Brendan Fraser breaks down in tears as ‘The Whale’ gets 6-minute standing ovation at Venice Film Festival

Brendan Fraser
Brendan Fraser Photo credit Getty Images: John Phillips

The world premiere of 'The Whale' happened Sunday night at the Venice Film Festival and when the credits rolled Brendan Fraser was overcome with emotion. Years out of the Hollywood spotlight, Fraser returns to the big screen playing a 600-pound gay man confined to a wheelchair. He sobbed throughout the six-minute standing ovation, which will likely put him at the forefront of this year’s best actor Oscars race.

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Getty Images: John Phillips