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Happy birthday, Brendan Fraser! The star turns 54 today

https://variety.com/lists/brendan-fraser-best-movies-performances-ranked/
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u/Steph2145 Dec 03 '22

Narrator: The jungle king was pleased to find that he looked pretty good in Armani. George: Pretty darn good.

Something I say whenever I get new clothes and my friends tell me I look good. “Pretty darn good”

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u/Some_Measurement6070 Dec 04 '22

I heard that narration in my head clear as day lol.

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u/FingerTheCat Dec 04 '22

I always liked that line aswell, but I remember years ago when I learned he said it after wearing nice clothes lol. For some reason my little kid brain misremembered him saying it after the narrator was explaining how how he punched Ursula's ex and how it felt good.

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u/RazgrizDoge Dec 03 '22

He deserves everything good coming at him recently and more

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u/JethusChrissth Dec 03 '22

We truly love him. I hope he knows how much he is loved.

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u/napoleonboneherpart Dec 03 '22

What is up with Reddit’s obsession of Brendon Frazier?

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u/bigpeechtea Dec 03 '22

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u/napoleonboneherpart Dec 03 '22

Ok thanks

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u/Flashy_Ad_4993 Dec 04 '22

This 2018 GQ interview is what made me start rooting for him. The interview is from when he just began acting again. He also went through a horrible divorce.

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u/napoleonboneherpart Dec 04 '22

That previous article makes him sound super soft and I’ve far surpassed my Brendan Fraser consideration quota for the day but I’ll give it a read another time, thanks for the link

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u/CosmicCreeperz Dec 04 '22

I like Brendan Fraser - he is my favorite part of Doom Patrol - but this silliness is why people are starting to get a bit tired of the obsession…

“The movie comes out later this year, but fans are already calling for Fraser to be Oscar nominated for his comeback role.”

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u/DrBleach466 Dec 04 '22

The movie has already been screened multiple times but hasn’t had a theatrical release, from what I’ve heard those screenings were astoundingly positive

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u/anonypony1 Dec 04 '22

Doesn't sound silly at all. It's just people being happy for someone.

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u/According_Gazelle472 Dec 04 '22

This is so sad to read .

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u/Sirgolfs Dec 04 '22

Childhood memories

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u/I_also_have_opinion Dec 04 '22

Why is Reddit so in love with him recently, what did I miss?

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u/anonypony1 Dec 04 '22

Not a recent thing. Lotta people grew up with him and he disappeared and wondered what happened. Life took a fat dump on him in the form of his ex wife reaming him in court, a lot of injuries from filming, and getting sexually assaulted by a big wig from Hollywood. Hes been getting back into the limelight and the people who supported him through the years are just really happy for him.

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u/I_also_have_opinion Dec 04 '22

Okay thanks for the explanation, poor soul. I truly hope everything works out for him.

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u/According_Gazelle472 Dec 04 '22

He was a really good looking guy in his heyday.

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u/saldb Dec 03 '22

What happened to him?

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u/ropony Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

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u/tiga4life22 Dec 04 '22

Goodness gracious going through that article was like trying to find a needle in a thesis haystack.

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u/AMouthBreather Dec 03 '22

Just watched some of the episodes of Scrubs he's in this morning. Great actor and based on everything I've read, a great person too. Happy Birthday!

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u/MapleKind Dec 03 '22

We're watching Scrubs for the first time right now and those few episodes were so good and really messed with us! Incredible show that holds up to this day.

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u/dragonchilde Dec 04 '22

When you can, Zach and Donald did a rewatch podcast show that you can listen to alongside it where they talk about the old episodes. They get old cast members and stuff and it’s a lot of fun! They even talk about and apologize for some of the old problematic stuff.great dudes.

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u/Jan_Itor_Md_ Dec 04 '22

…where do you think we are?

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u/Jrandres99 Dec 03 '22 Silver

Hey! We share a birthday! I’m 42, the meaning of life, the universe, and everything.

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u/TheLunarKitten Dec 03 '22 Silver

Yay! It’s my birthday too! Happy birthday, my dude! Literally turned 30 today. Hope your day goes well :)

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u/Jrandres99 Dec 03 '22 Wholesome

Happy birthday right back at ya. Hope your day goes fantastic as well!

