Brendan Fraser's rise, fall, and triumphant return
The public discourse has picked up and put down a fascination with Brendan Fraser many times over the years and for varying reasons. His life in the public eye began as a comedy and action megastar, then suddenly he seemed to disappear completely. Now, he's back in the headlines for his stunning lead role in Darren Aronofsky's latest psychological drama 'The Whale,' for which he just earned the Oscar for Best Actor. It was his first lead in 12 years, and his first ever Oscar nod, and now his first ever Academy Award-winning prefix. The win caps off a successful run on the awards circuit this season, as Fraser also took home a SAG Award and Critics Choice Award. Click through to discover the full story of how Brendan Fraser rocketed into Hollywood, crashed lower than we ever imagined, and adamantly climbed his way back up to the top.