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Brendan Fraser finds his first major role since winning an Academy Award
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Brendan Fraser finds his first major role since winning an Academy Award

The acclaimed actor will star in Searchlight’s Rental Family.

The Brenaissance is continuing as Brendon Fraser has landed his first major role since winning his first Oscar.

Variety reported that the acclaimed actor will star in Searchlight’s Rental Family, directed by Japanese filmmaker Mitsuyo Miyazaki (Beef), who goes by the name Hikari.

Hikari will be co-writing the script with Stephen Blahut, whom she collaborated with on the docudrama 37 Seconds.

The film will follow a struggling actor living in Tokyo who is hired as a token American guy for a Japanese rental-family company.

This leads him on an unexpected journey of self-discovery through the role he serves in his clients' lives.

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While the Canadian-American actor was last seen in a small role as a defense attorney in Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon and Max Barbakow’s comedy Brothers, this will mark his first major role since winning his Academy Award.

Fraser took a hiatus from acting before starring in Darren Aronofsky's psychological drama The Whale, which was about a 600lb recluse who attempts to reconnect with his daughter.

During his Oscars speech, he expressed gratitude for the Academy, A24, Aronofsky and others involved in the film, thanking them for their 'whale-sized hearts'.

He then proceeded to say how lucky he feels making movies for a living while referencing his character Charlie, who didn't have the best of luck.

"Charlie, he's one of those guys. Luck has eluded him. Some of it his fault, most of it is not," Fraser said.

"He's trapped, he's in he's in an ocean of regret, he grapples with illness, he's lonely and his time's running short.

"He just wants to do one good thing with his life, one good thing.

"And I think that's a lot of us, we want our lives to be meaningful, we want to know the feeling of being lucky, to be the hero, to conquer that white whale

"It's hard to get there, believe me, I know."

He concluded that his character eventually finds the courage to move forward and his ‘luck is redeemed'.

"And I'm telling you with every inch of my whale-sized heart, I wish the very same for anyone of you or those of you know who might also feel lost at sea, you deserve to go and seek the luck that you deserve,” he said.

"There's a beautiful life waiting for you to embrace, take that step towards the light."

Ah, yes. A great comeback, indeed.

Topics: Film and TV, Celebrity