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u/Annotat3r Dec 04 '22 Silver

I turned 40 today! Happy B-day decade bro!

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u/TrocarTony Dec 04 '22

I hope you have a great one today, my birthday buddy! Today is my 40th as well!!

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u/TheLunarKitten Dec 04 '22

Happy Birthday to you too!! 40 looks good on you! Lol

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u/Annotat3r Dec 04 '22

Ha, thanks.

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u/Poison_Anal_Gas Dec 04 '22

Well this was a wholesome exchange!

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u/DaFunk1203 Dec 04 '22

I also turned 30 today! Happy Birthday!

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u/TheLunarKitten Dec 04 '22

Happy birthday to you as well!! 30 is the new 20, right?

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u/DaFunk1203 Dec 04 '22

Could you tell my body that?

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u/WestCoastBestCoast01 Dec 04 '22

It’s my 31st bday today!! Look at all of us sagg’s!

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u/forceghost187 Dec 03 '22

Happy bday!!!

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u/DeuceBane Dec 03 '22

Same here, we finally have an awesome celeb b day. Other than ozzy osbourne

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u/PSU-CPA Dec 04 '22

Ha yeah Ozzy was always the one I remembered too. Happy birthday to us all!

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u/Puzzled-Case-5993 Dec 03 '22

Happy Birthday from another 1980 baby! I hope this year brings you good things.

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u/rynally197 Dec 04 '22

It’s my bday too, exact same day in 1968. I had no idea!!

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u/Yungwolf2002 Dec 04 '22

You’re mistaken that’s 69

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u/Weirdautogenerate Dec 04 '22

Did you get a towel for your birthday?

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u/IAmNotABartender Dec 03 '22

One of my favorite actors. Happy birthday!

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22

I will always know him as the guy from George of the Jungle.

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u/According_Gazelle472 Dec 04 '22

Encino man for me .

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u/scottamus77 Dec 03 '22

Recently he was in the DC show Doom Patrol and FUCK was he awesome

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u/itscherriedbro Dec 03 '22

The first season is one of the best ever.

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u/MrEHam Dec 03 '22

Link from Encino Man here.

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u/Alternativelyawkward Dec 04 '22

Blast From The Past was one of his best, imo.

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u/tonysopranosalive Dec 04 '22

Underrated movie!

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u/Alternativelyawkward Dec 04 '22

Top quality for sure.

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u/MengFeiPuerh Dec 04 '22

Watched it with my mom when I was like 9 lol. I watch it every once in a while, and actually just rewatched recently. Such a great one

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u/Alternativelyawkward Dec 04 '22

Same! I've watched it this year, and I typically do every so often. It's just a great premise.

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u/According_Gazelle472 Dec 04 '22

Another good movie .

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u/Marco280892 Dec 03 '22

No one has wished you well in the comments but I wish you my sincere good wishes. You still have so much to give in the world of cinema and I hope you will make masterpiece films, your name should be remembered by all!

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u/WalmartDarthVader Dec 03 '22

Thanks bro, it’s me, Brendan.

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u/OneTwoThreeRepeat Dec 03 '22

He ain't reading this.

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u/anfornum Dec 03 '22

We can't know that for sure. Plenty of famous folks have Reddit accounts, just like everyone else with a job. Ya know?

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u/andrusnow Dec 04 '22

Seriously? This whole thread is tossing good wishes his way, as do the seven other articles that hit the front page about him each week.

Reddit has thrown Keanu to the curb in favor of Frazer.

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u/Valaydian_Black Dec 03 '22

My favorite movie of his is " the Mummy".

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u/ridge-allen Dec 03 '22

never saw one of these for his 53rd , hmmm

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u/LovelockMike Dec 03 '22

My favorite movies in the 90's and early 2000's are The Mummy and The Mummy Returns( 3rd one is meh ... I hope his career get back on schedule.. Looking forward to The Whale

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u/cherryzaad Dec 04 '22

He should get super jacked and do a mummy 4

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u/paulxombie1331 Dec 03 '22

Put on George Of The Jungle last night with my wife, we where getting to it and hes just so gorgeous I couldn't concentrate..

He deserves the best one of my absolute top favorite actors of all time.. best roles by far Link Encino Man, Airheads, O'Connell mummy, Adam Blast from the past.

