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Brendan Fraser Trends as Fans Worldwide Celebrate the Beloved Actor's 54th Birthday

MovieWeb 12/3/2022 Jeremy Dick
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Fans of iconic actor Brendan Fraser are sending their love and well wishes along to him in honor of his 54th birthday. In recent years, Fraser has been enjoying a resurgence in popularity that has been referred to by some as the "Brenaissance." It has resulted in Fraser landing key roles in major upcoming releases, such as Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as Darren Aronofksy's acclaimed drama The Whale, which hits theaters this month.

Fans aren't going to let Fraser's 54th birthday on Saturday pass by without taking the opportunity to bestow some more appreciation upon the beloved actor. On Twitter, his name is trending, with thousands of fans celebrating the occasion, with more and more new happy birthday posts coming in continuously. Whatever Fraser is doing to spend the day, what all of his fans clearly want is for him to be having the happiest birthday yet.

"Itโ€™s Brendan Fraserโ€™s birthday so naturally, I will tweet my unwavering love for this quality human," one fan puts it on Twitter.

Or, as another fan says, "happy birthday to the king Brendan Fraser. you deserve the world king."

Another tweet reads, "Happiest Birthday Brendan Fraser! Whenever there's a list of great comebacks, your name will undoubtedly be at the top. An amazing human being and a brilliant actor."

"Brendan Fraser will always be George of the Jungle to me and I will always love him," tweets another longtime fan. "I hope he has the best birthday ever today!"

Related: The Whale: Plot, Cast, Release Date, and Everything Else We Know

As Brendan Fraser Can Attest, a Lot Can Happen in One Year's Time

This time last year, Fraser was busy working on the production of the superhero movie Batgirl. Starring Leslie Grace as the titular crime-fighter, the film was to also feature Fraser in the role of Firefly, the antagonist. While on location, the cast and crew of Batgirl celebrated Fraser's birthday with the actor on the set. He's all smiles in an image that was posted with directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah giving him a cake.

As we know now, Batgirl was ultimately canceled by Warner Bros. Discovery after filming had been completed. Even though the movie was basically finished and even holding test screenings, the decision was made to pull its release completely, and there are no plans to ever release the footage. We can only wonder what Fraser's performance as Firefly would have been like, and that's just as much of a bummer for the actor as it is for his fans, as he recently described Batgirl's cancelation as "tragic."

But A24 has not canceled the release of The Whale, which has been touted as the film that could finally get Fraser a Best Actor nomination at the Oscars. That movie will be released on Dec. 9. For now, you can see some more tribute posts for Fraser in honor of his birthday below.

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