Brendan Fraser shows off impressive glow-up as he's honoured for The Whale

897     0
Brendan Fraser shows off impressive glow-up as he
Brendan Fraser shows off impressive glow-up as he's honoured for The Whale

Brendan Fraser looked incredible as he took to the red carpet for the 34th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.

The 54-year-old actor has made a Hollywood comeback by playing a 600-pound man in his upcoming film The Whale, receiving a special award at Thursday night's ceremony for his performance.

Brendan — best known as one of Hollywood's leading stars in hits such as George of the Jungle — underwent a jaw-dropping physical transformation for his new film, packing on a lot of extra weight.

But now he's shown off his impressive glow-up as he walked the red carpet with his partner Jeanne Moore.

Brendan looked suave wearing a dark blue velvet blazer over a crisp white top complete with a bow tie and navy blue slacks.

Brendan Fraser 'blamed himself' and felt 'crestfallen' at son's autism diagnosis rridqziqtqitinvBrendan Fraser 'blamed himself' and felt 'crestfallen' at son's autism diagnosis
Brendan Fraser shows off impressive glow-up as he's honoured for The WhaleBrendan looked sophisticated as he walked the red carpet (Matt Baron/BEI/REX/Shutterstock)
Brendan Fraser shows off impressive glow-up as he's honoured for The WhaleHe was honoured at the Palm Springs International Film Awards (Variety via Getty Images)

He wore smart black suit shoes and black-rimmed glasses while sporting a close cropped haircut.

The Palm Springs International Film Festival returns in-person from January 5 to 16 this year for the first time since 2020, and kicks off the 2023 award season.

Its opening night saw an "in conversation" segment with Brendan about his already critically-acclaimed film The Whale, which has earned him several nominations thus far.

The actor also received the festival’s spotlight award which was presented to him by his co-star in The Whale, Hong Chau.

Brendan Fraser shows off impressive glow-up as he's honoured for The WhaleThe star plays a 600-pound man in his upcoming film (The Whale)

Speaking to US outlet Variety on the event’s red carpet, Brendan said he was "thrilled" to be back at an in-person festival.

"I hope that I get to meet people that I’ve admired from afar. We’re all back, we can do this again which is thrilling," he said.

"Everyone who is being honoured tonight, I’m looking forward to having a moment with them and to just appreciate one another’s work."

The Whale star is also nominated for a Golden Globe and Critics Choice award for his performance in the psychological drama.

Brendan Fraser shows off impressive glow-up as he's honoured for The WhaleBrendan is up for a number of awards (Getty Images)

In the film, Brendan stars as morbidly obese English teacher Charlie trying to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter, played by Stranger Things’ Sadie Sink.

Other Hollywood stars honoured at the Palm Springs International Film Festival included Colin Farrell, Cate Blanchett and Austin Butler.

'Putting an actor in a fat suit to play an obese character is ableist hogwash''Putting an actor in a fat suit to play an obese character is ableist hogwash'

Bill Nighy, Michelle Yeoh, Viola Davis and Danielle Deadwyler were also recognised.

Scarlett O'Toole

Print page

Comments:

comments powered by Disqus