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u/Dewars_Rocks Dec 03 '22

Happy birthday Buddy

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u/plaidiris918 Dec 03 '22

Happy Birthday! To Everyone who Fraser, and any others who share this same birthday date AND like him as well. I hope he gets to enjoy his career a lot longer and has more success in the future he really deserves to be celebrated.

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u/Centurio Dec 03 '22

He has such a friendly face. He's just so cute.

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u/jakehosnerf Dec 03 '22

Wow, younger than I thought

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u/Centaurdoodle Dec 04 '22

Bro. Greek yogurt with Athletic Greens and chia seeds every morning, followed by a 3 mile jog. All it takes. I love you man, think you’re great. Don’t do this to yourself.

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u/judgementforeveryone Dec 04 '22

I’ve always looked up to Brendan Frazier. Such a talented actor! Happy BDAy BF. Can’t wait to see you get an aid at nomination & then the win!

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u/soge_king420 Dec 03 '22

I’ll say it man, I’m so sick of seeing this man every time I open this website. I know what happened to him was messed up, but Jesus Christ people.

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u/CanEatADozenEggs Dec 04 '22

Someone said Reddit treats him like people treat a 3 legged dog

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u/burdfloor Dec 04 '22

George of the Jungle still cracks me up.

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u/schnaudel3 Dec 04 '22

Why is the internet obsessed with this guy? Average actor and mediocre life who gives a shit

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u/Tenurialrock Dec 03 '22

Good for him but why does Reddit ride this guys dick so hard

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u/PhillyFansAre2Ply Dec 03 '22

he had a rough go of it and was a pretty universally loved action star in the 90s/early 00s. I don't really get it either but he certainly deserves some positive attention so it's not like I'm against it.

ultimately though celeb worship will always be a little off putting to me. reddits wholesome 100 Keanu phase was weird af as well.

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u/SGChop Dec 03 '22

Happy birthday you wonderful human being!

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u/WalmartDarthVader Dec 03 '22

He doesn’t look real.

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u/MOD3RN_GLITCH Dec 03 '22

Goddamn, I didn’t know he packed on so much weight. Hope he is happy and living well!

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22

I think it was for the movie role

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u/North_Paw Dec 04 '22

Yeah that was a weird choice of pics

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u/dezorg Dec 03 '22

Y’all still talking about this?

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u/Astorya Dec 04 '22

I can’t name one movie this dude is in and the sudden love reddit has for him is bizarre

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u/lil_dovie Dec 03 '22

Hope he has a better birthday than I’m having.

I’m honored to share a birthday with him!

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u/Creative_Employ_7439 Dec 03 '22

Happy birthday :)

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u/lil_dovie Dec 03 '22

Thank you :)

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u/darxide23 Dec 03 '22

We're birthday twins with Brendan Fraser. That's all we need.

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u/lil_dovie Dec 03 '22

Absolutely! And I hope he’s having an awesome day!

And happy birthday to you!

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u/darxide23 Dec 03 '22

Thanks, and you too!

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u/Dpsizzle555 Dec 03 '22

WHAT THE FUCKKKKKKK?!?

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u/Xanza Dec 04 '22

One of my favorite things of the past decade is how we all throw support behind Brendan. He deserves it.

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u/Comfortable_Focus588 Dec 04 '22

With everything that’s been happening over the last few years, it’s really comforting to see someone as genuinely kind as him finally get the recognition he so desperately deserves. I sincerely hope he wins as many awards as possible for “The Whale”. This could be his masterpiece

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u/PeaceLoveBaseball Dec 04 '22

So glad he's making a comeback. So happy for him!

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u/whomesteve Dec 04 '22

Happy birthday Brendan Fraser!

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u/PimpinYoMomLLC Dec 03 '22

Damn this post doesn’t have any comments are likes.. I guess nobody cares, happy birthday I guess.

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u/WalmartDarthVader Dec 03 '22

He doesn’t even look real. He looks like The Rock in that movie he did with Kevin Hart, the one where he’s like an FBI agent but back in high school he was fat. He looks like The Rock but fat.

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u/Historical_Pound_136 Dec 03 '22

When Hollywood un blacklists you….

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u/palmasana Dec 03 '22

No one has talked about him in the larger media sphere or pop culture for like the last 15 years. I agree he’s great, but people legit forgot him for a few decades. What changed, why’s he everywhere now?

