Brendan Fraser Movies

Wednesday, April 13 by Isabel Prontes

What better way to enjoy a weekend evening than by watching a marathon of Brendan Fraser movies? Brendan Fraser is an Indianapolis, Indiana-born actor who has been active on the Hollywood scene since the early 1990s. The tall, blue-eyed thespian is particularly known for his memorable turns in comedic hits such as "Encino Man," "George of the Jungle" and "Monkeybone." However, Brendan Fraser has had his share of more dramatic and serious parts, as well.

  1. "Encino Man," which arguably was Brendan Fraser's breakout role, is a 1992 comedy film that centers around a caveman that awakes from burial during the Ice Age, only to find himself in the midst of contemporary life in modern day Encino, California. Apart from Brendan Fraser, the film also stars Pauly Shore and Sean Astin.
  2. "George of the Jungle" is a family-friendly adventure comedy that hit movie theaters during the summer of 1997. The film was based on the animated series of the same name. In "George of the Jungle," Brendan Fraser portrays the title character who, due to a plane crash, grew up amongst apes in the wilds of Africa.
  3. "School Ties" was released in the autumn of 1992 and is one of Brendan Fraser's more sincere and serious film projects. In "School Ties," Brendan Fraser plays David, who, due to an athletic scholarship, attends a prep school in New England. Other stars of the film are Chris O'Donnell, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.
  4. "Mrs. Winterbourne" is a fun-loving 1996 romantic comedy that stars then-talk show host Ricki Lake, Shirley MacLaine and Brendan Fraser. In the film, Brendan Fraser plays Bill, the love interest of pregnant teenager Connie, who is Ricki Lake's character.
  5. "Monkeybone" is a live action comedy movie that was released into theaters in the winter of 2001. The stop-motion animation flick's cast includes Brendan Fraser, Bridget Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg and Megan Mullally. Brendan Fraser plays Stu, a miserable animator who somehow ends up trapped inside of his own illustrated creations.
  6. "Inkheart" is a 2009 family-oriented fantasy adventure that stars Brendan Fraser, Helen Mirren and Paul Bettany. "Inkheart" is centered around a young girl who has the realization that her own father is able to free fictional characters out of their own novels.
  7. "The Last Time" is a 2006 comedy drama that focuses on a disillusioned salesman that regains his long lost "joie de vivre" upon encountering an attractive young woman. The cast of "The Last Time" includes Brendan Fraser, Michael Keaton (as the main character) and supermodel Amber Valletta.
  8. "The Quiet American" is a 2002 mystery romance that is based on the love triangle between a young Vietnamese female, an English journalist and a dashing young American. The cast of the film consists of Brendan Fraser, Michael Caine, Robert Stanton and Do Thi Hai Yen.
  9. "The Air I Breathe" is a 2007 crime drama that stars Kevin Bacon, Brendan Fraser, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Andy Garcia and Julie Delpy. "The Air I Breathe" is about the old eastern proverb that divides all existence into four concepts, which are pleasure, happiness, love and sorrow.
  10. "The Mummy" is an action adventure that was released into theaters in the spring of 1999. In "The Mummy," Brendan Fraser portrays Richard, who is an American architect that, by accident, breaks a mummy out of thousands of years of sleep.

- Isabel Prontes