Fans thought they knew precisely how to pronounce Brendan Fraser’s name because he has been on our screens for decades, but that was before lately.
Who is Brendan Fraser?
The 54-year-old actor from The Whale spoke with Adam Sandler in-depth about their respective professions.
Brendan James Fraser, an actor who was born in both Canada and the United States on December 3, 1968, is well-known for his prominent parts in blockbusters, comedies, and tragic movies.
He became well-known for playing Rick O’Connell in the Mummy trilogy (1999–2008). He received his first job in a movie, Dogfight, in 1990 after graduating from Cornish College of the Arts (1991).
Several comedic movies, including Encino Man (1992), Airheads (1994), George of the Jungle (1997), Dudley Do-Right (1999), Blast from the Past (1999), Bedazzled (2000), Monkeybone (2001), and Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), as well as leading roles in the fantasy movies Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) and Inkheart, were where Fraser debuted (2008).
He appeared in dramas including School Ties (1992), With Honors (1994), Gods and Monsters (1998), The Quiet American (2002), Crash (2004), and Extraordinary Measures during this time (2010).
Longtime Fraser fans will find that the fact that his name is not pronounced like the title of the TV series Frasier, with a gentle “s” sound in the middle, is one of the chat’s first and by far its largest surprise.
In a recent installment of Variety’s Actors on Actors series, Sandler, 56, describes how the two initially connected.
The comedic actor stated, “When I first met Brendan Fraser,” right into the camera.
That’s your complete name, right? Sandler adds, dubious of his own pronunciation. Patrick Fraser “
It’s Fraser,” Fraser remarked, adding that it should be pronounced similarly to the word “razor,” as he made a show of shaving his jaw.
Later in the interview, when Sandler again pronounces Fraser’s name incorrectly, the Airheads co-stars share another amusing Fraser-related moment.
Fraser merely makes the shaving motion to show his pal the proper pronunciation.
Finally, he uttered: “Ok. F**k it. No one has ever spelled my name correctly.
The first people to respond to this monumental finding were Fraser’s supporters. One popular tweet with approximately 30,000 likes stated: “I’ve been pronouncing Brendan Fraser’s name incorrectly for years.”
Another just said, “I’m saddened,” in response.
Fourth, a broken-hearted supporter posted, “My whole life has been a lie.”
A handful of Fraser’s fans remembered the 1990s Comedy Central sketches in which the Blast from the Past actor instructed everyone on how to pronounce his name. Check it out in the aforementioned video.
Carbon dating myself by recalling Brendan Fraser’s pronunciation guidance on Comedy Central mini-commercials, one person joked.
The Whale, the actor’s latest picture, has delighted reviewers and moviegoers and is anticipated to be a great hit during awards season next year now that we all know how to pronounce “Fraser.”
The Whale is a Darren Aronofsky-directed film about a reclusive, overweight English teacher named Charlie, played by Fraser, who tries to get in touch with his daughter, 17, who is portrayed by Sadie Sink from Stranger Things.
The Whale will have its US debut on December 9 and be available in the UK on February 3, 2023.