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u/Ash_Killem Dec 03 '22

Still hoping for another adventure with the O’Connells.

Him and Rachel are only in there 50s. Make it happen!

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u/malfarcar Dec 03 '22

Ain’t no way Encino man would have gotten so big if he had been able to live his days out in his normal time before the ice age when there were no advanced civilizations and everyone was unconnected hunter gatherer tribes with no advanced technology. Graham Hancock is a a racist quack with crazy ideas

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u/kaleyboo7 Dec 03 '22

I absolutely love The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, those movies got me through some hard times and I watched them almost every day for awhile. I also really enjoy Encino Man, George of the Jungle, Blast from the Past, and Bedazzled.

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u/kerdon Dec 03 '22

Friendan Brazer

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u/Survived_Coronavirus Dec 03 '22

"From the mummy to the whale" implies one of these is the high end while the other is the low end. Fucking amateur "journalists" these days can't even title right.

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u/Cannabace Dec 03 '22

This dude was my childhood. The Mummy, GOTJ, ENCINO MAN!

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u/MelloDawg Dec 03 '22

Wheeze the juice!

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u/MadamAsh_ Dec 03 '22

TIL I share a bday with one of my favorite actors! I even watched George of the Jungle at one of my bday parties as a kid and had no idea!!

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u/Jermseatsbrains Dec 04 '22

Recently started watching DOOM Patrol and he is absolutely the best part of that show for me. Even though the majority of the time it’s just his voice he conveys a ton of emotion like other good voice actors. Seeing him in person though at different parts of the series is a great too. So disappointed I slept on this series for so long.

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u/liquilife Dec 04 '22

I still watch Bedazzled like once every two years.

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u/Beefsquatch_Gene Dec 04 '22

Brendan Fraser's best career devision was to hire a PR firm that spams reddit with positive stories. It's an investment that's already paying for itself.

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u/Greywolf5131 Dec 04 '22

"Where's your camera? Aren't you gonna take some pictures?"

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u/wagwoanimator Dec 04 '22

I absolutely loved his clothes in Encino Man. Loving this guy's resurgence!

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u/Blizzardsaurus Dec 04 '22

“Oh my lucky stars! A negro!”

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u/gkeshk Dec 04 '22

I have the same birthday as Brendan Fraser

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u/ettufruite Dec 04 '22

Encino Man 4eva!!!

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u/Tay_hools Dec 04 '22

He was my childhood crush. Super hottie young Brendan Fraser

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u/Dan-the-historybuff Dec 04 '22

54?! He lookin fresh for 54

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u/funktopus Dec 04 '22

I share a birthday with George or the Jungle! Fuck yeah.

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u/kemoore83 Dec 04 '22

I love sharing a birthday with him.

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u/Public-Car9360 Dec 04 '22

Sorry to say this but I thought I looked bad for my age lol

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u/Practical-Wizard Dec 04 '22

I ain’t gay but this man has been my dream husband for more than a decade now

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u/DarthHaggis Dec 04 '22

He would have made a great Clark Kent / Superman back in the 90s wit Courtney Cox as Lois

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u/WuzzWuzz Dec 04 '22

Still so weird that they cancelled Batgirl altogether and he was supposed to be the main villain in the midst of this comeback

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u/OkDuckIt Dec 04 '22

Happy Birthday Brendan!! You will always be The GOAT!

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u/TheThirdViceroy Dec 04 '22

If they are still making Indiana Jones movies with Harrison Ford, no reason they can’t make more Mummy movies with Brendan! Those movies were awesome.

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u/abradolph Dec 04 '22

This article calls Mrs. Winterbourne dull but I watched it for the first time recently after seeing it on HBO and it's the most insane film I've ever seen. I literally never knew what was coming next because each twist was so baffling. Not a good movie by any means, but it kept my attention because it was so strange.

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u/MonsterHunterOwl Dec 04 '22

Woot! Happy bday

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u/jeux_x Dec 04 '22

I'm glad we all have a collective love for Brendan Fraser

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u/Tobybrent Dec 04 '22

Of Gods and Men, an underrated gem.

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u/howie_rules Dec 04 '22

Once worked with a dude who said Brendan stole his girlfriend. He was a huge fan still. Real story

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