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Sun. Sep 24th, 2023
Actor Brendan Fraser's incredible professional comeback followed, among other things, a tough divorce.

Brendan Fraser by David Shankbone, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

S18E2: Tubthumping | Brendan Fraser

Newly minted Academy Award winner Brendan Fraser certainly couldn’t have predicted the twists and turns his life and career would take when he burst onto movie screens in the 1990s. After battling injuries, the emotional scars from a sexual assault, and an acrimonious end to his marriage, suddenly, Brendan’s lost decade or so came to a crashing halt with his acclaimed, and much awarded, role in 2022’s The Whale. Stacie has this shining reminder that sometimes good guys do finish first.

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Stacie’s Receipts

A Timeline of Brendan Fraser’s Career and Comeback (people.com)

Brendan Fraser’s Ex-Wife Afton Smith: Marriage, Divorce Details (closerweekly.com)

What Ever Happened To Brendan Fraser? | GQ (gq.com)

Brendan Fraser Broke, Can’t Afford $900,000 Child Support Payment To Ex-Wife | HuffPost Entertainment (huffpost.com)

Brendan Fraser, his trauma and the joy of a comeback story (usatoday.com)

How Brendan Fraser Made It All the Way Back | GQ (gq.com)

Brendan Fraser – Toronto (canadaswalkoffame.com)

Why Brendan Fraser Left Hollywood—and Why He Returned – E! Online (eonline.com)

Brendan Fraser Nearly Died on ‘The Mummy’ Set, Got ‘Choked Out Accidentally’ During Hanging Scene: ‘The World Went Sideways’ (variety.com)

Read Brendan Fraser’s Emotional Acceptance Speech From the 2023 Oscars (countryliving.com)

Brendan Fraser wins 2023 SAG Award for Best Actor | EW.com (ew.com)

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