy…I do know it's going to make a lasting impression."

brendan fraser© Photo: Getty Images

Brendan starred in hits like The Mummy

Fans have gone wild for Brendan's comeback, with one posting on Instagram: "Yessssss let this be Brendan Fraser's first Oscar role!!!!! This man deserves his flowers!!!!" A second said: "Brendan's back, baby!" A third added: "You had me at Brendan Fraser."

It's been confirmed that the movie will premiere at this year's Venice Film Festival and sees Stranger Things' Sadie Sink star alongside Brendan. It is one of three A24 movies set to premiere at Venice alongside Pearl and The Eternal Daughter and is an adaptation of the 2012 play under the same title by Samuel D Hunter.

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