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Brendan Fraser

Brendan Fraser next stars in the third installment of The Mummy franchise, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, which is set for release in August 2008. In 1999, Fraser starred with Rachel Weisz in the blockbuster action/horror adventure The Mummy, Stephen Sommers' ambitious retooling of the 1932 horror classic. In 2001, Fraser re-teamed with Sommers and Weisz for the film's hit sequel, The Mummy Returns. The first two films have, to date, grossed more than $800 million worldwide.

Fraser also stars in two more upcoming projects: the family adventure/fantasy film Inkheart, opposite Helen Mirren, Paul Bettany, Jim Broadbent and Andy Serkis, which is slated for release in January 2009; and the actioner G.I. Joe, which reunited him with director Stephen Sommers and opens in Summer 2009.

In addition, Fraser has starred in some of the most successful independent films of the past decade, including Paul Haggis' Academy Award-winning Best Picture Crash, for which he shared in a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the ensemble cast; Phillip Noyce's The Quiet American, with Michael Caine, based on Graham Greene's 1955 bestselling thriller; and Bill Condon's award-winning drama Gods and Monsters, opposite Sir Ian McKellen and Lynn Redgrave. Fraser more recently starred in The Air I Breathe, which premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival and also stars Forest Whitaker, Andy Garcia, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Julie Delpy, Emile Hirsch and Kevin Bacon.

Fraser previously starred in the title role of the smash hit action comedy George of the Jungle. His additional film credits include Joe Dante's Looney Tunes: Back in Action, blending live action and animation; Harold Ramis' Bedazzled; the title role in the live-action Dudley Do-Right, opposite Sarah Jessica Parker; Hugh Wilson's "Blast From the Past, with Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, and Sissy Spacek; Showtime's The Twilight of the Golds; Richard Benjamin's Mrs. Winterbourne, with Shirley MacLaine; With Honors; Airheads, directed by Michael Lehmann; Michael Ritchie's The Scout; Robert Mandel's School Ties, with Matt Damon and Chris O'Donnell; and the hit comedy Encino Man, in his first feature film starring role.

On the stage, Fraser's theatre repertoire includes his appearance in the 2001 West End production of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Tony Award winner Anthony Page. Playing the lead role of Brick, opposite Frances O'Connor as Maggie, Fraser earned acclaim from the London critics. He had earlier received praise for his performance as the anxious writer in John Patrick Shanley's Four Dogs and a Bone at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, co-starring with Martin Short, Parker Posey and Elizabeth Perkins under the direction of Lawrence Kasdan.

Born in Indianapolis and raised in Europe and Canada, Fraser received a BFA in acting from the Actors Conservatory, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.

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Brendan Fraser Facts

Birth NameBrendan James Fraser
BirthdayDecember 3, 1968 (53)
BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana, USA
Height6' 3" (1m91)  How tall is Brendan Fraser compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Nut Job
Charlie Bartlett
Journey to the Center of the Earth
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Blast from the Past
The Mummy
Escape From Planet Earth
The Mummy Returns
George Of The Jungle
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