Fans have been raving about the incredible prosthetics used to transform Brendan Fraser for his new movie role as a 600lb man.
It's really not an understatement to say that the internet absolutely loves Brendan Fraser.
Delighting audiences with his performances in George of the Jungle and The Mummy movies, many were saddened to see him drop off the cinematic radar and even more sad to hear why.
The actor claimed that he was the victim of sexual abuse in Hollywood, alleging that former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) Philip Berk sexually abused him.
While Fraser received a written apology, he found himself shut out from the HFPA and the Golden Globes awards, leading the actor to wonder if he'd been blacklisted.
Divorce, the death of his mother and a number of other difficult issues have plagued his life since then but in recent years the actor has been making a comeback much to the delight of fans who grew up with him on their screens.
In that vein, Fraser has a new movie coming out later this year and fans who have seen a first glimpse of him in it have praised the prosthetics which have seen the actor undergo an incredible transformation.
Fraser will be starring in The Whale, with the actor playing a 600lb man trying to reconnect with his teenage daughter (Sadie Sink of Stranger Things fame) years after he abandoned his family.
Seeing how different Fraser looks, fans praised the 'truly amazing prosthetics' which had turned the actor in his 600lb character.
Someone else tipped it for 'best makeup Oscar winner', stunned that Fraser's transformation had been achieved by practical effects rather than CGI.
More fans were just happy to see Brendan Fraser back on their screens, with one person writing they'd been 'wishing he's going to have a big comeback sometime' and another predicting a 'career best performance'.
Others joked that actors more famous for undergoing ridiculous body transformations for roles would be fuming that Fraser beat them to the job.
One person joked 'somewhere out there Christian Bale is envious he didn't get the role', though others were glad to hear he'd seemingly dropped the unhealthy habit of transforming his body for roles.
Last year Fraser told Newsweek the movie was 'already in the can' and described the experience of wearing so many prosthetics.
He said: "The wardrobe and costume was extensive, seamless, cumbersome.
"This is certainly far removed from anything I've ever done but not to be coy, I haven't seen any of it yet but I do know it's going to make a lasting impression."
Based on the Samuel D. Hunter play of the same name, The Whale is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September.
Fraser's career resurgence, dubbed by fans as the 'Brenaissance', looks set to go from strength to strength as he's also set to appear in Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.
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