Brendan Fraser Trends For No Other Reason Than People Love The Guy

Brendan Fraser

Based on how popular Stephen Sommers’ The Mummy was at the time, raking in over $416 million at the box office while scoring solid reviews and a great response from fans, Brendan Fraser appeared destined for A-list superstardom. After all, he ticked all of the boxes required to be a major force in blockbuster cinema.

The actor is tall, handsome, charming and charismatic, not to mention having a natural ability to play the intimate character moments just as well as the broad spectacle-driven set pieces. Unfortunately, however, his career began to decline after The Mummy Returns was released in 2001, and for a long time nobody could quite figure out why he’d vanished into the Hollywood wilderness.

In 2018, Fraser revealed he was sexually assaulted by the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association fifteen years previously, and the incident led to a severe bout of depression that was compounded by his divorce, the death of his mother and a startling lack of support from those within the industry aware of his allegations.

However, not only is The Mummy still a beloved cult favorite, but the 52 year-old could be set for a career resurgence thanks to his recurring role in DC’s Doom Patrol, Steven Soderbergh’s crime thriller No Sudden Move and Darren Aronofsky’s bizarre-sounding drama The Whale. Fraser found himself trending over the weekend as well for no other reason besides the fact that people love him, and you can check out some of the reactions below.

The Mummy

It’s become something of a regular phenomenon, with Brendan Fraser also trending last year when a 2500 year-old tomb full of sarcophagi was discovered, and there was only man capable of dealing with such a potentially dangerous situation. He may have dropped off the radar somewhat, but he’s clearly still got the backing of a whole lot of people.