The most recent Academy Awards (Oscars) were held on March 12, 2023. The Best Actor award was won by Brendan Fraser for his portrayal of Charlie in The Whale. Fraser became the first Canadian actor to win the award.
The Whale is a drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky and written by Aronofsky and Maksym Nakonechny. The film stars Fraser as Charlie, a 600-pound man who is struggling to live with his obesity. Charlie's daughter, Lily (played by Sadie Sink), is trying to help him lose weight, but Charlie is resistant to change.
Fraser's performance in The Whale was critically acclaimed. Critics praised his physical transformation for the role, as well as his emotional range. The Hollywood Reporter called Fraser's performance "a tour de force" and The New York Times said that he "gives one of the most powerful performances of his career."
Fraser's win at the Oscars was a major comeback for the actor. Fraser had a successful career in the 1990s and early 2000s, starring in films such as The Mummy, George of the Jungle, and Bedazzled. However, his career took a downturn in the late 2000s after he was the victim of sexual harassment by a Hollywood producer. Fraser has since spoken out about his experience and has become an advocate for victims of sexual harassment.
Fraser's win at the Oscars is a sign that he is back on top. He is a talented actor who has given many memorable performances over the years. The Whale is a powerful film and Fraser's performance is a major highlight. It is well-deserved that he has been recognized with an Academy Award for his work.