Brendan Fraser receives TIFF Tribute Award for his role in The Whale


Brendan Fraser and Michelle Yeoh had a reunion on Sunday night, 14 years after they starred together in The Mummy: Tomb for the Dragon Emperor.

The actor, 53, and the 60-year-old actress shared a warm embrace as they greeted each other at the Toronto International Film Festival Tribute Awards.

Tomb of the Dragon Emperor was the third film in The Mummy franchise, with Brendan playing the lead role of Rick O’Connell while Michelle played a sorceress named Zi Yuan.

One wrote: ‘Best Actor and Best Actress right there. Please make it happen!!’

While another said: ‘Actual tears right now’.

And a third excitedly pointed out: ‘mummy reunion!!’

The two actors have both generated a great deal of awards buzz for their recent movie roles.

Michelle was awarded with the inaugural TIFF Share Her Journey Groundbreaker accolade for her role in Everything Everywhere All at Once.

And Brendan appears to be launching a full-fledged career comeback with his performance in the Darren Aronofsky-directed motion picture The Whale.

His performance as a morbidly-obese teacher named Charlie in the drama has garnered massive buzz, as he received an extended standing ovation following the film’s premiere at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month.

Buzz: Michelle was awarded with the inaugural TIFF Share Her Journey Groundbreaker accolade for her role in Everything Everywhere All at Once

Oscar incoming? And Brendan appears to be launching a full-fledged career comeback with his performance in the Darren Aronofsky-directed motion picture The Whale

Brendan said on Sunday that his confidence is up amid the glowing reviews he’s received for his work in the forthcoming film

‘So often, I have just felt like a working actor who was glad to have a job: “What do you got? I’ll do it,”‘ he said, according to the Toronto Star. ‘And that’s a different guy than who I am right now.’

He added: ‘In recent years, when I was a bit more reticent to step forward – have a life with kids and an oldest son with special needs, another kid who’s going to be a senior now and another one who is [learning] to drive and he’s picking up guitar – I think it just gave me a sense of purpose that I don’t know that I would have appreciated as a younger man.’

Brendan was later awarded with the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance presented by IMDbPro.

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