Fact File Brendan Fraser

This weekend, Mummy Star Brendan Fraser journeys to the centre of the earth. Here, we present ten fascinating Brendan Fraser-factoids.

Take a trip to the centre of the earth this Friday as the classic Jules Verne novel comes to the big-screen in 3-D! ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ sees scientist Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser) and his nephew Sean (Josh Hutcherson) travel to Iceland, following Sean’s long-missing father. There, with guide Hannah (Anita Briem), the two stumble upon a major discovery that launches them on a thrilling journey deep beneath the Earth’s surface, where they travel through never-before-seen worlds and encounter a variety of unusual creatures. But what do you really know about its star Brendan Fraser? Movies.ie present ten fascinating Fraser-factoids.

(1)His claim to fame was when he did ‘School Ties’ and ‘Encino Man’ which were both made in 1992.

(2)While filming ‘The Mummy’, Brendan lost consciousness when filming the hanging scene – the noose was too tight around his neck (eep!).

(3)Brendan has dual citizenship: American and Canadian.

(4)Similarly, Brendan was injured several times during the filming of ‘The Mummy Returns’, in 2001. He tore a spinal disk, cracked a rib and suffered injuries to his knee.

(5)He was signed on to play Steve Edison in The Wedding Planner but dropped out when this conflicted with the filming of Bedazzled. 

(6)In 1998, People Magazine voted Brendan was chosen as one of the ’50 Most Beautiful People in the World’.

(7)Brendan has recorded plays that have been broadcast on radio, including works by Tennessee Williams and Eugene O’Neill.

(8)While Brendan was filming Looney Tunes: Back in Action , he was terrified at having to hit wrestler Bill Goldberg. Goldberg constantly told him to go ahead and do it, telling him, “It’s what I do for a living.”

(9)Brendan was up for the roles of serval superheroes including “Dr. Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic” in Fantastic Four (2005) and Clark Kent in Superman Returns (2006).

(10)Brendan shares a birthday with actresses Julianne Moore and Daryl Hannah.




‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ is in Irish cinemas Friday.


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